ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | Pinarello Dogma Carbon Road Frameset 2011 White/Silver

4 Dec

DETAILS

The Pinarello Dogma Carbon Road Frameset welcomes you to the world of asymmetrical design. Traditionally built frames inherently flex more on one side than the other due to torque you apply during the pedal stroke. Pinarello designed the Dogma after carefully calculating variances in how much the frame distorts on the left side vs. right (as well as in other key areas); then Pinarello built each section (or counter section) of the frame to compensate for these variances. The DogmaAAAs design is completely unique thanks to those subtle differences in frame composition; for example, the right side of the top tube is rounded, while the left half is squared off. The chain stays, seat stays, and fork blades also have similar subtle dimension differences. The Dogma also features 60HM1K-grade carbon built to withstand 60 tons per square centimeter, thus reducing your chances of downgrading the frame to wind chimes after touching wheels on the final corner of a crit race.

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ROAD BIKE PART REVIEWS | Diamondback Podium 7 SL Bike Frameset

24 Oct

ROAD BIKE PART REVIEWS | Diamondback Podium 7 SL Bike Frameset

Product Features

  • AMMPSL Carbon Monocoque Competition Road Frame
  • AMMP CFT Carbon Podium Fork w/ Carbon Taper Steerer Tube
  • FSA No.42 Taper headset
  • Di2 semi-integrated cable routing
  • Alloy Seat Clamp

Product Description

AMMP + ORC = Light, Strong and Responsive The Diamondback Podium 7 is our top of the line carbon competition road racing machine. When we first set out planning this project we all agreed that the goal was to create the ultimate road frame. From the aggressive carbon shapes to the latest internal cable housing design, we made this product with no expenses spared. Some of the highlighted features include its sub 900 gram frame to the newly designed tapered Continuous Fiber Technology full carbon fork with integrated carbon crown race. The Podium will surely continue its legacy of winning races at the highest levels of the sport. The process began with many discussions on how to make a carbon road bike more user and performance friendly not just for the top racers of the world but also the weekend road warriors that ride thousands of miles a year. At the same time we strive to maintain the ride quality that is a trademark of Diamondback Podium bikes. We looked at the handling, feel, weight, geometry of each frame and each size so we can make sure every product has our signature Diamondback feel. We then do conceptual sketches, 3D Modeling, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and then refine it some more before we even make the first steel mold. We set clear and concise goals to make the Podium a world-class frame and we strive to make an already incredible product…better. That is the Diamondback Design Philosophy…

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ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | Famous Maker Road Bike 105

24 Oct

ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | Famous Maker Road Bike 105

Famous Maker Road Bike 105
If you’re long overdue for a shifting upgrade, then you can’t go wrong with the Famous Maker Road Bike with 105. Shimano 105 is the little, little brother to Dura Ace, and incorporates almost all of the amazing technology found in the Shimano’s highest end road group. From internal cable routing, to clean, precise shifting and the ability to handle up to a 28 tooth rear cog, 105 does it all. And at this price, we’re basically throwing in a frame and some wheels for free. Except this frameset comes from a factory that makes some of the top road bikes out there, they just never got around to painting and branding it.
  • Ultra-lightweight 6061 alloy frame is stiff enough to race and durable enough for everyday riding
  • Shimano 105 shifters and derailleur deliver crisp, accurate, consistent shifting
  • FSA Gossamer crankset is lightweight and uses ramped chainrings for excellent front shifting
  • Alex AL270 wheelset is stiff and durable enough for everyday riding

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ROAD BIKE PART REVIEWS | Vuelta Corsa Pro Road Bike Wheelset

23 Oct

ROAD BIKE PART REVIEWS | Vuelta Corsa Pro Road Bike Wheelset

Vuelta Corsa Pro Road Bike Wheelset
The Vuelta Corsa Pro Road Bike Wheelset is a handbuilt wheelset built for speed.
  • Handbuilt 700c alloy clincher road wheelset that features a 30mm 6061 aluminum pinned rim with CNC-machined sidewalls
  • Built for speed with 20 front radial spokes and 24 rear 2 cross stainless steel aero spokes
  • Shimano freehub body
  • QR skewers included

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Vuelta Corsa Pro Road Bike Wheelset Specs
WEIGHT: Front: 867g Rear: 1154g
TIRE SIZE: 700c
TIRE TYPE: Clincher
HUB: Alloy sealed cartridge bearings
SPACING: front:100mm, rear: 130mm
SPOKES: Aero 2.8mm Stainless Spokes
SPOKE COUNT: Front: 20 Rear: 24
LACING PATTERN: front:radial, rear:3-cross
SKEWERS INCLUDED: yes
RIM HEIGHT: 30mm
RIM WIDTH: 20.5mm
COMPATIBILITY: Shimano 8/9/10
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: none
Rating: 4.5

ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | 2011 GT GTR Series 1 Road Bike

