Bike Reviews

2012 Cinelli Laser Concept


2012 cinelli laser concept   2012 Cinelli Laser Concept

First introduced by Cinelli in the ‘80s, Laser plays a great part in the revolutionizing of cycling designs. Over three decades later, it still maintains is reputation as one of the best bike frames ever made. For 2012, Cinelli has released a concept bike for Laser.

This is in time with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, in which the track race culture will be a main feature. This awaited event will take place in the beautiful city of London. While the carbon frameset of the 2012 Cinelli Laser Concept Bike is inspired by a classic geometry, it is also updated to modern track racing.

The selected contemporary carbon allows making incredible aerodynamic shapes with all the stiffness that a carbon track frame must have. Some modifications will be done on its San Marco Zoncolan saddle.

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Mondraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike

mondraker podium carbon futuristic concept bike   Mondraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike

Mondraker, a Spanish bicycle manufacturer, has come up with a futuristic concept bike, the Podium Carbon. One of the latest hi-tech cycling items on the market today. This is a hot item to watch out for. Its new frame is created with a proprietary fabrication process making it stiffer than its predecessor.

To reduce the height of the front, Mondraker took off the stem and integratef it with the frame. By doing this, the steering tube is shortened while the front area of the bike is strengthened. Consequently, the force transmission from the upper body to the trail is enhanced.

Featured by the Modraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike is the incredibly revolutionary Tronesque lines that introduce an integrated stem technology that has been seen on road bikes in recent years. Now, Mondraker is the first one to apply this technology to mountain bikes.

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Brooks B67 Sprung Leather Saddle

brooks b67 sprung leather saddle   Brooks B67 Sprung Leather Saddle

For those who prefer to sit straight on their bikes, the ideal saddle is the B67 Sprung Leather from Brooks. As one of the wider Brooks saddles, the B6 Sprung Leather is quite wide enough to offer a comfortable position. Weighing at 1530g, the saddle is 260mm long and 210mm wide.

In order to get rid of the tingle caused by road bumps, the saddle is filled with springs underneath. While its handlebars are slightly higher than the saddle, most of the weight of the rider is put on the saddle.

As one of the ultimate saddles for comfort available on the market, the Brooks B67 Sprung Leather Saddle is ideal for riders who regard comfort highly. With chrome springs and black steel rails, the saddle is available in a honey or black leather top.

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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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