Posts Tagged 'SRAM'

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

Velocite Millennium & Nikon 135mm F/2 Defocus Lens

Loving my compact crank

The 135mm F/2 Defocus lens is a hard animal to tame. It does take great pictures, but focus is a struggle. I’ve found that it’s best to operate this lens manually, as the autofocus is slow and unprecise. However, it does lead some great photos, like this one of my compact SRAM Red crank.

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Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit Long Term Review

Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit rear wheel

Ever since I started road biking again last year, I’ve wanted a pair of Fulcrum Racing 0s. I don’t know what it exactly was. It was probably because I had never seen red Fulcrums before, and in my mind, they would look stunning with a matte black frame. For 2010, the rims changed colors. The initial appeal for these hoops is the look. Hoops that are completely red are rare. This is the start of a long term review on these wheels.

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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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Velocite Flux Pro Build

Velocite Flux Pro XC

Victor from Velocite built up a Flux for himself. It’s a carbon fiber hardtail that the company is offering. It looks pretty interesting. The lines and geometry are standard for hardtails. I find the slope of the tubes interesting.

Different view of the Flux

Asterisk*Cycles

Asterisk*Cycles

I’ve set up a blog for all the posts concerning bicycle purchases from Taiwan. It will serve as a focus for all of the bicycle-related posts from Taiwan. Asterisk*Cycles specializes in high-end bikes.

It is my opinion that to save money, the best thing is to actually purchase bikes or components that are worth more than $3,000 USD. That’s when the real savings start, but modest savings can be had starting from $1,000 USD.

Complete bikes and components, such as gruppos, wheelsets and frames are available, from Pinarello, Giant, Colnago, TIME, Scott, Specialized, Wilier, Orbea, Kuota, and DeRosa. Components from Mavic, Zipp, Lightweight, Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM are available, as well as seats, stems, and handlebars from FSA, MOst, and other companies.

Currently, there are some major discounts to be had on the 2010 Pinarello Dogma 60.1, the 2010 TCR Advanced SL product line from Giant, the 2010 Anthem X Advanced SL 0 from Giant as well as the 2010 Trance X Advanced SL 0 from Giant.

To find out more, visit Asterisk*Cycles or send me an email at djrange at gmail dot com.

2010 Pinarello Dogma

2010 Pinarello Dogma in White Blue 463

I went to check up on some prices on Christmas Day and on NYE. It wasn’t really planned out that way, but I had some spare time so I decided to visit a few dealers. It turns out that it was a good thing that I did because I spotted some killer deals on the new 2010 Pinarello Dogma equipped with either SRAM Red, Campagnolo Super Record 11, Dura-Ace 7900, or Di2.

[Update: I've contacted my suppliers and now have access to Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 and Di2, Campagnolo Bora wheels, and other goodies. Visit Asterisk*Cycles]

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Velocite Price List

Velocite Bikes has just released their updated price list. Now that they offer SRAM, I’ll deck out my Magnus with Red. It will be followed by a Millennium shortly after.

Rest Day

Image by Lookatmybike

Time RXR Ulteam by Lookatmybike

After riding 170 km over the last three days, I felt like a rest. It wasn’t planned, but in the end, I decided to rest. I ended up teaching from 6-8PM, so that cut into my usual work out time.

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50 KM Bike Ride

After yesterday’s ride, I wanted to go out and do about 100 km, but I got started too late and didn’t want to exhaust myself as I plan on going out again tomorrow. Monday won’t be a  rest day. I felt pretty good and started to pace myself, even though I rode the first 25 km in 34:40.

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