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Raleigh 2011 International Road Bike

raleigh 2011 international road bike   Raleigh 2011 International Road Bike

First launched in the 1970s, then ceased production in the late 1970s, the Raleigh International is back for 2011. Apart of Raleigh Steel road bikes, they are striving to add more performance bound bikes, as the International is one of them.

The 2011 Raleigh International uses mainly black, with hints of white and noticeable red cables. Maybe this was added to give the bike more spice? On to the components, this years model uses a Shimano Dura Ace drivetrain with Dura Ace wheels, while the rest of the parts are provided by FSA (handlebar, stem, seatpost, etc), Selle San Marco (saddle), and Vittoria (tires).

Raleigh finishes off the 2011 International with a Lugged Reynolds 853 butted chromoly frame, and flat crown Lugged Reynolds 853 road fork. Release date and MSRP is unknown at the moment.

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Salsa Cycles 2011 Mukluk Snow Bike

salsa cycles 2011 mukluk snow bike 1   Salsa Cycles 2011 Mukluk Snow Bike

Although its still Summer, Salsa Cycles is thinking of you with their 2011 line. What we have is the Mukluk, a hardtail known as the Snow Bike.

The 2011 Salsa Cycles Mukluk will take to the snow with its wide rims and tires (tires are huge!), add those two together with proper pressure and you will cut through the snow with ease. The frame geometry is also perfected for the snow, and is achieved by your usual hardtail mtb.

One thing you might think of while riding through the snow, is going at slow speeds. 2011 Mukluk is a comfortable ride even at slow speeds with its tall headstube, low stand over height, and lower bottom bracket height.

The 2011 Mukluk snow bike comes as a complete or frame only.

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2011 GT Fury Full Suspension MTB

2011 gt fury full suspension mtb   2011 GT Fury Full Suspension MTB

Apart of GT 2011 Gravity line, the Fury is back, with a Team model and WC (World Cup).

The 2011 GT Fury received a lower bottom bracket and more slack in the head angle, this was achieved by removable head cups. You can still expect a carbon fiber frame, plus a independent drivetrain system which is easier to maintain. The world cup 2011 GT Fury features 40 RC2 forks and DHX RC4 Shock, and the Team uses a Fox Vanilla RC fork.

The World Cup comes in a blue/red finish while the Team model uses GT yellow. Retail for the team is $5,349, and the World Cup is about $4,789.

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Felt 2011 TK4130 Track Bike

   Felt 2011 TK4130 Track Bike

You can hit the velodrome or ride around town, the Felt 2011 TK4130 can handle both. Made for the track, but we can defiantly see people using the 2011 TK4130 on the streets, maybe add some flat bars?

Felt TK4130 2011 goes after the retro look (like many brands this year), but what stands out the most is the faux-wood rims (not to be mistaken with real wood).

The chainring on the TK4130 uses a skip tooth design, meaning it uses half the teeth of a normal ring. Also featuring Vittoria tires and a double crown fork. Retail price is $800.

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Raleigh 2011 Team Road Bike

raleigh 2011 team road bike   Raleigh 2011 Team Road Bike

In 2011, Raleigh will release the Team road bike once again which will feature a HM2 High Modulus Monocoque carbon frame.

Other Highlights for the Raleigh 2011 Team road bike are carbon monocoque 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ taper fork, SRAM Red derailleurs, SRAM Red BB30 39/53t cranks, and SRAM Red 10 speed shifter. As you can see, the Raleigh 2011 Team favors SRAM.

Lastly, it will use Mavic Ksyrium SL rims, and is available in White. MSRP and release date coming soon.

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2011 Specialized Langster Steel Fixed

2011 specialized langster steel fixed   2011 Specialized Langster Steel Fixed

While the previous years of the Specialized Langster were mostly about commuting, the 2011 Langster is designed for the Velodrome (some can argue against).

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Giant 2011 Bowery Fixed Gear

giant 2011 bowery fixed gear   Giant 2011 Bowery Fixed Gear

With each day, we see more and more bikes for 2011, and in another addition, we have a viewing of the Giant 2011 Bowery fixed gear, two models are available, a flat bar and drop bar.

Both the 2011 Giant Bowery fixed will feature the same retail price, and with the biggest change for 2011 is Giant using steel instead of aluminum. The direction they are taking is a vintage approach, even down to the logo on the top tube, which was originally used in the 1970s.

The drop bar Giant 2011 Bowery uses a raw and red finish, while the flat bar features white. MSRP is about $900.

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