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2011 Alma 29er H30 Bike

2011 alma 29er h30 bike   2011 Alma 29er H30 Bike

With a perfect lateral and torsional stiffness ratio, the new lightweight 2011 Alma 29er H30 bike offers great riding. Along with the aluminum design of the frame are diagonal tube andhydroformed reinforcements, which are triple-conified.

29” wheels equip the rider for greater stability and control of the Alma 29er H30. Very competitive, this bike is ideal for racing with its lightweight and rigid components. For riders who are looking for a competition bike that features no loss of pedaling power, this is the perfect machine.

Extremely maneuverable, this bike guarantees quick down hills. 4×4 technology is the innovation that provides the 2011 Alma 29er H30 bike increased stiffness, a more comfortable frame, and reliable pedaling for rough surfaces. Moreover, Direct Cable Routing gives the bike a better look and reduced cable friction, more gear precision, and gears that offer protection from extreme conditions.

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2011 NS Core 3 Bike

2011 ns core 3 bike   2011 NS Core 3 Bike

The Core is one of the authentic freeride hardtail bikes today that will bring the most of your riding needs on most challenging terrains. It is made of steel, which makes it especially strong. The bike is made for maximum stability at high speed and big air with much comfortability. The 2011 NS Core 3 bike features a whole new geometry with a lower center of gravity, shorter rear triangle, black spokes and DT Swiss nipples.

Built with a NS Trimoly CrMo frame, the Core comes with a Suntour Duro DJ D 130mm travel fork and NS Martin Söderström Slim grips without flanges. Other noted specs would include a Prestine loose ball headset, NS Quark stem, Tektro Novela 180 mm/180 mm brakes, Truvativ Howitzer 73 mm BB, Truvativ Ruktion 36/24T, 175 mm cranks, SRAM X3 front – SRAM SX4 medium cage rear derailleurs, Kenda Kinetics 26×2.35 tires and…

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2012 Norco Truax Bike

2012 norco truax bike   2012 Norco Truax Bike

The 2012 Norco Truax is a 7-inch travel free ride oriented bike ideal for an everyday ride. Cyclists who love to pedal up to the trailhead will love this versatile bike, which is designed for a ride to the top of the mountain before descending.

Making the 2012 Norco Truax bike versatile are the seven inches of travel and a slack head tube angle. With its versatility and speed, the 2012 Norco Truax can effectively tackle steep descents, jumps, shore or parks.

To enhance its lightweight, stiff and strong features, the 2012 Norco Truax bike makes use of a one-piece link. To promote an excellent bike structure, the brand Norco also uses 12 x 142 mm rear axle sizing, the Syntace X12 design and a full-length seat tube.

In the front of the 2012 Norco Truax bike is a big tapered head tube. Its geometry is in the middle of full-on…

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2012 Banshee Prime 29er

2012 banshee prime 29er   2012 Banshee Prime 29er

It has been previously noted that Banshee is currently working on a 29er. It is said to be called the 2012 Banshee Prime. 50 frames are to be tested and will undergo the same process as the Legend Mkl. The Prime is intended to be a 29er, which is strong and stiff specially designed for excellent mountain riding of all aspects. The 130mm travel of the Prime will seem to be more like 150 to 160mm if you are used to riding 29ers.

The Banshee Prime will be most playful due to its planned aggressive seat angle and short chainstays but with optimized weight distribution to manage control during technical climbs. Stability and control on high speed descents is one of the targeted objectives to achieve because of its low geometry.

The Prime’s suspension linkage uses the best elements of the VF4B link but minimizes the rotation of the shock…

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2011 Norco Truax

2011 norco truax   2011 Norco Truax

Expected to be available in early June 2011, Norco has launched two models of its Truax, the Truax Team and Truax 1. Aside from the new look, the 2011 Norco Truax is built with key functionality features like A.R.T suspension design, a tapered headtube, asymmetric stays and a Syntace rear-axle system to name a few. Versatility and the advancement of technology comes with the whole package as one of the most high-end freeride bikes that Norco has created.

Jay Hoots, a well respected Norco Factory Team Rider, will be the first to ride the 2011 Norco Truax. Norco finds him deserving for such honor for Jay has been working through the evolution of Norco bikes for ten years.

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2011 Giro – DJ Mountainbike Glove

2011 giro dj mountainbike glove   2011 Giro   DJ Mountainbike Glove

Mountain riders, here’s a durable glove, the 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove, for an all-day session. Designed to tackle tough activities, DJ Mountainbike gloves fits well with a flexible feel.

Durability is guaranteed by its Clarino synthetic leather in the palm and reinforced fingertips in the upper. Other features in the upper that contributes to the wearer’s comfort are the moisture-wicking fabric and 4-way stretch breathable mesh. Also enhancing the wearer’s grip is the silicone fingertip print.

Bar feel and control is improved through the Super Fit engineered Clarino palm. Aside from reduced bulk, the 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove is also designed with a breathable upper that pops with color.

Mountain biking requires gloves with microfiber wiping surface. The 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove has a microfiber wiping surface that is highly absorbent. At the knuckles, there are flex zones meant to boost articulation. Impact energy is distributed by…

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Ghost AMR Lector 8700 Suspension Bike 2011

ghost amr lector 8700 suspension bike 2011   Ghost AMR Lector 8700 Suspension Bike 2011

The Ghost AMR Lector 8700 Suspension Bike 2011 has been updated with carbon seat and chain stays to greatly reduce its weight. The four-bar Horst Link suspension system, which allows 120mm travel, is housed inside a carbon fiber frameset. Also, both the front triangle and rocker linkage are made from carbon. Its proven geometry makes it ideal for tours, marathons and down hill.

With anti-squat technology, the Ghost AMR Lector 8700 Suspension Bike 2011 offers efficient power transmission, enhances traction and eliminates unwanted bobbing. To boost stiffness and stability, the housing width is increased. Adding to the mountain bike’s efficient features is its the hollow-forged MBB (Multifunctional Bottom Bracket). The MBB functions as a bottom bracket adapter, main bearing for the chain stay, connection to the down tube, damper linkage and connection to the seat tube. Through the innovative needle bearing system, friction and break-away torque are reduced. Its…

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