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2012 Masi Partenza Road Bike

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2012 masi partenza road bike   2012 Masi Partenza Road Bike

One of the bicycles that received a great revamp for 2012 is a road bike called Partenza from Masi Bikes. Included in the nice updates of this road bike are its custom formed and butted tubing and its clean-looking internally routed brake cable and carbon legged forks.

New roadies will enjoy the smooth ride provided by the revamped Partenza’s light aluminum frame and carbon fork. Also included in its key features are the FSA Tempo compact crankset, Masi 31.8mm alloy handlebar and stem, and Masi Elite/RS carbon integrated fork that comes with an alloy steerer.

Completely redesigned, the 2012 Masi Partenza Road Bike has a lot of new exciting features to offer. For riders who are looking for a machine that will help them train for their first century, this is the perfect bike. It works great for those who commute to work, as well.

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2012 Fuji Roubaix 3.0 Road Bike

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New from Fuji Bikes is a road bike called Roubaix 3.0. This is the ideal bike for those who are looking for a supple and responsive ride. Riders will enjoy a riding experience that is both responsive and stiff, thanks to its lightweight custom-butted Fuji A2-SL aluminum frame.

To make the ride even smoother, road vibrations are efficiently soaked up by the Roubaix 3.0’s bonded carbon fork that comes with a tapered alloy steerer. Moreover, its lightweight and strong Fuji CGC alloy clincher wheels contribute to the great quality of the ride.

Riding the 2012 Fuji Roubaix 3.0 Road Bike is definitely fun as the machine responds directly to each pedal stroke. This is achieved through the Shimano Sora drivetrain that converts each pedal stroke into an effective surge of acceleration.

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2012 Planet X N2a Aero Road Bike

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For the first time, Planet X has released an aero road bike. Called N2a, this road bike is the top-of-the-line model of this British bike brand?s 2012 range. Featured by its high-modulus carbon fiber frame, which weighs in at a 950g, are some all-new, aero-tuned forms.

N2A stands for Nanolite, which is the existing performance-orientated carbon road bike of Planet X, it being the second generation, and its aerodynamic feature. Crafted by an Italian frame builder and bike designer, this carbon N2A is a drastic overhaul of the Nanolite.

Drivetrain stiffness is enhanced by the 2012 Planet X N2a Aero Road Bike while keeping weight low, thanks to its press-fit BB30 bottom bracket and seamless blending of the huge down tube into the head tube. Complete specs include SRAM Red, carbon components, and Planet X R50 carbon wheels.

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2012 Jer?nimo Cycles cZar Fe Road Bike

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New for riders who are fond of road bikes is the cZar from the Fe series introduced by Jer?nimo Cycles for 2012. This Spanish company used high-end Reynolds 853 tubing in order to build this unique road bike, which will be released in a limited number of 50 units only.

Featured by the Fe series is an excellent geometry and impressive technical specifications. Fe, which means iron, stands for the new venture of Jer?nimo Cycles in steel for 2012. The frames made in Spain will be provided either with a rigid steel fork or individually. It will be available in three sizes.

Built from steel, the 2012 Jer?nimo Cycles Fe cZar Road Bike is amazingly flexible and robust. Since it does not build up fatigue, the bike frame offers legendary reliability and resistance. Its steel material also makes this road bike an ideal choice for classical and purist riders.

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2012 Kona Zing Deluxe Road Bike

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Skillfully designed by Kona Bikes, the new Zing Deluxe is one of the newest and most coveted road bikes for 2012. While incorporating the geometry from some of the former Kona road bikes, it gets some new tube shaping with the use of the Kona Race Light 7005 Superplastic-formed tubes.

Along with these highly efficient and lightweight tubes is a Dedacciai carbon fork, making a great component package. With these carefully selected specs, the Zing Deluxe offers a great value without compromising quality. Also, its Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted frame is nicely painted with green.

Comfort and speed are perfectly balanced by the 2012 Kona Zing Deluxe Road Bike, thanks to its excellent road geometry. In particular, this machine is designed for beginners who are just about to enter the world of road bike cycling.

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2012 Bontrager B3 Thermal Base Layer

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A must-have midweight baselayer for all riders has been released for 2012. The new Bontrager B3 Thermal Base Layer works great for cooler conditions, especially when temperatures drop lower than 50 degrees.

This thermal base layer is perfect cooler temperatures. Moreover, its inner layer has roubaix yarn and is crafted to effectively wick away moisture from the rider?s body. Aside from enhancing moisture wicking, the thermal knit fabric interior also keeps the rider warm.

In order to maximize comfort, this long-sleeve garment comes with flat seams that help riders get avoid chafing. With the combination of outstanding moisture management properties and thermal qualities to keep riders warm, the Bontrager B3 is a significant winter cycling garment for cool weather cycling.

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2012 Rock Racing X-3Si and RX4Si Road Bike Frames

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Two of the new exciting road bike frames released by Rock Racing for 2012 are the X-3Si and RX4Si. While the X-3Si uses a combination of T800 and 3K carbon, the RX4Si utilizes a mix of T800 frame and a 1K weave carbon outer lamination.

Both the 2012 Rock Racing X-3Si and RX4Si Road Bike Frames weigh in at 1000g. For the X-3Si frame, custom sizes and Di2 wiring ports are optional while a seat mast is not available. It also gets an external cable routing as well as a little less shaped frame.

On the other hand, the standard version of the RX4Si frame comes with an internal brake and shift cable runs. For this frame, custom sizes are available while Di2 wiring ports and an integrated seat mast are offered as upgrades, as well.

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