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2011 Felt BMX Bikes – Completes, Frames, Components

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2011 felt bmx bikes completes frames components   2011 Felt BMX Bikes   Completes, Frames, Components

This is a first look at Felt BMX complete 2011 line, which features components, frames, and complete bikes. Felt is known for their wide range of BMX bikes (and pretty much every style of riding), but for 2011, they release something obtainable for all by your riding style and budget. Below we will go over everything.

Felt 2011 BMX Complete Bikes
2011 Felt Pyre BMX
The 2011 Pyre frame and fork is made of 100% chromoly. Featuring removable brake bosses and cable guides, 25/9 gearing, and sealed mid bottom bracket. Retail is $599, weighs 23.2 pounds, and comes in misty matte grey.

2011 Felt Fuse BMX
The 2011 Fuse is a bit heavier, weighing in at 24.4 pounds, and also features a 100% chromoly frame and fork. Includes one set of pegs, mid bottom bracket, and a top tube at 20.8″. MSRP is $479, and is available in…

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2011 Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Mountain Bike

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In 2011, Pivot Cycles will replace the Mach 5 with a new model, the Mach 5.7, which features a lowered bottom bracket and is focused towards trail riding.

Improvements is what the 2011 Pivot Mach 5.7 is all about. Comparing to the Mach 5, the 2011 Mach 5.7 weighs almost a half pound lighter, travel has been increased by 1/2″, slacker angles, tapered head tube, and DW-Link suspension plus a carbon upper link. As of now, a release date and MSRP has yet to be announced.

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2011 Giant Faith 0 Freeride MTB

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Giant gives us the Faith 0 for 2011. It is a 7” freeride bike which uses the Giant dual link Maestro suspension. This is typical throughout Giant’s range. It also uses two short and stiff links creating a virtual floating pivot.

The Faith 0 is controlled by bar spin friendly RockShox’s RC2DH Totem 180mm suspension fork and RockShox’s Vivid 5.1 R2C rear shock and laced to the meaty MTX 31 rim/Giant Tracker 20mm at the front hub/Formula Disc rear hub. It also features a single ring and MRP chain guide and uses the SRAM X.9 shifters/X.9 rear derailleur with Avid Elixir CR disc brakes for immediate non-skid stopping power.

In addition, it is fitted with the Race Face Respond DH handlebar/Diabolus stem with Giant Connect SL seat post. The frame is the new Hydroformed lightweight ALUXX SL Aluminum tubing with a uniquely convertible dropout system. It has a…

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2011 Ridley Noah RS Road Bike

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For 2011, Ridley from Belgium comes out with the Noah RS road bike. It features the R-flow technology as with the flagship model Noah. The R-Flow Jet fork reduces the turbulent air hitting the spokes, therefore reducing drag by 6.4%. The Noah RS also has the R-Surface paint technology which increases the laminar flow to decrease the drag flow by 3.6% as well strategically positioned at the headtube, downtube and seat tube.

The 2011 Noah RD also features a 1 1/8” straight untapered headtube and maintains the same geometry as the Noah. It has adjustable seatpost and traditional seat stays. The fork is house brand 4ZA Sphinx full carbon.

The frame is made from 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber material with reduced diameter and size of the tube to make it lighter. The full Monocoque frame with internal cable routing will be spec’d with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing…

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2011 Masi Evoluzione Road Bikes

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Masi is known for releasing fixed gear and steel bikes, but in 2011 they will dip into the carbon market with the new Evoluzione series.

The Masi 2011 Evoluzione road bikes are constructed around the new Evoluzione frame and fork. Using Masi’s Total Overdrive System which fuses oversized chainstays, and BB30 bottom bracket. They have also lowered the headset by 1.5 inches with a tapered fork steerer tube, making the road bikes very stiff.

For comfort, Masi added seat stays for vertical compliance, and have made them flat horizontally but oval shape vertically.

For components, you have the choice of Shimano Dura Ace, Ultegra and Force, or SRAM 105 and Apex. Shimano models use a High Modulus frame, carbon dropouts and carbon forks. SRAM Evoluzione’s come with a Mid Modulus frame, carbon dropouts, and carbon forks. All models will have internal cable routing and internal guides.

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Raleigh 2011 Back Alley Fixed

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After viewing the two Rush Hour Raleigh 2011 fixed bikes, we have one more to showcase, the 2011 Back Alley.

The 2011 Raleigh 2011 Back Alley features a Reynold 520 Butted Chromoly Dropouts with Chain Tensioners, forks made of 4130 Chromoly, flip flop hub for your choice of single speed or fixed, and front and back Promax dual pivot brakes.

Only one colorway is available of light green/navy blue, and sizes 50, 53, 55, 57, 59cm.

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2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer 30, 50, 70

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Originally debuting in 2001, the Rocky Mountain Slayer is once again back for 2011 with three different models, the 30, 50, and 70.

Between the three 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer bikes, the frame is pretty much the same containing a tapered head tube, seat angles are steeper and hydroformed tubing. Other qualities you will see is Rocky Mountain’s Smooth link suspension, and 142x12m rear through axle (Shimano E-Thru) quick release.

Using a mount E-Type front derailleur that attaches to the chainstay allows you to use a double or triple crankset, or you can put a chain guide on to the ISCG mounts. Using the Granny Sandwich, the ISCG have a custom drop guard which protects your derailleur.

For a stiffer and lighter frame, Rocky Mountain made sure where the top tube meets the down tubes are welded. The frame with a Fox RP23 XV Boost Valve weighs in at…

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