23 Oct

ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | 2011 GT GTR Series 1 Road Bike

2011 GT GTR Series 1 Road Bike
If you’re serious about your riding the GT GTR Series 1 is the ideal choice. It sports a strong and durable hydroformed aluminum frame, resilient carbon fork, and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain with a compact crankset. Any way you look at it, you’d better look fast, because these babies really move.
  • New GTR Compact Design with Smooth Welded Hydroformed 6061 Butted Tubing
  • GT Carbon with Tapered Threadless Carbon Steerer.
  • Shimano Ultegra STI drive train
  • Ultegra 10-speed Compact Crank 50/34
  • Mavic Aksium Wheel set
FRAME: NEW 6061 Aluminum GTR Compact Design Frame with Smooth Welded Hydroformed Tubing
FORK: GT Carbon with 1 1/8″ Threadless Carbon Steerer
HEADSET: Integrated TH Sealed Bearing
CRANKSET: Ultegra Compact Crank 50/34t 2 piece Design Gray color
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Press Fit
SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra STI 10-speed
LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra STI
HANDLEBAR: Ritchey Logic, 6061, black anodized
STEM: GT Design, 3-D Forged, with 4 Bolt Face Plate
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Compact
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra 10-speed
CASSETTE: Shimano 10-speed, 12-25t
BRAKES: Tektro “Skeleton” Forged Dual pivot
WHEELSET: Mavic Aksium
TIRES: Vittoria Rubino II
PEDALS: None
SEATPOST: Ritchey 2 bolt
SADDLE: Fizik Pave CX, manganese rails
CHAIN: Shimano HG-73 10-speed
GRIPS/TAPE: Black Cork
RACK MOUNTS: None

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ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | Tommaso Tiempo Road Bike (Sport Alu)

21 Oct

ROAD BIKE REVIEWS ONLINE | Tommaso Tiempo Road Bike (Sport Alu)

 

Product Description

The new Tommaso Tiempo gets a total revamp and upgrade. Previously the Tiempo was the throwback bike, steel framed and very simple. Tommaso rethought the meaning of time (Tiempo is Italian for time) and thought they should make a bike that would save you time. The Tommaso 6061 SLA aluminum frame and upgraded components will save huge amounts of weight over the previous version, and subsequently make you faster. The Tommaso Sport series saddle has more padding on the saddle’s pressure points to aid with comfort. The Tommaso triple crankset and 9 speed SunRace cassette give you 27 total gears to choose from, this is ideal for the everyday rider who isn’t shaving every ounce for their race. Combine all that with the Shimano Sora/Tiagra derailleurs and SunRace shifters for smooth shifting and you have a beautiful bike that will stand the test of Tiempo. The Tommaso Frame The Tommaso Tiempo’s foundation is a corrosion-free proprietary SLA 6061 aluminum frame that comes from the same design concepts found on the top of the line Tommaso bikes. Tommaso uses a compact geometry and detailed tubing lengths per frame size. This ensures that the rider gets the lightest, strongest and best performing and fitting frame for the dollar. The compact design and geometry place the rider in the optimum position for steady handling and comfort. The Tiempo has a carbon fork to absorb the high-frequency buzz from the road. This means more miles of comfort and better handling. Tommaso, and other big names in cycling, such as Giant, Specialized, Trek, Masi, and Felt to name a few, rely on compact geometry to best serve the needs of the customer. Compact geometry has a number of advantages for the rider. First of all, the phrase compact geometry is signifying that the top tube (the bar you stand over when not in motion) is sloped downward from the front to the rear of the bike. This enables the rider to get on and off the bike easily.

 

Product Features

Color: Red/White | Size: 56cm

  • Tommaso 6061 SLA Aluminum Compact Frame
  • Tommaso Sport Series Saddle
  • Shimano Sora/Tiagra Components
  • Tommaso Triple 52/42/30T Crankset
  • Tommaso 32 Hole Wheels

 

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ROAD BIKE TRAINING REVIEWS | Road Bike Training with World Champion Mark Cavendish

18 Oct

ROAD BIKE TRAINING REVIEWS | Train with worldchampion Mark Cavendish

Adding structure to your training is about the best thing you can do to reach your full potential on the bike. That’s why we have created 6 unique training plans to complement the 3LC DVD Series. They have been designed for cyclists of all levels and abilities.

These training plans are not set in stone. They can easily be tweaked to suit your own personal needs, goals and lifestyle. The main aim is to provide the structure needed to get the most out of your time in the saddle.

Please note, these training plans are not the same as a dedicated personal training plan. That would require a higher level of one-on-one coaching tailored to your specific needs. In the future, 3LC will be offering a range of personal training programs and you can inquire about that here.

Above all, we want you to become a better cyclist and enjoy yourself in the process. Combine the 3LC DVD Series with these unique training plans and you’ll be well on your way.

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