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2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike

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2012 barracuda h700 hybrid bike   2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike

Barracuda has created a new silky hybrid bike called H700, which is ideal for daily commuters. Flexibility and strength are guaranteed when handling streets and bike paths, thanks to the bike’s Shimano Tourney and Altus derailleurs and alloy V-brakes as well as a high-tensile steel rigid forks.

Daily commuters and leisure riders will love the H700’s lightweight 700c alloy hybrid frame. Other features that make the bike highly versatile are the reliable Kenda K935 Trekking tires and three-quarter length mudguards.

For those who are looking for a sporty hybrid machine that can tackle streets and trails equally well, the 2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike is the ideal one. It will be available in 20in and 22in. The bike features a steel rear rack for the rider’s luggage as well.

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2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike

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2012 marin bridgeway hybrid bike   2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike

An excellent machine for those who enjoy everyday riding around town is the Bridgeway, a new hybrid bike released by Marin for 2012. With a simple seven-speed drive train and an adequate gear range, this commuter bike can powerfully tackle both calm paths and sharp city streets.

Without increasing the weight, the strength of the bike was enhanced by the hydroformed top and down tubes of its 6061 aluminum frame. It also features shaped seatstays for flex resistance, which in turn, makes pedaling even more efficient.

Very versatile, the 2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike is perfect for riders who are into various types of rides. When full stopping power and controlled deceleration are required, the bike has linear-pull brakes to provide it while at slow speeds. Stability is guaranteed by its wide tires.

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2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet

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2012 bell muni commuter helmet   2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet

Bell has released one of the most beautiful helmets for 2012 called Muni. Nicely designed, the 275g helmet has several nice features, first of which is its visibility. The Muni has standard equipment, which are an integrated pair of rear flashing lights to make it effectively visible.

To provide even more lighting, the helmet has an added rear strap just by clipping on a rear flasher. Moreover, there is a smooth and seamless perch that is put together into the Blade Visor Plus in order to have room for the Blackburn Flea front light, which is small but incredibly bright.

Ideal for riders who are looking for topnotch urban helmets is the 2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet. With its combination of first-class features, exceptional functionality, and refined design and graphics, the Muni is definitely an unparalleled piece of cycling gear.

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2012 Ridgeback Velocity Hybrid Bike

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2012 ridgeback velocity hybrid bike   2012 Ridgeback Velocity Hybrid Bike

Ridgeback has finally entered the market of rugged and sporty hybrid bicycles by introducing the new Velocity bike for 2012. Very lightweight, the 6061 double-butted aluminum frame is stopped and propelled by the reliable Acera 24-speed components from Shimano.

Aside from being puncture-resistant, the Continental Contact tires also roll very fast. The wheels, which wear first-class German rubber fashion, combine light weight and sturdiness. By adding mudguards and a rack, the bike can be used for regular commuting.

Riders who are looking for a sporty ride at a reasonable price will love the 2012 Ridgeback Velocity Hybrid Bike. With its amazing versatility, the Velocity can tackle various rides from intermediate-distance road rides to more relaxed excursions.

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2012 Giro Reverb Commuter Helmet

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Giro has released one of the most exciting commuter helmets for 2012 called Reverb. It was the intention of Giro not to make the helmet flashy by not packing it with so many features. Instead, the Reverb is designed to be an understated and well-functioning helmet.


Reverb is quite different from classic helmet peaks with its removable fabric peak, which is such a clever feature. The removable fabric peak is positioned inside the rim of the helmet with Velcro tabs holding it in position. Its brim is similar to that of a traditional-style cycle cap and is removable for washing.

While it looks like the rider is wearing a cap under the helmet, it shades the eyes and keeps the rain away without the added mass. Simple but cleverly designed, the 2012 Giro Reverb Commuter Helmet is a must-have helmet for all riders who want a helmet that simply…

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2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

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2012 specialized crossroads elite cross bike   2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

Combining maximum efficiency and comfort, the 2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike is a classy machine perfect for cyclists who want to relax when riding. What enables the bike to take in all the road bumps is its lightweight suspension fork and seatpost.

In order to optimize efficiency, the 700c tires that roll very smoothly are combined with the A24 speed Shimano drivetrain. Riding position is made upright and stable by the A1 Premium aluminum 700c frame, which features an excellent hybrid geometry and an added kickstand mount.

Aside from its classy look as the name implies, the Crossroads Elite from Specialized is speedy and stable as well. With its preload adjustment, the 63mm-travel suspension fork makes the ride even smoother and more comfortable while the BG Comfort grips provide the rider’s hands with a fresh feeling.

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2012 Specialized Expedition Bike

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Ideal for dirt roads and cruising paved is the new Expedition bike released by Specialized for 2012. On any terrain, the efficiency of the pedaling is maintained by the 21 speeds. Sturdy and smooth, the double-wall rims have 32 holes and machined sidewalls.

In order to keep the standover low and guarantee a secure and straight riding position, the A1 Premium aluminum 26in frame of the bike features Ground Control geometry and riser bars. The ride is made even more comfortable and smoother by the suspension fork with 63mm travel and its preload adjustment.

A comfort and classy look is offered by the 2012 Specialized Expedition Bike. On gravel or pavement, control and traction are the smooth-rolling Hemisphere 26in tires with a semi-connected tread pattern and flat protection. Moreover, fatigue fingers and hand pain are lessened by the BG Comfort grips.

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