Bike Reviews > 2011

2011 Fuji Touring Bike

2011 fuji touring bike   2011 Fuji Touring Bike

One of your new year’s resolutions might be to add some good miles up on the saddle—but you’re in need or want a new bike. The 2011 Fuji Touring bike is an appealing option for some and one of the leaders in its class.

One aspect some cyclists run into is lower back problems. The Fuji 2011 Touring bike drop bars lean towards the saddle and its longer stem not only takes pressure off your back but your whole upper body too.

The frame and fork are made of Fuji Elios 2 custom butted CrMo while the frame features a butted seat tube and double water bottle mounts. The forks utilizes rack mounts, spare spoke holder and forged dropouts.

Only releasing in black and comes in sizes 49cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, and 64cm. MSRP is $999….

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Eastern Bikes 2011 Grim Reaper Eternal Edition

eastern bikes 2011 grim reaper eternal edition   Eastern Bikes 2011 Grim Reaper Eternal Edition

First launched in 2007 as the Grim Reaper, Eastern Bikes reintroduces its model for 2011 as the Grim Reaper Eternal Edition.

The 2011 Eastern Bikes Grim Reaper Eternal Edition brings the same qualities as the original Grim Reaper but updated with integrated chain tensioners within the drop outs, Lowboy seat clamp, Helix down tube and a wider bottom bracket.

The 2011 Grim Reaper Eternal Edition weighs in at 4.3 pounds and will be available soon at Eastern Bike retailers.

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Topeak 2011 iPhone Dry Bag

topeak 2011 iphone dry bag   Topeak 2011 iPhone Dry Bag

If you listen to your iPhone or iPod while cycling and ride during the rainy season, Topeak has released the iPhone Dry Bag as a part of its 2011 accessories.

The Topeak iPhone Dry Bag uses a TPU touch window, allowing you to switch songs while riding, and molded foam that absorbs shock encountered on the road.

You can mount the iPhone dry bag to your stem, handlebars or top tube. Two fastening options are available: the QuickClick™ system and optional stem cap mount.

Weighing in at a mere 45 grams, the iPhone dry bag is available at Topeak retailers.

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2011 Moots Psychlo X RSL

2011 moots psychlo x rsl   2011 Moots Psychlo X RSL

The 2011 prototype Psychlo X RSL from Moots is its latest project that combines the best of two bikes to excel in the cyclocross world. Available on July 2011, the Psychlo X RSL titanium possesses butted tubes in the main frame.

To keep bearings away from the bottom bracket shell, the prototype has a pressfit BB30 that’s bridgeless. This will also give a wide platform for the oversized tubing and wider mud clearance with its flattened out chainstays.

Moots also highlights a replaceable rear derailleur hanger and a 30.9mm seatpost, identical to the Moots RSL. A redesigned old fork will be the fork for the Psychlo X RSL. The ‘cross prototype will have a RSL stem and total weigh will be about 15.5lbs….

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2011 Orange Alpine 160

2011 orange alpine 160   2011 Orange Alpine 160

Orange Bikes modified a bit of something on its Alpine 160 for 2011. Stemming from the Alpine Five prototype, the Alpine 160 features a tapered headtube, hydroformed top tube from Reynolds, Fox 36 160 float R TS fork and an oversized monocoque downtube. It has a 6061 aluminum seat tube that comes with a 30.9mm diameter for more seatpost options. The result is a more responsive bike with a Fox Float RP23 shock that stresses lateral stiffness and maximum traction, ideal for descents and climbs.

The 2011 Alpine 160 also brings a Race Face X type bottom bracket, flat pedals, Truvativ handlebar, stem and post and SDG Bel Air saddle to the table. Its aggressive geometry is well matched to the Cane Creek headset, Mavic rims, Maxxis Hi Roller tires and DT Swiss spokes on the bike. MSRP is £2999.99.

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2011 Intense Tracer2

2011 intense tracer2   2011 Intense Tracer2

Built for enduro and all mountain, the 2011 Tracer from Intense carries new changes that makes it dominate the market of trail bikes. The new Tracer 2 has an adjustable travel of 145mm or 160mm at its upper link. It uses the patented VPP suspension platform and has four geometry sizes to suit any rider.

The 2011 Tracer 2 can accommodate various headset and steerer options with its full 1.5″ head tube. It has a new rear dropout system and comes with 142×12 standard but also allows SyntaceX12, or standard 135QR dropouts. A better bearing system is new for this trail bike with an EZ-lock binder-bolt feature on the main pivot.

For a stable and rigid swingarm, it gets a machined boxbrace seatstaybridge. To add, the yoke was redesigned with lower link machining. The hydroformed downtube was also modified to save weight with the ISCG-05 integration on the BB shell.

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Bike Revolution Anti-Theft Device

bike revolution anti theft device   Bike Revolution Anti Theft Device

Come January 2011, Bike Revolution Anti-Theft device will be available to the U.S. market. In partnership with Kryptonite, Bike Revolution offers an alternative way of avoiding theft and monitoring the bike’s status from the web or mobile. The Bicycle ID kit comes with 3 pulse ID tags. Registering your bike at the Bike Revolution website gives you a free certification of registration, a mobile phone bike scanner application, access to view the stolen bike database and a listing of your bike if it gets stolen.

Bike Revolution created a network of Bike Detectives who can look out for stolen bikes by scanning the bike they find with the pulse ID tags. If a bike is stolen, aside from reporting the incident to the police, Bike Revolution sends out notices to social networking sites like Facebook and lists your bike as stolen. This alerts other Bike Detectives to be on the…

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