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2011 Trek Speed Concept 9.9 Triathlon – Time Trial

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2011 trek speed concept 9 9 triathlon time trial   2011 Trek Speed Concept 9.9 Triathlon   Time Trial

You can ride just like Team RadioShack with the 2011 Trek Speed Concept 9.9, which is primarily built for triathletes but can be altered for time trial racing.

By default, you can purchase the Trek 2011 Speed Concept 9.9 in a “Team Radio Shack” theme, but Trek will also offer its Project One customization option.

All the 9 Series Speed Concepts will utilize UCLV, produced in Wisconsin, and feature a “cam tail” cut, which splits air flow and acts like a deeper frame. Trek also added integrated brakes in the fork and frame that rout internally for a clean look.

Just as you see the 2011 Speed Concept 9.9, the bike is not “time trial” legal, and will not pass UCI rules. For example, the cargo pouch on the back, which increases the bikes aerodynamics, will have to come off while racing TT; The handlebars are also a problem with…

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2011 Bianchi Vigorelli

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2011 bianchi vigorelli   2011 Bianchi Vigorelli

Another addition to the Gran Fondo line is the 2011 Bianchi Vigorelli, which comes packed with a lot of history.

Named after the popular velodrome in Milan, the Bianchi 2011 Vigorelli is your all purpose bike that really shines in the commuting department.

Featuring Reynolds 631 tubing, carbon fork, Shimano 105 drivetrain with 10 speed shifters, the bike will be available at authorized dealers for MSRP $1,699.

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2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary Limited Edition: $21,000

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If you were a world famous cyclists, how would you celebrate your 65th birthday? Eddy Merckx will launch a 2011 EMX-7 Anniversary road bike in celebration of his birthday and 525 victories.

The 2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary features Merckx’s major wins on special lightweight carbon fiber wheels. This EMX-7 has Xs weaved throughout the frame, internal cable routing, among many more features, making It unlike any other released.

Building the 2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary Bike was accomplished with three factors in mind. First, the company concentrated on the stiffness in the headtube. From there, designers turned their attentions to the shaping. Lastly, they focused on its aerodynamics.

We were told only 200 will release, and at the time 50 were already sold. What is jaw dropping is the retail price, which comes in at a whopping $21,000! Rumor has it actor/comedian Robin Williams is after…

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2011 Garneau T-Flex 300 Shoe

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2011 garneau t 300 shoe 300x210   2011 Garneau T Flex 300 ShoeLouis Garneau releases the T-Flex 300 shoe specific to mountain bikers who loves to ride hard up and down the mountain trials. Made from varnied microfiber leather upper and weighs 353 grams, the T-Flex 300 shoes come in color black and has a closure system composed of a ratchet with two Velcro straps.

A carbon construction sole makes the T-Flex 300 moldable to fit your feet. You can reheat the shoe repeatedly even through household means while retaining its rigidity and durability. It also has a dual density grip which gives traction when needed and a carbon air blade outsole to protect your feet, which you can easily remove if you want better ventilation instead. The 2011 Garneau T-Flex 300 Shoe retails at $199.99.

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2011 Foes Hydro DH

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Foes Racing launched its new Hydro DH Racing Bike at the Interbike 2010. The 2011 Hydro was created after a thorough regimen of testing and trial with tough riders and on different types of rugged terrain.

The 2011 Foes Hydro DH Racing Bike maintains its standard signature geometry and make up of lateral stiffness which defines its rigidity and solidness, its fastness, stability and adaptability in all types of terrain.

Now, its hand crafted aluminum frame is tunable and acceptable to a variant of shocks from 3½” to 10½” shocks namely by Elka, Cane Creek, Fox, Marzoochi, Rock Shox and their very own Curnut. It could get to 8¼” travel at the rear.

Its basic geometry and features are found on its 6061 aluminum frame which is hand crafted in USA. It has a 210mm (8¼”) tunable and progressive linkage driven travel and a slacker 1.5” head tube. It also features a…

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2011 Storck Aero 2 Triathlon – TT Bike

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2011 storck aero 2 300x215   2011 Storck Aero 2 Triathlon   TT BikeStorck Bicycle shows off its Aero 2 at the 2010 Interbike. The 2011 Storck Aero 2 triathlon bike comes with an adjustable seat tube angle between 73-80 degrees and is made from unidirectional ultra-high modulus carbon. It has an integrated stem system and a Storck time trial bar.

The Aero 2 features a THM Scapula fork with integrated brake and full internal cable routing. It has 1-1/8″ integrated headset, replaceable derailleur hanger and Di2 shifters. It also has a chainstay length of 40.5. Storck also included an optimized air disruption gap together with the other specs to make the Aero 2 a new standard in quality, precision and speed.

The 2011 Storck Aero 2 weighs approximately 1770g with the frame, seat mast and fork. It comes in colors of white, black and blue. MSRP for the tri bike is $9500.

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2011 MDE Pusher

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MDE Bikes ushers in a new mtb downhill trail park oriented frame for 2011, the Pusher. It has a rear travel of 190mm and uses the I-link suspension system from MDE. The I-link suspension system provides progression along the compression curve of the frame. It also uses the MDS or MDE Dropout System which allows for six different choices when it comes to rear dropouts.

The 2011 MDE Pusher has a head tube angle of 65 degrees and 367mm bottom bracket height. The chainstay length is 17.40 inches and without shock, the frame weighs 3600 grams. It also uses a Bsa 83mm bottom bracket.

The seatpost for the MDE Pusher measures 30.9mm and has a 1.5″ headtube. There is no front derailleur although it has ISCQ 03-05 mounts and is Hammershimdt ready. The 2011 MDE Pusher shines in colors of fluo yellow, deep blue and racing red.

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