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2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike

2012 giant xtc composite 1 29er bike   2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike

To meet the requirements of the professional racers, Giant has released its first-ever composite 29er for 2012 called XTC Composite 1 29er. While the bike offers stability and control of a 29er, it still features finely honed handling.

Rapid and clear-cut steering is achieved by a huge MegaDrive downtube and OverDrive headtube of the frame, which is built with Giant Composite Technology. Acceleration and traction are enhanced by the asymmetrical chainstays.

An excellent XC bicycle, the 2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike is perfect for riders who are racing. Aside from the stiff and smooth frame, other topnotch features include a lightweight set of wheels, SRAM X.7 components, and Giant Connect seatpost and stem.

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2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike

2012 giant xtc composite 0 29er bike   2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike

One of the two 29er models released by Giant for 2012 is the XTC Composite 0. All the details required by the serious trail rider is offered by this bike. Such details include fast acceleration and sharp handling provided by the very light full-composite frame.

While its 29-inch wheels enhance riding control and confidence, the bike also has a tapered head tube to achieve dialed steering. Moreover, asymmetrical chainstays gives ample tire clearance and a large OverDrive downtube offers stiffness.

Trail riders can enjoy much advantage with the 2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike during racing. Speed is increased by the 100mm of silky-smooth Fox travel, grippy Avid brakes, solid shifting of SRAM’s X9/X0 2×10 group, and Giant’s topnotch wheels.

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2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike

2012 kona kahuna deluxe 29er bike   2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike

With a lot of refinements, the Kahuna Deluxe is one of the topnotch 29er bikes from Kona for its 2012 lineup. In order to provide the rider with speed and stability, the Kahuna Deluxe features large wheels, the 7005 aluminum 29in wheel.

Riders can be sure that they enjoy a stronger, quicker, and longer ride on the woods with the lightweight and functional components. These include RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air 29er that comes with 20mm thru-axle to balance durability and performance.

For riders who want to ride with incredible speed and performance on the trail, the perfect machine is the 2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike. Other high-quality components of the Kahuna Deluxe are the SRAM X7 10-speed rear derailleur, WTB SpeeDisc All Mountain rims, and Avid Elixir 3 brakes.

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2012 IXS MTB Shorts- Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp

2012 ixs mtb shorts commox elite and kamloops comp   2012 IXS MTB Shorts  Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp

Two mountain bike shorts have been released by IXS for 2012 called the Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp. While the Commox Elite features out-separable inner pants with a top pad, the one featured by the Kamloops Comp comes with chamois.

Incredibly stretchy, both shorts offer maximum cycling comfort on the trail. The Commox Elite shorts has a Zip AirVent system and 2 open and 2 cargo pockets. On the other hand, the Kamloops Comp shorts has a stretch insert on the back and 2 open pockets.

Both the 2012 IXS MTB Short- Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp are breathable, humidity transporting, and quick drying. Mountain bike riders will also enjoy its antibacterial, UV protection, and water-repellent features.

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2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike

2012 kona mahuna 29er bike   2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike

Kona has designed a new reasonably priced entry-level mountain bike called the Mahuna for 2012. This inch-wheel hardtail is ideal for riders who want to jump on the big-wheel bandwagon. Taking pride in its Kona Race Light 7005, this Kona is lightweight in weight and geared for performance.

To produce thicker tubes at weld areas and at vital parts of the frame, Race Light 7005 uses custom butting. This also provides the rider with unbelievable strength and torsional reliability. Speed and stiffness are perfectly balanced by removing wall thickness in some parts of the frame.

With 7005 aluminum butted tubing and 29er geometry, the 2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike is designed to keep things simple yet exciting. Moreover, its carefully selected topnotch components make it one of the most durable 29er machines on the market today.

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2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame

2012 gt xizang 29er titanium frame   2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame

From the 90s, the iconic frame called Xizang will be brought back by GT Bicyles for 2012. With its reincarnation, this titanium frame will be reintroduced as a 29er. While the new Xizang is immediately recognizable, it is scrupulously interpreted with nice innovations.

Included in the innovative updates of the frame are a replaceable derailleur hanger, a tapered 1-1/8 to 1-1/2in head tube, and post mount disc tabs. Nicely welded, the custom drawn butted titanium tubes come with state-of-the-art geometry.

With the master plan of GT Bicyles to regain the glory it once enjoyed, the 2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame is back after its absence for over a decade. Other new features of the frame are a 31.6 seat post, English thread bottom bracket, full-length cable housing, and direct post type disc brake mount.

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2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike

2012 charge cooker hi 29er mountain bike   2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike

Charge has released a range of 29er mountain bikes for 2012 including the Cooker Hi. As the most expensive steel model of the 2012 range, the Cooker Hi has state-of-the –art features, such as the SRAM X5 components and a RockShox fork.

As a specially designed 29er mountain bike, the Cooker Hi is made with a high quality Tange Infinity frame, which is seamless and double butted chromo. With its unique frame geometry, riders will enjoy a very lively 29er ride.

In order to offer the best combination of comfort, strength, and weight, the 2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike is constructed with a carefully chosen steel tube set. Moreover, this mountain bike offers highly responsive ride qualities.

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