April 28, 2017
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This is the fastest entry level Tri Bike we have ever made. Cutouts in frame material yielded smoother lines which have resulted in increased aerodynamics and incredible results in wind tunnel testing. We know most of the drag in a TT ride comes from the rider not the bike. Using this knowledge we worked to leverage optimal positioning while maintaining comfort to make ride position more aerodynamic. Our model with the typical rider position outperformed the competition. This machine was built with the typical age group triathlete in mind, not the elite top of the class rider, the reality is most of us are not able to maintain the same aggressive position as the world class athlete. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice ultimate performance just because you can’t maintain a very aggressive riding position. The T1 is built for the majority of the triathlete market, tested for the typical rider position and made to perform the best in all conditions. The T1 is 21.4 stiffer with its tapered headtube and is a more nimble corner because of how the front end can now turn more effectively without compromising performance. The bottom bracket has been redesigned to maximize stiffness while maintaining the best overall balance for great handling characteristics. Changing the design stiffened the bottom bracket by 12.4, due to an increased width through the center axle while maintaining the same Q-factor. The goal was a success, we optimized pedaling efficiency for the rider and were able to better increase power transfer from your effort to watts on the bike. The Z1’s adaptability is our key to success – if you are more comfortable on your TT bike you will perform better on your TT bike.
The value-conscious road cyclist never had it so good when one considers what’s on offer with the Mekk Pinerolo AL 2.0. Featuring classic road geometry and eye-catching graphics, it’s a true all-arounder with a triple-butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber-bladed fork providing a superb, high-performance platform. Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifters, derailleurs, and cranks are precise and reliable while the Shimano Sora brakes and HG50 cassette are rock solid performers. Shimano makes remarkable wheels as well and their R501 aluminum wheelset coupled with Continental Ultra Sport II tires ensures you’re equipped for all-around riding. Capped off with an Italian-made Selle San Marco ERA Start Power saddle, this aluminum steed is ready to fly over hill and dale or anywhere the road takes you. Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards ME and Ken Knight KK , a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high-performance cycling at both the racing and production end of the spectrum.
Ride it like you stole it is how the latest Nashbar 105 road bike rolls. Why? Because when you tell your friends and bike buds the price you paid for this sweet ride – replete with an awesome aluminum frame, full carbon fork, and 11-speed Shimano 105 components – the consensus will be that the hit to your bank account was criminally low. Sure, carbon fiber may win the weight weenie wars, but a well-built aluminum frame is nearly as light, plenty stiff, built to last, and is much kinder on the wallet. The Nashbar 105 road bike sports a custom-butted aluminum frame with sculpted tubes and a tapered 1 ” to 1 ” headtube that rides and performs like your very own pocket rocket. There’s a full carbon fork with the corresponding tapered steerer tube fork that inspires confidence courtesy of its rock solid and utterly predictable handling. Aesthetic-wise, too, the 105 road bike hits it out of the park as its black paint job with white accents flat out looks super-sharp. Shimano’s new 105 groupset delivers a perfect 10 for value, craftsmanship, and performance as it makes the leap to 11-speed. You’ll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brothers Dura-Ace and Ultegra. The shifter/brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette all fly the 105 11-speed flag and if these parts were logo-free you’d be hard pressed to distinguish their performance from its much higher-priced Shimano siblings. The FSA Omega compact crankset is a perfect complement to the Nashbar 105 bike’s ethos as it’s where fashion meets function, combining sleek styling with robust industrial design elements in a robust, aluminum package. Shimano’s engineering excellence extends into the world of wheels as well and with the jump to 11-speed they’ve introduced the new RS010 wheelset. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims reduce rotating mass while at the same time maintain plenty of stiffness for sprinting