2012 Canyon Bicycles – New 29ers, Ltd Edition Alloy Road Bike, Proto TT Bike…

first_imgThe Ultimate AL is their top of the line alloy road bike. For 2012, it gets revised geometry to make it a little more comfortable for long rides but still has raceable performance. The new hydroformed frame is also said to be stiffer where needed and comes in at a claimed 1220g. This Limited Edition 9.0 SL with a brushed finish will have only 100 available next year with Ultegra Di2. Specs are:That translates to 16.64lbs.Canyon’s VCLS Flat Springs seatpost. Photo: Adam Aisen – Feltet.deShown as a prototype that will be in production in 2012, the VCLS Flat Springs seatpost uses two half-circle tubes in place of a standard round seatpost. The design provides a maximum of 20mm of travel simply by flexing. The seat rail clamp section loosens like normal to slide the saddle fore/aft. To adjust angle, you loosen the seatpost collar and slide one of the tubes up or down then retighten the collar. Brilliant in its simplicity, and it weighs in at just 190g…lighter than many alloy posts despite the features.Canyon has introduced their first ever 29er mountain bikes. Dubbed Grand Canyon, the carbon fiber 29er above is still in the works and won’t be available until late next year as a 2013 model…but it shows Canyon is paying attention with the inclusion of a dropper seatpost on top of a full XX build, lightweight DT Swiss wheels and Continental tires. Oh, and a thru-axle rear…The Grand Canyon AL 29 will be available this year, though.The tapered headtube is really short but massive, providing a low cockpit but (likely) burly stiffness. The hydroformed, curved downtube is very wide, ending at an even wider BB. The 142×12 rear axle is a nice touch. The seatstays are pretty thin, which should provide a decent ride quality, and shift cables are run internally to make it look good.The front derailleur cable pops out and runs through a little pivot to keep it running smooth as the mech moves through the gears. Weight for the complete bike as shown is claimed at 24lbs even.The Torque FRX downhill bike gets an all-new Track Flip four-position suspension adjustment to change the ride height, travel and angles.Change the lower shock mount position within the four options to move travel between 185mm and 203mm, head angle from 64º to 65º and small changes to the BB height.The model above gets the spec list here. The frame has internal cable routing for the drop seatpost, too.Same bike, different paint and spec. Canyon showed their first ever 29er mountain bikes, a new limited edition top-end aluminum road bike, a unique dual-beam suspension seatpost and this prototype time trial bike called Concept Speedmax.Surprisingly, Canyon’s reps said this is designed specifically as a TT bike for their pro riders and not really for triathlon. It’s pretty striking with the matte white finish and sharp lines. Although a bit reminiscent of a Giant, it has its own unique lines like at the back of the seatclamp area, cable exit near the rear dropouts and sharp lines on the downtube. Notice the seatpost’s rails, too, designed for the MonoLink saddles with the clamp set pretty far forward. At the moment, it’s designedFor stuff you can actually buy and ride, click ‘more’…last_img read more

US nuclear projects on the horizon

first_imgUS secretary of energy Ernest Moniz, who signed the agreement on February 20, explained: “The construction of new nuclear power facilities like this one – which will provide carbon-free electricity to well over a million American energy consumers – is not only a major milestone in the administration’s commitment to jumpstart the US nuclear power industry, it is also an important part of our all-of-the-above approach to American energy as we move toward a low-carbon energy future.” The two new 1,100 MW reactors will supplement two existing units at the plant in Georgia. The consortium that will develop the new capacity include Georgia Power Company (GPC), Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC), the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), and the City of Dalton, Georgia (Dalton).www.georgiapower.comlast_img read more

Roma work on Smalling deal

first_imgRoma have begun working on a permanent deal for Chris Smalling after the defender’s strong start on loan from Manchester United. Smalling is already a fans’ favourite at Roma, putting a muscle problem behind him to feature in all of the Giallorossi’s last five games. Now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio and Il Tempo, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is making plans to thrash out a permanent transfer in the coming weeks. The Englishman’s move to the Olimpico at the end of August was only a dry loan, although the Lupi paid United €3m to borrow him. Despite Roma’s chronic injury problems, he has forged a quick understanding with fellow new boy Gianluca Mancini at centre-back. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Oklahoma State and Central Michigan in One Infographic

first_imgWeek1_vs_CMU-Web-01If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Ameryst Alston selected 24th overall in WNBA draft

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorMany dream, but only few get the opportunity to play the game they love for a living. After a successful four years stepping on the court for the Ohio State women’s basketball program, Ameryst Alston will now have the chance to do just that.Alston, a 5-foot-9 combo guard, was selected as the No. 24 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 WNBA draft Thursday evening by the New York Liberty. With the WNBA’s season beginning June 5, Alston will move out to New York City to begin the new chapter in her basketball career.As a Buckeye, Alston was an essential piece to the roster, immediately having an impact on the team’s success when she arrived to Columbus.Not only did Alston help lead the Scarlet and Gray to wins, but also solidified her name in the program’s record books.To start, Alston scored her 2,000th career point in her senior campaign, finishing as the No. 4 scorer in program history with 2,165 total points. She also ranks No. 7 in career assists with 455 and No. 3 in games played with 134.The Canton native was recognized throughout her collegiate career at the conference and national levels. Alston was selected to the All-Big Ten freshman team her first year with OSU, honored on the All-Big Ten first team three times and earned national player of the week for the week of Feb. 15.Alston is the first Buckeye to get drafted in the WNBA since Samantha Prahalis in 2012, who was selected as the sixth overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury. read more

Request for adjournment denied at SIPT LisaRaye coming soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#lisaraey, #SIPTtrials, #tauwhare Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – October 16, 2017 – When the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team trial resumed this past week, there was an application to see the trial, adjourned. Jerome Lynch, QC and attorney for McAllister Hanchell explained that hurricane Irma caused damages to some of the defendants homes, including his own client, and with the communications breakdown, there had been limited opportunity for clients and attorneys to confer on the financial documents submitted by the prosecution just before the storm hit. The request for adjournment was denied by the judge and the trial continues. It is expected that soon to appear at the special trial to present evidence are ex-wife of former Premier Michael Misick, LisaRaye McCoy and former Governor, Richard Tauwhare. The crown’s case, which was due to be completed in November will now wrap up until later. You can read more on the costly trial in this week’s TCWN. Mike denied access to own money, said he is in ‘difficult’ times, will appeal CJs decisionlast_img read more