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2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

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2012 scott spark rc full suspension 29er mountain bike   2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

Scott Bikes has introduced a new kind of suspension bike called Spark RC. Used in the making of the frame of this full suspension 29er mountain bike is the unique IMP5 carbon technology of Scott. Through this process, the main frame’s five parts are done in a single production.

While the bottom bracket structure and the head, top, seat, and down tubes are all joined in a single step, the layers are managed carefully to guarantee efficiency of material use and high quality. Control, safety, stiffness, and confidence are all enhanced by the tapered head tube of the frame.

Not only is the 2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike one of the one of the faster cross country race bicycles on the market, it’s a very light trail bike and an epic marathon machine with stellar geometry.

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2012 Shimano XT PD-M785 Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals

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Especially designed for mountain bike riders, the new clipless pedals called PD-M785 have been released by Shimano XT for 2012. When riders are not clipped, they can efficiently pedal with greater stability through the larger surface area and the integrated pedal cage.

With a larger cage, the binding of the PD-M785 is protected from any damage that can be caused by impact hazards, such as rocks on the trail. Minimum maintenance and long service life are guaranteed, thanks to the sealed ball-bearing axle system of the pedals.

With its improved control and support, the 2012 Shimano XT PD-M785 Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals provide trail riders with a larger and secure platform. In the entry/release setting, dialing is made perfect by the adjustable cleat tension of the pedals that comes with an indicator.

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2012 NS Bikes Majesty Park Frame

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2012 ns bikes majesty park frame   2012 NS Bikes Majesty Park Frame

Both in aesthetics and performance, the 2012 NS Bikes Majesty Park Frame can be easily recognized. A simple classic look combined with exquisite graphics makes the frame stand out at the track while its success in top-notch dirt events makes it internationally known.

With offset multi-butting, a completely high-end tube set is utilized in the making of this 2.15 kg frame. After finishing the welding, the frame underwent a rare full heat treatment process. Through this innovative technology, the Majesty Park becomes an outstandingly light and strong dirt jumping frame.

To maximize strength and save weight, the special oval CNC head tube is made thinner in the front and thicker in the back. Protecting it from corrosion is its weightless thin layer covering inside and outside. Also, CNC cuttings are added to make its classic NS micro dropouts small, strong, and great-looking.

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2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset

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For 2012, Specialized has a lot of exciting brand new products to offer, which includes the new race-ready wheelset called Roval Control SL 29. These stiff hand-built wheels feature a carbon rim that comes with a CNC-machined alloy body rear hub and a carbon front hub.

While the wheelset is designed based on the Control SL 29, the X-12 142+ rear hub flange spacing makes the new model even stiffer and balances spoke tension. The molded fiber disc rim is tubeless compatible while its front hub is compatible with the standard 24mm/28mm QR and 15mm thru-axle.

Designed for exclusive use on 2011 Epic 29er bikes and frames, the 2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset is made unbelievably lightweight, weighing in at only 1440g. Other nice features include DT pro lock hexagonal alloy nipples and Roval titanium quick releases.

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2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame

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2012 ns bikes majesty dirt frame   2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame

NS Bikes has created high-quality frames for 2012, one of which is the Majesty Dirt. Weighing in at only 2.15 kg, this frame is incredibly lightweight. On the other hand, the frame still offers a reliable strength. With higher forks that have up to 140mm of travel, the performance of the frame is even better.

While it is similar to that of the previous model, the geometry of the new Majesty Dirt comes with a bottom bracket that is a little bit lower. Through this, the frame is more stable both on slope-style courses and on high-speed dirt tracks.

As the signature ride of Martin Söderström, the 2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame is definitely the mountain bike machine to trust. Since the frame features a standard threaded BB shell, mountain bike riders can easily fit it with their aluminum cranks.

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2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike

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2012 trek marlin 29er singletrack bike   2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike

Included in the long list of 29er bikes released for 2012 is the new Marlin from Trek Bikes. This lightweight and durable bike has a hydroformed Alpha gold aluminum tubing that makes rides more responsive and stiffer. This makes the bike an ideal as a singletrack machine.

In all conditions and at all speeds, handling is improved, thanks to its custom G2 Geometry. Riders will surely love the bike’s seat, which is very comfortable. Other nice features include its Gloss Platinum and Signature Green colors and 100mm travel. Sizing is extended for tall riders, too.

With its 29er wheels, the 2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike offers an enhanced stability, momentum, and obstacle clearance. However, the quality of its front rear derailleurs, stock pedals, and stock tires appears to be the downside of the bike.

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2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame

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2012 ns bikes suburban dirt frame   2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame

Constructed with serious mountain bike hardtail riders in mind, the new frame called Suburban Dirt is one of the best offers of NS Bikes for 2012. Weighing in at 2.49 kg, this high-quality and beautiful frame features 381 mm/15” slammed chain stays and a 574 mm/22.6” top tube.

Similar to its previous Suburban 26model, the new Suburban Dirt will be available in two versions, which are specifically adjusted for 26in and 24in wheels. Through the enhanced tire clearance in the 24in model, it is easier to run the new trend 26in wheels in the frame.

As an all-time classic, the 2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame combines exquisite aesthetics and a tested quality. For both 26in and 24in sizes, the frame has an integrated headset standard. Its colors, logos, and the shape of its seatstays bridges are all new as well.

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