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2012 Troy Lee Designs Ace Mountain Bike Shorts

2012 troy lee designs ace mountain bike shorts   2012 Troy Lee Designs Ace Mountain Bike Shorts

Troy Lee Designs has created one of the best mountain bike shorts for 2012 with its new Ace. Made from 90% polyester and 10% spandex body material, the four- way stretch Ace shorts are incredibly durable and comfortable.

Pedal friendly, the inner side pockets have zippers that are water resistant. Also, the zippers, thermal welded intake, and exit vents enhance thigh and crotch ventilation. Other high quality features are the padded rear zip pocket, ribbed spandex rear yoke panel, and reflective logo thigh detail.

Tailored with ergonomic mountain bike specific cut and fit, the 2012 Troy Lee Designs Ace Mountain Bike Shorts are perfect for all-day all-mountain riding. Removable inner short chamois is integrated, which comes with Lycra thigh panels, for maximum comfort.

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2012 Kona Splice 29er Bike

2012 kona splice 29er bike   2012 Kona Splice 29er Bike

Included in the new range of 29er bikes released by Kona for 2012 is the Splice. Kona has combined its effectiveness of commuter expertise with the acceleration, speed, and variety of its 29er hardtail geometry.

While its geometry is the same with that of the renowned Kahuna, the Splice features an 80mm fork with components that are made to tackle a wide range of terrains from backroads to backcountry.As a cross between Kona’s Dew and Kahuna bikes, the Splice portrays a beautiful mutation.

Nicely constructed, the 2012 Kona Splice 29er Bike is created for riders who want to create a good balance of a smooth ride at a reasonable price. Other features are Kona aluminum riser handlebars, Shimano drivetrain, ProMax mechanical disc brakes, and Suntour XCR 80mm fork with lockout.

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2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

2012 kona satori full suspension 29er mountain bike   2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

For 2012, Kona has released a new full suspension 29er mountain bike with 130mm long travel called Satori. For a big-wheeled bike with big travel, the Satori frame is quite slim but still rigid enough to tackle aggressive riding well.

Created with the latest standards, the Satori features 12×142 rear axle, tapered HT, and a new version of four-bar linkage. Instead of the Walking Beam design, the Satori utilizes a Swing Link design in order to reduce its standover height but still maintains a huge degree of rider tunability.

In terms of geometry, the 2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike has a reasonably slack 68-degree head angle and a suspension setup that is made to pound anything on the trail. Moreover, the bike comes with an Easton Vice 29 wheelset, Maxxis Ardent tires, and 710mm bars.

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2012 Manitou Circus Comp Fork

2012 manitou circus comp fork   2012 Manitou Circus Comp Fork

Taking pride in its incredible strength, stiffness, and light weight is the 2012 Manitou Circus Comp Fork. Weighing in at 2133g, the new Circus Comp has impressive specs and configurations. It is very similar to the Circus Expert, which is included in the 2012 range of Manitou forks.

Aside from the Jumpstack damping that is completely tuned for dirt jump, the Circus Comp is specced with several adjustments, which are compression, air preload, lockout and rebound. Its firm spring comes with the air preload adjustment.

Moreover, the fork features an aluminum steerer and 32mm straight wall 7050 stanchions as well as forged aluminum crown. Featured by its configurations are 20mm Hexlock axle, Post Mount brake mounts, and ride heights of 80mm, 100mm, and 130mm.

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2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike

2012 specialized hardrock disc hardtail xc mountain bike   2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike

Designed for riders who are fond of urban jungles and adventures on the trails is the new 2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike. To make sure that the mountain bike ride is really fun, its stiff frame is matched with its 80mm smooth-travel SR Suntour fork.

What makes the bike more lightweight, compliant, and durable is its fully butted A1 Premium aluminum frame that comes with double Ore down tube. Over varying terrain, tunability and versatility are enhanced by the lockout, preload adjustment, and size-specific spring rates of the SR Suntour fork.

To keep the rolling resistance low, the knob height used in the Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport 60 TPI tires is decreased. However, riders can have confidence on the trail with the sufficient grip of the bike. Bumpy issues are tackled well by the double-walled alloy rims, which are light but durable and tough.

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2012 Vittoria Torque Mountain Bike Shoes

2012 vittoria torque mountain bike shoes   2012 Vittoria Torque Mountain Bike Shoes

Complete made in Italy, the shoes range by Vittoria for 2012 offers two highly sophisticated mountain bike shoes, one of which is the Torque. Aside from having soles made from nylon, the shoes are closed with two Velcros and ratchets.

Moreover, the sole of the Torque comes with a highly grippy polymer. Made from synthetic leather, the uppers of the shoes are water-repellant. In order to offer fine adjustments, the shoes use CRS fastening system that makes it easier to conform to any foot shape.

For mountain bike riders who are looking for a lightweight performance shoe, the 2012 Vittoria Torque Mountain Bike Shoes is a great choice. Like the other models in this 2012 shoe range, the Torque offers both style and performance.

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2012 Manitou Dorado Pro Fork

2012 manitou dorado pro fork   2012 Manitou Dorado Pro Fork

After the great success of the Dorado MRD, Manitou is releasing another high-quality fork called Dorado Pro for 2012. Aside from the chassis, all of the details of the previous Dorado MRD and this new Dorado Pro are the same.

To meet the strict demands of word-class athletes, this new fork still guarantees unrivaled performance with its specially selected components, including the TPC+ damper, dual-chamber air spring, and the hydraulic top-out and bottom-out circuits.

Although it is an exact reproduction of the Dorado MRD, the new 2012 Manitou Dorado Pro Fork has aluminum legs and crown instead of carbon fiber. Weighing in at 2.97lkg, the all black anodized Dorado Pro offers 180 and 203mm travel and 20mm HexLock hub interface.

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