Posts Tagged 'components'

2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 + Upgrade Kit

Giant TCR Advanced 0 with Ultegra Di2

New for this year, Shimano has released their second electronic shifting group, Shimano Ultegra Di2. This 2012 component group includes a host of improvements, which will be transfered over to the next iteration of Shimano Dura Ace Di2.

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Package Deals: SRAM, Dura Ace, Campy, and Zipp

Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit rear wheel

At Asterisk*Cycles, we can offer you a full range of components, from SRAM, Zipp, Enve, to more esoteric manufacturers like AX-Lightness. Here are a few package deals we’ve put together, perfect for upgrading your bike for the coming season.

Campagnolo Super Record 11 + Campagnolo Bora Utlra Two  $5,000 USD
SRAM Red +  Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit $3,000 USD
Shimano Dura Ace 7900 + Zipp 404 FCC $4,400 USD
Zipp Vuma Quad crank + Zipp 404 FCC  $3,300 USD
Zipp SL2 bar +  Zipp 145 stem $500 USD
SRAM Force + Fulcrum Racing 3 2-Way Fit $2,000 USD

Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order your parts, wheels, framesets or complete bikes

2011 Models From Colnago, Pinarello, Time, and Giant Available

2011 TCR Advanced SL ISP

The 2011 models from Colnago, Pinarello, TIME, Giant and other manufacturers are now available. We’ve already accepted orders for a few new 2011 TIME modules and Giant. If you’re interested in ordering your own dream bike, send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com. We’ve got MTBs and road bikes in stock and available for order. We sell complete bikes, frames and components.

We also have a fine selection of unique frame and wares that you won’t find anywhere else. Let us know what you want and we’ll get it for you. We also have a number of parts and components, from high-end manufacturers available.

Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to find out more.

Shimano WH7850 C24 Tubular Wheels & Components

Giant TCR Advanced SL Rabobank w Campy Bora Ultra Twos

At Asterisk*Cycles, we’ve got access to not only great bikes from Giant to Pinarello, but also great components, from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. This includes full gruppos, from Campy Super Record 11 to Shimano Dura Ace Di2.

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The Ultimate Weight Weenie

AX 4000 handlebars, 135g, $800

Unlike my previous post, this build is a no holds bar try at making an ultra-light bike. Although there could be other options for the frameset, I’ve decided to build upon a Scott Addict R1 frame, which weighs 790g. While the AX Alpha could be used in such a build, it’s not yet available and the frame itself is almost double the price of the Addict. The same goes for the Spin Gato. The Guru Photon usually weighs more than the Addict, depending on the size, from the reports that I’ve seen. It’s also a lot more expensive than the Addict R1.

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Jason From Fairwheel Bikes Reviews & Tests 28 Hubs

A few of the different hubs that were tested

Jason from Fairwheel Bikes put together this comprehensive review of 28 different hubs. I’m currently reading it right now and I always enjoy Jason’s thoughts on components.

Velocite Frames, Bikes & Prices

My Velocite Millennium

As mentioned before, I’ve become a Velocite dealer. They don’t just make great frames, they also make some great, lightweight components. Some of these are extremely light. I’ve posted weights for some of these.

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