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2011 Black Market Killswitch

2011 black market killswitch   2011 Black Market Killswitch

The 2011 Black Market Killswitch now comes in an aluminum frame, making it lighter, more responsive and stiffer than ever. The 2011 Killswitch uses a 6061 T6 aluminum customized tubeset with the Black Market’s Hammer Link design. The full suspension frame handles well for slopestyle and dirt jumping, given its progressive rear wheel travel. It also has CNC’d linkages and replaceable nylock nuts.

The Killswitch comes in three top tube lengths (21″, 22″ and 23″), with a 30.9mm seat tube and 12.5″ BB height. A 16″ chainstay and 34.9mm collar seat clamp can also be found with a 69 degree head angle.

With aluminum pivots and threaded inserts at all bolt locations, the Killswitch is paired with custom X-fusion 02 RCX rear shock with a 6.5″ x 1.5″ stroke. The 44mm cartridge sealed bearing headset can fit a 1 1/8″ steerer tube. The 2011 Killswitch frame is available in limited edition polished…

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2011 Chromag Aperture

2011 chromag aperture   2011 Chromag Aperture

Chromag releases its latest frame for 2011, the Aperture. Due in March, the Aperture is a mid-weight frame that is ideal for all-mountain and XC riding. Lightweight at 5.65 lbs, the frame uses Sanko chromo tubing that’s custom made to match the CNC dropouts, polished stainless steel ISCG tabs and headtube badge.

The Aperture’s geometry follows that of Chromag’s Samurai frame, which is optimized for 120-140mm forks. It has a headset size of 1.125 inches and a seatpost size of 27.2mm. Bottom bracket height is at 12.25 inches and a BB shell of 68mm. The chainstay length is 16.5 inches while 4.5-inch headtube can give a 68 degree head angle with 71 degree seat tube angle for 125mm travel fork.

Retail price is £475 and the frame can now be pre-ordered. The 2011 Chromag Aperture will be available in sizes of S, M, L and XL and in colors of…

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2011 MDE Pusher

2011 mde pusher   2011 MDE Pusher

MDE Bikes ushers in a new mtb downhill trail park oriented frame for 2011, the Pusher. It has a rear travel of 190mm and uses the I-link suspension system from MDE. The I-link suspension system provides progression along the compression curve of the frame. It also uses the MDS or MDE Dropout System which allows for six different choices when it comes to rear dropouts.

The 2011 MDE Pusher has a head tube angle of 65 degrees and 367mm bottom bracket height. The chainstay length is 17.40 inches and without shock, the frame weighs 3600 grams. It also uses a Bsa 83mm bottom bracket.

The seatpost for the MDE Pusher measures 30.9mm and has a 1.5″ headtube. There is no front derailleur although it has ISCQ 03-05 mounts and is Hammershimdt ready. The 2011 MDE Pusher shines in colors of fluo yellow, deep blue and racing red.

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2011 FRM 29er Frames

2011 frm 29er frames 1 300x245   2011 FRM 29er FramesItalian company FRM releases its 2011 MTB 29er frames. The three new frames are the Anakin, Galaxy 29er and the 8HP 29er. All frames are handmade in Italy with the best quality carbon materials. The Anakin features drive side chains, integrated seat dome and Kevlar coated downtube. It also has a tapered headset, BB92 Press-Fit bottom bracket shell, integrated headset and a front derailleur called “FD-M ZX”. The new derailleur allows for 36 to 40 outer rings and the frame weighs 1220g.

The Galaxy 29er shares nearly same features as the Anakin. It has a large stand over clearance and has more sloping on its design. It has rounded tube on its main triangle with an optimized rear triangle. Made from the same carbon material, the Galaxy 29er weighs 1050g.

The 8HP 29er frame is made with a triple butted 7005 alloy known as the Easton Ultralite Race alloy. It features…

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2011 Dartmoor Product Line

2011 dartmoor product line 6   2011 Dartmoor Product Line

Polish brand Dartmoor gives a sneak preview of its 2011 line to be showcased at EuroBike. Here are some products upgraded from 2010 together with other new items.

The dirt jump slopestyle full suspension mtb frame Shine is still one of Dartmoor’s best-sellers. It has butted aluminum 7005 tubes, 100mm travel and can run on singlespeed drive. Headtube sized for 1.5” headset and weighs 2.8kg without shock. It comes in colors of lime, silver and white.

The Cody frame comes in colors of blue, lime and black matte. The frame is muti-butted with seamless CrMo 4130 tubes. The bars are fully heat-treated to make it durable. It has one-piece hydroformed chainstay and internal gusset headtube. It is one of the lightest frames for dirt jumping at 204kg.

Another lightweight frame for dirt jump is the Two6Player. It has butted and heat-treated aluminum 7005 tubes and standard threadless headset. It comes with oval…

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2011 Descendence Akuma, 3point5 Frames

2011 descendence frames 1 300x185   2011 Descendence Akuma, 3point5 FramesTim Felton of Australia brings to the market his latest mountain bike frames for 2011 by the brand Descendence. The two frames are Akuma and the Descendence 3point5.

The 2011 Akuma is 100% straight gauge Cro-moly tubing. it has anodized bolts and washers as well as replaceable Titanium dropouts. It weighs 9.5lbs without the shock. The fine detailing on this frame is amazing and best of all, Descendence accepts custom-made orders for riders who would like a lighter or heavier bike.

The Descendence 2011 3point5 weighs only 3.2 lbs. The frame was built for speed and weight to your advantage. it uses a triple butted steel and have strong sealed tubes in CNC machined aluminum. It has a 68 degree angle and an authentic steel encryption. Lastly, it has a seat tube with a unique gusset.

Source: PinkBike

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SL9, SL7, 703 Aero TT-Tri Teschner Frames

sl9 sl7 703 aero tt tri teschner frames   SL9, SL7, 703 Aero TT Tri Teschner Frames

Teschner Bikes of Australia introduces 3 frames to the U.S. market, the SL9, SL7 and 703 Aero TT-Tri.

The SL9 is the lightest carbon road frame in the line up at 850g and a fork which weighs 390g. It features a high modulus carbon frame with 1k weave top layer. The carbon was hot and cold processed and the SL9 has a stiff front end. It also has a molded one-piece dropout, chainstay, reinforced BB with seat tube and down tube extensions.

The SL9 also sports massive chainstays and headtube which can accommodate Zero Stack headset. The downtube is larger which extends to a slightly curved and slender seatstays. The SL9 frameset includes Fork, Headset, Carbon Seatpost, Seat Post Clamp, Cable + Chain Stay Protector, and Spare Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
. It comes in colors black/green, black/red, red black/red and gloss white/green.

The SL7 has similar specs as with the SL9. It…

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