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2012 Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Wheels

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2012 campagnolo shamal ultra wheels   2012 Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Wheels

Campagnolo has introduced its 2012 range of medium-profile wheels, one of which is the Shamal Ultra. Aside from their higher level of reactivity and performance, the wheels feature innovative technologies to achieve the key features of road bike wheels, including stiffness, light weight, and aerodynamics.

Equipped with carbon-aluminum hub bodies, the new Shamal Ultra wheels offer optimum stiffness and weight. The USB ceramic bearings within the hub increased smoothness while decreasing friction. Along with the clincher and tubular versions is an exclusive Campagnolo two-way fit mode.

Weights on the 2012 Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Wheels are the same as the earlier versions. The combined weight of both the clincher and tubular versions is 1,425g. Weighing in at 1,440g, the two-way fit model is a little heavier and it is compatible with either clinchers or tubulars.

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2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels

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2012 campagnolo bullet carbon wheels   2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels

Campagnolo has produced one of the leading high-profile carbon wheels for 2012 called Bullet. Not only does it look great in terms of aesthetics. Moreover, the wheels offer excellent performance, practicality, responsiveness, and aerodynamics as well as light weight.

To allow the rider to look for the best wheel that matches their specific requirements, the wheels are available in an extensive range called Bullet Ultra. While the Bullet is available in 50mm and 80mm heights and in one color, the Bullet Ultra offers an extra extreme 105mm height and in two colors.

First-rate in many aspects, the 2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels are considered a standard in its category. Released as an ultra two-way fit version with an aluminum braking track, the Bullet is the first aluminum/carbon wheel intended for tubeless clinchers.

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2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame

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2012 cube agree gtc frame   2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame

Cube Bikes has introduced a new frame called Agree GTC for 2012. Along with its hybrid cable routing, the frame gets a Multi Purpose Hanger, which tackles both electronic and mechanical shifting systems equally well. It features a 320g Cube CSL EVO carbon fiber fork and ceramic headset bearings up front.

By combining its comfort-oriented characteristics with a vibrant shape, this frame become the ideal racing machine on the road, especially for epic and long rides. Twin mold technology is used by its monocoque construction to prevent unsafe folding on the inside and ensure even layer structure.

A direct successor of the new Cube Litening frame, the 2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame will come in four trim levels, namely Litening Race, Litening SL, Litening SLT, and Litening Pro. With the frame’s exceptionally rigid front-end, the rider is provided with great control and security in various situations.

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2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

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2012 specialized ariel bike for women   2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

Highly versatile, the new Ariel released by Specialized for 2012 is ideal for women riders who are looking for a single machine that functions well as a mountain bike and a road bike. Any terrains can be tackled by the Ariel, thanks to its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Light weight, incredible comfort, and a confident ride are offered by the Ariel’s A1 premium aluminum frame, which comes with a Body Geometry Women’s Riva saddle, 75mm-travel SR Suntour fork, and women’s recreational geometry and tube sets.

Weekday commuting and weekend adventures can be fun with the 2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women. With its state-of-the-art features, a classy ride is guaranteed. The versatility of the bike is enhanced by its fender/rack braze-ons.

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2012 Pro-Lite Galileo Frame

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Pro-lite has introduced a new frame for 2012 called Galileo. Its 100% carbon fiber construction means that no alloy lugs are used and then concealed in the construction of the frame. Using its own precision-made carbon lugs and tubing, Pro-Lite was able to systematically join the frame.

Several other frames are claimed to be monocoque although they are hidden alloy lugged frames inside the tubes. On the other hand, the Galileo frame uses all the strength characteristics of a lugged frame but excludes the weakness setbacks of a single piece monocoque frame.

Completely hand crafted, the 2012 Pro-Lite Galileo Frame guarantees top quality trusted by various race teams and pro riders all over the world. Other features are CNC integrated head tube design, full carbon with polish CNC Pro-Lite dropout, and CNC stainless steel replaceable derailleur hanger.

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2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

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2012 shimano r241 road race shoe   2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

A new elite-level road race shoe for 2012 from Shimano is the R241. Revamping several models for 2012, Shimano has avoided the semi-custom layer offering the R241 shoe as a full-custom. This custom-fit model comes with a hollow carbon-fiber sole.


Completely moldable, the upper, the toe box, and the insole fit the contour of the rider’s feet. Heated up in the oven and vacuum fitted, spaces are reduced to further optimize comfort. On the upper strap, the shoes get a low profile buckle giving it a huge aero advantage over a standard buckle.

Weighing in at 543gl (a size 40) the 2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe has incredibly flexible and soft moisture-control mesh sections and uses microfibre that is very resistant to stretching. It is available in two colors, which are blue/black and silver/black.

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2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame

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Dubbed as the fastest road bike from Cube Bikes, the Litening Super HPC frame is one of the exciting new racing machines to be released for 2012. While its weight is incredibly reduced, its stiffness is maintained and comfort is even more enhanced.

Using Advanced Twin Mould technology, minimum amount of material is used while maintaining stability. All aluminum parts are removed, featuring full carbon BB area and dropouts. Its top tube, thinner seat stays, and a smaller diameter Syntace Flexpost enhances its stiffness and compliance.

As the name implies, the 2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame is as fast as lightning. In terms of the lines and the design of this new carbon fiber frame, it is definitely a masterpiece. Each pedal stroke of the frame issheer acceleration, too.

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