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2011 Speedy Devil Frameset – Twin Six x Handsome Cycles

2011 speedy devil frameset   2011 Speedy Devil Frameset   Twin Six x Handsome Cycles

Handsome Cycles collaborates with Twin Six to come out with a 2011 patriotic limited edition frameset, the Speedy Devil. There will only be 130 framesets made and sold exclusively by Handsome Cycles and Twin Six. It will be available by Spring of 2011 for $499.95 and pre-orders are now accepted.

The 2011 Speedy Devil frameset features relaxed seat tube angles as well as headtube. It has a co-branded seat collar and mounts for the rear and fender. It has a 400mm steerer tube and is compatible with any drivetrain you wish to run it on. It can accommodate from singlespeed to 30 speed.

It has 132.5 dropout spacing so you can use it for road or mountain hubs. If you place spacers, it will do well for track. The graphics are a mix of the two brands. There’s the Speedy logo on the downtube an the “H” for Handsome Cycles…

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2011 Chumba Evo Mountain Bike

2011 chumba evo   2011 Chumba Evo Mountain Bike

The 2011 Chumba Evo will hit the stands on January 2011. This is one of Chumba’s lowest stand-over and most compact bikes. It comes in four colors of white, ano red, ano black and ano silver. The hydroformed tubeset is made from 7 series aluminum which is double butted.

The new Chumba Evo features a 67 degree head angle and a zero stacked tapered head tube. It comes with a Fox 36 fork. It can be adjusted up t 3 degrees with headset cups. It also has 13.5” BB and leverage rates for coil and air shocks to handle your riding performance.

The Chumba Evo has sliding dropouts which gives adjustability on the wheelbase and c/s length. It also has two shock mount positions (air and coil) via front-mounted plates. It has downtube dual-link, rear maxle option and ISCG mounts.

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2011 FRM 29er Frames

2011 frm 29er frames 1 300x245   2011 FRM 29er FramesItalian company FRM releases its 2011 MTB 29er frames. The three new frames are the Anakin, Galaxy 29er and the 8HP 29er. All frames are handmade in Italy with the best quality carbon materials. The Anakin features drive side chains, integrated seat dome and Kevlar coated downtube. It also has a tapered headset, BB92 Press-Fit bottom bracket shell, integrated headset and a front derailleur called “FD-M ZX”. The new derailleur allows for 36 to 40 outer rings and the frame weighs 1220g.

The Galaxy 29er shares nearly same features as the Anakin. It has a large stand over clearance and has more sloping on its design. It has rounded tube on its main triangle with an optimized rear triangle. Made from the same carbon material, the Galaxy 29er weighs 1050g.

The 8HP 29er frame is made with a triple butted 7005 alloy known as the Easton Ultralite Race alloy. It features…

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2011 Redline Urbis Nox Frameset

2011 redline urbis nox frameset   2011 Redline Urbis Nox Frameset

After making some noise in 2010 with the Redline Urbis, the company recently added to the 2011 line the Urbis Nox frameset.

The 2011 Redline Urbis Nox frameset is designed for fixed street riding. Utilizing heat treated chromoly, the frame comes with gusseted headtube plus chainstays, and stout wishbone seatstays.

Wondering if the Urbis Nox fork is compatible with disc brakes? The answer is yes, plus you can slap a pair of pegs on the heat treated chromoly forks. Available in black, it is unknown if the 2011 Urbis Nox will come as a complete bike.

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2011 Norco Judan Belt 29er MTB

2011 norco judan belt 29er mtb   2011 Norco Judan Belt 29er MTB

If your looking for a single speed belt drive 29er from Norco, then the 2011 Judan Belt should fit your fancy.

For 2011, the Norco Judan Belt 29er is much like 2010, using a Gates Carbon belt drive system, Reynolds 525 Chromoly belt compatible frame, and Rockshox Recon Gold TK fork.

The 2011 Norco Judan Belt 29er MTB weighs 25.8, available in sizes small, medium, large, and extra large. Retail price is $1,730 and comes in white.

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2011 BMC Teamelite TE01 Carbon Hardtail

2011 bmc teamelite te01 carbon hardtail   2011 BMC Teamelite TE01 Carbon Hardtail

BMC top hardtail mountain bike, the TE01 debuts for 2011.

The 2011 BMC Teamelite TE01 carbon hardtail has multiple options for its complete build. BMC made mention on the frames geometry, which is race tested, and uses a innovative TCC for speed and handling. As you can assume, the 2011 TE01 is light with its design, and is made of high quality carbon on the iSC frame.

As mentioned, you have options for a complete build, and two types of BMC 2011 Teamelite TE01 are available to the market, known as distributor and direct. In a nutshell, distributor market is where BMC appoints a importer in the specific country. Direct market is owns the control of distribution, for example Switzerland, Germany, France, and USA.

So now to the builds, the drivetrain options are Shimano XTR XC and Sram XX. When it comes to the wheelset your choices…

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2011 Breezer Uptown Infinity Bike

2011 breezer uptown infinity bike   2011 Breezer Uptown Infinity Bike

For 2011, Breezer launches its top of the line town bike, the Uptown Infinity. Designed for the uptown commuter, it uses the NuVinci transmission hub, located inside the rear hub to make it maintenance free. The Uptown Infinity has a full chain case to make sure you have clean trouser legs and to keep maintenance at a minimum.

The bike also features an intuitive dial based on your pedal exertion to make it gearless in a way. Shifting gears from highest to lowest ratios of 36 percent range is easy with a twist of your wrist. It also has dynamo lights from Busch & Muller.

The 2011 Breezer Uptown Infinity Bike comes with full fenders, a kickstand and a bell for $1269.

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