Bike Reviews

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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2012 Specialized CruX Elite Road Bike

2012 specialized crux elite road bike   2012 Specialized CruX Elite Road Bike

Dubbed as a cross beast, the CruX Elite from Specialized is one of the best road bikes for 2012. Aside from its race-optimized geometry, other excellent features including its internal cable routing and stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Featured by its cross racing-specific E5 alloy frame are a tapered head tube, an ultra-tough OSBB, and an integrated headset. Shouldering is facilitated by its shaped top tube while incredible riding and racing speed in different conditions and all-around CX tread is offered by its Tracer tires.

Even through the cruelest courses, the 2012 Specialized CruX Elite Road Bike guarantees maximum power. To tackle rough terrains well, stiffness, strength, and compliance are perfectly balanced by the Fact carbon fork with a tapered steerer.

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2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Mountain Bike Shorts

2012 troy lee designs skyline mountain bike shorts   2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Mountain Bike Shorts

Troy Lee Designs has released a new cycling garment for 2012, which is the Skyline mountain bike shorts. Made of a mixed material, 92% polyester and 8% spandex, the shorts have a two-way stretch that offers a great feel to the skin.

Aside from its ergonomic mountain bike-specific cut and fit, the Skyline features a high-class ribbed spandex rear yoke panel, a rear zippered pocket, a full waist and hip height adjustment through Velcro TPR adjustment tabs, and pedal friendly side pockets with content security panels.

Lightweight and breathable, the 2012 Troy Lee Designs Skyline Shorts offers the best fit and maximum comfort. Whether the legs of the rider are long or short, a personalized fit is guaranteed by the unique leg and length adjustment of this practical shorts.

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2012 Cyclepassion Calendar

2012 cyclepassion calendar   2012 Cyclepassion Calendar

With its 2012 edition already unveiled, the hottest calendar in town called Cyclepassion is ready to rock the world of cyclists. Featuring exquisite photographs of the leading female athletes, the calendar is definitely a piece of art that should be included in cycling collections.

What is new to the calendar is the option to view it in two ways. The calendar can be viewed either as a black-and-white action photo of the ladies on the bike or a full-color traditional photo of the Cyclepassion.

Improved to a large double-sided 16×27in format, the 2012 Cyclepassion Calendar is a must-have for every cycling enthusiast. Its models are French Marion Rousse and Pauline Ferrand Prevot, German Hanna Klein, Polish Maja Wloszczowska, Swedish Veronica Andreasson, American Liz Hatch, and Australian Katherine O’Shea.

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2012 Salsa Mamasita Hardtail 29er Bike

2012 salsa mamasita hardtail 29er bike   2012 Salsa Mamasita Hardtail 29er Bike

A new exciting machine for hardtail 29er bike lovers called Mamasita has been released by Salsa Cycles for 2012. Instead of Scandium Carbon mix or Scandium, the new frame is made from EV6 Xtrolite aluminum tubing, which optimized the ride quality of the bike.

New additions to the Mamasita frame that give performance benefits are a PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell and a tapered headtube. While maintaining the reputable ride quality of the bike, its frame tracking, efficiency, and power transfer are improved.

With superior efficiency derived from the highest power transmission possible, the 2012 Salsa Mamasita Hartdtail 29er Bike is an ideal machine for single track riding and cyclocross racing. Moreover, its weight and price are reduced to further make the bike an excellent choice.

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