Bike Reviews

2012 Trek Soho Deluxe Commuter Bike

   2012 Trek Soho Deluxe Commuter Bike

Trek Bikes brings back the Soho Deluxe for 2012 still with Gates carbon belt drive and Alfine 8 internal gear hub included in its list of impressive specs. With a carbon belt, the 8-speed internal rear hub is attached to the pedals making the bike suitable under any conditions.

Commuters will find the Soho Deluxe an essential item with its high-quality components, which include low-profile rack and front disc brake. Moreover, there is no need to worry about maintenance anymore, thanks to the internal hub and the belt drive system.

Designed for those who are looking for a speedy belt drive commuter, the 2012 Trek Soho Deluxe Commuter Bike can tackle sunny, rainy, and snowy rides. In other words, the Soho Deluxe is the machine that is ready to commute whatever the weather is.

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2012 Cannondale Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 9 Hybrid Bike

2012 cannondale bad boy fatty rigid 9 hybrid bike   2012 Cannondale Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 9 Hybrid Bike

Cannondale has released one of the good-looking hybrid bikes for 2012 called Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 9. Along with its upright geometry and flat handlebar are Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes to provide every commuter with a responsive and stable ride.

While its 6061 aluminum frame offers quick acceleration, its disc brakes quickly reduces speed when necessary even during rainy rides. In all conditions, the Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 9 can tackle rides around town with its wide-ranging gears.

Perfect for commuting and touring, the 2012 Cannondale Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 9 Hybrid Bike has platform pedals that work with almost all shoes. Puncture protection is guaranteed, thanks to the RaceGuard protection belt featured by its fast-rolling and firm Schwalbe Kojack tires. zp8497586rq zp8497586rq…

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2012 Porsche Bike S City Bike

2012 porsche bike s city bike   2012 Porsche Bike S City Bike

Porsche, the famous German car company, has unveiled two human-powered innovative city bikes for 2012, one of which is the Bike S. With a 7005 hydroformed aluminum frame, the Bike S is designed by Porsche to ride with amazing comfort, enhanced rigidity, and excellent performance be it for tours or city rides.

Constructed based on a Shimano 11-speed Alfine hub gear system, which is internally geared, the Bike S features a double-clutch gear shift system as well as high-quality disc brakes from Magura. The Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub comes with a Gates belt, too.

Though equipped with several topnotch components, the 2012 Porsche Bike S City Bike only weighs in at 11kg. These high-quality components also include carbon fiber front forks and DT Swiss wheels, which are fitted with resistance tires for smooth rolling. It will be available in three sizes.

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2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike

2012 orbea alma h10 29er hardtail mountain bike   2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike

Introduced by Orbea Bikes for 2012 is a new 29er hardtail mountain bike called Alma H10. Very lightweight, this mountain bike offers flawless lateral and torsional stiffness ratio to guarantee an amazing ride. Its impressive specs include semi-integrated 1 1/8 headset and Shimano HG81 11-36 10S rear cogs.

Great performance is guaranteed during races, marathons, and trips by the Alma H10. Hydroformed reinforcements and a diagonal tube are featured by the triple-conified aluminum Orbea Alma Hydro 29 frame, which comes wit a Rockshox Recon Gold TK29 100 fork.

Designed with the serious mountain bike rider in mind, the 2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike is the perfect machine for competitions. Control and stability of the bike are enhanced, thanks to its state-of-the-art Fulcrum Red Power 29 wheels.

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2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike

2012 fuji feather fixed gear bike   2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike

One of the best good-looking fixed gear bikes for 2012 is the new Feather from Fuji Bikes. With an Elios 2 chromo frame, fork, and rear triangle, this 10.1kg fixed gear is equipped with a high profile wheelset, Kenda tires, Promax brakeset, and Wellgo road pedals with clips and straps.

The custom-butted main frame comes with an outer butted seat tube. For the front brake, the custom triple-butted fork is crown drilled, while for the rear brake, the custom-tapered and bridge-drilled rear triangle features a track dropout.

With its outstanding aesthetic quality, the 2012 Fuji Feather Fixed Gear Bike is ideal for the cycling fashionista. There are three color options to choose from. All combined with sparkling silver, the three exquisite versions are white, black, and lemon yellow.

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2012 Trek FX and District Bicycles Recalled

2012 trek fx and district bicycles recalled   2012 Trek FX and District Bicycles Recalled

Faulty seat saddle clamp bolts were detected on the 2012 Trek FX and District Bicycles, which prompted the voluntary recall of these bikes. Four incidents were reported to Trek Bikes, one which involve a lip injury and a broken tooth.

Trek has advised owners of these bikes to immediately stop riding and bring them in to any local Trek retailer free inspection and replacement bolt. The bike is a 2012 model if the last two digits of the SKU number on the bottom bracket are 12.

Included in the 2012 Trek FX and District Bicycles recalled are the 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 FX models and Disc, Livestrong and WSD 9th District bikes. These bikes, which were manufactured in China, were approximately 27,000 units.

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2012 BMC Speedfox SF29 XO 29er Mountain Bike

2012 bmc speedfox sf29 xo 29er mountain bike   2012 BMC Speedfox SF29 XO 29er Mountain Bike

For the first time, BMC has entered the world of full suspension bikes with the release of its brand new 29er mountain bike called Speedfox SF29 XO for 2012. BMC has designed this new machine with an efficient suspension system and a lot of excellent technical details, making it an unusual mountain bike.

An integrated skeleton concept, which is a BMC signature, is used by its triple-butted hydroformed 6000 alloy frame. This adds force to the top/seat tube junction, the massive downtube, and the short 100mm tapered head tube. The disc brake is also held in position with a post mount.

Ideal for the rider are looking for high quality, performance, distinctive design, and uniqueness is the 2012 BMC Speedfox SF29 XO 29er Mountain Bike. On the aluminum rocker link is a very handy sag indictor, which allows for a hassle-free setting of this mountain bike.

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