April 28, 2017
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The Colnago ACR Ultegra 11 Carbon Road Bike is new to 2014 and personifies everything Colnago has learned from building the best bikes on the planet for the last 60 years. Brand new for 2014 is the Colnago AC-R. Born from the now famous M10 monocoque frame, the AC-R brings legendary Colnago performance to the masses. Whether a victory in the Spring Classics or winning atop L’Alpe D’Huez in the Tour de France, the M10 has proven to be a winning design. The AC-R brings this same penchant for winning in an affordable package, with similar efficiency for the steepest climbs and comfort for the roughest roads. The AC-R brings Colnago’s nearly 30 years of carbon expertise to the AC-R with a ride quality that is uniquely Colnago. The same tuned geometry and quality manufacturing that bring Colnago riders across the finish lines of professional races worldwide can be found in the AC-R. Through smart design and world-class engineering, riders will no longer have to compromise ride quality and safety concerns on less-expensive carbon bikes.
Behold Nashbar’s latest road thoroughbred: the CR5. It’s ready for high performance riding – be it racing, fondos, or just spirited group rides – right out of the box with its stellar combination of full carbon fiber frame and fork, Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components, Shimano RS11 wheels, plus FSA bars, stem, brakes, and bottom bracket. The CR5 features a new and improved UD carbon fiber frame plus a full UD carbon fiber fork with tapered steerer tube. The frame’s sculpted tubing profiles coupled with a massive BB30 bottom bracket shell provide the perfect balance between incredible stiffness, light weight, as well as a smooth, responsive ride. All of the cables are internally routed for a super-clean aesthetic while the frame is also set up for Di2 electronic shifting if you ever want to make the leap from mechanical systems. And the sleek satin finish on both the frame and fork makes for quite the sharp visual statement. Component-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a finer choice gram for gram, dollar for dollar than Shimano’s superb Ultegra 6800 11-speed system. The CR5 features plenty of it: shift/brake levers, crankset, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette. The shifting is just perfect while the compact 50/34T crankset ensures you can both tame any climb as well as contest rip roaring county line sprints. It’s definitely impressive just how well these components works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brother Dura-Ace that Ultegra is a tour de force in its own right. Shimano also cranks out remarkable wheels and the RS11s are a paragon of versatility. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims strike a balance between aerodynamics and handling while stainless steel bladed spokes, 16 front and 20 rear, will slice through the wind with aplomb. And these wheels aren’t just for race day as they’re sturdy and reliable enough to put through the paces day-in and day-out. There’s no skimping regarding tires, too, as a se
Lightweight, 700c, flat bar road bike with a low-spoke count, ideal for fitness and commuting use. It folds in under 20 seconds without the use of tools, offering flexibility in todays multi-tasking world. The FIT is a fast, sleek road bike that can maneuver around the city, and fold up to go aboard a train or bus for ultimate versatility. Offers 30 speeds and a carbon blade fork.Clever integration of CLIX technology allows for the FIT to be folded in under 20 seconds without the use of tools. A flip of the CLIX quick release lever on the top tube and the folding bike morphs to a compact size. Frame: Custom drawn 7005 Series Aluminum with FIT System. Power Angle geometry. Vibration Reduction Curve. Double top tube. Replaceable derailleur hanger and disc mount. Fork: Carbon blades, with CLIX Wheel Release System Ramped Dropout.