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2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket

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2012 altura night vision jacket   2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket

A new cycling jacket to be released for 2012 is the Altura Night Vision, which offers critically positioned 360 degree reflective trim and high visibility. The jacket is made from a two-layer of fabric with a mesh liner. Not only is the fabric waterproof. It is extremely durable and breathable.

Designed for cycling during poor lighting conditions, this cycling jacket features reflective zips and surrounds to make sure that the rider will be noticed. For enhanced ventilation, the jacket has added pit and rear vents.

With its excellent technical features, the 2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket is a must-have for riders who usually ride at night. Moreover, this jacket is designed to keep the rider warm, comfortable, and dry while avoiding overheating. There are new fashionable color options to choose from as well.

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2012 IXS Cycling Shorts- Meadow Comp, Carberry, and Nepean Pro

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Meadow Comp, Carberry, and NepeanPro are three of the cycling shorts released by IXS for 2012. The first two shorts have similar features. Both designed with a sportive shape, these two shorts feature a six-section cut.

The Meadow Comp and Carberry cycling shorts have quick drying and flatlock features. For those who are looking for waterproof shorts, the ideal shorts are the Nepean Pro, which are designed with a sporty fit and reflective elements and include a bag to stow.

Breathable and humidity transporting, all the 2012 IXS Cycling Shorts- Meadow Comp, Carberry, and NepeanPro offer excellent riding comfort. Both antibacterial, the Meadow Comp and Carberry cycling shorts offer not only excellent comfort but also protection.

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2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag

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2012 evoc bike travel bag   2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag

With a nice volume of 280L and weight 8600g, the Evoc is one of the best bike travel bags riders need to have for 2012. Whether the rider travels by plane, car, or train, the Evoc nicely accommodates the bike. Just dismount only the handlebars, the pedals, and the wheels.

Whatever type of bicycle it is, be it an XC, FR, DH, enduro bike or road bike, it can be securely stored within just a few minutes. Tube struts in the side wheel compartments distribute pressure and impact to the tires and rims and protect the brake disks from damage.

Fitting all road and mountain bikes, the 2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag is a must-have for riders who travel a lot. Its very wide carriage is free from tilt and impact and it features sturdy, supple skate wheels and sealed bearings. Riders will surely love this bag’s full protection, quick…

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2012 Nema Jewel Ride Shorts

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One of the exciting cycling apparels to be expected for 2012 is the Nema Jewel ride shorts. Contrary to what its name implies, the Jewel is made for riders who are looking for cycling garments that are affordable but do not compromise quality, especially for mountain and road rides.

Include in the top-quality features of the short are rip-stop nylon outer shell, front-pull cotton drawcord, and rear stretch panel that guarantee maximum riding comfort. Moreover, the four cargo pockets, Alpha X-Liner, and molded one-piece chamois make the short even more competitive.

Well-tailored and aesthetically nice, the 2012 Nema Jewel Ride Shorts are definitely a bargain considering its affordable price. Its black and carbon models can match almost any kind of upper cycling garment. The only offset of the short is the liner, which is not removable.

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2012 Norco Valence Road Bike

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Norco has released a lot of exciting bikes for 2012, one of which is the Valence Road Bike. The Valence is designed for road riders who join Grand Fondos and charity rides instead of racing. While it is a high performance machine, its setup and position are more comfortable than those of a pure road race bike.

The new proprietary frame is designed to offer high performance with compliance for road vibration. Making the Valence a precise steering machine bike is a stiff chassis formed with an oversized downtube, a tapered headtube, oversized headset, and a proprietary full carbon fork.

Nicely refined and engineered, the 2012 Norco Valence Road Bike is an aluminum machine that comes with vibration-damping Applied Road Compliance (ARC) seatstays. It offers a beginner-friendly upright ride position and smooth inner surface, achieved through the EPS (ethyl polystyrene) mandrel system.

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2012 Cervelo S5 Aero Road Bike

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Cervelo has released a new aero road bike for 2012 called S5. Compared to the S3, the S5 design offers 12% greater stiffness. While a curved seat tube is integrated with tucked rear wheel from their TT bikes, the fit and geometry reflects those of the S3s so it works well for normal riding and racing.

Its smooth frame hardly registers beyond the frontal profile of the tire. Keeping the shift cable loops concealed. Moreover, the seatstays were engineered to partly hide the rear brake from the airflow.

Designed to be the most aerodynamically efficient bike possible, the 2012 Cervelo S5 Aero Road Bike guarantees top performance. While the downtube maximizes aerodynamics, the S5 frame also features amazing stiffness, ride quality, and incredible speed.

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2012 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

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Included in the new line of bikes for women released by Raleigh Bicycles for 2012 is the Capri. Like the 2011 model of Capri, the new version gets the same geometry and a full carbon frame and fork. The four 2012 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes are all available in 45, 49, 52, 54, and 56cm.

Ideal for beginners is the Capri 1.0. This starter model comes with Shimano 2300 8-speed. A step up from the 1.0 is the Capri 2.0 that comes with 8-speed. However, the 2.0 is still not with the mainstay of 10-speed and it features Shimano Sora 9-speed and FSA cranks.

With the same aluminum frame and fork, the Capri 3. 0 has a downgrade on parts to Shimano 105 10-speed for the majority of the drivetrain. The Capri 4.0 has a carbon fork with an alloy steerer, hydroformed aluminum frame, and except for brake calipers,…

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