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2011 Felt Breed, F15X, F75X Cyclocross Bikes

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2011 felt cyclocross bikes 1 300x182   2011 Felt Breed, F15X, F75X Cyclocross BikesFelt Bicycles releases three models for its 2011 Cyclocross line. They are the Breed, F15X and F75X.

The 2011 Breed for singlespeed, was only relaunched for 2011 but did not undergo any changes. Felt’s brand manager Dave Koesel felt that it was a great model as it is. “Why mess with a good thing?” said Koesel. The 2011 Felt Breed will retail for $949 for its singlespeed design, aluminum frame, Tektro brakes and stainless steel inserts in rear dropouts. The bike will come with a BeerNuts tool. The color scheme is black and Belgian blue.

The Felt F15X features a new BB30 shell and modified chainstays. It has a Easton fork, replaced the SRAM S500 crank to the carbon S900 and TRP brakes. The retail price for the F15X is $2799 with SRAM Red components. It comes in the color of Liquid gray and black.

As for the Felt F75X, it…

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2011 Verde BMX Bikes

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2011 verde bmx bikes 1 300x186   2011 Verde BMX BikesVerde Bikes released its 2011 BMX line, claiming it to be the best complete bikes it ever produced. The 2011 line-up are the Cadet, Eon, Luxe, Radia, Prism, Theory and Vex.

The Cadet features 25/9 gearing and Doyle grips. It has a sealed mid-bottom bracket and plastic seat with integrated post. The front rim is painted and it comes in colors of red and teal.

The Eon is undoubtedly the best-seller in the bunch. It gets better with new graphics, a 25/9 gearing, chromoly steerer tube, 2-piece plastic seat/post combo, matching grips and a matte finish. It still has its signature Verde painted spokes and rims. It comes in colors of gold, blue or red.

For the top end bike, the Luxe comes complete with Odyssey Twombolt 2-piece cranks, Cinema 777 rims and Skinwall Stunner tires. It carries more DUO parts with Homan grips, Perf Pivotal seat and Resilite pedals. It comes…

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2011 Scott Genius LT

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2011 scott genius lt 300x225   2011 Scott Genius LTScott gives its Genius bike a new model for 2011, the Genius LT. This is a bike designed for the more aggressive rider who loves challenging climbs.

The Genius LT has a one-piece carbon mainframe and aluminum rear triangle. Both are connected with oversized pivot bearings which makes the frame stiffer and more durable. It also has a tapered headtube which is wider at the bottom for more control.

The rear shock has a dual mount set-up so you can drop the rear end to get a slacker steering angle. This is great when you spend 35% of the time going uphill.

The handlebar has the Twin-Loc remote which can control the fork and rear shock. If you choose the fully open mode, you get 7 inches of travel. As for the traction mode, you’ll have 4.3 inches of travel.

Finally, the 2011 Scott Genius LT features a 3-cylinder rear shock called the…

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GT 2011 Distortion FSR Mountain Bike

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Releasing alongside the Fury, and apart of GT’s gravity line is the 2011 Distortion, a full suspension mountain bike with 112mm of travel at the rear and 140mm up front. Some are referring the 2011 GT Distortion as a Sloprstyle bike, while others are calling it a XC.

The GT 2011 Distortion features a X.9 2×9 drivetrain, RP23 rear suspension, and Fox 32 Float FIT forks. You can expect the bike to weigh more than your usual FSR, but at 30.1 pounds, its not bad.

GT made sure the Distortion frame can withstand abuse, while using a tapered headtube and thru axle at the rear. For those interested in purchasing the 2011 GT Distortion, you have to live in the United States (or have a connection), and no plans on releasing in the UK.

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Masi 2011 Speciale CX Uno Cyclocross

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masi 2011 speciale cx uno cyclocross   Masi 2011 Speciale CX Uno Cyclocross

If your planning to step your feet (or tires) into Cyclocross, but only have about $900 to spend? Masi introduces the 2011 Speciale CX Uno, a beginner cyclocross bike that retails just under $900.

The Masi 2011 Speciale CX Uno features a double butted frame, Kenda Small Block Eight tires, Shimano 2300 8 speed shifters, and the same frame and fork used on the Speciale CX. As of now, the 2011 Speciale CX Uno is available as a complete bike, and down the road you might be able to purchase the frame only.

Color options known is just the Olive Green (pictured above).

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Colnago 2011 C59 Italia

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colnago 2011 c59 italia   Colnago 2011 C59 Italia

For 2011, Colnago will release a new flagship road model, known as the C59 Italia. Made of 100% custom carbon fiber, Colnago developed the C59 for 4 years, and now it can be yours.

Colnago painted and designed the 2011 C59 Italia in Italy, with the frame using a master shaped internally ribbed top tube and downtube, plus square chainstays and seatstays have also been added for overall stiffness.

As of now, you have six color options to choose from, black/silver, matte black, white/silver, white/red, white/blue, and black/yellow, but some colors are exclusives to certain retailers/Countries, and you might have to do a little digging. Most retailers are taking pre-orders for the Colnago 2011 C59 Italia frameset, and more than likely a complete build will not be offered.

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Specialized 2011 Dolce Sport Compact Womens Road Bike

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Furthering our view into Specialized 2011 road line, we have some for the women looking for a performance bike, the Dolce Sport Compact.

The 2011 Specialized Dolce Sport Compact the drive, competitiveness, and all the materials as the other road bikes. What you can expect from the Dolce 2011 Sport Compact frameset? A A1 Premium Aluminum frame that is designed for comfort, efficiency, and compliance, Lightweight FACT carbon fork with Zertz inserts.

You will also find on the Specialized Dolce Womens Sport Compact is Shimano Sora STI shifters, Mavic 32 hole rims, Specialized Comp ergonomic alumin handles (women specific), adjustable 4 position alloy stem, and a Riva Road saddle (also women’s specific).

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