Bike Reviews

2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes

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2012 sidi hydro gore tex mtb shoes   2012 Sidi Hydro Gore Tex MTB Shoes

Released for 2012 by Sidi are new mountain bike shoes called Hydro Gore-Tex. In order to accommodate a weightier winter sock and Sidi Toasters as well, the fit of the shoes are made a little more spacious. The feet are kept secure by its four Velcro straps.

Making the sole of the Hydro Gore-Tex shoes stronger is its carbon fiber. Made of injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix, its Millennium 3 sole is very durable and is compatible with the leading road pedals. Its rigidity is less prone to changes, as well.

Even under terrible weather conditions, the 2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes can keep the riders’ feet dry and warm thanks to its Gore-Tex upper, which is insulated and waterproof. Moreover, cleat replacement is made easier through the molded 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale into the sole.

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2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame

2012 cube litening super hpc frame   2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame

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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2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

2012 specialized carve pro 29 hardtail 29er bike   2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

Competition-inspired, the new Carve Pro 29 is an aluminum hardtail 29er bike released by Specialized for 2012. This new bike comes with a 29er, featuring an 80mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold 29 SL fork with SLX shift levers and Deore hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano.

Offering excellent stiffness, efficiency, and light weight, the M4SL alloy frame of the Carve Pro 29 is fully butted and smooth-welded. Along with 29er XC geometry, a tapered head tube is included to offer front-end stiffness as well as seatstays with no bridge to achieve compliance over bumps.

Climbing is made easier by the new 2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike, thanks to its excellent components, including the remote lockout, double-walled alloy rims, and the aluminum steerer and stanchions featured by the fork.

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2012 Fuji Cross 2.0 Cyclocross Bike

2012 fuji cross 2 0 cyclocross bike   2012 Fuji Cross 2.0 Cyclocross Bike

For race lovers who are looking for a powerful and comfortable machine, Fuji Bikes has released a new cyclocross bike for 2012 called Cross 2.0. Compared to a road bike, this bike is has a similar frame shape and the geometry is not too different.

Featured by the A2-SL aluminum frame of the Cross 2.0 is a FC-440 cross carbon monocoque fork, which comes with a tapered steerer. Other features of the frame include a PIIS BB-86 shell, shaped top tube, massive 34.9mm round seat tube, and double water bottle mounts.

With the 2012 Fuji Cross 2.0 Cyclocross Bike, racers can be in an incredibly comfortable position while still maintaining force and speed. Weighing approximately 9.3kg, the Cross 2.0 does not come with a rack and mudguards.

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2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

2012 specialized crossroads elite cross bike   2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

Combining maximum efficiency and comfort, the 2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike is a classy machine perfect for cyclists who want to relax when riding. What enables the bike to take in all the road bumps is its lightweight suspension fork and seatpost.

In order to optimize efficiency, the 700c tires that roll very smoothly are combined with the A24 speed Shimano drivetrain. Riding position is made upright and stable by the A1 Premium aluminum 700c frame, which features an excellent hybrid geometry and an added kickstand mount.

Aside from its classy look as the name implies, the Crossroads Elite from Specialized is speedy and stable as well. With its preload adjustment, the 63mm-travel suspension fork makes the ride even smoother and more comfortable while the BG Comfort grips provide the rider’s hands with a fresh feeling.

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2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike

2012 niner bikes emd 9 entry level 29er hardtail bike   2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry level 29er Hardtail Bike

Niner Bikes, the big-wheeled specialist, has updated two of their frames for 2012, which are the Air9 and the EMD9. The latter, which is the entry-level 29er hardtail bike of Niner Bikes, has been redesigned with a stiffer frame compared to the old model.

Combined to enhance the stiffness of the EMD9 frame are a custom hydroformed tubeset, reshaped downtube and tapered head tube with an internal zero stack headset. Adding a bigger diameter toptube, there is a hydroformed downtube rather than a whole frame of hydroformed tubes.

Updated with a black anodized option, the 2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike is perfect for cyclists who want the roughest and most lightweight finish. For riders swapping parts from the previous frames, the traditional European type bottom bracket is maintained. …

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2012 Mavic Cyclo Tour Road Shoes

2012 mavic cyclo tour road shoes   2012 Mavic Cyclo Tour Road Shoes

For riders who are looking for the cycling shoes that offer the best durability and traction, the ideal choice is the new 2012 Mavic Cyclo Tour Road Shoes. Tailored with a no-compromise approach, the shoes guarantee both all-day comfort and durable wall ability.

What makes this high-performance lightweight shoe topnotch is its Contagrip walking surface. Density and geometry of a proprietary rubber compound tread are uniquely combined by the Contragrip outsoles. These 360g shoes feature Agion antibacterial treatment.

To optimize comfort, the pre-shaped EVA foam tongue insert is designed to conform to the shapes of the instep. Moreover, a high density rear heel cradle is featured by the Ergo Ride 2D pre-shaped two-density composite insole.

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