Look 986 2010 SRAM X0 bike

Lightness, comfort and ease of use are the main features of the 986. Owing to the use of high modulus (HM) carbon fiber, in its conception, single shell and tube to tube, the engineers have optimized the frame's weight. The bases and braces have a specific design that improves comport over bumpy terrain. The new saddle stem and elastomers allow the fitering of vibrations and absorb shocks which create fatigue as the miles roll by.

  • Integrated Head Set Cups
  • Built from High Modulus Carbon Fiber for optimal lateral stiffness and light weight
  • All Carbon Monobloc constructed front triangle with reinforced head and down tube
  • Reverse 5 E-Post and integrated seat mast
  • Designed for 80mm-100mm suspension forks

  • Part spec:
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Race 100 PopLoc
  • Rear derailleur: Sram X0
  • Front derailleur: Sram X9
  • Headset: FSA Orbit Z3
  • Cranks: Truvativ Stylo OCT
  • Brakes: Magura Marta 160mm
  • Shifters: Sram X0 twist shifters
  • Cassette: Sram PG-990
  • Chain: Sram PC-971
  • Handlebar: Ritchey WCS flat
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
  • Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
  • Grips: Look
  • Seat Post: Look E-Post
  • Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SLR
  • Tires: Scwalbe Rocket Ron/Racing Ralph
  • Pedals: Look Quartz carbon
    wrench science
    WARRANTY: 5yr
  • MSRP: $4,999.00
    WEIGHT: 23lbs
  • LTdL 2010: 17 Teams Confirm Participation LTdL 2010

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 26 (Bernama) -- Seventeen teams, including Astana, have confirmed their participation at the 15th Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from March 1 to 7.

    Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Yassin Salleh said three of them were of Pro Tour status, a continental professional team, 10 continental teams and three national teams, including Malaysia.

    "We are still waiting for three more teams to confirm their participation until the end of the month," he told reporters at Wisma KBS here Tuesday.

    Astana emerged winners of Tour de France champion last year with riders, Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverda lifting the Vuelta a Espana title.

    Meanwhile, LTdL 2010 technical director Jamaludin Mahmood said with the probable absence of Contador from Astana line-up, he hoped other big names would join the fray.

    "We are awaiting confirmation from Pro Tour (United States) and Columbia High-Tech and Team Sky, both from England. Otherwise, we may have to invite other Asian or European teams," he added.

    List of participants:

    Pro Tour: Astana (Kazakhstan), Caisse D'Epargne (Spain) and Footon-Servetto (Spain).

    Pro Continental: ISD-Neri (Italy)

    Continental: Drapac Porsche (Australia), Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team (Iran), Seoul Cycling Team (South Korea), Marco Polo Cycling Team (China), Aisan Racing Team (Japan), Max Success Sport Cycling Team (China), Le Tua (Malaysia) Team Geumsan Ginseng Asia (South Korea), Azad University Cycling Team (Iran) and Giant Asia Racing Team (Taiwan)

    National teams: Malaysia, Kazakhstan and South Africa.

    -- BERNAMA

    my first ride with pontiancyclingdude in 2010

    I was unable to ride regularly together with my friends because of certain circumstances that hard for me to avoid. But today I was lucky to ride with my buddies again. One of the reason is I am sending my car to my mechanic (John, Buyung's bother) so I took this opportunity to ride with them. I was surprised to know that Bogor also doing his first road cycling. Picture above shows Bogor looks very proud with his new road bike.
    Buyung, our group captain looks cool and calm before the ride.
    We stop halfway to do some quick adjustment on Bogor's bike
    Even though this is Bogor first road cycling, he was very impressive and can follow our peddling easily
    As usual we look for a restaurant for breakfast . We had a tasty soto today.
    On my way back, my bottom bracket making some weird sound. The sound really disturbing me and I was unable to ride the bike fully. As we reached our destination, Buyung quickly check the BB and found out that the right BB was a little loose. After tightening it, the sound gone. Although the ride was short today (45km), the ride was fun and I am hoping to ride again with them regularly.

    vote for my whistlist

    Mavic Crossmax ST

    Shimano XT M775 hydrolik disc-brakes
    SRAM X0 orange (RD,FD, and cassette)
    Fizik Gobi XM saddle
    Camelbak Military Camo hydration bag
    Rock Shox 100mm fork

    Here's are pictures of my dream upgrade whist list for my GT Zaskar MTB bike. All pictures were taken from the net. I am doing a poll in my blog until 2/24 to help me decide the best component upgrade that I should buy. I would like to say thank you for all viewers who have put their votes.

