Bike Reviews

2012 The North Face Downieville Colab Mountain Bike Shorts


2012 the north face downieville colab mountain bike shorts   2012 The North Face Downieville Colab Mountain Bike Shorts

For 2012, The North Face has collaborated with Pro-Tec to create new mountain bike shorts called Downieville Colab. This short built from ballistics-grade Nylon is a part of the exciting Cryptic MTB Collection of The North Face’s freeride-oriented clothing.

A proprietary padded chamois is provided to the Downieville Colab, thanks to Pro-tec. Featuring dual-density expansion-molded EVA concussion padding, the removable Pro-Tec liner has integrated flex panels and a high-back waistband to protect the hips, tailbone, and thighs from impact.

Rugged but very comfortable, the 2012 The North Face Downieville Colab Mountain Bike Shorts are a great garment on the trail. Cut wide, this below-the-knee shorts can accommodate knee pads, too. Included in its impressive features is a water-resistant bric with nice stretch panels, vents, and pockets.

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2012 Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket

2012 bontrager sport packable wind jacket   2012 Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket

One of the must-have cycling apparels for 2012 is the new Sport Packable Wind Jacket from Bontrager. Built from a very light microfiber material, this jacket is both water and wind resistant, making it a reliable garment for all riders against the elements.

Inside its back pocket, a cinch sack is attached. The Sport Packable Wind Jacket can pack up really small and neatly into this cinch sack, which is as small as a jersey pocket. It also features a semi-fitted design, which is tailored to the structure of the rider?s body.

At the back hip and front shoulders of the 2012 Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket is a reflective trim that helps riders become more visible. Along with this safety trait is an extensive list of nice features, which make this jacket ideal for all types of riders.

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2012 Diamondback Maravista Hybrid Bike

2012 diamondback maravista hybrid bike   2012 Diamondback Maravista Hybrid Bike

Diamondback Bicycles has created one of the most efficient hybrid bikes for 2012 called Maravista. With a butted 6061-T6 aluminum sport hybrid frame, this hybrid bike is ideal for daily commuters who require comfortable contact point characteristics of a city bike.

These traits were combined with the road bikes? large 700c wheels that roll very smoothly. To further optimize this combination, the Maravista also features a Shimano drive train, SR Suntour NEX 4110 63mm travel suspension fork, puncture-resistant Kenda Cross tires, and Weinman double-wall rims.

Whether it is for commuting or for road bike rides, the 2012 Diamondback Maravista Hybrid Bike guarantees reliable efficiency. As a commuter, it offers maximum comfort and as a road bike, it allows for great performance.

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2012 Radio Bikes Bombtrack Fixed Gear Bike

2012 radio bikes bombtrack fixed gear bike   2012 Radio Bikes Bombtrack Fixed Gear Bike

With its years of engineering expertise, Radio Bikes has released a state-of-the-art fixed gear bike for 2012 called Bombtrack. The Radio Bikes’ BMX product designers created this with the participation of Paris, France’s Simon “Gomok” Andraca, one of the most influential European fixed trick-style riders.

Maintaining the background of Radio Bikes’ BMX freestyle and street background, the Bombtrack features a 100% 4130 CrMo steel frame, fork, and bar. Weighing in at only 12.1kg, this fixie is not only lightweight and speedy but is also amazingly stable.

While affordable, the 2012 Radio Bikes Bombtrack Fixed Gear Bike is designed to endure even the most progressive riding styles. Even taller still enjoy the ideal feel for tricks since the chain stay length of the bike is maintained. What is more, the bike features an awesome geometry and integrated pegs.

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2012 Lazer Nirvana Off-Road Helmet

2012 lazer nirvana off road helmet   2012 Lazer Nirvana Off Road Helmet

For 2012, Lazer has revamped its off-road helmet called Nirvana. Although the previous model already has a close-fitting lid, it was further enhanced with the new model?s height-adjustable rear retention. Even a shaved head is free from any hassle as all of the plastic pieces of the helmet are nicely supple.

A single top-mounted dial was used by the Nirvana, instead of a stepped buckle or ratcheting dial. Thus, a stainless steel cable is easily tightened or loosened, fastened around the rider?s forehead, and wrapped around the head?s circumference.

Maximum comfort is guaranteed by the 2012 Lazer Nirvana Off-Road Helmet although it is designed to be very secure and it has installed lights. This is achieved through the outstanding Rollsys retention system, which evenly distributes pressure. Its smaller size weighs in at 283g.

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2012 Jamis Nemesis 650B Mountain Bike

2012 jamis nemesis 650b mountain bike   2012 Jamis Nemesis 650B Mountain Bike

A result of a meticulous experiment conducted by Jamis Bicycles is a new 650b mountain bike for 2012 called Nemesis. During the process, Jamis Bicycles found it difficult to make a choice between steel and aluminum, which lead to choosing neither.

Featured by the Nemesis 650 frame is a PressFit30 bottom bracket shell, Kinesis 7005 triple-butted SuperPlastic Formed (SPF) tubing, over-sized stays, and replaceable derailleur hanger. Its frame specs also include 1.5 – 1 1/8″ tapered head, sloping top, over-sized seat, and crown-clearing down tubes.

Along with the frame is the X-Fusion Velvet RL 650B fork that has 100mm travel, 32mm stanchions, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, and magnesium lower legs. Whether it is for epic trail riding or racing, the 2012 Jamis Nemesis 650B Mountain Bike is ideal for riders who are serious on the hardtails.

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2012 Royal Racing Blast Glove

2012 royal racing blast glove   2012 Royal Racing Blast Glove

A new pair of cycling gloves that can tackle any types of rides called Blast have been released by Royal Racing for 2012. In order to make the glove as thin as possible, the buildup of fingertips? seams is reduced as the palm material is extended over the fingers? ends and all the way up.

Without unnecessary padding, the palm of the Blast features only a 0.8mm perforated Clarino that comes with embossed Silicon fingertips as well as roll-over fingertip details. In order to maximize comfort and flexibility, 3D primo mesh is featured at the back of the hand.

Packed with topnotch performance qualities, the 2012 Royal Racing Blast Glove is the choice of world cycling champions. Additional features are the microfiber thumb-wipe and the low profile direct-inject logos that offer excellent flexibility while still maintaining comfort.

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