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New 2012 Truvativ Components Line Released

new 2012 truvativ components line released   New 2012 Truvativ Components Line Released

Following Truvativ’s recent change in logo, Truvativ released its components line for 2012. The many changes in graphic design, enlargement of the hangers and wider handlebars are just some of the few major updates and changes for the 2012 Truvativ components line.

First stop, the Truvativ Noir line for CX/Race, which are lighter and are all made from carbon fiber material. The T40, T30 and T20 handlebars are unidirectional carbon fiber with traction finish on the stem clamp area. The Noir T40 flat bar is 580 mm and weighs 118 grams. The Noir T40 riser bar is 640-700 mm and weighs 190 grams. The Noir T30 10S flat bar is 170 mm and weighs 180 grams. The Noir T30 flat bar is 600 mm and weighs 136 grams. The Noir T30 riser bar is 680-700 mm and weighs 205 grams. The Noir T20 is 680 mm and weighs 188…

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Shimano Upgrades for MY 2012

shimano upgrades for my 2012   Shimano Upgrades for MY 2012

Shimano has recently announced its upgrades for MY 2012. The popular Japanese company will be offering larger options and a wider variety of components and non-series parts. Shimano will provide more innovative technologies, new groupsets and more high-end updated product developments as part of its Shimano MY 2012 products.

Shimano is more than proud to have implemented the well-planned upgrades and changes. New shifters of Nexus 7 and 8 have been developed as well. The components of Nexus 7 have been brought to the next level with new upgrades; while the Nexus 8 will now be available in white.

Further noted upgrades from Shimano for MY 2012 include Deore’s Dyna-system drivetrain upgrade, now with Ice Technologies, will come with a compatible rear derailleur, Rapidfire Plus shifters and Servo Wave disc brakes. Together with Tiagra Road Race series, Shimano will release a 10-speed drivetrain to the market. The newly innovated…

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2012 Diamondback Dream Liner Mountain Bike

2012 diamondback dream liner mountain bike   2012 Diamondback Dream Liner Mountain Bike

Diamondback shared an exclusive look at the 2012 Dream Liner, a slope style mountain bike.

The 2012 Diamondback Dream Liner was refined and tested for years, and is set to launch at the end of next year for 2012. Taking a brief glance, you can see the Dream Liner received inspiration from the Mission platform, the only difference in frame between the two is the Dream Liner uses a more compact frame and 4 inches of travel.

Component specifications are not dialed in at this point, but a ton of detail went into the frame, using a knuckle box platform based around the belt crank, cradle shock protected, and single pivot full bar design. Its unique ingenuity enables a low leverage ratio plus low compact design for a better center of gravity and a tighter feel.

After Diamondback finished the 2012 Dream Liner frame, they sent all the numbers to…

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Giro d’Italia Director Meets With D.C. Mayor

giro d italia director meets with dc mayor   Giro dItalia Director Meets With D.C. Mayor

After very much speculation over whether or not the Giro d’Italia will begin on US soil, it seems as if the officials are moving one step closer to that goal by meeting face-to-face. Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s director, has met with Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty about starting the 2012 Giro here. Fenty didn’t strike a firm deal, but Mark Sommers, a lawyer who is heading a group trying to get the event here, called the meeting a success. “We can’t say it will 100 percent start here but we think that it is very, very possible and we’re moving forward to work together. There are a lot of things that must happen in the next few weeks before we can say it’s 100 percent. But I think it looks good,” Zomegnan told The Times. Zomegnan presented Fenty, who is a cyclist himself, with a…

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International Olympic Committee Gets Rid of Individual Pursuit

international olympic committee gets rid of individual pursuit   International Olympic Committee Gets Rid of Individual Pursuit

The International Olympic Committee has made a few changes to the track program, including following a UCI recommendation to restructure track events. The 2012 London Olympics will not be featuring the individual pursuit, which is supposed to bring “gender equity” to track events. There will now be more track events for women, a total of five, as opposed to the three they previously had. Now, men and women get five events each. Women will be competing in the sprint, team sprint, team keirin, team pursuit, and new omnium events. The individual pursuit, points race, and Madison events are gone. The IOC’s president, Jacques Rogge, said that they have followed a UCI recommendation to “focus more on endurance events.”…

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