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2012 Exposure Lights

2012 exposure lights   2012 Exposure Lights

Exposure Lights has announced the release of their new range of bike lights for 2012. The range includes Six Pack Mk.2, MaXx Mk.4, Diablo, and Joystick, which weighs 478g, 337g, 124g, and 103g respectively. The most affordable one is the Joystick, which is ideal on a helmet mount or for a backup light.

For improved efficiency, the new lights use Intelligent Thermal Management technology to offer better heat management, which enhances output and battery life. Moreover, the improved Cree XPG R5 LEDs makes the lights brighter with 25lumen/LED increase with the same burn time.

Especially in terms of electronics, the 2012 Exposure Lights were nicely enhanced. Other important changes of these lights are the gold-plated charge ports and a new storm cap. These new features offer conductivity, corrosion resistance, and enhanced durability.

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2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses

2012 tifosi cycling sunglasses   2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses

Seven new cycling sunglasses have been released by Tifosi for 2012. Some of the existing models were replaced by these new ones. The Tifosi Seek, Seek FC (Full Coverage), Jet, and Core replace Scatto, Scatto FC, Forza, and Czar respectively.

Most of the models have some additional frame as well as lens color options to match the taste of all riders. The Tifosi Logic XL has the most coverage while the 27g Tempt features a narrow frame. Designed for women riders is the Tifosi Altar, which can fit any face size.

All of the seven stylish 2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses use interchangeable lenses. A hydrophilic rubber is also used in all models to avoid slipping when the rider gets sweaty. Moreover, all of the sunglasses have either adjustable temples or nosepieces or both.

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Cinelli Luster Urban Cycling Shoes

cinelli luster urban cycling shoes   Cinelli Luster Urban Cycling Shoes

In collaboration with a respected skateboard and shoe company DVS, the Italian bike maker Cinelli has created urban cycling shoes called Luster. These urban cycling shoes look fantastic and riders have two great versions of these to choose from.

The first model is inspired by Cinelli’s Pro Best of Italo ’79 road bike while the other is inspired by Vigorelli track racer. Excellent features include a high-abrasion rubber sole, full grain leather uppers, and reflective detailing.

Efficient pedaling is facilitated by its stiffeners to aid while a hidden tongue panel also serves as a lace protector. With great looks and bike-specific features, the Cinelli Luster Urban Cycling Shoes are ideal for urban commuting. It look great off the bike as well.

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2012 Cannondale Bad Girl

2012 cannondale bad girl   2012 Cannondale Bad Girl

New for 2012 is a beautiful bike from Cannondale called Bad Girl, which is especially designed for women riders. There are three models to choose from, the most famous of which is the Bad Girl 1 that features less parts, the same frame, different fork, and downgraded drivetrain.

Imitating the traditional Delta-V mountain bikes’ frame, the Bad Girl 1 features Cannondale Lefty Headshok with a new one piece integration(OPI) fork. Included in its excellent blend of downgraded drivetrain is the Shimano Deore/SLX and Magura Hyraulic disc brakes.

An excellent machine for women riders to commute with style and performance is the 2012 Cannondale Bad Girl. Not only is the Bad Girl good-looking. This city bike is also budget friendly. It is available in two sizes, which are small and tall.

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2011 Officine Firenze Milani Wooden Bike Handlebars

2011 officine firenze milani wooden bike handlebars   2011 Officine Firenze Milani Wooden Bike Handlebars

Officine Firenze Milani has created exquisitely designed wooden bike handlebars for 2011. Individually selected materials were used in order to come up with wooden handlebars of the highest caliber on the market.

The wonderful design of the handlebars are achieved by the semi-gloss finish, the natural grain of every teak, as well as mahogany, walnut, and ash layer. Without sacrificing comfort, structural reinforcement and a fine industrial accent are offered by its bisection of aluminum but gloves may be required by longer rides.

Made in Italy, the 2011 Officine Firenze Milani Wooden Bike Handlebars are inspired by the elegant vintage bikes that tour the streets of Florence. Each design features different personalities. This can be the ultimate accent any bike can ever have.

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2011 Foska Duff Beer Road Cycling Jersey

2011 foska duff beer road cycling jersey   2011 Foska Duff Beer Road Cycling Jersey

For riders who are looking for a jersey for classic road cyclists, the perfect garment is the 2011 Duff Beer Road Cycling Jersey from Foska. This jersey features a sport cut, which is comfortable but is not too tight. It is easy-care machine washable at 40°.

Featuring high performance, the breathable Coolmax of the jersey keeps the rider comfortable and fresh. Its long back is also designed to keep the rider warm. Then, when it gets hot, a 3/4 length zip allows the wind to come in.

One of the best classic short sleeve road jerseys on the market today, the 2011 Foska Duff Beer Road Cycling Jersey is ideal for racing, commuting, touring, and training. Other features are three deep pockets at the rear and prints that are fade-free.

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2012 Raleigh Furley

2012 raleigh furley   2012 Raleigh Furley

Raleigh has released a new steel bike called Furley for 2012. The Furley is a full chromoly steel, including the fork, with a BB30 bottom bracket. Larger BB standard was used to fill an unconventional bottom bracket that is custom-made by FSA in it to allow using standard dropouts at the rear.

Riders can have a geared bike simply by swapping in a standard BB30 bottom bracket and crankset and attaching a derailleur and cassette. Fenders and racks can easily be tackled by the custom rear dropouts, which have mounts for everything.

Designed for riders who prefer tougher and stronger bikes over standard commuters, the 2012 Raleigh Furley is ideal for many urban riders. During winter, riders can be in control without destroying the wheelset, thanks to the bold single-speed sports disk brakes and thicker tires for cobblestone streets.

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