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2011 Bell Commuter Helmets

2011 bell commuter helmets 1 300x223   2011 Bell Commuter HelmetsBell releases two new helmets for 2011 called the Muni and the Arella. With a tag line that says “King and Queen of the Street”, it’s possible that the Muni will be targeted for men while the Arella will be for women. Weighing approximately 275 grams, the Muni will be available in matte titanium (grey), matte white (weathered), matte black and safety yellow.

The helmets feature integrated water gutters and a ratchet buckle for micro-fit. It also has a mount for a rear-view mirror and comes with a visor to protect your eyes. It also has a light mount which is integrated on the helmet. You may place a Blackburn Flea front light for better visibility.

The Muni and the Arella also have integrated lights for the back of the helmet on the head retention device. Bell showcases its OneStep Plus Fit system on both helmets to make sure…

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2011 Scott Plasma 3 Triathlon – Time Trial

2011 scott plasma 3 triathlon time trial   2011 Scott Plasma 3 Triathlon   Time Trial

Consumers will have a special version for 2011 of the Scott Plasma 3, a bike that can be used for Triathlon and time trials. First debuting last year, the model shown is the team riders for time trial. In total, two Triathlon 2011 Scott Plasma 3 bikes will release, with the main differences are the stem. The time trial version will have a fully integrated and inline stem, which is featured on the HTC-Columbia bike.

2011 Scott Plasma 3 Triathlon bikes will have a adjustable stem, which can rise above the top tube. If you look at the aerodynamics, the bike meets UCI 3:1 rule requirements, so the bike will pass with its specifications. Check out below for additional pictures of the Time Trial and Triathlon 2011 Scott Plasma.

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Ritchey 2011 SuperLogic Wheels and new Handlebars

ritchey 2011 superlogic wheels and new bars 1 174x300   Ritchey 2011 SuperLogic Wheels and new HandlebarsRitchey introduces their new lightweight road wheelset and announces the release of two new bar designs.

At the top of the line among Ritchey’s collection are the Superlogic wheels which have a 46mm deep aero rims with glass-reinforced Scrim sidewalls. The design prevents rim malformation and durable enough for prolonged use of the brake. The Superlogic wheels come in both tubular and clincher models. The tubular weighs 1,170g while the clincher weighs at 1,390g with a price tag of £2,166 a pair.

Ritchey Superlogics used the new SKF bearings for its hubs. A forged six-pawl micro-clutch freehub body is at the rear to facilitate quick engagement of the cranks round. Shimano/SRAM and Campag models are available.

Sapim CX Ray Aero Stainless steel spokes (20 up front, 24 at rear) laced the hoops and are secured in place by the new Richey WCS quick release skewers which are machined cams and redesigned…

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2011 Axiom Tools and Pumps

2011 axiom tools and pumps 1 300x300   2011 Axiom Tools and PumpsAxiom comes out with innovative multi-tools for 2011 to cater cyclists everywhere. Among the new line is the Dominate Air Pro Mini Pump. Made with 6063 T6 alloy barrel and laser etching, the Dominate Air Pro can accommodate 120 psi maximum pressure and is made with quality non-recycled plastic. It weighs 165 grams and even has a mounting bracket.

The multi-tools are quite ingenious when it comes to its design and structure. This is due to Axiom’s dedication to make the tools, handy, easy to keep, all-in-one and not at all heavy to carry. The Saviour Super CT 11 has almost everything you might need during a trail-side repair. The Tuck16 can allow you to do 16 functions for tweaking and even has a center-mounted chain tool in it.

The Flat Pack CT13 is makes efficient use of its design to keep all the tools in a compact rectangular…

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2011 Carbon Kona Jake

2011 carbon kona jake   2011 Carbon Kona Jake

Kona took on the challenge posed by cyclocross Elite riders Ryan Tebron and Barry Wicks. For 2011, they requested for a specific frame which is lighter, faster and stiffer than the competition but must be in a 63cm frame. The result was the 2011 Carbon Kona Jake.

Wicks shares, “I don’t know how they did it, but they were able to produce a bike for us that met all our specific targets… from the perspective of a racer, we are always trying to make our bikes lighter, stiffer and faster. The scandium Major Jake frames that we have been riding for the last few seasons have been awesome, but we wanted to see if we could push it a little bit further.”

Kona developed an all-carbon Kona Jake with special attention to details like the bottom bracket junction. A BB30 bottom bracket shell was in place and to bring it…

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2011 Trek Remedy 9.9

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Trek certainly has some goodies lined up, in our second showing of whats new from the 2011 Trek line, we have the Remedy 9.9. Also showing inf France, the all mountain 2011 Trek Remedy uses a carbon fiber frame and Sram XX 10 speed drivetrain. Following is a custom valved fox suspension for the front and rear.

The 2011 Trek Remedy 9.9 features Trek’s OCLV technology, with carbon layup that allows the abuse the bike will take while riding it. Comparing weight to the previous year, the 2011 model is about 100 grams lighter. The chainstays are alloy (like last years), and the seatstays are designed with Trek’s mountain OCLV carbon. This factors in a lighter and overall strong frame.

Mashing a full floater suspension and active braking pivot (ABP), while the full floater is defined as non rigidly mounting the Fox RP23 DRCV…

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2011 Trek Scratch Air Mountain Bike

2011 trek scratch air mountain bike   2011 Trek Scratch Air Mountain Bike

2011 Trek Mountain Bikes look very promising, while one of the top tier models is the Scratch Air. The 2011 Scratch Air uses a custom tube rebound setting with VX Can RP23, DT Swiss wheels, and Fox 36 Talas fork.

First debut was in France, the 2011 Trek Scratch Air aesthetically looks tailored to trail riding, rather than freeride as previous years. Some of the highlights for 2011 are the chain retention device followed with a 2 ring setup, adding versatility. Downtube guard is similar, and the chainstay protection is removable. One piece EVO link, and as mentioned before, the integrated downtube guard can be purchased aftermarket, and fit aluminum Remedy and Scratch models from 2008-2011. More spectacular pictures below.

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