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2011 Speedvagen Cross Bike

2011 speedvagen cross bike   2011 Speedvagen Cross Bike

When it comes to limited edition bikes, Speedvagen makes the list. Dedicated to making only 30 bikes per run, the company promotes hand built and customized cyclocross bikes with quality parts and components.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the 2011 Speedvagen Cross Bike is a machine that has been tested through mud, grime, dirt and everything else in between. Decades of cyclocross experience and research went into the steel frame design to give you a super light yet fully integrated cross bike you can race to the finish line.

Features of the 2011 Cross Bike are an integrated mast, integrated braking system, 15mm post head adjustment, Berserker drops, alloy tubing from True Temper, Dedacciai and Columbus and powder coated pain in colors of Army, Cream, Lavender and a Surprise Me color (gold, for example).

For 2011, deadline for accepting orders will be until May. Delivery of the 2011 Cross bike will be on…

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2011 Bell Sanction, Bell Drop Helmets

2011 bell sanction bell drop helmets   2011 Bell Sanction, Bell Drop Helmets

Bell offers its 2011 helmets with the Sanction and the Drop. The Bell Sanction is a full-face helmet that’s lightweight and designed to fit young riders while the Bell Drop caters to adult sizes.

Ideal for BMX, all-mountain and Super-D riding, the Sanction has a fiberglass shell and adjustable three-point visor. Its full face design comes with a fully ventilated system, making it breathable and light. The 2011 Bell Sanction comes in 3 sizes and 6 colors with an MSRP of $85.

The 2011 Bell Drop helmet is aimed for downhill, four-cross, slalom, freeride or BMX. Makers of the Bell’s Moto-8 motocross helmet designed the hand-laminated Drop. Certified ASTM F1952 DH, the robust helmet has an integrated roost guard, flying bridge visor, 8 vents and a fiberglass shell. The 2011 Drop comes also in 3 sizes, 3 colors and with an MSRP of $130.

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Surly 2011 Long Haul Trucker Deluxe

surly 2011 long haul trucker deluxe   Surly 2011 Long Haul Trucker Deluxe

The Surly 2011 Long Haul Trucker Deluxe is your do it all bike. The Long Haul Trucker Deluxe can be setup as a commuter, cyclocross or for other off road cycling.

Ultimately, the 2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker Deluxe is an exceptional traveling bike that is suited with 26″ wheels and S&S Couplers (also known as S&S Machine Company’s BTCs – bicycle torque couplings).

Available to the public Spring 2011 with a retail price of around $1,000.

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2011 Scott Addict CX

2011 scott addict cx   2011 Scott Addict CX

2011 sees the rise of the lightest carbon frame on the cyclocross market in the Scott Addict CX. Using the IMP3 or integrated molding process that’s simply exclusive to Scott Bikes, the Addict CX may weigh only 980 grams, but its strength and lateral rigidity from the HMF-Net fibers makes it a formidable machine on the ‘cross field.

The overall design of the Addict CX centers on the the quality of quickness and stability. It has a wide mud clearance and cable stops to keep the shouldering unhindered during races. The 2011 Addict CX also features Ritchey PRO CX carbon fork, Shimano Ultegra groupset and a FSA Gossamer crankset. Other details that makes it one of the most sought-after ‘cross bikes include Avid shorty brakes, Ritchey WCS parts, Scott Pro hubs and Alex Race 28 aero rims.

MSRP for the Addict CX is $3499.99. It comes in five sizes….

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2011 Fisher Presidio

2011 fisher presidio   2011 Fisher Presidio

In cyclocross, not everyone goes for carbon. There are still some who prefer steel. Trek comes out with the 2011 Fisher Presidio just for those individuals. It has a steel cross frame made from the Platinum Series that’s custom-butted and with sliding vertical dropouts. Bontrager race cross fork, FCC wheels and tires, the Presidio has a SRAM Rival drivetrain and a 10-speed Shimano cassette.

The Presidio promises a smooth ride with its cartridge bearings, FSA headset, Bontrager handlebar, stem 31.8mm and seatpost 27.2mm with zero offset. Cantilever brakes from Avid Shorty and Bontrager Evoke saddle with chromoly rails keep the cross bike lightweight and stable, ready for anything.

Technically advanced and available in six sizes, the 2011 Fisher Presidio has an MSRP of $2089.99.

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2011 Seven Mudhoney SL

2011 seven mudhoney sl   2011 Seven Mudhoney SL

Titanium is the material of choice for Seven Cycles although, carbon was recently added into its palette. The 2011 Mudhoney SL has its basic frame of Argen titanium butted tubes with a wide array of customization options.

With a Gateway kit, the Mudhoney SL has a Seven fork as well as Seven aluminum bar, stem and seat post. The Ritchey Comp headset is matched to its FSA Gossamer crank, Avid Shorty 4′s brakes and Shimano RS-20 wheelset. The kit also includes a Selle Italia Filante saddle.

Options for the drivetrain include choices of SRAM Rival Cross ($4895), SRAM Force Cross ($5095) or Shimano Ultegra Cross ($5095). The frame only costs $3495….

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2011 Vitus Dark Plasma

2011 vitus dark plasma   2011 Vitus Dark Plasma

Vitus Bikes launches the 2011 Dark Plasma, a carbon fiber frame road bike with an affordable price tag. The Dark Plasma has a 12k weave finish on its high-modulus carbon frame with a carbon fork as well. Vitus is marketing the Dark Plasma from racing to sportive and light daily commutes.

The Dark Plasma also has an 18-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset that possesses a compact double chainset and a Pro-Lite wheelset that matches Scwalbe Blizzard tires with kevlarguard. Controltech One handlebar, stem and seatpost are also present with a semi-integrated headset, Vitus Cr-Mo rail saddle and Vitus Cork Gel bartape.

Weighing in at 8.56 kg for a 56cm size, the 2011 Vitus Dark Plasma retails for £1149.99….

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