Bike Reviews

2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket

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 MTB Shorts- Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp

2012 ixs mtb shorts commox elite and kamloops comp   2012 IXS MTB Shorts  Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp

Two mountain bike shorts have been released by IXS for 2012 called the Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp. While the Commox Elite features out-separable inner pants with a top pad, the one featured by the Kamloops Comp comes with chamois.

Incredibly stretchy, both shorts offer maximum cycling comfort on the trail. The Commox Elite shorts has a Zip AirVent system and 2 open and 2 cargo pockets. On the other hand, the Kamloops Comp shorts has a stretch insert on the back and 2 open pockets.

Both the 2012 IXS MTB Short- Commox Elite and Kamloops Comp are breathable, humidity transporting, and quick drying. Mountain bike riders will also enjoy its antibacterial, UV protection, and water-repellent features.

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

2012 ixs cycling shorts meadow comp carberry and nepeanpro   2012 IXS Cycling Shorts   Meadow Comp, Carberry, and Nepean Pro

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 Exposure Lights

2012 exposure lights   2012 Exposure Lights

Exposure Lights has announced the release of their new range of bike lights for 2012. The range includes Six Pack Mk.2, MaXx Mk.4, Diablo, and Joystick, which weighs 478g, 337g, 124g, and 103g respectively. The most affordable one is the Joystick, which is ideal on a helmet mount or for a backup light.

For improved efficiency, the new lights use Intelligent Thermal Management technology to offer better heat management, which enhances output and battery life. Moreover, the improved Cree XPG R5 LEDs makes the lights brighter with 25lumen/LED increase with the same burn time.

Especially in terms of electronics, the 2012 Exposure Lights were nicely enhanced. Other important changes of these lights are the gold-plated charge ports and a new storm cap. These new features offer conductivity, corrosion resistance, and enhanced durability.

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2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike

2012 kona mahuna 29er bike   2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike

Kona has designed a new reasonably priced entry-level mountain bike called the Mahuna for 2012. This inch-wheel hardtail is ideal for riders who want to jump on the big-wheel bandwagon. Taking pride in its Kona Race Light 7005, this Kona is lightweight in weight and geared for performance.

To produce thicker tubes at weld areas and at vital parts of the frame, Race Light 7005 uses custom butting. This also provides the rider with unbelievable strength and torsional reliability. Speed and stiffness are perfectly balanced by removing wall thickness in some parts of the frame.

With 7005 aluminum butted tubing and 29er geometry, the 2012 Kona Mahuna 29er Bike is designed to keep things simple yet exciting. Moreover, its carefully selected topnotch components make it one of the most durable 29er machines on the market today.

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2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame

2012 gt xizang 29er titanium frame   2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame

From the 90s, the iconic frame called Xizang will be brought back by GT Bicyles for 2012. With its reincarnation, this titanium frame will be reintroduced as a 29er. While the new Xizang is immediately recognizable, it is scrupulously interpreted with nice innovations.

Included in the innovative updates of the frame are a replaceable derailleur hanger, a tapered 1-1/8 to 1-1/2in head tube, and post mount disc tabs. Nicely welded, the custom drawn butted titanium tubes come with state-of-the-art geometry.

With the master plan of GT Bicyles to regain the glory it once enjoyed, the 2012 GT Xizang 29er Titanium Frame is back after its absence for over a decade. Other new features of the frame are a 31.6 seat post, English thread bottom bracket, full-length cable housing, and direct post type disc brake mount.

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2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike

2012 charge cooker hi 29er mountain bike   2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike

Charge has released a range of 29er mountain bikes for 2012 including the Cooker Hi. As the most expensive steel model of the 2012 range, the Cooker Hi has state-of-the –art features, such as the SRAM X5 components and a RockShox fork.

As a specially designed 29er mountain bike, the Cooker Hi is made with a high quality Tange Infinity frame, which is seamless and double butted chromo. With its unique frame geometry, riders will enjoy a very lively 29er ride.

In order to offer the best combination of comfort, strength, and weight, the 2012 Charge Cooker Hi 29er Mountain Bike is constructed with a carefully chosen steel tube set. Moreover, this mountain bike offers highly responsive ride qualities.

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