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2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike

2012 kona jake the snake cyclocross bike   2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike

For those who are looking for the most diverse bike on the cyclocross market today, Kona Bikes has reintroduced its racing machine called Jake The Snake for 2012. What is new with its 2012 model that Kona Bikes designed its aesthetics to be more suitable for racing.

The same reliable quality is carried over from the previous model. Highlights of its top-quality specs include Kona Aluminum Butted 7005 tubing, Avid Shorty 6 brakes, FSA Gossamer Compact BB30 Press Fit cranks, Shimano 10-speed Tiagra/105 drivetrain, as well as Maxxis Mud Wrestler tires.

With its unparalleled versatility, the 2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike works well for racing, commuting, training, touring, and plain rides. Its state-of-the-art frame and race-winning geometry make it the ideal machine to win cyclocross races or cross jungles — your pick.

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2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike

2012 kona major jake cyclocross bike   2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike

During its year of introduction, the Major Jake has already made a mark on the cycling world after helping Kona Team’s Helen Wyman’s land third in the 2011 European cross season. With the same outstanding stiffness and speed, this World-Cup-ready carbon fiber cyclocross bike is back for 2012.

Since the Major Jake is one of the most respected cyclocross bikes on the market today, Kona Bikes made sure that its 2012 version has a lot of new things to offer. Its fancier new components include a Shimano Ultegra tubeless compatible wheelset and Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes.

As it did to Kona Team’s very own cyclocross racer, the 2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike will help riders wherever they may travel. The carbon frame of this award-winning cyclocross racing machine comes with a full carbon tapered steerer fork as well as an FSA Carbon CX cockpit.

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2012 Whyte Bikes Charing Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

2012 whyte bikes charing cross disc brake cyclocross bike   2012 Whyte Bikes Charing Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

For the first time, Whyte Bikes, a British company famous for mountain bikes, has released three new cyclocross bikes for 2012, one of which is the Charing Cross. Applying the state-of-the-art frame geometry of Whyte, the Charing Cross is perfect for longer commutes.

Featuring a strong 6061 custom-butted aluminum frame, the Charing Cross comes with a post mount disc brake, Shimano Tiagra 10-speed drivetrain, and a combination of mudguard with rack eyelets and deep section R-7 wheels with disk brakes. These allowS the riders to enjoy inexpensive cycling for years.

Boasting impressive versatility, the 2012 Whyte Bikes Charing Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike is a must-have multi-use bike. For riders who are looking for a bike that can tackle cyclocross, commuting, touring, and winter training, this is the ideal machine.

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2012 Whyte Bikes King Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

2012 whyte bikes king cross disc brake cyclocross bike   2012 Whyte Bikes King Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

Though best known for creating topnotch mountain bikes for a decade now, Whyte Bikes is introducing three cyclocross bikes for 2012 that use mechanical disc brakes. One of the three bikes is for racing while the other two, which include the King Cross, are for commuting and are less expensive.

Designed to tackle longer distances, the King Cross can also be taken off-road with much ease. It is built from a multi-butted and custom-drawn 6061 hydroformed frame with front triangle butted tubes and S-shaped seatstays. Most of its specs are Sora-based.

As a highly versatile do-it-all machine, the 2012 Whyte Bikes King Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike can tackle any local paths or parks. Most of the features of the King Cross are similar to the racing model only less trail-specific and they have a little different geometry.

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2012 Whyte Bikes Saxon Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

2012 whyte bikes saxon cross disc brake cyclocross bike   2012 Whyte Bikes Saxon Cross Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

Whyte Bikes, a British bike company, has added three cyclocross bicycles to its 2012 range, which includes the Saxon Cross. Its 6061 aluminum alloy material comes with triple-butted top and down tubes as well as hydroformed rear stays. Along with its extensive list of mud-friendly features is a slack geometry.

Among the three new cyclocross bikes from Whyte, the Saxon Cross is the total mud-plugger. Aside from its 1 1/8in top and 1 1/2in bottom tapered head tube, it also features the BB386EVO bottom bracket, which is the new FSA standard and is essentially a BB30 development.

A real off-roader, the 2012 Whyte Bikes Saxon Cross Cyclocross Bike takes pride in its latest standards. Weighing in at approximately 10kg, this great racer is equipped with SRAM Apex with Rival rear derailleur, FSA cockpit parts and Gossamer Pro Cross cranks, and outers to prevent dirt and water contamination.

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2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike

2012 moda legato cyclocross road bike   2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike

Moda Bikes, a UK based company, has provided the cycling industry with the finest bikes and frames of various riding styles for 2012. For cyclocross riders, its newest product is the Legato. This road bike is stable enough to handle a range of terrains effortlessly.

Making the Legato highly capable of tackling the blows of cyclocross riding is its American Classic wheelset. Comfort and strength are further enhanced by the high-modulus carbon fork that allows the Legato to tackle off-road conditions with excellent performance.

While light in weight, the triple butted 7005 series aluminum frame of the 2012 Moda Legato Cyclocross Road Bike offers amazing strength. The Legato is not available with pedals, so it is recommended that clipless pedals are used, which are common for cyclocross machines.

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2012 Moda Opus Cyclocross Road Bike

2012 moda opus cyclocross road bike   2012 Moda Opus Cyclocross Road Bike

New from Moda Bikes is the Opus, which is one of the most coveted cyclocross road bikes for 2012. Not only is the Opus designed to be unique and stylish, the bike is crafted to exceed expectations of a variety of riders.

Combining its extensive knowledge and experience with assistance from UK cycling professionals, Moda Bikes designed the Opus with state-of-the-art features. Along with the new Apex group from SRAM is the American Classic Hurricane wheelset, which is tried and tested by cross riders.

With a complete high modulus LDC carbon frame and fork, the 2012 Moda Opus Cyclocross Road Bike is a wonderful race-ready carbon fiber machine. Thus, even in the worst possible conditions, the Opus is engineered and tested to perform at the maximum level.

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