    Lake CX401 CFC

    Description of 2009 Lake CX401 CFC:
    Lake's top of the line CX401 CFC road shoe features a customizable carbon fiber foot bed that can be hand molded to your foot to create a one of a kind fit that provides a stable pedalling platform, all day comfort and minimal heel lift.

  • Closure: Side mounted push/pull BOA lacing system with powerzone in the forefoot
  • Upper: K-Lite Kangaroo leather and mesh with an Outlast temperature regulated heel and tongue liner
  • Outsole: Custom Fit carbon fiber outsole

  • Price: $489.00
    Weight: 235g

    G Shock DW-6900MS Military Inspired

    This newly bought G Shock DW6900MS belongs to my friend, Megat. After we had a good discussion on what current G Shock models that is a good buy to start off, I suggested him to buy this Military Inspired 6900 series which I believed will be great for beginner or long time G shock follower.
    Even though this model was not a limited edition series, I found out that the watch is becoming hard to find in our local watch shops.
    The watch has a 1289 module inside and has been made in Thailand.
    The number (1289=module number) on the band really add some military look to the watch.
    The red letters on the ring was perfect. Here's some translation from the official G Shock Japan website about this watch:

    Popular street design standard G-SHOCK darkness of the color from the theme of "MAT BLACK RED EYE (Red Eye Matte Black)" appeared.
    Matt uses a black whole, adopting the image of coloring activities in the moonless night. LCD LCD and also reversed the direction of unity with the body. The reversal of the red LCD is easy to see in the dark, EL backlight when the lights to ensure adequate visibility in the emission. New Black finished in cool tones model.
    If you look more closely to the picture above, The Frogman MS doesn't have the same matte black as the DW-6900MS. The frogman surprising has black/silver metallic like color on it. Even though they are from the same series, they are both different even in color. I hope this G Shock DW-6900MS will not be the last G Shock watch he bought. May he be in great health wearing this beauty...

    Azizulhasni Awang takes gold in World Cup Keirin

    World silver medallist Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia has captured World Cup keirin gold at the final event of the four-leg series in Beijing.

    The 22-year-old collected sprint silver in Pruszkow last year but in the Laoshan Velodrome - site of the Olympic track cycling competition in 2008 - it was the keirin in which he excelled.

    He proved too strong for Australian rivals Jason Niblett and Daniel Ellis, who took silver and bronze respectively.

    Awang's victory ensures he shares the overall World Cup series crown with Germany's Maximillian Levy as both cyclists finished with 22 points from the four events.

    from eurosport

    Unknown Italian bike


    There are many Italian made bike out there that we never heard off.

    Acqua & Sapone Botecchia bike

    The team has dropped De Rosa and will be riding Bottecchia bikes for the 2010 season. Nice to see a great name in the races again.
    Photo: Bottecchia in team colors; standard SP9 which is available in 3 colors: white-red (shown), white-gray, and white-blue.

    Caisse d'Epargne to pull sponsors

    Caisse d'Epargne will not renew their sponsorship deal with the ProTour team led by Vuelta a Espana champion Alejandro Valverde when it expires at the end of the season, hinting at the team's doping links, the French bank's parent company BPCE said.

    BPCE CEO Francois Perol was quoted by French radio on Friday as saying Caisse d'Epargne would focus on Olympic sponsorship as it shares the same "values" as the bank.

    "There will be a Caisse d'Epargne team competing in this year's Tour de France but the deal will come to an end in 2010 and it won't be extended," Perol told Radio Classique.

    Caisse d'Epargne have sponsored the cycling team since 2005. The bank will now support French athletes competing in next month's Winter Olympics and in the 2012 Games in London.

    "We became the banking sponsors of the French Olympic committee at the very beginning of the year and we will support France teams in Vancouver and in London and we will also support Annecy's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics," Perol said.

    "This decision was taken on managing grounds as we feel we share the same values as those championed by the Olympic movement," he added.

    Team leader Valverde (pictured) has been barred from competing in Italy since May for alleged links to the Operation Puerto anti-doping investigation.

    CONI have said that blood samples Valverde gave at a doping control when the 2008 Tour de France entered Italy for a stage matched DNA from code-named bags of blood discovered in Operation Puerto.

