Bike Reviews

2012 Verde Radia BMX Bike

2012 verde radia bmx bike   2012 Verde Radia BMX Bike

Getting a revamp for 2012 is the Radia BMX bike from Verde. The new model will be having larger 8.5″ bars, new Stunner LO`s 2.25″ tires, and a KMC 710SL Chain. Both the low flange female front hub and 9t female cassette from Cinema has fully sealed bearings.

Featured by Radia’s Full 4130 frame are removable brake mounts and Verde’s very own investment cast headtube. In order to achieve a more dependable and solid ride, both the tapered forks and 8.5″ rise bars are built from 100% chromo. Maximum durability is offered by the heat treated 4130 crank set.

With top-quality components, the 2012 Verde Radia BMX Bike is one of the best expert level street BMX machines on the market today. Excellent components from Duo are the aftermarket pivotal seat, grips, plastic pedals and tires. Other features are double-walled Cinema 777 rims and Reynolds 520 Downtube.

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2012 Specialized Crux Cyclocross Bikes

2012 specialized crux cyclocross bikes   2012 Specialized Crux Cyclocross Bikes

Specialized has revamped its Crux cyclocross bike line for 2012 by getting rid of the carbon fiber. They have brought disc brakes instead to the mainstream. Moreover, three new tubular cyclocross tires were introduced.

With the three added cantilever brake complete bikes is a canti-ready frame module. With a forged, one-piece brake hanger, the canti models lessen brake chatter. The Crux Comp has Avid mechanical discs matched with Specialized’s CXD wheels, FSA cranks, and a SRAM Apex component group.

The three new tubular cyclocross tires for the 2012 Specialized Crux Cyclocross Bikes are the Terra, Tracer and Trigger. Terra is for mud, Tracer is all-around, and Trigger is for smooth and dry conditions. With the treads hand glued to a 260TPI 33mm polycotton casing, the three tires are quite affordable.

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2012 Verde Vex OG BMX Bike

2012 verde vex og bmx bike   2012 Verde Vex OG BMX Bike

Part of the range of Verde BMX bikes upgraded for 2012 is the Vex OG. Included in the new upgrades of the Vex OG are the stem, colored spokes and nipples, anodized front and rear rims, a fully sealed female bolt front hub, Cinema 333 rims, Duo 2.25″ tires, and Duo barends.

As compared to the Eon model, the Vex OG is more chromoly for a lighter, stronger machine with dope color matched spokes. On the front of its frame is an integrated head tube that allows for a tidy-looking print. Other dependable components are CNC stem and Pivotal seat post.

Also featured by the 2012 Verde OG BMX Bike frame are Verde’s new Investment cast, a full chromo front triangle, and a built-in seat clamp. This affordable intermediate level bike also features a chromo steerer tube tapered fork and 100% chromo 8.5” rise handlebars.

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2012 Verde Theory BMX Bike

2012 verde theory bmx bike   2012 Verde Theory BMX Bike

Verde has released a mid-level street bike called the Theory as a part of the company’s low-to-mid price range for 2012. The Theory features a chromoly front triangle frame, a heat-treated investment cast headtube, and removable brake mounts.

Featured by this BMX bike is a chromoly steerer and tapered legs. Other features include sealed three-piece cranks, a sealed female axle front hub, and a semi-sealed 9t cassette hub with 25t-t gearing.

Not only is it in theory; the 2012 Verde Theory BMX Bike is virtually stable as well. Included in the list of excellent components are after-market Cinema 777 double-walled rims, Kevlar Verde seat, and Duo grips, pedals, and Duo Stunner tires.

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2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag

2012 evoc bike travel bag   2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag

With a nice volume of 280L and weight 8600g, the Evoc is one of the best bike travel bags riders need to have for 2012. Whether the rider travels by plane, car, or train, the Evoc nicely accommodates the bike. Just dismount only the handlebars, the pedals, and the wheels.

Whatever type of bicycle it is, be it an XC, FR, DH, enduro bike or road bike, it can be securely stored within just a few minutes. Tube struts in the side wheel compartments distribute pressure and impact to the tires and rims and protect the brake disks from damage.

Fitting all road and mountain bikes, the 2012 Evoc Bike Travel Bag is a must-have for riders who travel a lot. Its very wide carriage is free from tilt and impact and it features sturdy, supple skate wheels and sealed bearings. Riders will surely love this bag’s full protection, quick…

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2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses

2012 tifosi cycling sunglasses   2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses

Seven new cycling sunglasses have been released by Tifosi for 2012. Some of the existing models were replaced by these new ones. The Tifosi Seek, Seek FC (Full Coverage), Jet, and Core replace Scatto, Scatto FC, Forza, and Czar respectively.

Most of the models have some additional frame as well as lens color options to match the taste of all riders. The Tifosi Logic XL has the most coverage while the 27g Tempt features a narrow frame. Designed for women riders is the Tifosi Altar, which can fit any face size.

All of the seven stylish 2012 Tifosi Cycling Sunglasses use interchangeable lenses. A hydrophilic rubber is also used in all models to avoid slipping when the rider gets sweaty. Moreover, all of the sunglasses have either adjustable temples or nosepieces or both.

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2012 Nema Jewel Ride Shorts

2012 nema jewel ride shorts1   2012 Nema Jewel Ride Shorts

One of the exciting cycling apparels to be expected for 2012 is the Nema Jewel ride shorts. Contrary to what its name implies, the Jewel is made for riders who are looking for cycling garments that are affordable but do not compromise quality, especially for mountain and road rides.

Include in the top-quality features of the short are rip-stop nylon outer shell, front-pull cotton drawcord, and rear stretch panel that guarantee maximum riding comfort. Moreover, the four cargo pockets, Alpha X-Liner, and molded one-piece chamois make the short even more competitive.

Well-tailored and aesthetically nice, the 2012 Nema Jewel Ride Shorts are definitely a bargain considering its affordable price. Its black and carbon models can match almost any kind of upper cycling garment. The only offset of the short is the liner, which is not removable.

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