April 28, 2017
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The Gravity Liberty CX is just the bike for the rider wanting the weight and performance of an aluminum frame & advanced straight fork blades, wide gearing, comfortable riding position, and wants all that while keeping on a budget. The Liberty CX frame is precision welded from specially shaped lightweight & strong aluminum tubing using Gravity’s own special CX-Series frame tubes. Check out the engineered top tube and BiOval down tube. This is designed for responsive performance while maintaining a comfortable ride. The frame is a SemiCompact Geometry which allows for a bit more comfortable & upright position as well as easy straddling, yet is still aero enough for some serious riding. Powerful cantilever brakes & rear rack mounts make this a perfect commuter. Compare this to a Specialized, Trek, or Giant that sells in the $900 range. And then buy this bike. Only at. General Sizing Guide: 42c – 4’11” to 5’2″ 46c – 5’3″ to 5’7″ 50c – 5’7″ to 5’10” 54c – 5’10” to 6’0″ 58c – 6’0″ to 6’6″ Specifications: Main Frame: Gravity CX Series Aluminum Frame w/Engineered TopTube, Bi-Oval Downtube, & S-Bend Seatstays Fork: Gravity CroMo StraightBlade, w/ 1.125in Steer Tube Crank Set: Alloy Arms, Triple Chainring 52/42/30 Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge w/ SquareTaper Pedals: Platform 9/16in Front Derailleurs: Shimano FD-2303 down pull Rear Derailleurs: Shimano SORA RD-3400 Long Cage Shifters: Shimano FD-2303 Free Wheel / Casssette: SunRace Cassette 12/25 8sp 24 total gears Chain: SunRace 8sp Front / Rear Hubs: Formula Alloy, w/QR Spokes: Stainless Rims: Alex R450 DoubleWall Alloy w/ Machined Brake Track Tires: Kenda Kwik Trax 700×32 Brake Set: Tektro Oryx Alloy w /Cartridge Brake Pads Brake Levers: Shimano FD-2303 plus Tektro RL570 CrossTop Levers Headset: Cane Creek VP-A71 Labyrinth Sealed Bearings Handlebars: Alloy, Black 26.0mm Tape / Grip: Black Cork Stem: Alloy Threadless, 1.125in, 26.0 Clamp
Storck’s Visioner C Road Bike Frameset is the entry ticket to the carbon fiber world of company founder Markus Storck. This ticket affords you access to one of the Old World’s few remaining secrets: the unrivaled design philosophy that informs every frameset bearing the Storck name. Key to this philosophy is the idea that every cyclist, regardless of material, model, and size, enjoys the same stiffness-to-weight ratio. So the Visioner C shares numbers with the superlative Aernario, but with a little more weight. The secret to this ratio lies in the proportional tubing of the unidirectional carbon fiber layup, which puts a premium on front end and bottom bracket stiffness by varying the wall thickness in the top and down tubes depending on the frame size. This focus carries through on the seat tube and chainstays, whose girth minimizes lost watts due to flex in the rear triangle. The frame’s geometry features the same 73. 5-degree head and seat tube angles that are found in most sizes of the Aernario, which combine with the Stilleto fork for confident tracking on descents and punchy power on rolling hills or during sprints. Power doesn’t come at the cost of comfort, though, as the thick chainstays are paired with thin, cushy seatstays, so watts go into the road but the road doesn’t travel up the seatpost to your body. The Visioner is built for internal routing that accommodates mechanical and electronic drivetrains, so the frame’s clean lines aren’t interrupted with cables, housing, and the like. It also means that wiring to an electronic system’s battery and front derailleur is tidy and easy to route, and the battery itself has a dedicated position on the frame.
Carbon fiber is all the rage these days for thoroughbred road machines, but how quickly one forgets the magic that is aluminum. Enter the Cavalo Corsa Ultegra Road Bike, complete with absolutely superb Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed components plus Mavic wheels and tires. All-in-all it’s a no-nonsense aluminum steed that’s good to go out of the box for racing, fondos, spirited group rides, or just fast riding whenever you feel so inclined. A well-crafted aluminum frame is nearly as light, plenty stiff, built to last, and puts a much smaller dent on your bank account. The Cavalo Corsa road bike sports a custom-butted aluminum frame with sculpted tubes and a tapered 1 & x215B;” to 1 ” headtube that rides and performs like your very own pocket rocket. There’s a carbon fork with the corresponding tapered aluminum steerer tube that inspires confidence courtesy of its rock solid and utterly predictable handling. Gram for gram, dollar for dollar, you’d be hard-pressed to find a finer choice than Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed and we’ve spec’d them where it counts: shift/brake levers, crankset, front derailleur, and rear derailleur. You’ll be blown away by how well this stuff 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. The shifting is just perfect while the standard-sized 53/39T crankset coupled with an 11-28T Shimano 105 cassette provides a wide range of gears that still have minimal jumps from gear to gear. The crankset also features Shimano’s new four-arm construction and the beauty of this design is that the bolt circle is the same for standard sized and compact chainrings. If you ever want to make the move to compact it’s only a matter of swapping out the chainrings – no need to acquire a completely different crankset. French manufacturer Mavic is synonymous with high-performance wheels and their Aksium S wheelset is a stellar all-around performer. Their 2