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2011 Norco Shinobi 29er Mountain Bike

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First debuting at the 2010 Sea Otter Classic, and now on the web is the 2011 Norco Shinobi, a 29er full suspension mountain bike.

The Norco 2011 Shinobi uses a bit more travel than other 29ers at 140mm. On the frame, which uses a hydraform design, improvements to the linkage design, tapered steertube, new 142mm Syntace Axle System, and post mount brakes.

So far, a back and silver color will release, with a MSRP of $2850.

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2011 Specialized Safire FSR Pro + Comp

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2011 specialized safire 1 300x180   2011 Specialized Safire FSR Pro + CompThe women’s line for Specialized introduces the 2011 Safire with new geometry, tubeset and suspension design. The Safire aims to be the leading model for women when it comes to off-road/all-mountain bikes. It comes in two models, the Safire FSR Pro and the Safire FSR Comp.

Specialized redesigned the Safire, giving it heavy looking tubes, a lower front end and inline suspension or the FSR type of suspension. The frame is made from M5 aluminum alloy and the toptube comes in 3 pieces. 2 are hydroformed tubes and the third piece is a forged hollow centerpiece. The lower front end was due to a tapered headtube and integrated bearings to allow riders better cycling position to give maximum performance on the trail during climbs and descents.

The Safire FSR Pro weighs 25.3lbs and uses the Specialized Future Shock S140TA. It has 115-140mm front travel and Specialized/Fox Brain Shock with 120 mm…

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2011 BMC Impec Road Bike

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2011 bmc impec 300x215   2011 BMC Impec Road BikeBMC introduces the Impec for its 2011 line. Short for the word “Impeccable”, BMC hails this bike to be the first entirely machine made bike. BMC has a patented robotic loom which did the carbon tubing weaving at precision level. The frame is held by the Shell Node concept. They are compressed carbon composite injection-molded two-piece parts.

The 2011 BMC Impec weighs 6.8kg and comes in two fits, the Race and Performance. Each fit has five frame sizes and follows the same geometry. It also has two color schemes. For the Team model, it comes in red shell Nodes and natural carbon tubes. As for the Noble, it will have a satin carbon finish.

Pricing for the Impec starts at $7,999 with SRAM Red components and Easton EC90 wheels. The 2011 BMC Impec will be available in September.

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2011 Sugoi Cycling Apparel

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2011 sugoi cycling apparel 1 300x199   2011 Sugoi Cycling ApparelHere’s a preview on what to expect from Sugoi in 2011 from shorts, jerseys and clothing compression.

The RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) short is made from a new material called P3. It is treated with wicking finish to keep the short snug yet still comfortable. It provides excellent moisture transfer (AS.100 chamois) to keep you dry and supports your muscles with its stretchy fabric with welded ventilation molds. Light and easy to move in, the RPM short is available in 7 various logo designs. SRP-59.90 EUR

For its Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, Sugoi takes inspiration from a Spanish cycle club and an Italian Liqueur. New jerseys called El Toro for men and Limocello for women are part of the line. Made from Fino Tech fabric, the artistic design will surely attract envious stares. SRP-69.90 EUR

Sugoi also introduces a new collection of (Race+Recovery) clothing compression with a fabric named Piston. It is…

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Bont 2011 A2, Vaypor Road Shoes

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bont a2 and vaypor road shoes 1 300x168   Bont 2011 A2, Vaypor Road ShoesFor 2011, Bont brings two new shoes, the A2 and the Vaypor. The A2 is a carbon composite road shoe that aims to provide super stiff pedaling experience. The Vaypor boasts of superior quality, besting the competition when it comes to stack height, power transfer and weight to strengthen ration.

The two new models have lowered carbon height around the toe area, front air vents and air gills found at the arch of the shoe. Fully heat moldable, the shoes have memory foam padding and a 3 hole Look configuration for cleat mounting.

The A2 is handmade with carbon fiber and fiberglass materials. On the other hand, microfiber materials are used for the liner and outer skin. It has a stack height of 4.4mm and weighs 265g. It closes with 2 Velcro straps and buckle and comes in color white. SRP-$350 AUD

The Vaypor is a 100% carbon shoe with new suede…

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2011 Colnago M10

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2011 colnago m10 1 300x197   2011 Colnago M10Colnago unveils the M10 for 2011. It is lighter and stiffer than the CX-1 model with a claimed weight of 850g. It has a monocoque frame and uses lamination technology specific to Colnago.

The 2011 Colnago M10 has a C-HS1 tapered headtube with generally cleaner lines, it uses internal cable routing. It comes in six colors although Colnago cannot promise all the colors will be available worldwide. The availability of colors is based on your location. You can choose from red, blue, orange, white silver, black silver and matte black.

Each Colnago M10 frame is hand painted which means each details was painstakingly brushed by professional painters. With a bigger bottom bracket this time and a carbon M10 fork, the 2011 Colnago M10 retails for $10,499 AUD.

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2011 Orbea Orca Road Bike

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For 2011, Orbea has redesigned the Orca to propel the road bike into the spotlight when it comes to competition. Used by UCI Pro Team Euskaltel-Euskadi, Kelly Benefits USA, AndalucĂ­a Cajasur and Orbea Continental, the Orca showcases the latest technology from Orbea.

The 2011 Orca features Aizone Technology which makes the bike more compact to increase speed and stability. It optimizes aerodynamic flow by 14%. The Orca also has Attraction technique which can minimize road vibration and increase pedaling efficiency.

It also has BB30, carbon monocoque frame and direct cable routing. It has the Size Specific Nerve which maximizes stiffness based on the size of the frame. Orbea also comes with four additional sizes for the Orca. These are 47 and 51 for women; 53 and 55 for men. The 2011 Orbea Orca appeals to both sportive and recreational cyclist.

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