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Van Dessel Kermis Ultegra 10 Pro Road Bike

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Van Dessel Kermis Ultegra 10 Pro Road Bike

Buy from Product Description Equally at home in road races, rough criteriums, and casual century rides, the Van Dessel Kermis road bike is a must for the demanding professional rider. The bike was named after the Pro Kermesse Circuit of Belgium and northern France--Kermis is Flemish for Kermesse--and pays tribute to some of the most grueling and punishing terrain known to cycling. As a result, the Kermis can handle it all: cobblestone alleys, tight corners, narrow streets, and speeds that never dip below 30 miles per hour.

Design-wise, the Kermis is offered in a size range of 46 to 63 cm (see sizing chart below) and is built around Columbus's highest-end Airplane main triangle frame, with aero carbon seat stays, carbon chain stays, and a full carbon fork. The elite frame and construction makes this a true purebred racing and long-mile road brake. Other components include Shimano Ultegra 10-speed shifters; a Ritchey Pro handlebar, stem, and seat post; an FSA RD200 spoke wheel set; and Hutchinson Fusion Comp 700 x 23c tires. Add it all up and you have a bike that dominated the 2005 racing season for the Louis Garmeau Elite team and won the 2005 Arizona State Pro/1/2 Road Race Championship.

Specifications: Bicycle Buying Guide
Finding the Right Bike
To really enjoy cycling, it's important to find a bicycle that works for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're in the market for a new bike:

The Right Ride
In general, bikes are broken down into three major categories:

The Right Price
A bike's price boils down to three essentials: frame materials, bike weight, and component quality and durability.

The Right Size
Fit is crucial for comfort, control, and proper power and endurance on a bike. Here are some basic bike fit tips:

The Right Accessories
When you make a bike purchase, don't forget these crucial add-ons:

Size *Seat Tube **Top Tube Head Tube Head Angle Seat Angle Chainstay BB drop Wheelbase
46 45 49.5 9.8 71.5 74.5 40.5 7 94.4
48 46.5 52 9.8 72 74.5 40.5 7 96.6
50 48.5 53.5 9.8 72.5 74 40.5 7 97.3
52 50.5 54.5 11.3 72.5 73 40.5 7 97.4
54 52.5 55.5 12.5 73 73 40.5 7 97.9
56 54.5 56.5 14.5 73 73 40.5 7 98.9
58 56.5 58 16.5 73 73 40.5 7 100.4
60 58.5 59.5 18.5 73 73 40.5 7 101.7
63 61 62 20.1 73 73 40.5 7 104.5
* Seat tube measurement is from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube.
** All top tubes are effective top tube length (measured horizontally c-c).

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