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2011 Stevens Carbon Team DA

2011 stevens carbon team da   2011 Stevens Carbon Team DA

Stevens Bike presents its 2011 Carbon Team DA for cyclocross. Light for easy lifting, it can be equipped with Ultegra or Dura Ace components and is stiff and powerful at the helm with a carbon fork, Mavic Ksyrium system wheels and FSA cantilever brakes.

With Oxygen handlebar, stem, and 2-bolt seatpost, the Carbon Team DA runs on Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires. Swift and flexible with Litefoam Oxygen Speedline saddle to keep you on your seat as you race through the mud and uphills.

The 2011 Stevens Carbon Team DA comes in sizes of 52, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm. Weighing 7.9 kg, MSRP is €2,799 with €1,299 for the frame only. …

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2011 Manitou Tower 29er Forks

2011 manitou tower 29er forks   2011 Manitou Tower 29er Forks

The 2011 Manitou’s 29er tower forks might have the physical semblance of the older Manitou Minute minus the stickers and a plus on the graphic package, but it still packs quite a punch for a fork. Retained are some key features like the Absolute + dampers and the availability of other sizes as well as in a 20mm HexAxle and even in a quick release version.

Other features for this forkset is a Mars Air type of air sprins and a crown that sports a deep bore hollow forged type. Lowers for this fork also has a reverse arch that maximizes tire clearance.

The TPC for the fork is high end thanks to the TPC rebound adjustment feature, too.

The Manitou Tower 29er in general should be given a big seal of approval because of it’s suspension feel, ease of setting up and for chassis stiffness, all of which are really important…

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2011 Panaracer Trailraker Tires

dirt 100 2011 panaracer trailraker 2   2011 Panaracer Trailraker Tires

Panaracer tires are known as high quality bicycle tires. These tires are specially designed for crucial split-second track races. They can perform well in different purposes such as a long, epic road race, MTB races and even a personal ride. In 2010, the Trailraker was presented as the best winter trail tire on the market. Now, it is back in 2011 and is still ideal for muddy winter riding.

2011 Panaracer Trailraker offers maximum winter grip on wet rocks, greasy roots, soft mud and cambers. This type of tire has mid-height spikes and dual-compound rubber and is lightweight. Because it is lightweight, it has a good accelerating power.

Crafted with top-quality compound technology, 2011 Panaracer Trailraker tire offers excellent performance on track, trail, or road. For winter riding that consists of more than just trail centers, these tires show great performance in dealing with the tremendous mud. …

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2011 Intense Uzzi Downhill MTB

2011 intense uzzi downhill mtb   2011 Intense Uzzi Downhill MTB

Built with much passion and believed to be a masterpiece, fresh from its birthplace Temecula, California, the 2011 Intense Uzzi Downhill MTB is a must to check out.

It is said to be best in providing one of the most comfortable cycling experience—whether downhilling, super-D racing or racing an Enduro. It comes with 7 to 7.5 inches adjustable travel and adjustable G3 dropouts.

The Intense Uzzi 2011 frame is Aluminum 6061-T6 and comes with Cane Creek Headset Cane Creek XC Flush II 1.5 Taper to 1-1/8 1. The 2011 intense Uzzi Downhill MTB comes with Fox Fork Fox 2011 36 Van Fit RC2 180mm 1.5t Black. You can choose from 17 different colors such as stealth, white, apple green, and tangerine to name a few.

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2011 Torker Interurban

2011 torker interurban   2011 Torker Interurban

Torker gives riders something to look forward to for the New Year with the 2011 Torker Interurban. The company known for outstanding mountain bikes has created a masterpiece that breaks boundaries and delivers maximum performance.

The 2011 Interurban is a road bike built on the foundation of versatility and reliability. The frame, Torker DB Cromoly 130mm Rear Spacing, is lightweight and is spacious in the rear area. Combining elements such as the geometry of another famous Torker bike, the U District plus a double-butted chromoly frame coupled with derailleurs, Shimano shifters, Alex wheels and dual pivot brakes making it the king of its kind.

The 2011 Torker Interurban also boasts of a lot of great innovations in the realm of road bikes. It sports a fork using a Hi-Ten 1-1/8 with a headset that utilizes a steel threadless 1-1/8. Both front and rear derailleurs are equipped with Shimano materials (Shimano 2300…

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Banshee Bikes 2011 Mike Montgomery AMP

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North Vancouver’s Banshee Bikes decided to give Mike Montgomery, the official Banshee bikes team cyclist, a new set of customized amps, the 2011 Mike Montgomery AMP.

Following Banshee Bikes’ successful benefit auction called “Nick’s eye” for Devil Dirt rider Nick Moore and the surgery of his eye, Montgomery requested for a new amp for his bike with a similar concept from that of Nick Moore’s.

The result was nothing short of spectacular.

The neon green and black looks great. Plus the font with Mike Montgomery’s name is just awesome.

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Team Leopard Trek Madone + Speed Concept Bike

team leopard trek madone speed concept bike   Team Leopard Trek Madone + Speed Concept Bike

Madone and Speed Concept machines join the team Leopard-Trek, giving them black and blue, the colors for their 2011 season look. Leopard Trek team, which is a full pro-tour squad of 29 riders based in Luxembourg, won nine of the last 12 Tours de France. Trek Bicycle and Team Leopard True signed a partnership agreement for 2011 and beyond. Trek Bicycle agrees to be the Luxembourg-based team’s supplier for technical direction, which includes Madone and Speed Concept time trial bikes.

First, the Madone 6 Series, which is hand built in Waterloo, WI, USA, is considered the world’s most technologically advanced bike. Made from Trek’s exclusive defense-grade HexSL carbon, this bike seamlessly integrates the perfect-shifting Di2 electronic drive train and takes pride with a pedigree of 9 Tour de France victories. Second, the Speed Concept 9 Series is said to be the world’s fastest time trial bike as well as the…

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