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2011 Giro Xar Helmet

2011 giro xar helmet   2011 Giro Xar Helmet

The Xar is practically the combination of all helmet models from Giro. It offers excellent ventilation, maximum protection and comfort, which is most suitable for all-mountain, marathon XC and Super D. The Xar is carefully crafted with ergonomic side arms, perfectly designed to provide more comfort and flawlessness when wearing sunglasses.

The 2011 Giro Xar helmet features a new system from Giro called the donapasvane Roc Loc 5 system. This new system provides a completely new whole unparalleled level experience of comfort, stability, adaptability and low eight for riders. With Roc Loc 5, adjusting the tightness of the helmet in two directions, using one hand going vertical or horizontal, is easy. Simply turn the small round disk from the back of the helmet to tighten it in rough terrain or to loosen it up in warmer weather. Regulating the helmet in a vertical direction is simple because of its clamp located…

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2011 Shimano 105 FC-5750 Crank

2011 shimano 105 fc 5750   2011 Shimano 105 FC 5750 Crank

The 2011 Shimano 105 FC – 5750 is a quality crank for road bikes. The crank was made sure to have a smooth rotation to ensure greater action. Built with an increased spacing between the plates to achieve a lower contact to the chain when switching to smaller gears, the 2011 Shimano 105 is very easy to install and set-up.

The crank comes with 10-speed cassette crown that features HOLLOWTECH II cranks, dual SIS compatibility, hyperdrive compatibility and a 50-34 tooth gear. The shoulder is made of aluminum material with adonized aluminum plates. The length of the arm is 170mm.

The 2011 Shimano 105 FC-5750 Crank approximately weighs 805 grams without secondary motion….

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2011 Montague Boston Folding Single Speed Bike

2011 montague boston bike   2011 Montague Boston Folding Single Speed Bike

The 2011 Montague Boston bike is a single speed full-size bike that features 700c-wheels, great for cruising around the city. The Boston bike is powered by a single speed 42 x 16t drivetrain, a low weight drivetrain geared-perfect for city riding, which centers around the flip-flop hub that allows the rear wheel to operate as either a fixed gear or free-wheel set up in a simple manner. It provides a simple yet good performance for a typical urban rider.

The frame is designed on a patented folding system that eliminates the need to disassemble the frame in order to fold the bike. Folding would only take less than 20 seconds with just one flip of its installed CLIX system with a quick release lever on the top tube that makes the bike fold to a compact size. The Folding Integrated Technology implemented by Montague is based on frame construction concepts…

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The New Soma Fabrications Mini Velo

the new soma fabrications mini velo   The New Soma Fabrications Mini Velo

Soma Fabrications has just recently released their latest—the Mini Velo. The Mini Velo is more than just your typical city bike. With its less than five feet width, it can fit in and go through crowded or tight places. This bike is considered to be the first bike that Soma has ever sold in a complete built.

The Mini Velo is built with Tange CrMo steel that comes with a Sugino RD 53-39t crankset, micro shift bar and shifters, Shimano Tiagra derailleurs and hubs, Shimano Tiagra HG-50 11-25 9-spd cassette and installed with Kenda Kwest 20 x 1-1/8” tires.

Other Specs noted:
Kenda Kwest 20 x 1-1/8” tires
Tange-Seiki RDC 1” threaded headset
IRD Cafam Cantilever Brakes
Cardiff Cornwall Saddle
Kalloy quill stem
ProMax extra long seatpost
Fender braze-ons
Color: Deep Red

The Mini Velo comes in five different sizes – 48cm, 53cm. 55cm, 57cm and 59cm. MSRP: $1,195.99

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2011 SixSixOne Raji Inspiral Gloves

2011 sixsixone raji inspiral gloves   2011 SixSixOne Raji Inspiral Gloves

One of the most popular gloves on today’s cycling makret are the SixSixOne Raji gloves. And now it has come to its evolution. In other words, it’s been given a makeover.

Known for its best fitting and well-ventilated gloves, the 2011 SixSixOne Raji Inspiral gloves are now even better than ever and come in new designs. It is made with more breathable and synthetic fabric. Aside from its well known use of a thin well ventilated mesh back, the streamlined pull on compression cuff adds more comfort. The gloves are built with a palm area, which are extremely thin and made of Tactile in .5mm synthetic leather and fingertips made with a direct printed grip for extra maximum control. It also comes with elastic strap on its wrist without Velcro.

Expected to be out this February 2011, available sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Five color—black,…

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2011 Cervelo P4 Time Trial / Tri Bike

2011 cervelo p4 bike   2011 Cervelo P4 Time Trial / Tri Bike

A Part of the Cervelo P-series, the 2011 Cervelo P4 bike has 25 upgrades. It is the world’s first fully-integrated aero triathlon tri bike.

Built with Cervelo FK25 frameset and Cervelo Aero TT seatpost, the P4 bike is made for faster and more comfortable racing. Its Aerodynamic design was implemented to reduce drag resistance and increase speed at the same time. In SRAM 900 TT components and Shimano RS30 wheels, the 2011 Cervelo P4 bike is made with better handling and stiffness characteristics.

The P4 bike features an all-carbon fiber frame that provides maximum stability on curves and on 100kmh speeds without altering the weight and stiffness. The rear brake is hidden behind the bottom bracket instead of being positioned above or below the chainstays, adding to the P4 aerodynamics. Providing exactly the same power as Shimano Dura-Ace brakes, the carbon brake booster is 30% lighter.

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2011 Norco Truax

2011 norco truax   2011 Norco Truax

Expected to be available in early June 2011, Norco has launched two models of its Truax, the Truax Team and Truax 1. Aside from the new look, the 2011 Norco Truax is built with key functionality features like A.R.T suspension design, a tapered headtube, asymmetric stays and a Syntace rear-axle system to name a few. Versatility and the advancement of technology comes with the whole package as one of the most high-end freeride bikes that Norco has created.

Jay Hoots, a well respected Norco Factory Team Rider, will be the first to ride the 2011 Norco Truax. Norco finds him deserving for such honor for Jay has been working through the evolution of Norco bikes for ten years.

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