Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BMC Pro Racing Team 2016

BMC Racing Team is a USA based road cycling pro team (although BMC is a Swiss brand) participating in the 2016 UCI World Pro Tour .

Team BMC 2016 main sponsors are BMC bicycles, Shimano gears and wheels, 3T, Fizik saddles, Giro helmets, Elite hometrainer, Continental tires, SRM power meter system, Power Bar, Thule.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Astana 2016 Pro Cycling Team

Astana Pro cycling Team is participating to the 2016 UCI World Tour cycling races.
Astana Pro Cycling Team is registered in Khazakstan since 2006.

Team Astana UCI code is AST.

Astana Cycling Team sponsor are Astana, Specialized bicycles, Corima carbon wheels, FSA, SRM power meter, Look pedals, Campagnolo gears, CeramicSpeed bearings, Tacx home trainer and bottles, Volkswagen cars.

General Manager:
Alexander Vinokourov

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kevin Ledanois Pro cycling profile

Name: Kevin Ledanois
Photo credit: Bretagne-sechee / Fortuneo-Vital
DOB: 13th July 1993
Birth Place: Noisy-Le-Sec (France)
Current Residence: Saint-Jean de Monts
Nationality: French
Height: 181cm
Weight: 62Kg
Strengths: One day race
Pro Since: 2014
Favorite Race: Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Marital status: single
Twitter: @KevinLedanois

2016 Team: Fortuneo-Vital Concept
2015 Team: Bretagne-Sechee
2014 Team: Bretagne-Sechee

Monday, September 21, 2015

AG2R La Mondiale 2016 Pro Team

AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling team is based in France and participates to the 2016 UCI World Tour competition. 

AG2R La Mondiale Team main sponsor are AG2R La Mondiale insurance company, Focus Bicycles, Descente cycling clothing and Ekoi cycling helmets.

LAVENU Vincent

General Manager
BIONDI Laurent

Directeur Sportif
MAS Gilles
GOUBERT Stéphane

AG2R La Mondiale 2016 Team riders:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Direct Energie Pro Cycling Team 2016 (provisional)

From January 2016, the Europcar Pro Team new official name becomes "Team Direct Energie". 

France based Team will participates in the 2016 UCI Continental races and as Wild Card to the 3 big Tour (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta Espana)
The team new sponsor is France's 3rd largest electric energy supplier company.

Direct Energie team will ride on Colnago road bikes equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS gear groupset

Direct Energie Team Manager:
Jean-Rene Bernaudeau

Direct Energie 2016 Team riders: (provisional)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shimano 105 11 speed Dual Control Shifter Levers compatibility (ST-5800)

The new Shimano 105 5800 series was introduced in autumn 2014.
Its main upgrade compared to previous 105 series is the adoption of 11 gears instead of 10. 

The Shimano ST-5800 Dual Shifters are available in 2 color option: "Silky Black" (L reference) or "Pure Silver" (S reference). 

The ST-5800 specification and compatibilities are:

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fortuneo-Vital 2016 Pro Cycling Team (Edit)

From 1st of January 2016, the Bretagne-Séché Environnement Cycling team becomes Team Fortuneo-Vital.

The Team main sponsor are Fortuneo bank and Vital, an online retail store for farming accessories. All from Bretagne, the region where the Team is based.

Team Fortuneo-Vital is a Continental Pro Cycling Team and it competes the 2016 UCI Europa Tour and 2016 Tour de France as a wild Card.

Team Fortuneo-Vital 2016 cycling equipment Sponsors are: Look bicycles, American Classic wheels, Selle Italia saddles, Zefal Bottle cage and bottles, Spiuk, Polar, Noret, Challenge tires, Morgan Blue, Ventura socks. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Shimano Dura-Ace / XTR grade 11 speed Chain CN-HG900-11 (HG-X11) compatibility

Shimano Dura-Ace / XTR grade 11 speed chain CN-HG900-11 has been developed to work with all Shimano 11 speed cassettes, Road and Mountain-Bike included.

The CN-HG900-11 chain is coated with Ultra-Low Friction Sil-Tec surface treatement on the pin links, roller link plates and rollers itself.

Shimano Ultegra / XT 11 speed Chain CN-HG700-11 (HG-X11) compatibility

Shimano Ultegra / XT series 11 speed chain CN-HG700-11 has been developed to work with all Shimano 11 speed cassettes, Road and Mountain-Bike included.

Basically, CN-HG700-11 and CN-HG600-11 are the same chains (as CN-HG900-11 too) 
The only difference between those 3 chains is the Sil-Tec surface treatment. 
The CN-HG700 is treated on the pin links and roller link plates so it makes it faster and smoother than the CN-HG600 which has Sil-Tec treatment only on its roller link plates.
The CN-HG900-11 is entirely treated with Sil-Tec Ultra Low Friction.

Shimano 105 series 11 speed Chain CN-HG600-11 (HG-X11) compatibility

Shimano 105 series 11 speed chain CN-HG600-11 has been developed to work with all Shimano 11 speed cassettes, Road and Mountain-Bike included.

Shimano ST-RS685 Ultegra Disc Brake Mechanical shifting Dual Control Levers Compatibility

The Shimano ST-RS685 Dual control levers have been released in 2014 for Shimano Ultegra.
It is designed to work with Shimano BR-RS785 hydraulic disc brake calipers.
These are Mechanical shifting type, not suitable for Di2 shifting.

Shimano BR-RS785 Ultegra Hydraulic disc Brake Caliper Specification and Compatibility

Shimano BR-RS785 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper Ultegra grade has been released in 2014 to replace the BR-R785.

The main difference is that the new caliper has no hose angle adjustment option.  
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