Bike Reviews

2012 Trek Cronus CX Pro Cyclocross Bike


2012 trek cronus cx pro cyclocross bike   2012 Trek Cronus CX Pro Cyclocross Bike

One of the latest machines for cyclocross riders is the Cronus CX Pro released by Trek Bikes for 2012. It is built from a 500 Series OCLV frame, which comes with a CX fork that has a crown-mounted housing stop that effectively enhances braking.

Very lightweight, the carbon frame of the Cronus CX Pro is designed to survive even the cruelest route. In grubby cyclocross conditions, riders can effortlessly keep the mud out, thanks to its internal cable routing. Leverage and hand transitions are enhanced by the Race Lite Anatomic-C handlebar, too.

With its wide-stance fork, the 2012 Trek Cronus CX Pro Cyclocross Bike guarantees precise handling. Full-coverage fenders can be accommodated by its vanishing fender mounts. Lastly, there is an option that allows running fully sealed shifter cables.

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2012 Diamondback Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike

2012 diamondback edgewood sport hybrid bike   2012 Diamondback Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike

Built from a high-quality butted 6061-T6 aluminum hybrid frame, the new Edgewood offers a perfect combination of a comfortable commuter bike and an efficient road bike. This is one of the newest sport hybrid bikes released by Diamondback Bicycles for 2012.

While its excellent geometry and DB Deluxe two-density hybrid saddle offers maximum comfort, the Edgewood has huge smooth-rolling 700c wheels that feature road bike efficiency. This machine offers both simple and sophisticated features that riders are looking for in a hybrid bike.

With the 2012 Diamondback Edgewood Sport Hybrid Bike, riders do not have to choose between comfort and efficiency. Included in its key features is a Shimano TX55 rear derailleur, 63mm travel comfort hybrid suspension fork, EF-TX51 seven-speed EZ-fire shifters, and SSW700 double tunnel alloy rims.

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2012 Brodie Crib 29er Mountain Bike

2012 brodie crib 29er mountain bike   2012 Brodie Crib 29er Mountain Bike

Two new 29er mountain bikes with a shaped, butted 7005 aluminum frame were unveiled by Brodie Bikes for 2012. One of these two big-wheel bikes called Crib is designed with riders on a budget in mind. Nevertheless, its topnotch quality is not compromised.

In order to offer the performance required by 29er riders, the design and make of the Crib are focused on short chainstays, fork offset, and an adjusted fork trail. As a major factor in its design, the short chain stays allow for a chunky tire riding style that is both responsive and aggressive.

Though affordable, the 2012 Brodie Crib 29er Mountain Bike is loaded with outstanding features that set it apart from common 29ers. With a combination of high quality, low price, and reliable performance, the Crib is a must-have machine for 29er riders.

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2012 Brodie Khan 29er Mountain Bike

2012 brodie khan 29er mountain bike   2012 Brodie Khan 29er Mountain Bike

After noticing that various 29ers were either too fixed or too jittery, Brodie Bikes introduces two innovative machines for 2012, one of which is the Khan. This is a carefully designed 29er mountain bike, which is dialed in to three major aspects, which are short 437mm chain stays, adjusted fork trail, and an 51mm fork offset.

Brodie Bikes spent two years for the research and development of the Khan to steer clear of suspension and frame limitations, which are common among 29ers. Its Hayes Stroker Trail hydraulic brakes offer steady, powerful, neat, and silent braking by using fluid to move the brake pads instead of cables pulling on levers.

Spanking new, the 2012 Brodie Khan 29er Mountain Bike comes with fresh new graphics. Included in its unique and ground-breaking features are 100mm Manitou Tower, Shimano SLX drivetrain, and a 70-degree head tube angle, making the Khan perfect for those who…

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2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike

2012 kona jake the snake cyclocross bike   2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike

For those who are looking for the most diverse bike on the cyclocross market today, Kona Bikes has reintroduced its racing machine called Jake The Snake for 2012. What is new with its 2012 model that Kona Bikes designed its aesthetics to be more suitable for racing.

The same reliable quality is carried over from the previous model. Highlights of its top-quality specs include Kona Aluminum Butted 7005 tubing, Avid Shorty 6 brakes, FSA Gossamer Compact BB30 Press Fit cranks, Shimano 10-speed Tiagra/105 drivetrain, as well as Maxxis Mud Wrestler tires.

With its unparalleled versatility, the 2012 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bike works well for racing, commuting, training, touring, and plain rides. Its state-of-the-art frame and race-winning geometry make it the ideal machine to win cyclocross races or cross jungles ? your pick.

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2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike

2012 kona major jake cyclocross bike   2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike

During its year of introduction, the Major Jake has already made a mark on the cycling world after helping Kona Team?s Helen Wyman?s land third in the 2011 European cross season. With the same outstanding stiffness and speed, this World-Cup-ready carbon fiber cyclocross bike is back for 2012.

Since the Major Jake is one of the most respected cyclocross bikes on the market today, Kona Bikes made sure that its 2012 version has a lot of new things to offer. Its fancier new components include a Shimano Ultegra tubeless compatible wheelset and Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes.

As it did to Kona Team?s very own cyclocross racer, the 2012 Kona Major Jake Cyclocross Bike will help riders wherever they may travel. The carbon frame of this award-winning cyclocross racing machine comes with a full carbon tapered steerer fork as well as an FSA Carbon CX cockpit.

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2012 Royal Alpine Soft Shell Jacket

2012 royal alpine soft shell jacket   2012 Royal Alpine Soft Shell Jacket

Introduced by Royal for 2012 is a new soft-shell jacket perfect for Alpine conditions. Aptly called Alpine, this is the cycling jacket that keeps riders warm and dry when the weather changes in an instant. Ideal for four-season use, this riding jacket provides the riders with reliable protection without restricting movement.

With its 100% polyester polar fleece and 100% polyester spandex dewspo fabric, this jacket allows for riding in any weather. This high-end full-storm jacket has a huge hood that can be worn over a helmet. But if the rider is not wearing a helmet, the hood can be tightly pulled with its adequate adjustments.

Reliable weather protection and insulation are sufficiently provided by the new 2012 Royal Alpine Soft Shell Jacket. While keeping the rider warm, the jacket has gridded fleece backing that allows for an efficient moisture wicking. It also features waterproof zips, heat transfer graphics,…

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