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2011 Velocite Selene

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2011 velocite selene   2011 Velocite Selene

Velocite takes pride in its alloy frame released for 2011 called Selene. Constructed with topnotch quality, the frame features triple butted 7005-T6 alloy, double hand welded custom profile, and 100% shot-peened after welding.

Custom shaped and butted in the factory, each tube of the Selene is custom manipulated for each frame size. Then, to ensure perfect quality and strength, the tubes are hand double-welded.For the first time, a contemporary alloy frame was created not just to match but also exceed the performance of modern carbon fiber frames.

Moreover, the 2011 Velocite Selene is one of the few EN tested road frames. To maximize the torsional stiffness of the frame, all tubes are oversized. These tubes guarantee comparable softness aluminum without compromising steering precision.

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NeilPryde Alize Frameset

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neilpryde alize frameset   NeilPryde Alize Frameset

Riders looking for a great aerodynamic type of frame to use for their bike should probably take expert advice and get the NeilPryde Alize Frameset.

Come crosswind or clutter the new frame set from Alize manages to cut across any type of wind. The Alize frame set features a lot of great and highly technical parts and details that make it truly a great break-away bike that’s truly aerodynamic.

Some of the NeilPryde bike’s technological features include optimized tube profiles for improved aerodynamic performance. It also has an extended Kammtail design for improved stiffness and maximum motion as well as an Integrated seat clamp with QFIT, which helps make riders comfortable with whatever road terrain they might encounter.

Other technology features include : Rib technology in full C6.7 carbon fibre forks, Rear drop-out and Internal cable routing. It is currently priced at $2,600 and available through the official NeilPryde website….

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2011 Velocite Geos Full Carbon Road Frame

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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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Soma x Rivendell Frame

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soma x rivendell frame   Soma x Rivendell Frame

Soma and Rivendell Bicycle Works is working hand in hand on a road frame—Soma x Rivendell Frame. Rivendell is known for its previous projects with Nitto. Soma gives their full trust in Grant Petersen, who will provide them the road sport frame concept that Soma has always wanted.

Current specifications as of today would include San Marcos as a project name. Such name came up from a great place in Guatemala, which is the birthplace of Soma’s main warehouse guy. It’ll come with a threaded fork and flat crown of 1”. Built with full Rivendell lug set with Tange Prestige heat treated tubing, this frame will come into two of the smaller sizes such as 650B.

Grant Petersen will do the designing as Soma is confident enough that he will provide them a design that complies to Soma’s philosophy of being tough, reliable and affordable. The prototype presents several graphic…

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2011 Surly Troll Frame

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2011 surly troll frame   2011 Surly Troll Frame

The 2011 Surly Troll frame is made of 4130 CroMoly steel that provides a flexible kind of ride, which includes a 30.0mm Surly stainless seatpost. Its chainring clearance is 28/38/50t and can be installed with huge tires up to 26 x 2.7”. The front triangle that comes with its sloping toptube gives you enough standover clearance even when you’re running with it on high-volume rubber.

The fork and the frame of the Surly are both equipped with mounts for front and rear racks that would allow you to use the racks, fenders and disc brakes all at once. It also features full line guides for its derailleur and brake housing, fender eyelets, and disc and rim brake mounts.

You could tour with it, cruise with it or simply commute with it. This orange Surly Toll Frame for 2011 could just keep you going all the way to fitness and victory.

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Leader Bikes x FTC x Cream Frame

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Leader Bikes x FTC x Cream Frame   Leader Bikes x FTC x Cream Frame

If you’re in Barcelona, an avid cyclist and in need of a haircut, then this just might pique your interest. San Francisco’s skateboard brand, “For The City” along with Barcelona’s quirky “C.R.E.A.M Barber and Bike Shop” have recently introduced a limited number of custom-painted Leader Bikes x FTC x Cream Frames. Drop by and see these great-looking Leader frames just beside Macba at C/NOTARIAT 7.

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UCI Stickers of Approval Gets Implemented for 2011

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Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the proposed UCI stickers of approval will push through on 2011 with the coverage extending from frames, forks, handlebars, stems to cycling apparel. In theory, manufacturers can submit their product concepts and blueprints to UCI on or before January 1st of next year. UCI will look through them and give its go-signal for production that passes the level of standardization UCI is enforcing.

The approval committee will be headed by Professor Manson, vice-president of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland and also a composite expert. The approved products will be listed on th UCI website.

2009 and 2010 products can obtain backdated approval. As for the negative reception over this new process, UCI states that products carrying the UCI label of approval will be an asset to the manufacturers….

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