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2012 RockShox Reba RLT 29er Fork

2012 rockshox reba rlt 29er fork1   2012 RockShox Reba RLT 29er Fork

One of the 29er forks released by RockShox for 2012 is the Reba RLT. Weighing in at only 1584g with a tapered steer tube and 9mm QR dropouts, the new Reba RLT is incredibly lightweight and is just 2g heavier than the SID World Cup XX 29er fork.

With the same new lighter lower chassis used in the SID 29er, the Reba RLT saved weight dropping as much as 150g over the earlier model. Included in the lockout types is the Push Loc or Pop Loc remote. Other changes in the fork are the new sag gradient markers on the stanchions.

Finally, the 2012 RockShox Reba RLT 29er Fork gets a 15mm thru-axle Maxle option for the shorter 80mm and 100mm travel sizes. The only downside is that along with the RL model, the RLT will be an OEM option only at the moment.

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2012 Bell Venture Cycling Helmet

2012 bell venture cycling helmet   2012 Bell Venture Cycling Helmet

One of the first-rate cycling helmets for 2012 is the Venture from Bell. Though it is at very affordable price, the Venture has first-class features, which includes easy-to-adjust cam-lock levers, channeled ventilation, ErgoDial fit system, fusion in-mold construction, and a snap-in visor.

Weighing in 312g, the helmet has cam-lock strap levers that facilitate straps adjustment around the ears and interior 23 vents to bring cool air. Moreover, the ErgoDial Fit System offers solid and comfortable stability while the fusion inmold microshell makes the helmet even sturdier.

Also adding to the topnotch features of the helmet is the snap-in visor, which is a simple but efficient solution to ruthless light conditions. With CE EN1078 and CPSC Bicycle certifications, the 2012 Bell Venture Cycling Helmet is ideal for cruiser, recreational mountain biking, and recreational touring.

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2012 RockShox SID World Cup XX 29er Fork

2012 rockshox sid world cup xx 29er fork 2   2012 RockShox SID World Cup XX 29er Fork

Incredibly smooth, the SID World Cup XX from RockShox is one of the best 29er forks for 2012. With a higher volume than earlier models, its air spring gives a little less progressive ramp-up, though having full travel relies on where the sag is set. Its X-Loc remote makes it quite similar to its predecessor.

Though set with only 80mm of travel, this new fork totally rips downhill, thanks to its properly tuned Dual Air spring. Adding to the smoothness of the fork is the high-frequency damping effect of its carbon fiber crown.

The major new feature of the 2012 RockShox SID World Cup XX 29er Fork is the DNA spring tube, which enhances damping performance and consistency. Weighing in at 1582g for the carbon crowned with 15mm Maxle thru-axle version, the fork is incredibly lighter than its 2009 26″ model.

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2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike

2012 trek mamba 29er bike   2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike

Trek has released a new 29er bike for 2012 called Mamba, which is specially designed with riders who are just beginning their mountain bike career. Like the other bikes in the Trek 2012 lineup, the Mamba also comes in at a great value making it even more recommendable for 29er beginners.

Featured by the excellent Alpha Gold aluminum frame of the Mamba are butted and hydroformed tubing as well as cold-forged dropouts and bottom bracket. Along with the 100mm travel of the front suspension are 51mm offset crown, TurnKey lockout, and RockShox XC32 with coil spring.

With its 29er wheels, the 2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike guarantees enhanced obstacle clearance, momentum, and stability. Its custom G2 Geometry, moreover, enhances handling at all speeds in all conditions. Ride is made stiffer and more responsive by the hydroformed tubing.

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2012 RockShox 26er Forks

2012 rockshox 26er forks   2012 RockShox 26er Forks

RockShox offers several 26er forks for 2012. First off is the Reba fork which drops 100g from its 2011 counterpart. With a claimed weight of 1519g, the Reba RLT gets the new sag gradients as well. Getting new graphics, Grover Blue color, and 140mm travel option is the Argyle.

Among all the forks, only the Sektor uses the new Dual Position Coil. It gets both 15mm and 20mm thru-axle options and Motion Control in the RL model. With a new dual crownn model, the Domain fork a new 20mm Maxle option and shares compression knobs with another 26er fork called Boxxer.

With 40mm diameter stanchions, the Totem fork has the largest one among all single crown forks. It has similar features to the Boxxer and another 26er fork called the Lyrik, such as the Dual Position Air option. With many options to choose from, the 2012 RockShox 26er Forks are definitely…

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2012 Specialized Camber Bikes

2012 specialized camber bikes   2012 Specialized Camber Bikes

Specialized has improved its Camber frame for 2012, especially on its high end models. It appears that the Camber has 110mm of travel out back and 120mm up front. This makes the bike ideal for trail riders who have more of a cross country background.

Featured by the new high end Cambers 29 is a 142 x 12 rear axle and tapered steer tubes. Moreover, the Camber 29 features internal cable routing for dropper posts on the carbon fiber models. Among all Specialized suspension 29ers, the Camber has the highest level of trim packages.

For riders who are looking for a bike that can do everything very well, the 2012 Specialized Camber Bikes are the ideal machines. While based on a value based platform, the Camber still offers a top performance focus.

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2012 RockShox 29er Forks- Revelation and Recon

2012 rockshox 29er forks revelation and recon   2012 RockShox 29er Forks  Revelation and Recon

Revelation and Recon are two of the new 29er forks released by RockShox for 2012. Weighing at 1806g, the Revelation fork takes pride in its 140mm of travel, 20mm Maxle Lite thru axles, and the new Motion Control DNA.

More lightweight than the Revelation is the Recon fork, which weighs only 1,755g for the Gold TK Solo Air model. The Recon carries more of the higher-end features, which include the Solo Air, Turnkey lockout that comes with an alloy knob.

As compared to the plastic XC forks, the alloy knob offers better quality. The Recon fork has a forged hollow alloy crown as well. Indeed, both the 2012 RockShox 29er Forks- Revelation and Recon are constructed with topnotch qualities.

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