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2011 Kenda King of Traction Mountain Bike Tire

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Designed with aggressive tread pattern, Kenda’s spike tires, called the King of Tractions, guarantees reliable grip in nasty mud. Resistance is kept rolling down by the tires’ lower central knobs and the very hard porcelain-like rubber compound.

On the other hand, this very hard rubber compound has a downside. Riders will find it evident that on damp or hazily slimy surface, especially where there are roots, minimal surface area contact is provided by the V-shaped cross-section with the rough terrain.

To tackle wet and loose terrain with maximum tread clearing and traction, the 2011 Kenda King of Traction Mountain Bike Tire is made with aggressive knobs. Giving the bike sufficient grip on thick mud are the thin, round casing cuts of the tire.

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2011 BH Peak 6.8

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Riders looking for an ultralight mountain bike should come across the 2011 BH Peak 6.8 and say “wow”.

This new bike was designed for maximum output with minimum weight drag. It features a great amount of components and definitely delivers the same brand of quality from BH Bikes.

The Peak’s frame will feature SR Suntour Raidon X1 RL Air forks and an FSA Headset. Shimano’s optimum performance also makes the cut as several components use the brand, including the shifters (using the Shimano Deore 3X9), brakes (Shimano M445 160), gears (Shimano SLX), derailleurs and the cassette.

The bike is lightweight and features a great amount of stiffness and rigidity and also has the perfect balance. It is currently priced at $1297.48 and is available online….

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2011 Alpinestars MTB Hyperlight Jersey

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Tailored from a very lightweight fabric, the 2011 Alpinestars MTB Hyperlight Jersey features a sleek design that reflects its reliable sporting performance. Mesh inserts are strategically put in the jersey to guarantee the finest cooling when riding.

For those who usually ride with their phone and mp3 player, the jersey has a flat rear pocket with a multimedia compartment, which allows for convenient storage of these gadgets. To optimize comfort and performance, the material used in the jersey is not only ultra-lightweight but also moisture wicking.

While riding, the 2011 Alpinestars MTB Hyperlight Jersey has an elongated back lower hem that keeps it tucked in. Added to the sleek, well-fitted performance cut is the full length front zipper and crew neck for added comfort and convenience.

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2011 Drag Ontario Limited Edition

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The 2011 Drag Ontario limited edition is made to push the limits in going uphill and downhill without having to lose speed when changing gears. Built straight from the heart of Bulgaria, this hardtail is built with quality components. The framework is well-refined in aluminum 6061 Drag Ontario Yoke Type chainstay and Suntour XCM-M-LO fork of 120 mm stroke.

Built with SR Suntour XCT cranks, the 2011 Drag Ontario limited edition features Shimano derailleurs that assure consistent balance and speed even on rough terrains.

Specifications:
Tires: Schwalbe CX Comp, 26 “x 2.0″
Brakes: TekTro IO, disc rotor 180 mm
Pedals: Marwi SP-910S, 9 / 16 “aluminum
Seat: Selle Royal Energy
Handlebar: FSA XC-300 ATB, 31.8 мм
Headsets: VP Components A88, 1-1/8 “…

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2011 NS Core 3 Bike

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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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2011 Truvativ Descendant Crankset

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Truvativ has finally made the crankset available to the public used by Steve Peat, who is the 2009 Downhill World Champion. A specified downhill-race crank, Truvativ used the same forged alloy 7050 arm material found in the DH Holzfeller freeride bike. But with a second-shaving 822g package, which is 240g less than the Holzfeller. The Descendant is built with a totally renewed GXP bottom bracket with Gutter Seal Technology.

The 2011 Truvativ Descendant crankset comes with a podium that has no room for compromise. Available in three arm lengths to choose from, 165mm, 170mm and 175mm All come in black color with two gear ratio options, 36t and 38t. Recommended chain is 9/10 Speed compatible. …

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2012 Banshee Prime 29er

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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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