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2011 Deda Elementi Handlebar and Stem

2011 deda elementi handlebar and stem 1 300x184   2011 Deda Elementi Handlebar and StemFor 2011, Deda Elementi reveals its 35mm stem and handlebar interface at Eurobike 2010. The standard is now at 31.8mm stem and handlebar but Deda Elementi wanted to reach another demographic of cyclists who can handle a plus size bar. The 35mm new handlebar and stem guarantees durability and stability in its design.

The M35 handlebar has a 35mm diameter and weighs 210 grams. It is very stiff during sprints and is round across the full top portion. There’s no need for the top to be taped. It comes in 3 colors, carbon, red and white. The width sizes are 42-44-46cm.

The stem is called the Trentacinque and has a weight of 136 grams. Length sizes are 90-100-110-120-130mm. It has an 82 degree angle and clamp diameter of 35mm. The colors are white, red and black matte.

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2011 Last Bikes Herb DH, AM, FR

2011 last bikes herb dh am fr   2011 Last Bikes Herb DH, AM, FR

Germany’s Last Bikes introduces the Herb AM, Herb FR and the Herb DH for 2011. The Herb AM has a standard travel of 145mm which is adjustable to 165mm and 175mm. It features a 65.8 degree head angle and tapered steerer. Made from aluminum and with Enduro bearings, it weighs under 4kg and retails at 2000 Euro.

The Herb FR shares the weight and pricing as well as some features of the Herb AM. It has replaceable dropouts and adjustable travel but has a larger shock than the AM. Rear 12mm axle wheels can be used from the 135mm and 150mm dropout options. Both FR and AM mountain bikes also has rear adapters and front adapters that optimizes the chain line with the use of the movable front mech stub and spacers to fit 73mm or 83mm cranks.

The Herb DH weighs 5.2kg and retails for 2400 Euro. It has 216…

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Zipp 808 Rims 2011

zipp 808 rims 300x199   Zipp 808 Rims 2011Eurobike revealed Zipp‘s new rims for 2011, the 808. It features the Firecrest profile which first appeared on the 404 clincher. The Zipp 808 rims has wide walls and blunt inner rim wall. The airflow is kept close to the wheel and goes out on the wheel’s path for better airflow. It also has a wide tire bed so matching it with 23c tubular tires is easy. This results to better road impact and resistance.

The Zipp 808 rims has carbon clincher version with similar features as with its tubular counterpart. The weight for Zipp 808 tubular rims are 1519g. The carbon clincher weighs 1759g. It also has clincher wheels with aluminum braking which weighs 1912g. Pricing for the rims are $2500 (tubular), $2950 (carbon clincher) and $2500 (aluminum braking surfaces).

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2011 Scott Boa Shoes

2011 scott boa shoes   2011 Scott Boa Shoes

2011 ushers a new line of footwear from Scott called the Boa. The line features the Boa Lace System which provides custom comfort without adding on pressure on your feet. The Boa models can be found across Scott’s MTB (MTB Team Boa), Road (Road Team Boa) and Sport (Boulder Boad and Trail Boa) shoes. Retail price is $125.

The 2011 Boa shoes features Power Zone Outsole. This is Scott’s engineered stiffness applied to create an efficient transfer of energy from foot to pedal. The Axial zone reduces the strain on your ankles, knees and torsion forks at the end of the power zone acts like individual springs.

It also has a wrap fit design which is a second layer of synthetic leather and fabric. This will allow the upper to be molded perfectly on different shapes and sizes of feet. It also has the ErgoLogic Sole which comes with a metatarsal…

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2011 3T META Chainset

2011 3t meta chainset 300x238   2011 3T META ChainsetShown at Eurobike, 3T unveils its new chainset for 2011 called META. The 2011 3T META Chainset was the product of FEA or finite-element analysis. This is when determination of the most needed materials were carefully chosen to meet the standard and design which 3T deemed as optimal to give you the quality chainset you would need. The META chainset is made with the most minimum of materials yet still retains the degree of stiffness needed. It also saves weight by 30%, giving you a lighter and stiff chainset.

The technical director from 3T Richard McAinsh, further explains what 3T set out to accomplish with its new product which will come out in 3 versions, Ltd., Team and Pro.

“An important driver in reducing weight was to eliminate the bulky ‘boss’ at the center of the crank spider. We did this by separating the crank and the axle. The axle…

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Hoffman 2011 Bama Frame

hoffman 2011 bama frame   Hoffman 2011 Bama Frame

Seth Kimbough signature line Bama will have new additions for 2011, here we present to you the frame.

The 2011 Hoffman Bama frame features 4130 chromoly, single butted down tube including internal gusset, internal machined bottom bracket shell, and integrated headtube with gyro tabs. Lastly, the 2011 Bama comes with removable U-brake mounts.

Weighing in at 4 pounds 14 ounces, the Hoffman 2011 Bama frame comes in black jade, pearl crimson, and flat metal (grey). Retail is $249.99.

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2011 Kona Unit 29er

2011 kona unit 29er   2011 Kona Unit 29er

The Kona singlespeed 29er is back in 2011, the Unit!

Keeping it simple, yet up to par for anyone looking for a 29er singlespeed. The Kona 2011 Unit has altered the set of sliding dropouts, bigger forks and tapered fork blades. Added is a WTB Valcon saddle, which is custom designed, chainstays plus a slacker head tube angle for a more stable and quicker ride.

For the braking system, the 2011 Kona 29er Unit will use Avid components, and the drivetrain will feature FSA. A retail price is not available yet, but will release in white.

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