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UCI Stickers of Approval Gets Implemented for 2011

uci stickers of approval gets implemented for 2011   UCI Stickers of Approval Gets Implemented for 2011

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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DMRCOLOUR Swarm Stem and Wingbar

dmrcolour swarm stem and wingbar   DMRCOLOUR Swarm Stem and Wingbar

DMR introduces the Swarm Stem and Wingbar, quality alloy parts for dirt jump and slopestyle riding. The Swarm Stem has laser etched graphics on its CNC machined body. With a stack height of 30mm, it has a zero degree rise and uses standard mounts. Part of the DMRCOLOUR components, the Swarm Stem has an anodized finish that gives off a shiny appearance yet has a notable anti-scratch quality. Weighing 265 grams, the Swarm Stem is available in red, blue, purple, grey, green and black colors. Retail price is $65.

The Wingbar is made from 6061 heat-treated alloy. The handlebar is double-butted, tapered and bulging in its shape with 38mm rise. DMR made it tough enough to be used on XC, single track and BSX with 726mm in width. Together with the Swarm Stem, the Wingbar comes from the DMRCOLOUR group. This makes it scratch-proof with anodized finish. It has two…

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VCRC Team Handlebar and Stem

vcrc team handlebar and stem   VCRC Team Handlebar and Stem

VCRC Bike specializes in making ceramic bearings and for 2011. It releases its latest lightweight alloy product, the Team Handlebar and Stem. VCRC came up with the idea of using full 7050 alloy after countless customers and sponsored riders’ feedback. The bar has a seamless design that is slightly flat on the top with a groove under for cable routing.

The Team handlebar has a 31.8 clamp size, 70mm in reach and 125mm drop. There’s a round bend to make the drops comfortable. Available in 42cm (282g) and 44cm (287g), the Team handlebar retails at $79.

The Team stem matches the Team handlebar with every stroke. It stands firm for sprints or climbs as it is made from 6061 lightweight alloy. The stem measures 41mm stack height with 31.8 oversize clamp, 1 1/8 steerer clamp and a +/-6 degree rise. It comes in sizes of 100mm (160g) 110mm (170g) 120mm (175g).

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2011 Deda Elementi Handlebar and Stem

2011 deda elementi handlebar and stem 1 300x184   2011 Deda Elementi Handlebar and StemFor 2011, Deda Elementi reveals its 35mm stem and handlebar interface at Eurobike 2010. The standard is now at 31.8mm stem and handlebar but Deda Elementi wanted to reach another demographic of cyclists who can handle a plus size bar. The 35mm new handlebar and stem guarantees durability and stability in its design.

The M35 handlebar has a 35mm diameter and weighs 210 grams. It is very stiff during sprints and is round across the full top portion. There’s no need for the top to be taped. It comes in 3 colors, carbon, red and white. The width sizes are 42-44-46cm.

The stem is called the Trentacinque and has a weight of 136 grams. Length sizes are 90-100-110-120-130mm. It has an 82 degree angle and clamp diameter of 35mm. The colors are white, red and black matte.

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SE Power Wing Handlebar

se power wing handlebar   SE Power Wing Handlebar

Those looking for a new handlebar to complete a old school SE Bike, or if your in need of a new classic handlebar, the Power Wing bars are now shipping out.

The SE Power Wing handlebar comes in black, chrome, raw and white. Constructed with a 10 degree backsweep, 28.5″ wide, 8.25″ rise, and 1 degree upsweep. Weighing in at 28 ounces, to purchase contact your local SE dealer.

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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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Leader Trick Star Cross Bars

leader trick star cross bars   Leader Trick Star Cross Bars

Many companies are releasing fixed gear components, and Leader Bikes has been doing this for awhile, but they are constructing more freestyle parts. Here we have the Leader Trick Star Cross Bars, featuring a 25.4 clamp area, 3 inch rise, and is 27 inches in length. Ruler like measurements are placed, so cutting down can be more precise. The trick star cross bars are heat treated butted Cr-Mo, and made in Taiwan. Retail price is $69.00, and your choice of black, raw clearcoat, and white (not available yet).

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