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:
|CRANKSET||Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 53/39T, 11-speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Dura Ace press-fit BB86 sealed bearing|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Dura Ace 9000, braze-on mount|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Dura Ace 9000 STI, 22-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-25T, 11-speed|
|CHAIN||Shimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed|
|WHEELSET||Oval W946 full-carbon clincher, 46mm rim - 700c|
|TIRES||Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 150 tpi, 700c x 23mm, folding|
|BRAKE SET||Shimano Dura Ace 9000|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Shimano Dura Ace STI 9000|
|HEADSET||FSA Orbit C-40, 1 1/8" upper - 1 1/2" lower, integrated|
|SADDLE||Oval R900 w/ carbon rails|
|SEAT POST||Oval 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!
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013
WNY Cross Kick Off is this Saturday - go to bikereg.com to sign up!
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