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Van Dessel Rivet Road Bike

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van dessel rivet road bike   Van Dessel Rivet Road Bike

Van Dessel gives the Rivet road bike the latest in carbon fiber frame construction, the tube-to-tube wrapping, which allows the Rivet to distribute excellent power transfer and extreme comfort when riding. The new carbon wrapping construction resulted in a tighter frame that Van Dessel believes to be its most dialed-in frame ever.

The Rivet has a tapered 1.5″ headtube and is BB30 compatible. Available in 7 sizes, it has 31.6mm seat post with a 34.0 front derailleur clamp. The Rivet has many build options that makes it flexible. Although it is better used for racing, the Rivet harvests enough comfort to endure longer rides, too.

Pricing for the frameset—which includes frame, fork and headset—is $1999. For the frameset, with FSA K-Force Lite Ceramic BB30 crankset, the price is $2699. …

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Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite Saddle

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selle smp full carbon lite saddle   Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite Saddle

With a variety of saddles coming up in 2011, the Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite was one of the highlighted among all. Made for the riders who prefers a saddle lighter in weight with a comfortable seating position, the 100% full carbon structure saddle encompasses a top design seat from Selle for mountain and road use.

Selle SMP’s Full Carbon Lite is built for those with a medium-wide pelvis, hence the reason for a completely free central channel along with Selle’s original eagle-beak nose.

Weighing in at 119g the Selle SMP Carbon Lite Saddle is available in 3 sizes (M-L-XL). Colors to pick from are the original Clear-coated woven carbon fiber (as seen in the picture), and one with a Gloss White finish with a heavier weight of 175g compared to the original one which is just 119g.

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2011 De Rosa Merak

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2011 de rosa merak   2011 De Rosa Merak

The Merak from De Rosa is its top of the line product for 2011. Currently the frame, with its “New Merak” project focuses on the use of carefully selected eye-level carbon fiber composite materials matched with a specific resin that takes on different features to fully develop and strengthen its performance, is underway. The outcome of this project ensures high rigidity, lightness, durability and maximum aero elasticity of performance.

The new Merak could be fitted with a BB30 central movement and with its “High Moment Inertial Tafer” steering tubes, which could adapt the use of 1.1/2 bearings and the larger fork designed for it. An elliptical saddle support of 25mm adjustment is also integrated into its seat pillar for aerodynamics.

With massive seatstays and chainstays, its shape and design is remarkable with eye-catching graphics to go along with its unique color scheme that features glitter in a starduster finish.

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2011 Scott Speedster S35

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2011 scott speedster s35   2011 Scott Speedster S35

The Speedster S35 was based on Scott’s S30 but differs on more clearance under the fork crown and rear bridge. Lightweight at 9.08 kg, it bears a configuration that was designed and tested for comfort and stable handling with a double-butted 6061 alloy tubing frame, hydroformed chainstays and integrated headtube.

It has a Speedster carbon/alloy fork integrated with a 1 1/8” alloy steerer and a headset of integrated steel cup. It is fully equipped with Shimano and Truvativ components. With SKS mudguards, the Scott Speedster S35 also has Tiagra ST-4500 Shimano Shifters and an 18 speed dual control together with brake levers. Its brakes and cartridge pads are Scott Pro SCBR-520.

For bars and stem, it uses Scott Road Pilot Pro OS Anatomic 31.8 mm and Scott Road Pilot Pro OS1-1/8″ respectively. Scott Comp hubs and Continenta Ultra Sport tires are also found on the Speedster. With a Scott Road Team…

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Vitus Vitesse VR

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Vitus Bikes makes a successful comeback in the cycling scene with its flagship road bike, the Vitesse VR. Aimed at pleasing serious racers, the Vitesse VR features a high-modulus 3k weave carbon monocoque frame and fork that is specifically designed to handle any road challenge it faces.

With a semi-integrated headset, it also brings power steering with Controltech handlebars, stem and seatpost. Vitus further equipped the Vitesse VR with Shimano 20-speed Ultegra drivetrain and wheelset.

Other parts include Vitus CrN/Ti-alloy rail saddle and Schwalbe Blizzard Kevlarguard 700x23c tires. For grips, there’s the Vitus Dual compound. The Vitus Vitesse VR weighs 7.58kg (56cm) and retails at $3083….

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Louis Garneau Gennix R1 Ultimate

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louis garneau gennix r1 ultimate   Louis Garneau Gennix R1 Ultimate

The Gennix R1 Ultimate is Louis Garneau’s flagship road bike model. It bears 25 years of manufacturing innovation in cycling with features that resulted in a mean driving machine meant for road racing.

It has extra-wide chainstays and a Press-Fit BB system. For more stiffness and stability, the Gennix R1 Ultimate comes with an oversized tapered headtube and a total integration design, which allows for internal cable routing.

The No Void Molding technology is also applied to ensure optimum frame structure via inner molds. Together with Exo-Nerv, ultra-high modulus carbon and Nano bonding, the R1′s frame is stiff and light.

The Gennix Unit OS fork has monocoque construction with a 1.5 crown design for a more rigid hand. It comes with Shimano Dura-Ace C50-CL wheelset and a DI2 electronic 10-speed drivetrain.

With six frame sizes to choose from and in black-white color, the Gennix R1 Ultimate promises victory in any race….

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2011 De Rosa King3 RS

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2011 de rosa king3 rs   2011 De Rosa King3 RS

The King3 RS from De Rosa Bicycles uses a new carbon fabric composition and comes in two versions for 2011. It has 50% more high modular tubing with an additional 10% T-700SC material. The 46T HS40 carbon pre-Preg makes it 40% stronger than the previous model.

The first version has a monocoque base while the second version, RS Custom, has a central BB30, oversized 1 1/8-1 1/2 steering and was built with the use of a laying technique to increase rigidity and absorb vibration better.

The King 3 RS is used by the Fly V Racing Team in Australia. It features Campagnolo Dura-Ace shifters and braking system, Look Keo pedals and Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR wheels with Vittoria Corsa Evo tires. It also makes use of Fizik Antares saddle and has a bottle cages by Elite.

There are four color schemes available for the 2011 De Rosa KRS. You can choose from…

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