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Rockgardn 2011 NEO Kneeguard

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rockgardn neo kneeguard 275x300   Rockgardn 2011 NEO KneeguardRockgardn’s 2011 NEO kneeguard is the latest item from the company which guarantees superior quality body armor. The NEO is made with Kevlar impact panel that gives full coverage and resistance to wear and tear. It has an inner plastic kneecap with several layers of EVA foam for maximum impact absorption.

President of Rockgardn, Mark Carlton describes the NEO, “We wanted the NEO to meet some pretty stringent standards. It needed to be tough without sacrificing comfort and range of motion, and it had to be super stable on the leg during a crash”.

The 2011 NEO retails for $69.95. Carlton adds, “In order to use rigid plastic underneath, you have to have a really tough outer layer. Even though the Kevlar fabric is crazy expensive, we think it’s the best choice out there”.

The NEO kneeguard also features inner and outer knee side padding to further protect your joints. It has…

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2011 Hope Integrated Cassette

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2011 hope components 1 300x201   2011 Hope Integrated CassetteFor early 2011, Hope introduces its integrated cassette with a retail price of £150. The new cassette has an integrated free hub. It’s designed to be matched with Hope Pro 2 and Pro 3 hub wheels. What makes the cassette stand out is that the free hub body and sprockets are already part of each other.

As per Hope, the total weight of a Pro 2 wheel with the integrated cassette is 20g lighter than that of SRAM XX fitted sprockets and free hub. The new Hope cassette is definitely more affordable and you won’t have to worry about free hub splines any longer. There is also no need for a lockring to hold the sprockets. You now have the option to use a 9T cog, extending your cassette’s range and you can also drop a chainring from the front to even go lighter.

The 2011 Hope Integrated Cassette has a…

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2011 Commencal Supreme DH Bike

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2011 commencal dh bike 300x208   2011 Commencal Supreme DH BikeCommencal introduces version 3 of its 2011 Commencal Downhill Bike in celebration of 25 years of proven excellence. The company have riders with more than 80 world titles and look forward in acquiring more with the DH Bike which was designed for champions. The 2011 DH Bike was improved upon by giving it a lighter frame and changing the balance of the bike to meet new riding style standards.

The 2011 Commencal DH Bike features internal cable routing which had the cables tucked away from the air tube to the chainstays. New screws, pivots and aluminum axles are used. Commencal chose aluminum over chromoly since it is lighter and stiffer.

The new version also has anodized parts, laser finish on graphics and logo and hydroformed tubing. It uses a single-pivot linkage for its suspension design. It also has a floating shock to redirect the stress which normally affects the middle area…

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2011 Cooper Bikes

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2011 cooper bikes 3 300x192   2011 Cooper BikesThe makers of the Mini, Cooper Bikes introduces its 2011 bike range which comprises of three new models, the T25 Aintree, T100 Spa and the T100 Zandvoort available between September to November. The T100 Zandvoort is a cutting edge bike for the aggressive cyclist. It has a three speed Sturney Archer hub with straight bars and Reynolds 520 frame. It features Brooks Swallow saddle and a gun metal gray finish with black and silver trim.

The T100 Spa is for fixed gear aficionados. It can be made to run on singlespeed and has unique track handlebars. It features Reynolds 520 frame, Sturney Archer crankset and Brooks Swallow saddle. It also uses Alex R475 rims and Continental tires. With Tektro brakes, the T100 Spa comes in a chrome finish.

The T250 Aintree is a five speed bike in light blue color. It features Reynolds 531 tubing, Tektro brakes and Mavic Open Sport…

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2011 Yeti ASR7 25th Anniversary

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2011 yeti asr7 300x225   2011 Yeti ASR7 25th AnniversaryFor its 25th anniversary, Yeti shows off the 2011 ASR7 together with the 575 model. The ASR7 has 178mm travel and weighs 7.5lbs. It’s built to allow you to go higher on climbs and more when you go downhill. It comes in four sizes from small, medium, large and extra large. It is available in three colors of turquoise, black ano, white and highlights Titanium hardware.

The Yeti ASR7 features Fox RP23 rear shock, 73mm BB shell and 30.9mm diameter seatpost. The frame is made from customized 7005 alloy hydroformed tubes and has custom 135x12mm thru axle rear. It also has a tapered headtube 1 1/8-1 1/2 and custom front derailleur mount for e-type derailleur. There are ISCG 05 mounts an dog bone link.

The 2011 Yeti ASR70 has custom bolt on cable guides and cablestop. It has 160-200mm rotor and replaceable derailleur hanger for best cross-country riding.

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2011 Evil Order Hardtail

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Evil Bikes is quite new in the dirt jump/4X/dual slalom industry but made waves upon the release of its model Revolt. Due to be available in early 2011, Evil Bikes comes out with the Evil Order Hardtail.

The new frame is made from aluminum and features a custom formed tubeset with Fox 831 fork. The design was inspired from the Evil Faction model frame but was modified to fit the Order geometry. It has tapered semi integrated headset and gravity stem. It also had adjustable dropouts.

With clean lines, the 2011 Evil Order Hardtail has a Saint derailleur, brakes and shifters. It comes in three colors, while the only confirmed color is black.

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2011 Devinci Dexter SL, RC, XP XC MTB

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One of the three new full suspension bikes from Devinci, the 2011 Dexter comes in 110mm travel that’s built to perform aggressively yet keep you comfortable in XC riding. It features Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension and axis technology which combines Devinci intelligence with the new suspension system to give excellent performance.

The Dexter frame is made from Optimum G4 tube technology. It is a blend of 6066-T6 aluminum, which was triple butted an has hydroformed tubes. The frame has a tapered CNC-machined headtube and a Fox F-32 RLC Fit 100mm with lockout fork. Spec’d ith SRAM X.0 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, it also features Maxxis Larsen TT tires and Easton Haven Carbon rims.

The 2011 Devinci Dexter is made to be durable, light and stiff with a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds the standard. It has Crank Brothers Egg Beater pedals, Devinci grips, Selle Italia SLR saddle and Truvativ bar,…

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