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2011 Bianchi Pista Classica Frameset

2011 bianchi pista classica frameset   2011 Bianchi Pista Classica Frameset

We showed you the Tipo Corsa frameset, and now we introduce to you the 2011 Bianchi Pista Classica.

The Bianchi 2011 Pista Classica frameset is resurrected from the 1950s – 60s, and is a true retro track setup. The frameset features Celeste green and chrome, plus a solid chrome fork.

If you’re riding fixed, or commuting, the 2011 Pista Classica frameset will be a hit. Retail price has not been announced, but will release in March 2011.

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2011 Raleigh Macaframa Track Bike

2011 raleigh macaframa track bike   2011 Raleigh Macaframa Track Bike

A special collaboration between Macaframa and Raleigh was born back in 2007, but it was not released. Now in 2011, a Raleigh Macaframa track bike is expected to release.

Raleigh and Macaframa seem to use the Rush Hour Pro track frame with an added cream, red, and blue color scheme by Mike Giant. If you take a closer look, the artwork by Mike Giant resembles Macaframa’s filming grounds– San Francisco.

A special party in San Francisco, hosted by Raleigh and Macaframa will take place for the release. As of now, a retail price or quantity is not yet known.

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2011 Santa Cruz Bullit All Mountain

2011 santa cruz bullit all mountain   2011 Santa Cruz Bullit All Mountain

Santa Cruz introduces the 2011 Bullit, a beefy all mountain bike with many color options.

The 2011 Santa Cruz Bullit uses 179mm of rear travel, 160 to 203mm of fork travel, 20mm single pivot axle, 135mm or 150mm dropout options, 1.5″ headtube, and ISCG05 mounts.

As you can see, the 2011 Bullit gives you options, which also includes a floating rear brake.

The 2011 Santa Cruz Bullit is shown with Vanilla RC rear shock and a Domain Coil RC fork. Overall, weight is 38.02 pounds (for the model shown), but varies with setup.

Colors available are seabright blue, black, white, lime green, chocolate, red, and clear with a powder coat finish.

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2011 Breezer Greenway DX Commuter

2011 breezer greenway dx commuter   2011 Breezer Greenway DX Commuter

Joe Breeze, one of the founding fathers of mountain biking had a chance to sit down with us and go over the 2011 line. Mr. Breeze was excited to share the 2011 Breezer Greenway DX commuter.

The Breezer 2011 Greenway DX uses the same frame as the Liberty, which is designed by Joe Breeze. A key point on the 2011 Breezer Greenway series is that there’s a bike for everyone’s budget within the line.

With the 2011 Greenway DX, you can shift through 24 speeds, which is assisted by SRAM Via shifters, crankset and derailleurs. Overall, the setup of the bike allows you to place after market fenders, carriers, and various lighting systems.

Available soon to Breezer Bike dealers, the 2011 Breezer Greenway DX Commuter comes in a mineral brown/black color scheme.

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2011 Bianchi Pista Steel

2011 bianchi pista steel   2011 Bianchi Pista Steel

The Bianchi Pista, one of the most popular fixed gear bikes on the market, will return as the Pista Steel once again for 2011.

The 2011 Bianchi Pista Steel is much the same bike as it was last year. The only big change is in the the color options offered for 2011: black/cream and white/gray.

Going the “retro” route, the Bianchi 2011 Pista Steel lives true to its name, as the frame is built from steel. Featuring FSA crankset, Shimano SS sprocket, RC drop bars, and a Alex track wheelset, the Bianchi Pista Steel is quite the bike.

Available very soon, if not already, to US markets. MSRP is $729.

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2011 Trek Madone 5 Series

2011 trek madone 5 series   2011 Trek Madone 5 Series

The 2011 Trek Madone 5 Series is virtually the same as last year’s series, except details on where its produced.

Along with the other Madones, the Trek Madone 5 Series is produced in the United States, but the 2011 series is produced in Asia. Because the 5 series is being produced in Asia for 2011, retailers are able to obtain them at a cheaper price, about $1,000 less for a Dura-Ace model, without sacrificing quality.

The Trek 2011 Madone 5 Series features the same round seat mast as the 6 series. This adds for a more compliant bike and reduces some weight.

Throughout the series, Trek uses TCT carbon technology. TCT will go through the whole engineering process as the OCLV carbon. The only difference is TCT is produced in facilities around the world.

Lastly, a BB90 bottom bracket is added, the widest bb on the market. With…

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2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa Frameset

2011 bianchi tipo corsa frameset   2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa Frameset

Italian bicycle manufacturer, Bianchi, will re-release the Tipo Corsa Frameset for 2011.

The 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa, also known as the “Race Type”, is definitely a retro model, using the ever popular Celeste green and chrome throughout its steel frame.

The forks you see with the 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa will be all chrome just like the Pista Classica. Braze-ons have been added for downtube shifters–another classic addition.

As of now, a retail price has not been announced on the 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa frameset. Available March 2011.

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