Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Change It Up Wednesday - BIKE INDUSTRY NEWS

Welcome to our Wednesday edition of Bike Industry News.  With Eurobike happening now and Interbike coming up in Mid-September be prepared for a lot of new information coming out and we are going to try and relay as much of that to you as possible.

Today we are going to discuss the Cervelo R5 with some trickledown technology from the Cervelo RCA which is hanging up at Tom's Pro Bike now with a price tag of $16,000.  The R5 will be available in Frameset for $5,000, Dura-Ace 9000 or Red 22 for $7,000, or DI2 for $9,000.

The great thing about this bike is that there is quite a bit of technology in it from the RCA but with a substantial lower price.  There is a weight and stiffness difference because, as it says in the article, of some proprietary issues that Cervelo wants to keep in house in California where the RCA was manufactured instead of bringing them over to Asia where the R5 is manufactured.

The Fuji SST belongs to Craig Lewis and was raced in Colorado at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this past week.  While this specific bike is not available we can order any of the SST models in for you.  Here are the Technical Specifications of the SST 1.1:

S (50cm), S/M (52cm), M (54cm), M/L (56cm), L (58cm), L/XL (60cm)
Matte Carbon
C10 ultra high-modulus carbon w/ RIB Tech, integrated head tube w/ 1 1/2" lower, integrated aero seat tube, internal cable routing, oversized PIIS BB86 shell, double water bottle mounts
C10 ultra high-modulus carbon thin seatstays, oversized ETC chainstays, forged-alloy dropout w/ replaceable hanger
FC-330 carbon monocoque w/ RIB Tech, tapered carbon steerer & carbon dropout
CRANKSETShimano Dura Ace 9000, 53/39T, 11-speed
BOTTOM BRACKETShimano Dura Ace press-fit BB86 sealed bearing
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Dura Ace 9000, braze-on mount
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed
SHIFTERSShimano Dura Ace 9000 STI, 22-speed
CASSETTEShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-25T, 11-speed
CHAINShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed
WHEELSETOval W946 full-carbon clincher, 46mm rim - 700c
TIRESVittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 150 tpi, 700c x 23mm, folding
BRAKE SETShimano Dura Ace 9000
BRAKE LEVERSShimano Dura Ace STI 9000
HEADSETFSA Orbit C-40, 1 1/8" upper - 1 1/2" lower, integrated
Oval R910 full carbon, 31.8mm
Oval 713 3D-forged 7050 alloy, 31.8mm, +/- 6 degrees
Oval 300 suede-padded tape
SADDLEOval R900 w/ carbon rails
SEAT POSTOval aero carbon 290mm

For the Mountain Bikers out there FSA is entering the Hydraulic Disc Brake market this year.

Campagnola has updated it's EPS V2 Power Unit.  This was released at EuroBike and if you want more information on this stop by the shop.

Shimano has issued a recall for Road Racing Hydraulic Disc Brakes.  If you have these on your bike give us a call and we will inform you on how to proceed.  It is "officially" only effective in Europe but authorization is under way for the United States as well.

Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!
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