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2011 Scott F01 Aero Road Bike

2011 scott f01 aero road bike   2011 Scott F01 Aero Road Bike

Displayed first by video, the 2011 Scott F01 Aero Road Bike will take part in the 2010 Tour de France by Mark Cavendish, Bernard Eisel and other HTC-Columbia team riders.

The Scott 2011 F01 Aero Road Bike transfers the stiffness and weight from the Scott Addict, but make the bike more aerodynamic, resembling the Plasma 3 Time Trial and Triathlon bike from last years Tour de France. After completion, the Scott F01 2011 weighs 840 grams, and is said to be one of the most aerodynamic frames on the market.

First tested at the Mercedes Benz Gran Prix wind tunnel, and due to the tubing which is a virtually flat trailing edge, the 2011 Scott F01 Aero can eliminate drag between 20% – 30%. Also comparing the F01 Aero to the Addict, the F01 uses a stiffer bottom bracket and rear hub. Lastly, the front triangle is…

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2011 Trek Madone Road Bike Lineup

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Trek unveils the new 2011 Madone Road Bike lineup, which claimed by Trek are lighter, pricing is wide spread, and more features. The Trek 6 series SSL 2011 which is apart of the Madone series is 100 grams lighter than last years model, plus the 5 series models received some big changes as well.

The new 2011 Trek Madone 6 Series SSL is lighter due to a new carbon fiber used by Trek called OCLV Hex SL. OCLV Hex SL brings the same stiffness just like the high modulus carbon but is uses twice the elongation properties, and four times the strength. Trek’s product engineer Chris Pomering stated “you won’t see many others using it due to the fact that the US Government declares it Defense grade material, and therefore it is prohibited to be shipped outside the NATO alliance”.

While the Trek SSL Road Bike can…

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Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD-7900 SPD-SL Pedals

shimano carbon 2011 dura ace pd 7900 spd sl pedals   Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD 7900 SPD SL Pedals

First we showed you a new wheelset from Shimano, and now for 2011 Shimano brings out the carbon Dura Ace pedals, known as the PD-7900 SPD-SL. The Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD-7900 SPD-SL Pedals takes away the aluminum body and adds carbon fiber, which slims the pedals down by 30 grams.

The Shimano 2011 Dura Ace Pedals use a stainless steel plate allowing a nice durable surface for the cleat, plus you can move your foot around without tearing into the carbon. Following, the axles and bearings are held with a billet aluminum cylinder which is bonded to the interior, and each pedal has three sets of bearings. Weighing in at 248 grams, releasing September 2010. Retail price is $349.99.

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Shimano Dura Ace 2011 Carbon Tubular – Clincher Wheelset

shimano dura ace 2011 carbon tubular clincher wheelset   Shimano Dura Ace 2011 Carbon Tubular   Clincher Wheelset

New from Shimano under the Dura Ace line is the C35 carbon alloy clincher wheelset for 2011. You may have spotted the wheelsets on various professional cyclists bikes, and recently was given a passing grade for quality control testing, and can be purchased soon.

The Shimano Dura Ace 2011 Carbon Tubular Clincher C35 Wheelset are lighter than the C50 by 75 grams, but still feature the aerodynamics of its counterpart plus are said to be faster. Quality is present due to high modulus carbon construction and assembled by hand in the Shimano factory. Shimano also took it a step further by giving each wheelset a control number so you can track it back to the builder. Release date is slated for December 2010, with the C35 Tubular retailing at $2499.99, and the C35 Clincher at $1999.99.

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Giant 2011 Via City Bike Series

giant 2011 via city bike series   Giant 2011 Via City Bike Series

Giant unleashes new images of the 2011 Via City Bikes, apart of their lifestyle series. In total, 3 versions of the Via will release for men, and 3 for women, all going by the Via 1, Via 2, and Via 3. The womens Via comes as a step through for easier access on and off the bike, but only the Via 1 women comes equipped with a front basket.

Choosing the right 2011 Giant Via city bike depends on the style of riding. For example, the Via 1 and 3 are single speeds, but the Via 2 comes with a SRAM 8 speed gearing. No matter which one you choose, the Giant 2011 Via frame is made of double-butted chromoly, so they can take some abuse. Last but not least each Via has a U-Lock holder, bottle water cage, and bolted wheels to give thief’s a…

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2011 Avanti Bikes

2011 avanti bikes   2011 Avanti Bikes

Thanks to social media, we have a look at Avanti 2011 Bikes, which mainly consists of Mountain and Road Bikes, but has a couple hybrid bikes and a single commuter bike. The lineup looks a bit on the small side compared to other companies, but things can change in the near future.

For 2011, Avanti rolls out for road bikes the Questa, Vitale, Quantum, and the Giro. Mountain bikes we have the Aggressor, Montari, and Kiss. The Blade and Aria comes in a hybrid form, and pack your bags to commute with the Explorer. Available soon at Avanti retailers, and retail price is to be announced.

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Breezer Bikes 2011 29er Mountain Bikes

breezer bikes 2011 29er mountain bikes   Breezer Bikes 2011 29er Mountain Bikes

Rumors spread sometime back that Breezer Bikes would release a 29er mountain bike in 2011. Two models would release, the Jet Stream, an aluminum MTB that comes in two different levels (Comp and Sport), and the Cloud 9 which is made of carbon fiber and also comes in two levels (Pro and Limited).

Stated by Breezer, the new 2011 29er mountain bikes are exceptional climbers. The company has shortened the chain stays to address the Achilles heel, giving the Jet and Cloud 9 a overall faster ride. Release date and retail prices will come soon.

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