Bike Reviews

2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack

2011 lezyne svelte hydration pack   2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack

Lezyne has introduced a new medium-sized hydration pack called Svelte for 2011. Being able to stash ten liters of gear and 3 liters of liquid, the pack is spacious enough to hold plenty of things. There is also a special space for any extra things the rider wants to take.

Moreover, the Svelte has straps for XC or DH and pads as well. Carefully labeled and specially styled, its pockets work great as long as the sundries and tools fit in them well. Decently designed, the bladed features a wide opening top and detachable hose that facilitates cleaning.

Most demands of day rides can be met by the 2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack. With its rugged construction, this pack will definitely last for years. Like its construction, the pack’s finish is of high quality. Tough rip stop material and thick zips make it function well even under…

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Vaude Trail Baggy Short

vaude trail baggy short   Vaude Trail Baggy Short

For riders who are looking for a garment that can tackle the demands of the trail, the Vaude Trail Baggy Short is recommended. Riders will definitely love these well-constructed shorts as much as they love the trail. While they ride light, the shorts feature an amazingly close weave and reliable durability.

Like all Vaude cycling garments, this baggy short is made from an impressive high-quality fabric, especially with its outer. Instead of mesh, the liner shorts are a warmer smooth solid knit. Its extremely flexible pad molds well, too.

Furthermore, the Vaude Trail Baggy Short offers a better movement even without adding yards of more fabric. This is achieved through the stretch panels located through the inner thigh and the back yoke. Such stretch is necessary as it goes with a slim-leg style.

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2012 Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera 29er Fork

2012 marzocchi corsa superleggera 29er fork   2012 Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera 29er Fork

Marzocchi, the famous Italian fork maker, has launched a brand new carbon-crowned 29er fork for 2012 called the Corsa Superleggera. Specifically built for 29″ wheels, this lightweight model covers XC 29er bikes range and offers enough clearance for wider tires.

Featured by the 2012 Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera 29er Fork is an entirely reengineered air system that no competitor can outperform. Also redesigned slightly is the TST Micro with the black top lever starting the Micro system controlling compression and the fork leg’s lower part adjusting rebound.

Both an alloy and full carbon crown/steerer will be available. The internally adjustable travel comes in 80, 100, and 120mm. The nickel plated stanchions of Marzocchi are very smooth and its other 29er forks has very impressive action and small bump sensitivity.

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Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts

kroozer mountain bike shorts   Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts

Trico Sports Performance has one of the most comfortable mountain bike shorts called Kroozer. Designed with excellent cycling comfort in mind, these shorts can tackle the severity of mountain biking or any strenuous activities outdoors.

What makes the Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts incredibly comfortable is its combination of the ability of a road short to avoid chafing and the style and loose fit of a mountain bike short. Also combined are the optimized seat comfort and shock-absorption to create the most comfortable mountain bike short on the trail.

Key to the ultimate comfort of the Kroozer is the unique anatomical Memoflex Gel pad sewed into a highly breathable road-style inner brief. Thickness, shape, and durometer are strategically adjusted making the gel very stable. The brief is then surrounded with a baggy MTB-style shell.

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2012 Intense Cycles Carbine Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

2012 intense cycles carbine carbon fiber mountain bike   2012 Intense Cycles Carbine Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

After almost three years of working on carbon fiber, Intense Cycles has finally introduced the Carbine all-mountain bike for 2012. Just like all Intense full suspension bikes, the Carbine is constructed on the tested VPP suspension system. Its travel settings are either at 140 or at 152mm.

Also tested is the locking collet bolt axle system used so that the pivots will keep rolling smoothly. Maintenance is made easier by the sealed angular contact bearings well matched with grease fittings. To maximize stiffness at the crank, the bottom bracket features a BB92 press fit shell.

Intended for trail, AM, and Enduro, the 2012 Intense Cycles Carbine Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike is one exciting new item on the market. Other features are a built-in FLK:GRD down tube protector, replaceable G1 dropouts, dropper post cable routing, and water bottle mounts.

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2011 Santini Jam Bib Short

2011 santini jam bib short   2011 Santini Jam Bib Short

Santini has created one of the best bib shorts for 2011 called Jam. What makes these bibs amazingly comfortable is the new wonder material, which is a seamless knitted polyester fabric, used in the garment.

On the inner section near the pad, a high-tension Lycra is used. Support from the knee upwards is added by the bonded ladder patterns on the outer thighs following the shape of the thigh. Throughout the design, excellent comfort is carried by the bibs with its soft-touch mesh bib and braces.

Very impressive, the NAT pad has a core made from multi-density gel and raised tubular cups on the surface attached to the shorts. This way, slippage is prevented. With its outstandingly comfortable material and a dazzling pad, the 2011 Santini Jam Bib Short is highly recommended for huge challenge rides.

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2011 Boardman Team Mountain Bike

2011 boardman team mountain bike   2011 Boardman Team Mountain Bike

Inspired and developed by Olympic Champion cyclist Chris Boardman, the 2011 Boardman Team Mountain Bike is ideal both for common bike enthusiasts and professional riders. This is the perfect machine for all riders who want to experience a professional feel on their biking trips.

Topnotch quality is something that this mountain bike guarantees. Along with the 6061 triple butted alloy frame are excellent specs including SRAM 2×10 20 speed gearing, RockShox Recon Gold TK fork, Continental Mountain King 26” x 2.2” tires, and 120mm travel.

Reliable breaking performance is offered, powerful Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic disk brakes. In terms of both performance and aesthetics, the 2011 Boardman Team Mountain Bike is on a professional level. For riders who want to experience the best off-road performance, this is one of the ideal machines.

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