Bike Reviews

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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2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike

2012 surly ogre 29er bike   2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike

Included in the long list of 29er bikes for 2012 is the Ogre, which has been released by Surly Bikes. Since the bike is a 29er machine that can do everything, all the fenders, racks, trailers, disc brakes, v-brakes, and Rohloff will work well.

Since it is based on the 26er Troll, the new Ogre looks like a creative combination of the Troll and the Karate Monkey. The cantilever brake capabilities or bent seat tube and disc are from the Karate Monkey while the rear dropouts, fender, rack, and trailer capabilities are from the Troll.

Offering superior usefulness, the 2012 Surly Ogre 29er Bike is a very versatile machine. Aside from the standard size range, the Ogre will come in a super sized 24in frameset for big riders. The frameset is available in medium green.

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2012 Pro-Lite Menaggio Track Full Carbon Frame

2012 pro lite menaggio track full carbon frame   2012 Pro Lite Menaggio Track Full Carbon Frame

A new track full carbon frame called Menaggio has been released by Pro-lite for 2012. Since Pro-lite performs its own testing program set to the highest industry standard, it is guaranteed that every frame produced is of top quality.

As the only one that has successfully used an excellent 7046 alloy material, Pro-Lite is able to create frames that are very light without compromising its exceptional performance. Digital design and wind tunnels are cleverly used to optimize the quality of the frame.

While it is aesthetically nice, the 2012 Pro-Lite Menaggio Track Full Carbon Frame is a serious machine. With its topnotch features such as its adjustable dropouts, the Menaggio is crafted with the serious racers in mind.

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2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle

2012 octane one rocker saddle   2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle

Riders who are looking for an innovative saddle will love the Rocker, which is released by Octane One for 2012. This saddle owes its good aesthetics to its modern approach to a traditional all-around seat design. With mid padding, it is medium-sized.

Made from nylon base and one-piece micro suede top cover, the material used for the saddle makes it highly versatile. The Rocker can tackle a wide range of rides from the simple all-around riding to the more demanding dirt as well as slopestyle and freeride.

Offered by the mid-sized 2012 Octane One Rocker Saddle line is excellent comfort and light weight. Weighing in at 295g, it measures 246mm x 133mm and it comes with strong and very light hollow 4130 cromoly rails that are 8mm thick.

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