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2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame

2012 orange crush mountain bike frame   2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame

Orange Bikes has released a new mountain bike frame for 2012 called Crush. For those who are looking for some exciting thrills, this is the perfect bike. Thanks to its unique design, which brings back the basics while it raises the bar for the adventurous rider.

Featured by this strongly built 6061-T6 aluminum frameset are a new tapered head tube and an incredible 140mm fork. This means sufficient force is strategically added to the necessary areas. Substantial rigidity is offered by the 30.9 seat tube and hydroformed down tube for great tracking.

Fast and tough, the 2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame is the reliable machine that can tackle hardtails or long rides. Moreover, comfort is maximized by the rounded seat stays without compromising the excellent acceleration of the bike.

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2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts

2012 661 elite and evo bomber shorts   2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts

Ideal for mountain bike shorts or pants are the 2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts. To effectively protect the rider from impact, the shorts have a closed-cell foam strategically placed in the thigh and the hip areas as well as nylon and EVA foam-laminated tail-bone pads.

Featuring a new vented four-way stretch flexible body and built-in chamois, the Elite Bomber padded undershorts are very comfortable, flexible and lightweight. Hip protection is enhanced by its embossed hard foam. Also, slipping off is not a problem because the shorts are not slippery.

Protection from impact is also provided by the Evo Bomber race and riding undershorts thanks to its hi-tech D30 material in garment’s hips and tailbone areas. During impacts, the pads are kept in place by the Lycra shorts while the quad area is protected by the lightweight EVA foam.

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2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag

2012 crank brothers baseline gear bag   2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag

Crank Brothers has created a new gear bag called Baseline for 2012. Featured by this polyester bag is a ballistic nylon base panel and brushed tricot goggle pocket. Made from these durable and high-class materials, this bag surely stokes downhill racers.

At a reasonable price, the Baseline is loaded with awesome features. These include a full face-compatible padded helmet pocket, seven separate storage pockets, and two external mesh pockets. This means that the bag is systematically designed to be spacious without having to be too bulky.

With its ingenuous design and construction, the 2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag is ideal for any biking trip. With a capacity of 118 liters, the Baseline is a very handy duffle bag that allows riders to get their gear around efficiently.

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2012 Shimano PD-M780 Pedals

2012 shimano pd m780 pedals   2012 Shimano PD M780 Pedals

Included in the lineup of pedals for 2012 from Shimano is the new PD-M780. In order to guarantee great performance and light weight, the pedals utilized a forged alloy body. Moreover, stability is enhanced by its revised cleat interface and chrome-moly axle.

What gave the pedals a beautiful construction are its tough and slim spindle and an 8mm Allen wrench mounting system. Its low maintenance is simplified and made more dependable by its sealed cartridge axle system. Stability, control, and protection are enhanced by its integrated cage.

While they are engineered to tackle the severity of off-road competition, the 2012 Shimano PD-M780 Pedals are ideal for cross country trail riding. As compared to other pedals in its category, the PD-M780 has a more efficient mud and debris shedding.

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2012 NC-17 Pro Grips

2012 nc 17 pro grips   2012 NC 17 Pro Grips

One of the high-quality yet affordable cycling items for 2012 is the new NC-17 Pro Grips. Made from a first-class pro compound high density rubber material, the grips ensure not only excellent grip on the bars but a reliable traction between the tires and the ground, as well.

With its special rubber compound, the NC-17 Pro Grips provide the rider with unequaled durability and comfort. Adding to its high quality are its nice aluminum rings. Also, the grips will be available in black and white colors.

Even in terrible conditions, the 2012 NC-17 Pro Grips guarantee an excellent grip. This is the item to trust for those who are looking for grips that do not only avoid hand fatigue under any conditions but bring the hand motions specifically and straight to the bars, too.

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2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

2012 specialized demo 8 II fsr frameset   2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

Specialized has introduced a new frameset for 2012 called Demo 8 II FSR, which is loaded with an extensive list of excellent specs. Along with is 200mm of rear wheel travel are a 1.5″ head tube, FSR suspension, and Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shocks.

Ideal for aspiring DH racers, the bike has high and low speed rebound and compression settings, which are externally adjustable, from the coil shock, maximizing control over tough terrains. Also, the suspension linkage is especially designed to tackle even the most challenging terrain.

With two Downhill World Championships to its credit, the 2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset is an excellent choice for the race bicycles of pros. Featured by the manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame of the Demo 8 II are a rear derailleur protector, magnesium link, and an outsized forged head tube.

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2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike

2012 novara matador 29er bike   2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike

Especially designed to meet all trail riding requirements with a low profile and reliable performance, the Matador is a new 29er bike introduced by Novara for 2012. Perfectly matching its big wheels is its suspension fork, which features a set of disc brakes and a lockout, both of excellent quality.

In order to improve performance and handling, the butted 6061 aluminum frame of the bike is equipped with a bent seat tube and an S-bend down tube. Spinning on various terrains is facilitated its 27-speed drive train while precise shifting is guaranteed by the Shimano front derailleur and X7 rear derailleur.

With an alloy steer tube and crown and magnesium lowers, much weight of the 2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike is reduced. Moreover, the bike has a SR Suntour XCR MLO 29 suspension fork, which features a preload adjustment and lockout as well as 80mm of travel, and WTB…

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