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2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

2012 giro hex mountain bike helmet   2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

Giro has a new helmet for 2012 called Hex, which is designed for cyclists who are fond of aggressive trail riding. This helmet offers a superior combination of versatility and well-built progressive style. It uses Point Of View (POV) visor, which comes with 15 degrees of tool-free and on-the-fly vertical adjustment.

A sturdy polycarbonate outer shell is combined with the impact-absorbing foam liner of the Hex through in-mold construction. Through this process, ventilation system is enhanced and the helmet is made cooler and lighter as compared to conventional helmets.

Packed with first-rate features yet reasonably priced, the 2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet is an excellent choice for rugged all-mountain, MTB endurance or marathon, and MTB trail rides with Roc Loc 5 fit system offering unrivaled adjustability, stability, weight savings, and level of comfort.

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2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike

2012 intense cycles hard eddie 29 mountain bike   2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike

Aside from its first carbon frame called Carbine, Intense Cycles has also unveiled its composite frame for 2012 called Hard Eddie. While it is famous for producing topnotch full suspension bikes, Intense Cycles takes pride in this new no suspension machine.

Tapered steer tube compatible, the crafty black and internally routed Hard Eddie frame features chain stay mounted disc brakes. Stiffness is improved by its stiff and big BB30bottom bracket and incredibly large tapered headtube junction with an ingenious geometry.

Like the new carbon Carbine frame, the 2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike is another exciting machine. As a different line for the company, the release of this new carbon fiber 29-inch hardtail mountain bike is momentous.

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2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

2012 pivot mach 5 7 carbon fiber mountain bike   2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

For the first time, Pivot Cycles has released a carbon fiber mountain bike called Mach 5.7 Carbon. Featured by the 142 X 12mm through axle design is a forged 7075-T6 derailleur hanger that comes with an integrated axle nut. Its matte natural carbon comes with green, cyan, pink, or red highlights.

The internal molding technology used by the Mach 5.7 frame is hollow-box and high-compression. Like the overall rear triangle stiffness, the diameter of all front triangle tubes were maximized in order to add a more compact design, which, in turn, increases the frame’s torsional stiffness.

Also featured by the frame is a 160mm rear post mount and a new style DW-Link, which comes with a broader double row bearing placement. With its carbon fiber experience, Pivot Cycles takes pride in the release of the 2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike as its first one.

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2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet

2012 giro remedy mountain bike helmet   2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet

One of the superior mountain bike helmets for 2012 is the Remedy from Giro. Like its big brother Remedy CF, the Remedy gives excellent ventilation, protection, and attention to detail while its price is very affordable. Its unrivaled graphics makes a good choice for top riders in the world.

Major features of this helmet include washable interior lining, replacement cheek pads, and optimized Super Fit goggle port. Giving the helmet state-of-the-art quality are its fiberglass shell construction with EVA-lined chinbar and Wind Tunnel ventilation that features internal channeling and 14 vents.

Tackled well by the 2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet is anything in the gravity sphere, such as freeride, all-mountain, as well as MTB DH and MTB Slalom/4X races. What makes the helmet so comfortable is its super fit engineering and Skull Hugging Luxury.

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2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike

2012 look cycle 986 race ready carbon hardtail   2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike

One of the new full suspension marathon bikes for 2012 is the 920 from Look Cycle. Aside from its innovative head tube design, this full susser features carbon seat stays built to flex up to 15mm to reduce a heavy pivot on the swing arm that triggers the shock through a short rocker linkage.

Made from full high modulus carbon fiber, the 2350g frame features post mount disc brake mounts for 160mm rotors and aluminum downtube protection. Other features include an integrated A-Stem stem, four reversible brackets, and front triangle and a swing arm made of carbon VHM 3K.

Ideal for marathon and all-day cross-country riders, the 2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike gets 120mm of front and rear travel that offers versatility. Lighter than 100mm of travel, 120mm is the modern reference for cross-country.

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2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes

2012 cube elite super hpc and reaction gtc 29er mountain ikes   2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes

Cube, a German brand, has released ten new 29er mountain bikes for 2012, two of which are the Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC. Both of these upper level 29in hardtails use Agile Ride Geometry that offers sporty handling. Similar topnotch specs are featured by the carbon frame of the two bikes.

The modern specs of the frame include a press-fit BB, simplified internal cable routing, tapered steerer tube, and post mount brake. The use of aluminum in the head tube and dropouts is reduced and the frame is built in front, left, and right rear triangles to lessen the number of bonded joints.

Both the 2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes take pride in their first-class features. The difference is that the Elite Super HPC, which saves energy while climbing or sprinting, is lighter and stiffer than the Reaction GTC, which is unique…

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2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike

2012 cube two15 downhill mountain bike   2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike

After the success of the Hanzz, Cube is adding a new downhill bike called Two15, which has even more travel. In cooperation with downhiller André Wagenknecht and Fox Racing Shox’s Eamonn Cleere, the making of the Two15 is expected to be a success.

What Wagenknecht provided is the input for geometry and handling. On the other hand, Cleere delivered the necessary technical details to design the kinematics within the limits and possibilities of the chosen damper, the Fox DHX-RC4. Moreover, the bike’s weight was reduced by 500g.

Thanks to Wagenknecht and Cleere, the 2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike is made first-class. Using Triple Linkage Kinematics with a curve of the linkage over the whole shock travel, compression and both high and low speed rebound surely work over the complete travel in a linear way.

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