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2012 Genesis Vapour Disc Cyclocross Bike

2012 genesis vapour disc cyclocross bike   2012 Genesis Vapour Disc Cyclocross Bike

For 2012, Genesis Bikes has introduced a new cyclocross bike called Vapour Disc, the latest addition in the Vapour lineup. Nicely designed with blood orange, the Vapour Disc features a 6061 aluminum frame with a carbon fork. Specs include Alex XD-Lite rims, Shimano M475 hubs, and stainless spokes.

Shouldering the bike is hassle-free, thanks to its top-tube routed cables. In order to enhance its versatility, the Vapour Disc is designed with rear rack and guard eyelets making it not just a pure race bike. Excellent comfort and grip are offered by the Continental cyclocross race tires.

Highly versatile, the 2012 Genesis Vapour Disc Cyclocross Bike works well not only for racers and roamers but for commuters and escapees, as well. Moreover, its Shimano PDM-520 pedals feature a compact body design is ideal for century riders and road cyclists.

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2012 Moots Psychlo X RSL Cyclocross Bike

2012 moots psychlo x rsl cyclocross bike   2012 Moots Psychlo X RSL Cyclocross Bike

Designed with the serious and elite recreational cyclocross racer in mind, the Psyclo X RSL is a state-of-the-art race bike reintroduced by Moots for 2012. Included in the exciting features of this machine are the classy Breezer dropouts and the new Moots carbon fork.

Cyclocross racers will definitely appreciate every detail of the cool features of the Psyclo X RSL. Shouldering is made more comfortable by the flattened top tube and wider tires can be accommodated by the wider chain stays.

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Moots aimed to come up with a cyclocross race bike that offers superior performance without compromising the lifetime durability and topnotch quality, which the brand is known for. The creation of the 2012 Moots Psychlo X RSL Cyclocross Bike allowed them to do just that.

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2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes

2012 sram xx and xxwc hydraulic disc brakes   2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Newly released by SRAM for 2012 are two hydraulic disc brakes, which are the XX and the XXWC. With a lower profile, the XX levers feature Pad Contact Adjust bezel and are tooled reach adjust instead of the knob from Elixir. Without losing its cross country racing heritage, the XX is designed to tackle trail riding.

While the XX comes complete with internal overhaul, including a new forged aluminum caliper and TaperBore system, the XXWC reduced weight by getting rid of the Pad Contact Adjust. Other new features of the XXWC are the much smoother master cylinder body tapered toward the lever pivot.

Redesigned based on Elixir 7 and 9, the 2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes feature a magnesium lever body. For better bleed performance, both the two brake sets are equipped with high-quality specs, such as the adjusted bleed port location and air trap.

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2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike

2012 charge filter hi cyclocross bike   2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike

For riders who want a cyclocross bike that is not only neat and functional but also fun and fashionable, the new Filter Hi released by Charge Bikes for 2012 is perfect. What makes this bike an unparalleled cyclocross machine is its excellent combination of state-of-the-art components and classy aesthetics.

In collaboration with Tange, a reputable tubing maker, Charge Bikes was able to make the Filter Hi as durable as possible. Equipped with specifically selected components, the bike can help racers ride with confidence thanks to its Tange Infinity chromo tubing as well as its Shimano Tiagra gearing.

Matching the high-class components of the 2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike is its unique and stylish look. This highly functional but uncomplicated machine helps riders, whatever sort of cycling they are into, stand out in terms of fashion and performance.

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2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike

2012 bianchi zurigo cyclocross bike   2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike

Another new machine that is bred for cyclocross racing is the Zurigo, which is released by Bianchi for 2012. Though made from hydroformed 7000 series aluminum rather than carbon fiber, the machine has all the same details of performance. Its build kit is made of a full 10-speed drivetrain from SRAM Rival.

Although the ovalized top tube of the bike is usually overlooked, this detail is very important. A wider cross section is created by squashing this top tube in the vertical plane so it is more comfortable to shoulder the bike. Mud and grime is kept by the top tube cable routing from coating the cables.

While it is an excellent race bike, the 2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike is also a suitable machine for commuting and trainings under foul weather. The bike features stability and comfort in various conditions, where any comfort is considered a luxury, thanks…

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2012 Genesis Day 01 Alfine 8 Cyclocross Bike

2012 genesis day 01 alfine 8 cyclocross bike   2012 Genesis Day 01 Alfine 8 Cyclocross Bike

A machine that offers great versatility is the 01 Alfine 8. It is one of the best cyclocross bikes introduced by Genesis Bikes for 2012. Featuring a Reynolds 520 steel frame, the bike comes with cyclocross-based geometry that comes with an option of either hub gear or single speed.

As a wider-ranging700c bike, the Day 01 Alfine 8 is equipped with state-of-the-art components that enable it to tackle various terrains very well. Along with the comfortable and reliable Reynolds 520 cromo steel frame and fork are drop bars that further enhance ride comfort and efficiency.

From exciting epic rides to regular commuting, the 2012 Genesis Day 01 Alfine 8 Cyclocross Bike is the machine to trust. In order to tackle the dirt with ease, the bike also features both 8-speed gearing and braking, which are strategically placed.

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2012 Genesis Croix De Fer Cyclocross Bike

2012 genesis croix de fer cyclocross bike   2012 Genesis Croix De Fer Cyclocross Bike

Released by Genesis Bikes is its latest cyclocross bike called Croix De Fer. This new bike is especially constructed for riders who are looking for a beautiful all-weather cross-terrain riding machine. Featured by the bike is a first-class Reynolds 725 steel frame with a chromo fork.

To reduce weight and drag and enhance speed, the bike is loaded with high-quality Shimano Tiagra components, which include shifters, front and rear mech, front and rear hubs, and chain. Other features are Avid BB-7 front and rear brakes, Hollowtech bottom bracket, and Continental Cyclocross tires.

Excellently modified and highly versatile, the 2012 Genesis Croix De Fer Cyclocross Bike owes its nice changes to the proposals made by Vin Cox, holder of a Guiness World cyclocross record. While it tackles summer singletrack rides well, this road bike also does well in winter climates.

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