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2012 Specialized Echelon Helmet for Women

2012 specialized echelon helmet for women   2012 Specialized Echelon Helmet for Women
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For 2012, Specialized has reintroduced its popular helmet for female road cycling buffs called Echelon. Loaded with special features, this new model of the Echelon helmet for women is definitely not an ordinary piece of cycling gear, as it features a new fashionable color that makes female cyclists stand out on the roads.

Minimalist riders will surely love the well-ventilated and road race-inspired design of the Echelon. Through this design, maximum ventilation comfort, and fit are offered in the most inexpensive price. Optimum ventilation is achieved through its 4th Dimension cooling system.

What makes the 2012 Specialized Echelon Helmet for Women a great choice is its maximum comfort and affordability. Cooling is maximized by its wind tunnel while strength is maximized and weight is minimized by the composite matrix reinforcement and four in-molded shells of the helmet.

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2012 Specialized Safire Comp Mountain Bike for Women

2012 specialized safire comp mountain bike for women   2012 Specialized Safire Comp Mountain Bike for Women

For women riders who are looking for a new mountain bike, Specialized has released its new Safire Comp for 2012. Although very lightweight, this ultra-capable trail bike for women comes complete with the essential features a high-quality mountain bike needs to have.

To keep the weight low but still maintain its strength, the Safire Comp is built from a M5 manipulated alloy frame with 120mm of travel. The women-specific features of its frame include its cross-county trail geometry, tapered head tube, DMD derailleur mount, and sealed cartridge bearing pivots.
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Major features of the 2012 Specialized Safire Comp Mountain Bike for Women include its custom-tuned suspension and dialed geometry. Moreover, the Ariel saddle comes with hollow Cr-Mo rails, an ergonomic cutout that gives pressure relief, and lightweight foam cushioning for maximum comfort.

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2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

2012 specialized ariel bike for women   2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

Highly versatile, the new Ariel released by Specialized for 2012 is ideal for women riders who are looking for a single machine that functions well as a mountain bike and a road bike. Any terrains can be tackled by the Ariel, thanks to its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Light weight, incredible comfort, and a confident ride are offered by the Ariel’s A1 premium aluminum frame, which comes with a Body Geometry Women’s Riva saddle, 75mm-travel SR Suntour fork, and women’s recreational geometry and tube sets.

Weekday commuting and weekend adventures can be fun with the 2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women. With its state-of-the-art features, a classy ride is guaranteed. The versatility of the bike is enhanced by its fender/rack braze-ons.

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Specialized Safire Comp Womens 2011 Mountain Bike

specialized safire comp womens 2011 mountain bike   Specialized Safire Comp Womens 2011 Mountain Bike

2011 Specialized Safire Comp Womens Mountain Bike Specifications

Specialized Safire Comp Womens 2011 Mountain Bike Frameset
Frame: M5 manipulated alloy frame w/ women’s XC Trail geometry, ORE TT/DT, tapered HT, DMD front derailleur, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel
Rear Shock: Custom Fox Triad II for Specialized, custom on-the-fly 3-position switch 1) lock out 2) Open 3) ProPedal pedal assisting damping, rebound adj., 6.5×1.5″ extension
Fork: RockShox Reba RLT, tapered alloy steerer, compression and rebound adj. LO w/external floodgate adj., standard drop-outs, 120mm travel

Specialized Safire Comp Womens 2011 Mountain Bike Wheels
Rims: Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
Front Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, OS 24 end caps, sealed cartridge bearing, RWS, 28h
Rear Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, double sealed cartridge bearing, QR, 32h
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 1.8mm (15g) stainless
Front Tire: S-Works “The Captain”, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual compound, 26×2.2″
Rear Tire: Specialized…

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Specialized Safire Pro Womens 2011 Mountain Bike

specialized safire pro womens 2011 mountain bike   Specialized Safire Pro Womens 2011 Mountain Bike

2011 Specialized Safire Pro Womens Mountain Bike Specifications

Specialized Safire Pro Womens 2011 Mountain Bike Frameset
Frame: M5 manipulated alloy frame w/ women’s XC Trail geometry, ORE TT/DT, tapered HT, DMD front derailleur, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel
Rear Shock: Specialized/Fox Brain Shock w/ remote Safire Tune inertia valve, Brain Fade and rebound adj., 6.5×1.45″, integrated cartridge bearing shock mount
Fork: Specialized Future Shock S140TA, Spike Valve damper, 1 1/2-1 1/8″ carbon steer/crown, comp and rebound adj., low bearing mount, 140-115mm travel adjust

Specialized Safire Pro Womens 2011 Mountain Bike Wheels
Rims: Roval Control Trail EL, alloy disc, 26mm, 24/28h
Front Hub: Roval Control Trail EL, alloy disc, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 24h
Rear Hub: Roval Control Trail EL, DT Star Ratchet, QR, 28h
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
Front Tire: S-Works “The Captain”, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual compound, 26×2.2″
Rear Tire: Specialized “The Captain” Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready…

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2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3

2011 specialized roubaix sl3   2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3

Specialized updated the Roubaix SL3 for 2011, making it one of the smoothest and fastest bike on the market. The goal of the design was to make sure that jarring and vibration over uneven roads and rough roads will not be experienced by the rider.

To make this possible, the Zertz elastomer inserts were placed mechanically in the seatstays unlike before. This damping gives about 6mm degree of flex. The frame becomes more stiff and durable when the inserts were pressed onto it.

There is a new stay molding with one bladder on each leg with a new shape for the stays. The stays are now 3D and it trickles from the dropouts to the seat tube for additional side-to-side stability.

Overall stiffness is made possible with the one-piece top tube/head tube/down tube mold used on the Tarmac SL3. For power transfer, Specialized used Press-In bearings, which in turn no longer requires…

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2011 Specialized Ariel Step Thru

2011 specialized ariel step thru   2011 Specialized Ariel Step Thru

For those riders who prefer more of a transport/fitness bike, the Specialized Ariel Step Thru drops for 2011. With a women’s style step-through A1 Premium aluminum feature frame, the bike delivers easier accessibility and lightweight confidence for a more relaxed and comfortable riding position.

A 75mm travel coil-sprung fork with alloy lowers, the transport bike performs exceptionally well. The Ariel Step Thru also uses durable, double-walled 700c alloy rims covered by a Specialized Infinity Sport 700c tires, to help it cope with all unfit roads.

For better performance, a chainguard is added with a triple crankset that provides the rider the gear needed for a ride. Also offered here is the pain-free Women’s-specific BG Contour MTB grips designed for longer rides.

Specialized’s Ariel Step Thru comes in at $599 for the complete package.

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