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2011 Nuke Proof Scalp DH Bike

nuke proof scalp dh bike 300x200   2011 Nuke Proof Scalp DH BikeIn the DH category, Nuke Proof introduces a competitive entry, the Scalp. It is the lone prototype number two with its soon to be released edition weighing less than ten pounds. The geometric engineering has been completed with precision to a fast bike which features a slack 63 degree head angle and a low 13 ¾ bottom bracket height turning on rails with rear wheel travel measures to 209mm.

The Scalp’s suspension rate is controlled by a linkage system almost unnoticed from view is the system’s pull links which activate the suspension. Not to be ignored likewise, are the pivot hardware of torx bits and meant to decrease collateral damages during maintenance.

Maximum stiffness was the designer’s goal when taking a closer look at the Nuke Proof Scalp’s rear triangle enclosure, is the obvious. The seat tube adds more strength and stiffness as a bolt is set on its brace. The…

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2011 Fizik R1, R3 Shoe

2011 fizik r1 r3 shoe 300x183   2011 Fizik R1, R3 ShoeFor 2011, Fizik, celebrated Italian brand for saddles, branches out to cycling shoes. The R1 and R3 cycling shoes still boasts of Fizik’s high standard on quality and more.

The cycling shoes took two years before it was realized. Fizik aims to further make the bond of rider and machine stronger with the new shoes. At the same time, showcase true Italian craftsmanship.

The two models share similar features like Rivoltato or blind seam stitching, side ventilation for air and water drain and sail cloth straps. However there are also some differences. The R1 model is available only for men while the R3 caters to both sexes. The R1 is more expensive than the R3 as it is marketed as the high-end model. The R1 upper uses kangaroo skin as material. The R3 only has leather on the toe and heel of the shoe.

The R1 comes only in one colorway while…

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NC-17 iPhone Bike Mount

nc 17 iphone bike mount 300x200   NC 17 iPhone Bike MountA new iPhone bike mount holder comes from NC-17 in 2011. The new iPhone holder is made from 7075 T6 aluminum. It also has an accompanying software to complete the package. NC-17 currently offers the new iPhone bike mount for the iPhone 3 and 4 model.

With the ANT+ wireless technology, NC-17 allows you to turn your iPhone and bike into wireless computer bike. With the Cycling NC-17 App, you can check your speed, cadence, heart rate, power, GPS and more. The standard cycling software is free while a full version of the ANT+ wireless capabilities will cost 5 Euro. You also need to get a NC-17 dongle for 75 Euro.

Retails at 89.95 Euro, the NC-17 iPhone Bike Mount is easy to use and install. It has 3D adjustment without the need for tools, X-Arms clamp, integrated shock absorber and can be set from 0°-90° landscape mode.

Other features include…

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2011 Canyon Ultimate SLX, Aeroad

2011 canyon ultimate slx aeroad 1 300x196   2011 Canyon Ultimate SLX, AeroadCanyon Bikes introduces the Aeroad and the Ultimate SLX road bikes for 2011. The Canyon SLX is a third generation carbon fiber machine which is very stiff and is ideal for hilly roads and climbs since it is lightweight and meets UCI limit. Both road bikes have integrated cable routing system and adjustable seatposts.

Canyon claims that not only is the SLX stiff, it is comfortable. It has a 27.2mm diameter seatpost, thin seat stays which has an oval shaped seatpost. The seatpost is not full carbon but is a combination of carbon and basalt fibers. Canyon calls this the VCLS Aero Post which is also on the Aeroad bike.

The Aeroad is called the “breakaway bike” since it is ideal for road racing. if you want to breakaway from the peloton, you would want a fast bike that aerodynamically designed to bring you ahead everyone else and Aeroad is the…

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2011 Cube EPO E-bike

2011 cube epo e bike 300x174   2011 Cube EPO E bike2011 ushers the Electronic Performance Optimizer, the first e-bike from Cube Bikes. It has two versions, the EPO and the EPO FE. The EPO is for urban riding while the EPO FE has fenders and Busch&Müller lights.

The EPO features a high performance 7005 aluminum alloy frame which is triple butted and has Hydroformed technology to make the frame stiff yet light. The battery is hidden in the seatpost. It has an aluminum tapered fork, Shimano components, integrated post mount and in-frame charging. It also has integrated cable routing and pinhead theft secured.

The EPO also has Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. Cube uses a multi-layer paint which also helps save weight.

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2011 Shimano Pro Tharsis Components

2011 shimano pro tharsis components 1 300x200   2011 Shimano Pro Tharsis ComponentsShimano Pro components gets updated with its Tharsis Trail due to be available in October. The Tharsis Trail line up is made up of carbon fiber stem, handlebar, seatpost and grips.

The Pro Tharsis Trail Stem features a reversible stem design and integrated gap-cap as well as spacer. It has a special front-clamp design that can withstand handlebar and bolt stress. It weighs 130 grams.

The Tharsis Trail Handlebar weighs 195 grams and features a T800-1000 uni-directional carbon with a reinforced titanium center. Size for the handlebar is 710mm / 20mm rise / 8 backsweep / 4 upsweep, 31.8mm diameter.

The Pro Tharsis Trail Seatpost comes with a 10mm offset. It has reinforced clamping zone and clamps for saddle rails (carbon or metal) and uses a high-tech T800 uni-directional carbon. The size for the seatpost is 27.2, 30.9 and 31,6 x 375mm. The seatpost weighs 175 grams.

Finally, the Pro Tharsis Trail Grips…

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Raleigh 2011 Grand Prix Road Bike

2011 raleigh grand prix road bike   Raleigh 2011 Grand Prix Road Bike

Another clean and retro looking steel bike from Raleigh, the 2011 Grand Prix.

The Raleigh 2011 Gran Prix classic decals and a smooth red, and although a road bike, you can ride in style as a commuter as well.

On to the components, the 2011 Grand Prix features a lugged Reynolds 520 butted chromoly frame, flat crown lugged 4130 chromoly fork, FSA Omega Compact crankset, Shimano Tiagra derailleurs, and Weinmann CR19 Double Wall rims. Retail price is coming soon.

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