    The Spaniard has always stated his innocence.


    Cinelli MASH

    UPDATE: The Cinelli MASH track frames have been shipped but are roughly 1 month behind schedule and will be hitting the USA shores July 1st. There were some delays revolving around the fork and the MASH guys insisting it be perfect. For those of you who can remain patient you are in for a real treat as the frame is sweet! As many of you know we are tight with the MASH SF crew and helped them build their first prototype, the one you see in the photo, for the Interbike Tradeshow last September. It was definitely the nicest track bike at the show and they were up against the likes of Colnago, Pinarello, De Rosa and others. We would expect nothing less from the likes of Benny Gold, Mike Martin and Garrett Chow.

    Here are some of the specifics:
  • Columbus Airplane (Supersection oversized shape) 7005-T6 aluminum frame construction with rear-facing, steel insert horizontal track dropouts @ 120mm spacing (no brake mount on frame)
  • 1-1/8" Columbus Straight Carbon color matched, carbon/aluminum (blades/steerer) fork with 35mm rake and an integrated headset (41.8mm Campagnolo standard)
  • Includes: headset and seat clamp
  • Color: Grey (gloss light grey and dark grey with white graphics)
  • Weight (frame/fork): 3.3lb/1.23lb (1500g/560g) - size 54cm

  • MSRP: $850.00
    WEIGHT: 3.31lbs

    Mario Cipolini ISD-NERI bicycles

    The ISD-NERI Cycling Team presentation took place today on the outskirts of Verona at the beautiful Villa Quaranta. Mario Cipollini was on hand to present the "Cipollini" bicycles that ISD-NERI will be using this season.

    At the presentation Cipollino revealed how he became involved in creating a Cipollini frame. "In a chance encounter with Federico Zecchetto, founder of Giordana and DMT, the idea arose of producing high-end bicycles. From that day we are working tirelessly, with an engineer for the design and with an Italian company for production of the bicycle. I have made available my name but above all my 30 years of experience in the saddle. We are sure that the that the finished product is the best the riders could ask for.

    Ag2r-La Mondiale kuota bike and san marco saddle

    Selle San Marco has signed on as a technical sponsor to Ag2r-La Mondiale by providing saddles to the French team . Pictured is Rinaldo Nocentini, who wore the yellow jersey in the Tour de France last year for eight days, with the Kuota KOM (King of the Mountain) bike with Selle San Marco saddle he will be riding this season.

    Team Lampre Gaerne carbon G Myst

    Team Lampre announced their new shoes for the 2010 season: GAERNE Carbon G. Myst Plus with the new lock 2D Micro Adjustable Aluminium Buckle, the Safety Lock Strap System and the new Heel Grip Plus patented by Gaerne. The shoes incorporate the blue-fucsia colors.

    Sidi Ergo 2 limited edition 50th anniversary

    To celebrate this anniversary, the company from Treviso has produced a limited edition Ergo 2 Carbon shoe which confirms itself as the top of the line model in the Sidi Sport collection.

    Ergo 2 Carbon 50 features new graphics and an elegant design. It also introduces the new, hand-made Carbon Lite Sole, designed and developed using a mix of composite materials that can maximise the resistance of a sole that undergoes long periods of stress during high performance, while at the same time making it lighter and crush proof. Ergo 2 Carbon 50 graphics are essential and elegant. The all white uppers are embellished with golden trim, the Sidi logo and the unmistakable green white and red Italian flag, making this shoe an authentic jewel of design and technology.

    Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail in order to further add to the prestige of this special edition model. The Ergo2 Carbon 50 kit comes complete with a practical white and gold shoes bag, with attractive packaging similar to a chest containing all the technical information about the product as well as the history of Sidi’s first 50 years. Don’t miss this Sidi limited edition, available starting in March from the best bicycle shops and Sidi Sport dealers, at a suggested retail price of € 330.00, including vat taxes.

