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2011 Trek Madone 6 Series

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2011 trek madone 6 series   2011 Trek Madone 6 Series

When most people hear about the Trek Madone 6 Series they think of Lance Armstrong. But as in previous years, the 2011 Trek Madone 6 Series is also known for being light, responsive and its overall superb performance.

In 2011, Trek Madone 6 Series includes the 6.9 SSL, 6.9 SSL WSD, 6.7 SSL, 6.7 SSL WSD, 6.5, 6.5 WSD, 6.2, and 6.2 WSD. Four models will use Trek’s SSL technology, which ranks well on a scale from 0 to 10: The stiffness associated with the SSL is at about an 8.5; In regards to strength, the SSL scores around an 8.4; And, its elongation lands just under 5.

All the Trek 2011 Madone 6 series bikes use the popular OCLV carbon. OCLV is patented by Trek, and uses Optimum Compaction, meaning the carbon is compressed. OCLV fiber to resin ratio adds to the strength and sheds some weight.


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2011 Redline Proline Series

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2011 redline proline series   2011 Redline Proline Series

Not long ago we shared the 2011 Flight series from Redline, and now we share with you the 2011 Redline Proline series, a step down from the Flight models.

Just like the Flight series, the Redline 2011 Proline series features 9 bikes, which are the Proline Pro 24, Proline Pro XL, Proline Pro, Proline Expert XL, Proline Expert, Proline Junior, Proline Micro, Proline Mini, and the Proline Pitboss.

The line comes in all sizes, and for the most part similar materials and components. For example, the frames for the 2011 Proline series is made from 6061-T6 Aluminum, and the forks are Chromoly (some are butted).

Although the 2011 Proline is a step down from Redline’s Flight series, both feature some of the same components and geometry. With that said, the Proline is still a top tier bmx racing bike.

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2011 Globe Live 3, 2, Mixte Commuter

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2011 globe live 3 2 mixte commuter   2011 Globe Live 3, 2, Mixte Commuter

The 2011 Globe Live series consists of four models, two for men and two for women. The models are the Globe Live 3, Live 3 Mixte, Live 2, and Live 2 Mixte.

The Globe 2011 Live 3 frame is constructed of A1 Premium Aluminum, and like all the Live bikes the 3 is fitted for commuting. Equipped with steel fenders, Globe portieur front rack and kickstand, the Live makes for a fun bike. Available in marina blue, retail is $1,450.

On to the womens side, which is known as the Globe Live 3 Mixte. It features the same frame material, but the frame is a step through. Fenders, racks and a kickstand are also included, plus a belt drive sprocket and chain. MSRP is $1,450, and comes in white.

For the more economically conscious commuter, the 2011 Glove Live 2 is the wiser choice, while the only…

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2011 Redline Urbis Fixed

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First introduced a few months ago, Redline is ready to release the 2011 Urbis fixed.

The Redline Urbis was made popular because of its ability to barspins with a front disc brake. And for 2011, this has not changed.

The 2011 Redline Urbis features full chromoly double butted tubes, full chromoly forks, Redline Alloy cranks with a 36t sprocket, 16t single/fixed cog, and Redline Alloy JR Cruiser.

A new color, white, is available but other than that not much has changed from the 2010 to the 2011 Redline Urbis. Retail price is around $550.

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Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

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chrome citizen messenger bag   Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

Chrome’s InterBike booth was very creative, featuring two stories, giving out free tattoos, and a live messenger bag assembly show. Chrome spoke with us about their most popular messenger bag, the Citizen.

The Chrome Citizen messenger bag comes in three sizes–small, medium and large–where we preferred the medium sized bag (for the riding we partake in). Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, dimensions of 22″ wide, 13″ high, and 7″ deep, and 26 liters (for a medium size), the Chrome Citizen is as stylish as they come.

Chrome’s Citizen bag uses a waterproof 1,000 denier cordura outer shell, weatherproof truck tarp liner, EVA foam padded shoulder strap for comfort, cross chest load stabilizer, and holds up to a 17″ laptops.

Available for your left or right shoulder, the Citizen comes in endless colors. Each size retails at a different price, $120 (small), $140 (medium), and $160 (large).

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2011 Fuji Outland 3.0, 2.0, 1.0 MTB

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For 2011, Fuji redesigned their Outland mountain bikes, which consists of the 3.0, 2.0, and 1.0.

The 2011 Fuji Outland is your all purpose mtb, but is geared towards cross country. In 2010, the Outland used 100mm of travel, but in 2011 it will use 125mm.

Another new feature for the 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 2011 Fuji Outland is the low pressure shock, which is easier to tune, and will last longer.

The rocker is 3D, and keyed. What this means is when the bolt is out of the rocker arms, it will not stick.

Fuji assured us that any pressure applied to the rear end would not result in the 2011 Outland’s seat stay getting any closer to the seat post, which happens to many full suspension mountain bikes. After attempting to do so twice, we gave up.

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2011 Colnago Sprint Track Bike

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2011 colnago sprint track bike   2011 Colnago Sprint Track Bike

Two versions will release of the 2011 Colnago Sprint track bike in December, one for the U.S. market, and one for the rest of the world.

What you see in front of you is the Colnago 2011 Sprint that is available outside the U.S. market. The United States version will not have the same graphics which includes a solid black Colnago decal on the bottom tube and not a triple logo.

Colnago will also remove the cable stops and replace it with clamps, remove the Sprint logo on the top tube, and remove all braze-ons.

The 2011 Sprint is based off the Pista frameset, and is available in white. Retail price is $1,289.

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