Sunday, February 24, 2013

GT Zaskar Carbon 100 9r Pro

GT Zaskar Carbon 100 9r Pro

Sizes:    M, L, XL
Colors:    Blue
Frame:    F.O.C. Ultra™ Speed Blend Carbon Frame, 100mm Travel Independent Drivetrain™ Suspension System w/ F.O.C. Linkage, Pivots, BB Shell, Dropouts, and 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" Tapered Head Tube, w/ 9R Specific Geometry
Fork:    Fox Racing Shox 32 Float 29 CTD FIT QR15, 100mm Travel, w/ FIT Damper, Rebound Adjust, Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer
Rear Shock:    Fox Racing Shox Float CTD BV Adjust, 6.5"x1.5", w/ Rebound & Compression Adjust, Lockout
Chain:    KMC X10
Crank:    Shimano Deore XT, FC-M785, 38/24T, 2x10
Bottom Bracket:    Shimano XT
Front Derailleur:    Shimano Deore XT, FD-M785, 2x10
Rear Derailleur:    Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, RD-M786-GS
Shifters:    Shimano Deore XT, SL-M780, Rapid Fire
Cog Set:    Shimano Deore XT, CS-M771, 10-Speed, 11-36T
Rims:    Easton EA70 XCT 29" Wheelset
Tires:    Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.1", 120TPI, Folding Bead
Hubs:    Easton EA70 XCT 29" Wheelset
Rear Hub:    Easton EA70 XCT 29" Wheelset
Spokes:    Easton EA70 XCT 29" Wheelset
Nipples:    Easton EA70 XCT 29" Wheelset
Brake:    Formula R1s, w/ 180mm Rotor F, 160mm R
Brake Levers:    Formula R1s w/ TFRA
Handlebar:    Crankbrothers Cobalt 3 Riser bar, 700mm Width, 31.8mm Clamp
Stem:    Easton EA70, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Grips:    GT Wings w/ Waffle Lock-on
Headset:     Integrated, 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
Saddle:    Fizik Tundra2 Mg
Seat Post:    Crankbrothers Cobalt 3
Seat Clamp:    All Terra Alloy Bolt-on

GT Speed Metal is a light-weight aluminum construction designed to be light enough so you can climb with the XC crowd, with the ability to leave them comfortably behind on the way down.

It has a  Independent Drivetrain that results to a smoother, refined, and faster ride.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

British Cycling Couple killed in crash

British Cycling Couple killed in crash

A British couple who are on a cycling around the world adventure have been killed in a crash in Thailand.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson, both 34, were riding their bikes near the capital Bangkok when they were run over by a pick-up truck.

The couple, from Guernsey, were both talented artists and had set off on their global trip in July 2011.

They were in their 23rd country when the tragedy struck, having already cycled through Europe, the Middle East and China.

Mr Root’s devastated father Jerry yesterday described them as a “golden couple” who “loved life”.

His mum Marian said they had insisted on cycling all the way, despite having to travel through a number of danger hotspots including Iran and Afghanistan.

The couple posted their travel journal, photographs and short films from the 23 countries they had visited on their website "Two on four wheels."

Mr Root was born in Jersey but grew up in Guernsey. Ms Thompson was originally from Bristol. They met 14 years ago at art college in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rotorua Bike Festival

The 1st Rotorua Bike Festival a 10 day celebration of all things cycling in one of New Zealand's premier adventure sports and tourism destinations.

Rotorua has hosted World, Oceania and National Championships and every year there is an annual cycling events.

The celebration features the 2013 BikeNZ National Mountain Bike Championships and brand-new events, the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro, the MoreFM Bike Expo, World Shweeb Champs and the Skyline Sprint Warrior.

The festivities will run from February 8 to 17.

Check out the trail: