2011 will bring a new high-end 10-panel Evo bib short, a women’s bib with straps that cross in the back to allow for a more comfortable fit around the bust, and an updated Versa convertible jacket.I can see myself using this last piece replica rolex Oyster Datejust 18k & SS wa quite a bit this fall. The Versa is a DWR-treated shell with built in reflectivity and a windproof fabric. All nice but fairly standard. What sets the Versa apart is the use of magnets to secure the sleeves. Start out in the full jacket and, when things heat up, remove the one-piece sleeve panel with a quick tug, and you’ve got a vest. If rain starts falling, slip your arms back through the sleeve panel, and the magnets pull everything back together. It’s shocking how quickly and easily it all works. Unfortunately, I managed to come away from Press Camp without any photos of a Versa. But keep an eye out for it this fall.In Part 3: New bikes from Scott and Orbea.—John BradleyTwitter: johnwbradley
PRESS CAMP PART 1Now in its second year, Press Camp is a four-day gathering of journalists and companies from the bike industry. Mornings are filled with one-on-one informational meetings, while the afternoons are reserved for product testing. This year Press Camp was held in Deer Valley, Utah, which gave us access to high-mountain roads replica rolex Oyster Datejust SS watches and lift-served singletrack on the slopes of the ski resort. Here and in my next few posts, I’ll highlight some of the best of what I saw.FOX For 2011, the Fox is bringing its TerraLogic automatic-lockout technology back to the market after a four-year absence, along with new 160mm and 180mm options in their 36 line, adjustable-travel TALAS options on more forks, and an aftermarket-only option for a low-friction stanchion coating, borrowed from Japanese motorsports technology, called Kashima.
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