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2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

2012 octane one static mtb pedals   2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

Octane One has created new mountain bike pedals for 2012 called Static, which are offer at an affordable price and they are light in weight. Light but strong, the low-profile body of the pedals are kitted with removable pins, which enhances the grip quality.

Weighing in at 429g, the Static is incredibly light. Featured by its hardened axle is a 15mm wrench slot and a 6mm M6 socket. The loose ball version has silver pins with 11 pins on each side. These 20mm thick pedals have a 15mm flat wrench slot, 6mm Allen hex socket, and a 95mm x 90mm platform.

Crafted on a first-rate ball bearings, the 2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals feature a die-cast alloy material that enables it to endure tough rides. Loaded with excellent features, these pedals tackle mud very well and do not muddle easily.

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2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes

2012 sidi hydro gore tex mtb shoes   2012 Sidi Hydro Gore Tex MTB Shoes

Released for 2012 by Sidi are new mountain bike shoes called Hydro Gore-Tex. In order to accommodate a weightier winter sock and Sidi Toasters as well, the fit of the shoes are made a little more spacious. The feet are kept secure by its four Velcro straps.

Making the sole of the Hydro Gore-Tex shoes stronger is its carbon fiber. Made of injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix, its Millennium 3 sole is very durable and is compatible with the leading road pedals. Its rigidity is less prone to changes, as well.

Even under terrible weather conditions, the 2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes can keep the riders’ feet dry and warm thanks to its Gore-Tex upper, which is insulated and waterproof. Moreover, cleat replacement is made easier through the molded 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale into the sole.

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2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

2012 specialized carve pro 29 hardtail 29er bike   2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

Competition-inspired, the new Carve Pro 29 is an aluminum hardtail 29er bike released by Specialized for 2012. This new bike comes with a 29er, featuring an 80mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold 29 SL fork with SLX shift levers and Deore hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano.

Offering excellent stiffness, efficiency, and light weight, the M4SL alloy frame of the Carve Pro 29 is fully butted and smooth-welded. Along with 29er XC geometry, a tapered head tube is included to offer front-end stiffness as well as seatstays with no bridge to achieve compliance over bumps.

Climbing is made easier by the new 2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike, thanks to its excellent components, including the remote lockout, double-walled alloy rims, and the aluminum steerer and stanchions featured by the fork.

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2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike

2012 niner bikes emd 9 entry level 29er hardtail bike   2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry level 29er Hardtail Bike

Niner Bikes, the big-wheeled specialist, has updated two of their frames for 2012, which are the Air9 and the EMD9. The latter, which is the entry-level 29er hardtail bike of Niner Bikes, has been redesigned with a stiffer frame compared to the old model.

Combined to enhance the stiffness of the EMD9 frame are a custom hydroformed tubeset, reshaped downtube and tapered head tube with an internal zero stack headset. Adding a bigger diameter toptube, there is a hydroformed downtube rather than a whole frame of hydroformed tubes.

Updated with a black anodized option, the 2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike is perfect for cyclists who want the roughest and most lightweight finish. For riders swapping parts from the previous frames, the traditional European type bottom bracket is maintained. …

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2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike

2012 surly ogre 29er bike   2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike

Included in the long list of 29er bikes for 2012 is the Ogre, which has been released by Surly Bikes. Since the bike is a 29er machine that can do everything, all the fenders, racks, trailers, disc brakes, v-brakes, and Rohloff will work well.

Since it is based on the 26er Troll, the new Ogre looks like a creative combination of the Troll and the Karate Monkey. The cantilever brake capabilities or bent seat tube and disc are from the Karate Monkey while the rear dropouts, fender, rack, and trailer capabilities are from the Troll.

Offering superior usefulness, the 2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike is a very versatile machine. Aside from the standard size range, the Ogre will come in a super sized 24in frameset for big riders. The frameset is available in medium green.

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2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle

2012 octane one rocker saddle   2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle

Riders who are looking for an innovative saddle will love the Rocker, which is released by Octane One for 2012. This saddle owes its good aesthetics to its modern approach to a traditional all-around seat design. With mid padding, it is medium-sized.

Made from nylon base and one-piece micro suede top cover, the material used for the saddle makes it highly versatile. The Rocker can tackle a wide range of rides from the simple all-around riding to the more demanding dirt as well as slopestyle and freeride.

Offered by the mid-sized 2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle line is excellent comfort and light weight. Weighing in at 295g, it measures 246mm x 133mm and it comes with strong and very light hollow 4130 cromoly rails that are 8mm thick.

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2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Mountain Bike Shorts

2012 troy lee designs skyline mountain bike shorts   2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Mountain Bike Shorts

Troy Lee Designs has released a new cycling garment for 2012, which is the Skyline mountain bike shorts. Made of a mixed material, 92% polyester and 8% spandex, the shorts have a two-way stretch that offers a great feel to the skin.

Aside from its ergonomic mountain bike-specific cut and fit, the Skyline features a high-class ribbed spandex rear yoke panel, a rear zippered pocket, a full waist and hip height adjustment through Velcro TPR adjustment tabs, and pedal friendly side pockets with content security panels.

Lightweight and breathable, the 2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Shorts offers the best fit and maximum comfort. Whether the legs of the rider are long or short, a personalized fit is guaranteed by the unique leg and length adjustment of this practical shorts.

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