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2012 Victoire Cycles Fixed Gear Bike High Flange Hubset

2012 victoire cycles fixed gear bike high flange hubset   2012 Victoire Cycles Fixed Gear Bike High Flange Hubset

Victoire Cycles, a modern brand from Clermont-Ferrand, France, has slightly modified its fixed gear bike high flange hubset for 2012. First off, from72mm, the bodies of the hubs at the front and at the rear, are made a little smaller to 69.5mm. The hubset weighs in at 205g front and 265g rear, for a total of 470g.

While the previous model of the hubs feature 80mm bars, the new incredibly light and strong hubs are machined this time into 70mm round bars of 7075-T6 alloy. This is an environmentally friendly feature as 25% of alloy is saved during the machining process.

After anodization, the logo of the 2012 Victoire Cycles Fixed Gear Bike High Flange Hubset is engraved to enhanced its visibility. Its 9g hard anodized lock ring, titanium bolts, stainless steel washers, and all other parts are CNC machined in an aeronautic heat-treated 7075-T6 alloy.

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2012 Velocity Alloy Rims

2012 velocity alloy rims   2012 Velocity Alloy Rims

Velocity, along with its founder Tom Black, is moving from Australia to Florida in 2012. This move makes history as Velocity becomes the only alloy rim built in the United States. In 2011, Velocity is still currently making its rims in Australia but it will stop its production in Brisbane before the year ends.

But starting in February, 2012, Velocity will make alloy rims in Jacksonville, Florida. As the only aluminum rims in the cycling industry that are U.S. produced, these rims are expected to be engineered with state-of-the-art quality to meet the demands of riders not only in the US but worldwide, as well.

It is foreseen that the 2012 Velocity Alloy Rims will not only become a pioneer of such cycling products in the US. More importantly, it is the objective of the company to become a leader in terms of quality, creativity, and customization, which Velocity has been…

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2012 Subrosa Letum Fixed Gear Bike

2012 subrosa letum fixed gear bike   2012 Subrosa Letum Fixed Gear Bike

Designed for a fun cycling freestyle fixie or pedaling around the city, the Letum from Subrosa Bikes is one of the newest fixed gear bikes for 2012. Along with its 100% CrMo TT frame is a Hi-Ten fork that features a CrMo steerer tube, 28mm reach, and tapered legs.

Although some material of the Letum has been sufficiently saved, it was still possible to maintain its strength. Like its first-rate frame, the 26in bar is also 100% CrMo and it features 3in rise, 3-degree upweep, and 10-degree backsweep.

Weighing in at 10.11kg, the 2012 Subrosa Letum Fixed Gear Bike is very lightweight but still amazingly complete with the necessary components a fixie should have. These components include Finger Banger flangeless grips and Ravager PC pedals from Shadow.

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2012 SE Draft Lite Fixed Gear Bike

2012 se draft lite fixed gear bike   2012 SE Draft Lite Fixed Gear Bike

Included in the wide range of new and updated bicycles from SE Bikes for 2012 is the fixed gear bike called Draft Lite. This new model gets anodized accent parts and a Hi-Ten steel frame, as well as an extensive list of upgraded high-level specs.

Aside from high-profile rims, the Draft Lite is also equipped with BMX style platform pedals. Riders can quickly access their beverage with the bike’s water bottle, fender mounts, and a bottle opener under the seat. Comfort is enhanced by the bike’s riderbar, too.

In order to cater to various types of riders, the 2012 SE Draft Lite Fixed Gear Bike is available in three colors and eight different frame sizes. In other words, the Draft Lite is virtually for everyone. With its Flip-Flop hub, riders can choose between fixed gear and free options.

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2012 Bianchi Pista Via Condotti Celeste Fixed Gear Bike

2012 bianchi pista via condotti celeste fixed gear bike   2012 Bianchi Pista Via Condotti Celeste Fixed Gear Bike

For those who are looking for a new fixed gear bike, Bianchi has released the good-looking and high-performance machine called Pista Via Condotti Celeste for 2012. Not only is this bike a fashion item but it is a reliable bike for city riders as well.

With the well-known wonderful Bianchi styling, the Pista Via Condotti Celeste is designed with a great classic track-bike setup, which features an all-steel frame and fork with drop handlebars. Its VP-189TR pedals come with white toe straps and steel clips.

Combining impressive aesthetics and reliable quality, the 2012 Bianchi Pista Via Condotti Celeste Fixed Gear Bike is the ultimate machine to ride on the city streets. With a stylish cover, the Velo VL-1356 suede saddle also adds to the overall beauty of the bike.

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2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike

2012 fuji feather fixed gear bike   2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike

One of the best good-looking fixed gear bikes for 2012 is the new Feather from Fuji Bikes. With an Elios 2 chromo frame, fork, and rear triangle, this 10.1kg fixed gear is equipped with a high profile wheelset, Kenda tires, Promax brakeset, and Wellgo road pedals with clips and straps.

The custom-butted main frame comes with an outer butted seat tube. For the front brake, the custom triple-butted fork is crown drilled, while for the rear brake, the custom-tapered and bridge-drilled rear triangle features a track dropout.

With its outstanding aesthetic quality, the 2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike is ideal for the cycling fashionista. There are three color options to choose from. All combined with sparkling silver, the three exquisite versions are white, black, and lemon yellow.

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2012 Specialized Langster Singlespeed Bike

2012 specialized langster singlespeed bike   2012 Specialized Langster Singlespeed Bike

Specialized has introduced another great machine for 2012, which is a single speed bike called Langster. By combining a lightweight A1 Premium aluminum compact frame and the traditional single speed drive train, the Langster can tackle the track and the city equally well.

Featured by its frame are fully manipulated tubing, an integrated headset, and great-looking track geometry. With the serious rider in mind, the Langster was designed with a very stiff oversized aluminum handlebar. Strength and stiffness were maximized by its 3D-forged aluminum stem.

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What gives the 2012 Specialized Langster Singlespeed Bike a classic look along with precise steering is its very light FACT carbon fork. Featuring a sleek finish and 32 holes, the sturdy Alex rims guarantee fast rolling. Power transfer is efficient, thanks to the coolly black-finished 48t alloy track-style crankset.


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