    This shoe is destined to become a collector’s item for all cycling fans, who can close their eyes when they wear them and imagine for a moment that they are living and breathing all the magic and excitement of Sidi’s last 50 years. Sidi was founded in 1960 as a workshop and laboratory for making sports shoes, and it has grown to greatness through the feats of champions like Hinault, Moser, Fignon and Kelly. These pioneers were followed by Saronni, Hampsten, Fondriest, Zulle, Indurain, and Ballerini, and then 2 time national champion and Olympic gold medallist Bettini, continuing on to today’s champions which include Basso, Pozzato, Freire, mountain bike ace Absalon and the king of the Tour, Giro and Vuelta, Alberto Contador. Starting with the 1973 Titanium model up to the 2010 Ergo 2 Carbon, Sidi’s secret continues to be summed up in technology, design and comfort. It’s been 50 years of passion and great victories, all for the love of sport. This tradition continues to make us a top player, thanks to the ongoing dedication of the Signori family, with daughter Rosella and son Daniele, and the entire Sidi staff working side by side at the new headquarters in Maser (Treviso) which was inaugurated in 2008, where concept, development and manufacturing of great shoes all come together in one place. Another one of Dino Signori’s dreams come true.

    Ergo 2 Carbon 50 Limited Edition
    Sizes from 38 to 48
    Colours Pearly white, gold trim
    Suggested retail price € 330.00

    Intense SS Slopestyle

    The SS Slope Style has fun written all over it. It feels great right out of the gates and is calling to be ridden. The balance of the bike is phenomenal with a serious stance towards MTB park riding. It makes you feel as if you could throw any tricks over anything you can get your nerves up to hit. The SS Slope Style is built around specific geometry set to redefine how MTB park riding is meant to be. As we all lean towards more travel and having more fun look no further than the SS Slope Style. The frame is built around Intense’s VPP suspension system which delivers industry leading pedaling performance.
    Slope Style specific geometry
    Fox Shox DHX 5.0 Coil
    6.5 inches of travel
    Easton Proprietary EA-6X tubes
    Intense 6061 CNC’d components
    2.6 to 1 low leverage ratio
    Max type sealed bearings
    1.5in headtube
    135mm or 150mm dropouts
    ISCG “OLD” mount compatible
    Front derailleur compatible
    VPP suspension
    • WARRANTY: 2yr
    msrp: usd 2530.00
    weight: 9.5lbs

    Team Sky Pinarello Dogma closeup

    An update closeup pictures of Team Sky Pinarello Dogma with Shimano Dura Ace 7900 Di2

    Yeti 303 RDH Tapered Bike

    The 303 RDH has been one of Yeti’s most popular DH bikes to date. Born last year on the race circuit, the RDH was designed to excel on courses with fast turns, berms and anywhere you might get the bike up in the air. It has a light, lively feel that makes is easy to pop off lips and turn in tight sections.
    Like its older sibling, the 303 DH, the new design uses linear rails to create an ideal shock rate for downhill racing. The single pivot swing arm design is simple and strong it to run shorter rear stays for quick turning prowess in varied terrain.
    By optimizing the frame tubing, linear rail and links, Yeti was able to make the frame light and strong. It has met their highest gravity testing standards in the lab and all-importantly…on the trail.
    Nice details abound this frame: a replaceable, co-molded chain stay protector keeps the bike quiet and protects the frame, the linear rail has laser etched sag markings to make suspension set-up a breeze, the geometry of the frame is easily adjusted with a 5mm bolt and the rear suspension is easily accessible for tuning.

  • 8" travel
  • Tapered steerer tube allows the use of an integrated lower headset cup to reduce front end height
  • Patented 303 linear rail technology
  • Linear leverage rate curve
  • Custom butted hydroformed 7005 alloy tubeset
  • Easy shock removal and access
  • Eccentric shock mount for adjustable geometry
  • Low stand-over height
  • ISCG 05 mounts
  • 12mm x 150mm rear
  • Replaceable dual density chainstay protector
  • Laser etched sag and bottom-out set-up guides
  • Custom sealed bearings
  • Large tire clearance
    Downhill bike kit specs:
  • Frame: Yeti 303R DH Tapered
  • Fork: Fox 40 RC2
  • Headset: Cane Creek S-3
  • Crankset: Truvaitv Hussefelt
  • Chain guide: E-Thirteen
  • Rear derailleur: Sram X-9 medium cage
  • Shifter: Shimano X-7
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50
  • Chain: Shimano
  • Wheels: Mavic Deetracks
  • Tires: Schwalbe Muddy Mary
  • Brakes: Avid Elixer 203 rotors
  • Handlebar: Truvativ Hussefelt
  • Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
  • Grips: Yeti Lock-On
  • Saddle: SDG
  • Seatpost: Truvativ XR double clamp
    wrench scienceWARRANTY: 2yr
  • MSRP: $4,550.00
  • WEIGHT: 40lbs
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