Bike Reviews

2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes

2012 cube elite super hpc and reaction gtc 29er mountain ikes   2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes

Cube, a German brand, has released ten new 29er mountain bikes for 2012, two of which are the Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC. Both of these upper level 29in hardtails use Agile Ride Geometry that offers sporty handling. Similar topnotch specs are featured by the carbon frame of the two bikes.

The modern specs of the frame include a press-fit BB, simplified internal cable routing, tapered steerer tube, and post mount brake. The use of aluminum in the head tube and dropouts is reduced and the frame is built in front, left, and right rear triangles to lessen the number of bonded joints.

Both the 2012 Cube Elite Super HPC and Reaction GTC 29er Mountain Bikes take pride in their first-class features. The difference is that the Elite Super HPC, which saves energy while climbing or sprinting, is lighter and stiffer than the Reaction GTC, which is unique…

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2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike

2012 cube two15 downhill mountain bike   2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike

After the success of the Hanzz, Cube is adding a new downhill bike called Two15, which has even more travel. In cooperation with downhiller André Wagenknecht and Fox Racing Shox’s Eamonn Cleere, the making of the Two15 is expected to be a success.

What Wagenknecht provided is the input for geometry and handling. On the other hand, Cleere delivered the necessary technical details to design the kinematics within the limits and possibilities of the chosen damper, the Fox DHX-RC4. Moreover, the bike’s weight was reduced by 500g.

Thanks to Wagenknecht and Cleere, the 2012 Cube Two15 Downhill Mountain Bike is made first-class. Using Triple Linkage Kinematics with a curve of the linkage over the whole shock travel, compression and both high and low speed rebound surely work over the complete travel in a linear way.

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2012 Giro Selector Time Trial Helmet

2012 giro selector time trial helmet   2012 Giro Selector Time Trial Helmet

A new time trial helmet called Selector has been released by Giro for 2012. Coming with two aerodynamic lowers, the Selector allows riders to choose between different depths for the bottom section at the back, which are 10mm and 45mm.

Between the helmet and the back of the rider, there is no drag-causing gap. Drag is prevented since there are no front vents in the shell of the helmet. However, at the top of the removable visor, the little vents go straight to some deep channels in the body of the helmet.

In turn, the deep channels remove the air to wear out ports at the back, providing a steady flow of air over the rider’s head. Being one of the fastest production aero helmets on the market today, the 2012 Giro Selector Time Trial Helmet comes at a quite expensive price tags.

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2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women

2012 giro solara and sante cycling shoes for women   2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women

Two of the new models from Giro’s 2012 shoe lineup will have female-specific versions- the Solara is for the Apeckx while the Sante is for the Treble. Designed to offer topnotch fit, styling, and performance, the Solara is a beautiful and affordable race ready shoe.

The upper material of these cycling women shoes are excellent, which is full high quality microfiber for the Solara and sturdy synthetic for the Sante. While the Solara has well-built integrated ratchet buckle with an offset middle D-ring to prevent pressure points, the Sante features a classic three-strap design and patterning.

Though reasonably priced, both the 2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women guarantee state-of-the-art quality that female riders require. With a topnotch fit and features, these shoes are very eye-catching and reliable. Both shoes feature Aegis single density footbed and optimized nylon outsole.

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2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women

2012 giro factress road shoe for women   2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women

For women riders who are looking for the most fashionable cycling shoes, the best item can be the new road shoe called Factress, which is released by Giro for 2012. As the female version of Giro’s Factor shoe, the Factress also features Easton EC90 carbon fiber soles.

Moreover, the Factress comes with a safe and strong integrated ratchet buckle closure and Super Natural X-Static adjustable footbed kit for the insole, which is available in three different arch supports. What makes the Factress different from the Factor is its fit designed for women’s narrower heels.

Very stylish, the 2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women can be as successful as its male counterpart, Factor, and another female cycling shoe from Giro, Espada. It also features agile and sturdy Teijin Samo microfiber in the upper construction and offset middle D-ring to avoid pressure points.

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2012 Focus Izalco Ergoride and Donna Road Bikes

2012 focus izalco ergoride and donna road bikes   2012 Focus Izalco Ergoride and Donna Road Bikes

Overhauled for 2012 is the carbon fiber road bike line by Focus, which introduces two new alternatives called the Izalco Ergoride and Donna to join the pro-level choice, Izalco. Featuring an all-new frame, the Izalco Ergoride has a drastically sloping top tube and internal cable routing.

Cable replacement is easier for the new Izalco Ergoride as it is complete with channeling. A dedicated design replaced the 3T fork up front from the earlier model providing the front end with a greater integration. Elbowed in, its all-carbon dropouts increase the seatstay length to add flex and comfort.

For women riders, the Donna road bike is the new machine. It will be available in three models, which includes the Shimano 105 3.0 and the Shimano Dura-Ace 1.0. Equally high-quality, both the 2012 Focus Izalco Ergoride and Donna Road Bikes guarantee an ultimate road riding experience.

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2012 Bell Meteor II Time Trial Helmet

2012 bell meteor ii time trial helmet   2012 Bell Meteor II Time Trial Helmet

For riders who are looking for a high-quality helmet for triathlons in 2012, the Bell Meteor II is recommended. This 315g triathlon helmet has 10 vents. Two of its major technologies are the cam-lock levers and fusion in-mold microshell.

What the cam-Lock strap levers do is make it easy to adjust the straps around the rider’s ears. It works simply by opening the cam, setting comfortably, and closing the lever. As for the fusion in-mold microshell, the helmet is made stronger and firmer by connecting the microshell to its EPS foam layer.

Bell was the pioneer of shooting the EPS foam into the thin microshell cap when in the mold. With its reliable features and CE EN1078 certification, the 2012 Bell Meteor II Time Trial Helmet is the choice of Fabian Cancellara, a multiple-time world time trial champ.

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