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2011 Cervelo R3

2011 cervelo r3   2011 Cervelo R3

Although the spotlight at Cervelo during Interbike was the R5ca, the R3 was also noted due to some changes that gives this road bike the same rigidity as with the R5ca but at a lower cost. The 2011 R3 has a tapered headtube, new tube shape and BBright which is an oversized bottom bracket. The BB shell is 79mm wide with internal press-in bearings. It uses 30mm cranks and BB style aluminum spindle which must be 11mm wide.

The geometry and fit for the R3 has been modified which makes the stack and reach of the bike directly proportional to the frame size. It is also longer and lower than what most people would prefer. Cervelo product manager Chris Bastie further points out, “If you ride a 58cm R3 now, you’ll fit the exact same frame size in a 2011 R3.”

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2011 Litespeed Archon C1R

2011 litespeed archon c1r   2011 Litespeed Archon C1R

For 2011, Litespeed launches its top of the line aerodynamic carbon bike, the Archon C1R. It comes in five sizes and is 150 grams lighter than its predecessor, the CR1. Litespeed uses the Reactive Pressure Molding process on the Archon C1R which meant that during the construction process, a carbon manufacturing technique that allows control on the internal form and thickness of the wall.

The Archon C1R has torsional stiffness on the headtube and increased level of stiffness on the bottom bracket. It features an aerodynamic seat mast design and aero shrouded water bottle mounting. The CEO of American Bicycle Group Peter Hurley, shares his enthusiasm over the new bike, “Our entire team has worked exceedingly hard to construct a carbon aero road bike that rides like no other and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.”

Hurley further adds, “The value of taking the time and energy to…

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2011 Turner RFX Prototype

2011 turner rfx prototype   2011 Turner RFX Prototype

The 2011 Turner RFX Prototype debuts at the 2010 Interbike. It is the second prototype from last year’s initial product. The updated 2011 Turner RFX bike has adjustable AngleSet and over 17″ of chainstay length. The head angle is adjustable from 64.5 to 66 degree angle. It also uses ISCG-05 chain guide mounts.

The 2011 RFX has 1.5 headtube and uses Dave Weagle’s DW-Link suspension system. It also has 6.7″ travel and Fox RC4 coil to make the ride more plush than before. It also has post mount with replaceable threads and 142mmx12mm rear axle. The RFX has a 73mm bottom bracket. It has a 13.7″ BB height and a stiff BB rear end.

Due to be released on Spring of 2011, the Turner RFX Prototype will be targeted for all-mountain riding and freeride.

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2011 Serotta 29er – Built Ford Tough

2011 Serotta 29er 285x300   2011 Serotta 29er   Built Ford ToughSerotta reveals the making of a custom-made 29er mountain bike under the “Built Ford Tough” campaign. Serotta has collaborated with Ford to launch the Transit Connect Van which housed the Serotta Mobile Fit Lab. The new hardtail will be something Serotta wants to honor Ford. Serotta president Stan Marvis explains, “Ford has been a great corporate partner for Serotta and we’ve been thoroughly impressed by the versatility and functionality of the Transit Connect. We thought building a custom Ford 29er mountain bike was a great opportunity to say thanks for Ford’s support and offer a preview of what’s to come from Serotta.”

The new 29er line form Serotta will have carbon and titanium construction frames with custom Ford finish. The new 2011 29er trail bikes will continue to showcase Serotta’s devotion on simple lines, classic designs with optimum functionality.

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Syncros FRIC Stem

syncros fric stem 1 300x200   Syncros FRIC StemSyncros introduces a new type of stem for 2011, the FreeRide Intelligent Clamp or FRIC. What makes the FRIC stem unique is that it is forged, making it lighter than its CNC machined counterparts. It weighs only 124g. It features a 260 degree faceplate bar clamp wrapped on the handlebar which translates to better control of the stem. This will also let you fit the tapered portion of the bar through.

The 2011 Syncros FRIC Stem also has a unique front face. This is a patented face by Syncros. The FRIC Stem comes in 45mm only and with two color options, black with chrome faceplate or white with black faceplate. It will be available in December. MSRP is $79.95.

Source: PinkBike

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2011 Puma Mopion Commuter

puma mopion commuter 300x188   2011 Puma Mopion CommuterFor 2011, Puma aims to redefine the world of urban commuting with its line of amazingly intriguing designs. The latest addition to Puma’s line is the Mopion Commuter. It will be available in spring of 2011.

Puma has previously collaborated with Biomega on its Pico and Nevis models but now, aside from Biomega, the Mopion Commuter also came to be with designer Kibisi. The new urban bike brings commuting and doing daily errands to a level of stylish and functional taste. The Mopion Commuter has an extended front for your cargo using its frame as a foundation and to keep the bike in balance.

The 2011 Puma Mopion Commuter Bike has smooth steering and riding around with your goods will not be a problem. It is also a lightweight bike which you can also look good on. The new commuter bike comes in colors of white, black, and blue and white.

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2011 BMC Race Machine RM01 Road Bike

2011 bmc race machine rm01 road bike   2011 BMC Race Machine RM01 Road Bike

Using Swiss design and technology, BMC introduces the 2011 Race Machine RM01 road bike.

The BMC 2011 Race Machine RM01 adopted the Team Machine design, with the triangle shape tubing placed between the top tube and down tube. A sturdy bottom bracket ensures power is transferred to the road and not lost.

A TCC carbon seatpost is used, which absorbs vibration to ensure riding longer periods.

The 2011 BMC Race Machine RM01 features a tapered steerer tube on the TCC fork, adding stiffness and steering precision.

Two colors are available, white and blue, but the interesting part is the component options for each. The 2011 Race Machine in white comes with SRAM and Easton components, and the blue model uses Shimano, Easton, and Mavic.

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