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2012 Pinarello FP-Due SRAM Rival Bike

2012 pinarello fp due sram rival bike   2012 Pinarello FP Due SRAM Rival Bike

Updated for 2012, the FP2 is developed by Pinarello as the new FP Due SRAM Rival. While the geometry is still unchanged, the bike gets a new asymmetric design that can be seen mostly in the fork and seat stays of the bike. Its ONDA design offers excellent lateral rigidity, responsiveness, and comfort.

Through its new asymmetry, the offset power delivery of the FP Due SRAM Rival is balanced as its drive train is offset to the right. This is the perfect machine for twisty roads that require speed. For better aesthetics, the frame is color coordinated with the bar, brakes, saddle, seatpost, and stem.

While it is especially designed for climbing and sprinting, the 2012 Pinarello FP-Due SRAM Rival Bike offers perfect balance with wheels that remain planted. Tapering from 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″, the fork’s steerer allows for a stiffer front end to ensure that the handling is…

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2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

2011 litespeed m1sram rival complete bike   2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

A well-mannered race machine, the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is speedy but not twitchy and steady but not slow. Without the weight or dowdy components, the bike rides very smoothly as a traditional road bike.

Everything is kept in place by the SL-250 micro-adjusting aluminum post with an easy-to-operate single bolt. Mavic provides the bike with excellent Aksium wheels that are lightweight enough for road race but are still tough enough to endure a year of demanding rides.

For enhanced hammering comfort, the bars have a 80mm reach, 125mm drop, and a minor 4-degree outward sweep of the drops. While the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is inexpensive, its quality is topnotch and it is available in five sizes, Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, and X-Large.

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