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2012 Specialized Langster Singlespeed Bike

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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.

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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2012 Specialized P.Fix Fixed Gear Bike

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2012 specialized p fix fixed gear bike   2012 Specialized P.Fix Fixed Gear Bike

A new fixed-gear machine offered by Specialized for 2012 is the P.Fix bike. Combined with its advanced technology and state-of-the-art materials are a clever geometry that is proven to tackle dirt, street, and park rides very well. Its one-piece 10t cog has a freewheel setup and fixed gear conversion options.

Though lightweight, the P. Series butted and tapered chromoly fork is stiff and sturdy enough to tackle any intense abuse. Also made to endure nonstop abuse are the 26in P. Fix wheelset and cartridge bearings, which are double-walled with 36 spokes.

Loaded with superior features, the 2012 Specialized P.Fix Fixed Gear Bike can meet the high demands of aggressive rides. Aside from a rounded profile, the Specialized Compound Control tires also offer dual-compound traction and low rolling resistance. Its light but strong Press-in MID BB can be serviced easily.

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2012 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni Track Bike

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2012 bianchi pista sei giorni track bike   2012 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni Track Bike

Bianchi adds a hot item to the list of must have bikes in 2012 with its latest revamped track bike called Pista Sei Giorni. As it never fails to disappoint the rider community, Bianchi has made sure that this new bike is a topnotch machine.

The first thing to notice with the Pista Sei Giorni is its stylish and neat white color scheme. Matching this classy color scheme of its aluminum frame and carbon fork is a nice set of Maddux track wheels. Such a well-thought-out blend of components make this track bike a thing of beauty.

Well equipped with high-quality components, the 2012 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni Track Bike features TruVativ Touro track cranks and a Velo saddle. Adding to the list of topnotch components are Hutchinson Nitro 700×23 white sidewall tires and VP pedals with toe clips.

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2012 Cinelli Laser Concept

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2012 cinelli laser concept   2012 Cinelli Laser Concept

First introduced by Cinelli in the ‘80s, Laser plays a great part in the revolutionizing of cycling designs. Over three decades later, it still maintains is reputation as one of the best bike frames ever made. For 2012, Cinelli has released a concept bike for Laser.

This is in time with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, in which the track race culture will be a main feature. This awaited event will take place in the beautiful city of London. While the carbon frameset of the 2012 Cinelli Laser Concept Bike is inspired by a classic geometry, it is also updated to modern track racing.

The selected contemporary carbon allows making incredible aerodynamic shapes with all the stiffness that a carbon track frame must have. Some modifications will be done on its San Marco Zoncolan saddle.

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2011 Wabi Special

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2011 wabi special   2011 Wabi Special

Wabi Cycles has upgraded the Special bike with the serious traditionalist rider in mind. Using Reynolds 725 double butted steel and investment cast lugs, its frame was hand built first in Taiwan before it was assembled by Wabi in LA. For the ultimate ride, the frame was fully lugged and brazed.

Combining old and new features, the bike uses 1 1/8″ aheadset type steerer system with Reynolds 725 oversized thin walled tubes. With increased efficiency and integrity, the ride characteristics are optimized by the tested technique for joining the frame tubes, which is low temperature brazing.

Ride is guaranteed fast yet comfortable by the road racing inspired frame design of the 2011 Wabi Special. The dependable component selection is both light and durable. The lightweight and responsive wheels weigh 1.75kg per set while the entire bike is 8.45kg.

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2011 Wabi Lightning

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2011 wabi lightning   2011 Wabi Lightning

Wabi Cycles has upgraded some fixed gear bicycles for 2011, one which is the Lightning. Like the other upgraded Wabi bikes, this scandium tubed fixed gear bike also received a new more lightweight stem along with a second set of bottle bosses on the seat tube.

Bull horns have replaced the standard drop bars, but are still offered as an option. For a ride that guarantees both speed and comfort, the bike features a frame design that is specially inspired by road racing. It can be customized for proper fit and gearing as well.

While the good-looking dreamcicle paint is maintained, a gloss pearl black replaced the ano matte black. The upgraded 14.1 lbs 2011 Wabi Lightning bike that comes in a 42cm frame size best fits riders who stands 4′ 9″ to 5′ 3”. The 55cm frame weighs 15.1 lbs.

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2011 Wabi Classic Steel Fixie

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2011 wabi classic steel fixie   2011 Wabi Classic Steel Fixie

Wabi Cycles has updated its steel fixie called The Classic for 2011. Weighing in at 19lbs, this steel bike combines the advantages of being classic and having a lighter weight. This is achieved through an outstanding component group, great updates, and the hand built tig-welded Reynolds 725 frame.

Along with the frame comes road-inspired geometry. At the drop outs, rack and fender mounts were discreetly placed on the inside of the fork blades and seat stays. Moreover, the bike has a new lighter stem and was modified to accept fatter tires, up to 32mm wide.

Aside from the updated traditional headset to a press fit version, a second set of bottle bosses on the seat tube were added for more efficient hydration. Modified with excellent updates and upgrades, the 2011 Wabi Classis Steel Fixie is a beautiful modern bike.

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