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2011 Felt Nine 29er Hardtail

2011 felt nine 1 300x200   2011 Felt Nine 29er Hardtail Felt reveals a new set of 29er hardtails for 2011. The 2011 Felt Nine Elite has Monocoque carbon fiber frame with Shimano SLX components. It features blue powder-coated spokes.

The Felt Nine Trail complete has a frame which weighs 4.1lbs and gets a similar make with the Nine LTD carbon hardtail. It has a longer travel fork than its race siblings. It has Tektro disc brakes and Shimano Acera/Alivio components. The Nine Trail retails at $599.

The 2011 Nine LTD has a UHC Nano carbon fiber frame which weighs 2.4lbs. Don’t be deceived by its feather-light weight because this frame is engineered to provide excellent performance. The Nine LTD frame retails at $2299.

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2011 RockShox SID World Cup

2011 rockshox sid world cup   2011 RockShox SID World Cup

RockShox’s Revelation gets revamped for 2011 in a World Cup design. It now gets to use the Dual Position Air spring system which gives a 30mm approximation on travel adjustment down to 120mm. This can be done easily with a flick on the lever at the right side of the crown. It also uses the Motion Control damping systems with 32mm aluminum upper tubes.

The travel for the 2011 RockShox Revelation World Cup is 150mm and is highlighted with its one-piece carbon fiber steerer which is tapered to be light yet retains the stiffness of the fork. It has the 15mm Maxle Lite option for 120mm.

The updated Revelation World Cup aims to make climbing easy yet still provides you the thrill of the ride on the trail. It weighs 3.28lbs and is also available in XX. The 2011 RockShox Revelation World Cup comes in black, white and Keronite®Grey…

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2011 Felt Virtue

2011 felt virtue 1 300x200   2011 Felt VirtueFor 2011, Felt offers the Virtue LTD for all-mountain riders. It has a five-inch travel and features a Monocoque construction which leaves you with a 5.5 pound frame with shock. The 2011 Felt Virtue also comes with a carbon chain-drop protector.

The one-bolt rear-travel is adjustable from 120mm to 130mm. All models in the Virtue line will sport a 1 1/8” to 1 1/12” tapered headtubes. For the aluminum models in the line, they feature a new hydroformed construction. The Equilink bearings are now replaced by DU bearings.

The Virtue Team has a carbon fiber frame, RockShox SID RLT fork and is equipped with SRAM X-O 3×10 drivetrain. It features internal cable routing and a tapered headtube to keep it stiff and clean.

The Virtue Expert has an aluminum front triangle and a carbon rear triangle. It features the all-alloy Virtue Trail. The headtube angle is at 69 degrees with the 120mm…

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2011 Bianchi Cavaria & Zurigo

2011 bianchi cavaria and zurigo 1 300x203   2011 Bianchi Cavaria & ZurigoItalian manufacturer Bianchi releases its cyclocross line for 2011. The models Cavaria and Zurigo are named after cyclocross courses in Europe where Bianchi experienced cyclocross adventure. The Cavaria has a carbon platform with a Celeste paint job. It features World Champion graphics and Shimano Ultegra shifters and derailleurs. The Cavaria ride gets complete with Avid Shorty cross brakes and Vittoria Cross XG Pro tires. It also uses FSA Energy cross crankset and Fulcrum 7 wheels. The Cavaria comes in sizes of 49, 52, 55, 58 and 61. MSRP is $2699.99.

The Bianchi Zurigo retails for $1599.99 and has an alloy platform with a carbon race fork. It features SRAM’s new Apex shifters and derailleurs and FSA Omega crankset. It also has Vittoria Cross XG Pro Tires and Avid Shorty cross brakes like the Cavaria. However, the Zurigo has sealed bearing hubs with 32-hole Jalco CNC’d rims. The Zurigo comes in…

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2011 Orbea Ordu Triathlon Bike

2011 orbea ordu triathlon bike   2011 Orbea Ordu Triathlon Bike

The choice of the two-time Ironman Triathlon Champion Craig Alexander, the Orbea Ordu 2011 Triathlon Bike will be reissued sometime in the middle of September. The Ordu Triathlon Bike has won almost every Triathlon championship in North America and now its coming out this time around with the new D12 internal routed wiring/cables making it much slippier than before.

The Ordu 2011 will be released with its new paints specifically in White/Blue combination and in Black/Red combination. It is an extremely aerodynamic designed bike from front to the end. For more stability and stiffness front and end tail, it has an 1 1/8” fork. The Ordu is the bike for tough climbing and great sprinting with a 700C wheels. Its aero profile fork is a cut-away size from the top tube to the down tube giving it a total aerodynamic flow.

Its rear wheel is designed aerodynamically and engineered into the…

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2011 Commencal Ramones CroMo

2011 commencal ramones cromo 300x225   2011 Commencal Ramones CroMoThe 2011 Commencal Ramones CroMo is made with a 4130 CroMoly frame with a 150mm RockShox Revelation fork. The Ramones hardtail is made of hard steel but also comes in aluminum. It also features the powerful sure-stick-non-skid Avid Elixir 3 Brakes for safety stoppages. It is great for climbing and sprinting with its new mix of Shimano Deore and XT shifters.

It has a triple-butted frame with portable and adjustable cable guides. It also has an interchangeable dropout covering all gears/gearless or the 12mm axle widths and allows you to shift from single speed to another at will.

The Commencal Ramones CroMo rides with RaceFace AM cranks and chrome Spank Subrosa rims. The overall build defines an edgy yet fun ride for everyone.

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2011 Felt Edict

2011 felt edict 300x203   2011 Felt EdictFelt Bicycles introduces a strong line of new models for 2011. Felt’s first entry into the cross-country category is the Edict. The 2011 Edict features a four inch travel carbon fiber frame. It features the Felt Active Suspension Technology (FAST) and weighs only 4.4 pounds.

The Edict no longer has the Equilink suspension design and has a single pivot design on the seat stays. This indicates you won’t need a rear pivot at the dropouts. Chainstay and seat stays are molded as one for increased efficiency. The Felt bikes will have internal cable routing with finishing details like tornado top caps.

The Edict LTD comes with the SRAM XX drivetrain, UHC Ultimate and Nano carbon frame. It also has a RockShox SAID XX World Cuop 100mm fork at a price of $8999 and weighs 21.1lbs. The Edict Pro is equipped with Shimano Deore XT drivetrain and will retail for $5499.

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