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2011 Giant TCR Advanced 1

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Giant takes the TCR Advanced 1 to a whole new level in 2011. It now has the Shimano Ultegra 6700 drivetrain, Giant’s Contact handlebar and stem and Michelin Pro3 Light folding tires. The TCR Advanced 1 is made with Giant’s Advanced-Grade composite materials, andcrafted and shaped in a monocoque construction, which results in an extremely light yet highly durable frame.

For 2011, the Compact Road Design element was present in the TCR Advanced 1. The compact configuration equates to more speed while keeping it stiff yet comfortable with its vertical compliance adjustment. With a PowerCore bottom bracket and OverDrive headtube, the TCR Advanced 1 enables a better climb and sprint experience.

Average retail price for a complete bike is $3100. It comes in 6 sizes with the total weigh of the bike dependent on its components and parts.

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2011 Cannondale SuperSix 5 105

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Cannondale introduces its top Elite road range called SuperSix with its first Shimano 105 groupset in the SuperSix 5 105 model for 2011. The latest road bike also features oversized Beatbox BB area and hourglass shaped rear stays. For better torsional stiffness, Cannondale incorporates 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ tapered carbon steerer and Hollowgram Si SL BB30 crank system in the SuperSix 5 105.

The SuperSix 5 105 chainset is a compact 50/34T or 53/39T FSA Gossamer while the saddle is a Prologo Scratch Pro T2.0. Other details include Mavic Aksiums for wheels with Shimano RS10 rims, hubs and spokes. For brakes, it has Tektro R580 dual pivot and Shimano 105 shifters and levers.

The 2011 Cannondale SuperSix 5 105 weighs 7.9kg and comes in two colors, matte Exposed Carbon and Team Replica.

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2011 Fuji SST 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

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When speaking of road series, Fuji now comes in line again with its 2011 Fuji SST 1.0 (Black/White), 2.0 (Midnight/White), and 3.0 (Fuji Red/White) models. All three come in 6 sizes to choose from.

The Fuji SST 1.0 features its High Modulus D-6 carbon frame, integrated seat mast, oversized PIIS BB, and double water bottle mounts. Shimano Dura-Ace dominates the parts category, including the front and rear derailleur, shifters. A FC-330 carbon monocoque w/RIB tech, along with a tapered carbon steerer and drop out is what its forks are made of.

Fuji SST 2.0 & 3.0 has many parts in common: They possess the same main frame out of C-4 UD carbon, integrated head tube of 1 ¼” lower, aero seat tube and oversized PIIS BB with dual water bottle mounts. Also, a C-4 carbon thin seats, oversized chain stay w/ETC and forged aluminum drop out with a replaceable hanger is…

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Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike models

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felt recalls 2009 road bike models 1 300x92   Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike modelsFelt Bicycles formally announces a voluntary recall of approximately 2,100 Felt bicycles with models of B12, B16 and S32. They were sold from October 2008 through May 2010 at a price range of $2,300-$3,100.

The road bikes were manufactured by ADK Technology Limited from China. The recall was in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This was due to seven reports that the bicycle fork steer tubes broke while in use, resulting in injury.

Although only minor injuries were suffered, Felt Bicycles requested the recall to avoid future accidents. The B12 road bikes have carbon fiber frames and forks with aluminum steer tubes. They also come in gloss silver/carbon colors.

The B16 have the same makings but comes in matte black/red. The S32 road bikes have aluminum frames and steer tubes with carbon fiber forks. They are available in colors gloss white/red.

For customers who own the recalled models, please contact your…

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Cervélo R5ca – California Road Bike

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After two years of studying and crafting, Project California has finalized its new bike frames. Phil White and engineer Don Guichard were ready to show off their initial results after the Tour of California. The R5ca or California as it is called, is Cervélo’s latest creation, an ultra-light steed that weighs as little as 680 grams including the hardware.

The makers of this frame are planning to produce 300 of these this year making it sort of limited edition. With a tag price of $9,800 for this frame, it also comes with a fork, headset, zero-offset seatpost and a bundled Rotor crankset (they are not as bad they look). But the facility does not only aim on selling frames, they are also designing, testing and analyzing each product that they fabricate.

The frame is made of 350 different plies of carbon that took about 90 minutes just to cut. With a…

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