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2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset

2011 time rx instinct carbon frameset   2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset

Time has released a carbon frameset for 2011, the RX Instinct. While this frameset enjoys the advantages of an extremely fast road bike, it also features Time’s Ergodrive geometry that offers a more relaxed riding position.

A less aggressive position is achieved, thanks to the taller head tube. This is ideal to sportive riders and to anyone who has a back problem. One topnotch technology featured by the frameset is the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) that makes it a perfect racing machine.

With liquid polyamide fibers, jolts and shocks to the frame are reduced. Built through the unique three-step process of Time, the 2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset is designed for optimal back comfort. This makes it ideal for long-distance riders.

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2011 Velocite Geos Full Carbon Road Frame

2011 velocite geos full carbon road frame   2011 Velocite Geos Full Carbon Road Frame

New from Velocite is a full carbon road frame, ideal for riders looking for a very light and affordable bike that guarantees great performance. The Velocite Geos frame is at par with the other top lightweight frames. But what makes it stand out is its unique construction.

Front end stability is guaranteed by its full carbon BB30 shell and an asymmetric 1.5” headtube. Along with the reduced weight and increased stiffness at the mechanical contact points, the Velocite Geos also takes pride in its unique sloping design and a compact rear triangle.

A standard full carbon seat post helps maximize comfort during tough rides. Ideal for climbing, the 2011 Velocite Geos Full Carbon Road Frame features sloping geometry that exposes most of the seat post so it dampens vibration very efficiently.

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2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike

2011 blur trc carbon trail bike   2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike

Featuring a 2.5 kg frame with shocks included is the new trail bike from Santa Cruz named Blur TRc thanks to its carbon fiber, as c in its name stands for carbon, along with its lay-up process. With 68-degree head tube and 72.5-degree seat tube, the angles of this all carbon trail bike are very relaxed.

The carbon fiber frame is combined with essentially flex-free VPP design, which offers 5 inches of rear wheel travel. This results to the most rigid chassis among all competitions. 0.3-inch shorter chain stays and the slackened headtube offers a longer wheelbase.

Along with its more progressive and crisp suspension, the 2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike provides excellent pedal efficiency. For more firmness, the trail bike has a 13.1-inch bottom bracket. However, the bottom bracket does not show flexibility.

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