Mercedes-Benz will be entering this season with its Bike Selection 2011. Under this campaign, the company will be offering customers a selection of four bikes. There is the high-end racing bike made of carbon fiber.
The second is a trekking bike that can be used daily with the third being a mountain bike equipped with full-suspension. The fourth is the stylish fitness bike. In order to come up with the bikes under the Bike Selection 2011, the company made sure to utilize advanced and eye-catching frames and then combine this with state-of-the-art components sourced from famous companies like DT Swiss, Fox Racing, SRAM, and Topeak.
The highlight of the Bike Selection 2011 is the All Mountain variant that works well when used off-road. It has the DT Swiss suspension strut and the Fox Racing F32 RL suspension fork, both of which have springs that can travel as much as 120 mm. This ensures both safe handling and efficiency. In order to shift the gears, the bike makes use of the SRAM X.9 30-speed system. Meanwhile the brakes utilize the hydraulic AVID Elixir 5 disc brakes whose disc has a 185-mm diameter.
While the weight of the All Mountain is at 12.8 kilograms, the frame heights can come in any of the 47 cm, 50 cm, or the 53 cm, versions. The Limited racing bike meanwhile, since it uses a carbon-fibre frame, has total weight of 6.8 kilograms. It was manufactured using what is known as the tube-to-tube principle. Like the All Mountain bike, it also has features unique to it like the SRAM Red brake and gearshift parts.
Even the DT Swiss RR 1450 racing wheels are lightweight as well. This bike is the same one used by Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher, both Formula 1 drivers, in order to get ready for the new season of the Grand Prix. Five frame heights are available which are: 49 cm, 53 cm, 56 cm, 58 cm and 61 cm. This being a limited edition, only 100 units will be made. The third bike is the fitness bike that comes with the hydraulic disc brakes and the lockable Suntour XCR suspension fork.
These two features have in fact become a tradition when it comes to bikes from Mercedes-Benz. While this bike does have a sporty appeal, it is highlighted by the white paint finish and the unique design of its frame. Three frame heights are offered for the fitness bike which includes 48 cm, 51 cm, and the 54 cm model. Finally there is the trekking bike which has the same design DNA as that of the fitness bike. Since it is intended for daily use, it has a mudguard and even a luggage carrier.
It is also equipped with the Busch & Müller lighting system that comes with a Shimano hub dynamo. Not only is this bike dependable when it comes to daily riding, it can also be used for recreational bike tours. Only two frame heights though are available -- the 51 cm and the 54 cm model. However the Bike Selection 2011 does not only cater to adults but to children as well. The variable kids’ bike for instance, can be transformed easily to a straddle bike.
This is a truly innovative feature as it becomes easy to teach kids how to ride a bike. The reason why the 16-inch bike can be changed to a straddler is due to the 2-in-1 principle. Under the straddler form, children will be able to learn easily and have an enjoyable experience at that. This form also helps them acquire that sense of balance important when riding a bicycle. It also helps them slowly facilitate in entering the world of bicycles, especially one with pedals.
The kids’ bike is for children from 3 years to 6 years of age and is offered in three colors which are pink metallic, red metallic, and white. Be it the adult or the kids version, all models under the Bike Selection 2011 were developed and manufactured in partnership with ADP Rotwild, the Hessia-based premium bike maker.
It also comes with the advanced technology and the high quality that the brand is known for. The Bike Selection 2011 will also include apparel and accessories, especially those that are useful for cyclists. These products were manufactured by the brand working in collaboration with deuter sport, Sigma Sport, Topeak, and uvex. To know more, visit www.mercedes-benz-accessories.com.