Posts Tagged 'Wheels'

Stair Rover Skateboard Ready to Conquer Flights of Stairs

Grinding down flights of stairs isn’t always easy when you are on a skateboard, so Po-Chih Lai decided that skateboards could be improved so that they would have no problem going down steps.

Stair Rover skateboard tackles stairs

Read more @ Technabob

United States of Tara Wheels S03E04 (Showtime)

United States of Tara is a dramedy on Showtime. It stars Toni Collette. It was created by Steven Spielberg and developed by Diablo Cody. The show follows the life of a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. It shows how she and her family copes with her disease. She’s decided to stop taking her meds and to find the root cause of her disorder. T, Alice, and Buck are three of her alter-egos who re-emerge.

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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 Giant TCR Advanced 1, SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 0 2-Way Fit

Giant TCR Advanced 1

It came as a surprise when I checked up the specs on the Taiwanese Giant TCR Advanced 1; it comes with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 0 2-Way Fit wheels, which is an unusual combo. I expected the bike to have Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels, but that isn’t the case.

At $4,100 USD, that makes this bike a great deal, especially since it comes with wheels that sell for $1,550 USD. The other bike from Giant that used to come with these wheels was the TCR Advanced SL 1 ISP from 2010, one of our best sellers. Send us an email to order your Giant TCR Advanced 1 at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com

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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My Parts & Road Bike Wishlist

Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD ISP

Here are some parts, bikes and frames that I would like to get for myself. My list gets updated every few weeks, as I get to know more and more manufacturers and dealers.

AX SRT 42 Premium wheelset[Tune Mig45/Mag150 hubs] (905g)
AX 24 Premium wheelset [Tune Mig45/Mag150 hubs] (820g)
AX Zeus stem (60g)
AX 4000 handlebars (125g)
AX Phoenix saddle (55g)
AX Morpheus crank (375g)
AX 6000 fork (225g)

Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 (6.2kg)
SPIN Gato or Ruegamer Ultralight frame (~700g)

AX Lightness SRT24 Premium wheelset

Although I’d like to get a TIME RXR Ulteam VIP frame, I’ll wait until next year when a BB30 version is released. Also, I’d like to have a Di2-compatible frame for the RXR, and they have yet to release one. The reps have told me that it will be coming for the next year. It’s logical, since Colnago has released their Di2-compatible EPS. I’ve had confirmation that the Giant frames will stay the same for the 2011 model year. I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering a Scott Addict RC frame and transferring some parts over to it, but I don’t think that will happen.

What parts, bikes and frames are you planning on getting? Send us an email at asteriskcycles@gmail.com to find out more.


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