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2011 Moots Psychlo X RSL

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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 Yeti ARC-X

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2011 yeti arc x   2011 Yeti ARC X

The production was supposed to be limited only to Yeti‘s employees but soon the demand for the 2011 ARC-X was overpowering. Made from 7005 aluminum alloy, hydroformed tubes, the ARC-X is a ‘cross bike that’s responsive and comfortable through mud trails and rough terrain.

TIG welded for a lightweight bike, the ARC-X has contoured seatstays and chainstays with a shoulder mount incorporated on the top tube. The slight curve makes it easy for shouldering as it’s the goal of its “full loop” design. It features a 68mm bottom bracket shell with 113mm spindle.

Yeti equips the ARC-X with SRAM Apex components that allows only cantilever brakes. It has a 27.3mm seatpost and can fit 700x40c tires. Front derailleur has a 31.8mm bottom pull and the rear wheel has a 130mm spacing with a standard 10mm QR axle. It’s colored turquoise with black and white decals. …

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2011 Van Dessel Gin and Trombones

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2011 van dessel gin and trombones   2011 Van Dessel Gin and Trombones

The Van Dessel Gin and Trombones cyclocross bike underwent several modifications for 2011. Made from 7005 triple-butted aluminum alloy, the tubes are TIG welded for a lighter build and has seatstays made from carbon fiber.

To match the frame, the Gin and Trombones have a cross-specific carbon fiber fork and a tapered 1.5″ headtube. The headtube has a thick gusset to make it more rigid. An oversized downtube and oval shaped top tube gives way to wide chainstays, giving the Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike great front and rear mud clearance.

Another modification for the 2011 model is having the cable housing of the rear derailleur run from the top tube to the derailleur, making it free from any hindrances. It is now fitted for BB30 press-fit bearings or an option for the traditional 68mm threading.

The 2011 Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike maintains to give maximum performance with less bounce and…

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2011 Charge Filter Hi

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2011 charge filter hi   2011 Charge Filter Hi

The 2011 Charge Filter sports a traditional geometry, ideal for commuting as well as cyclocross racing. With Tange Prestige Cromoly frame and fork, the Filter Hi shows a semi-compact build. It has SRAM Apex components and Truvativ 50/34 chainset.

For brakes, the Filter Hi has Avid Shorty 4 cantilevers. The FSA Vero compact handlebar has a shallow profile and matches with the FSA TH-857 headset. Optional mudguards can be placed due to longer chainstays.

Finishing the road bike are Charge Spoon saddle, Alex wheels with Charge hubs and Kenda Small Block 8 tires….

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2011 BH Bikes RX1

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bh bikes rx1   2011 BH Bikes RX1

BH (Beistegui Hermanos) Bikes remains a leader in the cyclocross category with its 2011 RX1. One of the new features that makes the RX1 special is the use of the T500 high-modulus monocoque carbon fiber in its frame. The BH RX1 also has a 1.5″ tapered fork, oversized fork legs and a BB30 bottom bracket shell. All of these parts and components equate to a lighter road bike, only 17.2 lbs.

A new internal top tube cable routing is in place to maximize the shape of the top tube, making it great for shouldering. There’s a BB30 60mm and the BH RX1 is available in four sizes—52, 54, 56 and 57. It weighs 18.3 lbs when spec’d with Shimano Ultegra components.

Tested for cyclocross racing, the BH Bike RX1 has an MSRP of $2150 for the frameset with headset and 31.6 FSA SLK carbon. The complete bike with SRAM Rival components…

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2011 Focus Mares CX 1

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2011 focus mares cx 1   2011 Focus Mares CX 1

The Mares CX 1 is the top-end model of Focus Bikes for 2011. Priced at $4300, it is built with only the best of what Focus Bikes can offer. Come 2011 cyclocross season, you will find the U.S. Rapha Focus team racing on the Mares CX 1.

Focus Carbon material was used for the frame and fork. It features a BB30 bottom bracket shell and a tapered headtube. The cyclocross bike is powdercoated to make it scratch resistant and can withstand impact well.

The SSPS or Stable Stiffness Per Size technology is applied to the frame, which enhances rigidity and performance as the frame size matches the rider’s weight and height.

The Mares CX 1 has carbon dropouts and uses a carbon layup process. It is equipped with SRAM Force components, 3T cockpit and Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO tires.

Made in Germany with Prologo Scratch PRO saddle and Avid Ultimate brakes, the…

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