Bike Reviews

2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes

2012 sram xx and xxwc hydraulic disc brakes   2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Newly released by SRAM for 2012 are two hydraulic disc brakes, which are the XX and the XXWC. With a lower profile, the XX levers feature Pad Contact Adjust bezel and are tooled reach adjust instead of the knob from Elixir. Without losing its cross country racing heritage, the XX is designed to tackle trail riding.

While the XX comes complete with internal overhaul, including a new forged aluminum caliper and TaperBore system, the XXWC reduced weight by getting rid of the Pad Contact Adjust. Other new features of the XXWC are the much smoother master cylinder body tapered toward the lever pivot.

Redesigned based on Elixir 7 and 9, the 2012 SRAM XX and XXWC Hydraulic Disc Brakes feature a magnesium lever body. For better bleed performance, both the two brake sets are equipped with high-quality specs, such as the adjusted bleed port location and air trap.

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2012 Felt DA 1 Triathlon Frameset

2012 felt da 1 triathlon frameset   2012 Felt DA 1 Triathlon Frameset

A new frameset for triathlon called DA 1 has been released by Felt Bicycles for 2012. Well-designed for time trial/triathlon, the UHC Ultimate + Nano MMV carbon fiber frame comes with 1KP weave and InsideOut internal molding process as well as Di2 and mechanical internal cable routing.

Weighing 1300g, the DA 1 frame is nicely finished with gloss black and matte carbon. To further optimize the quality of the frame, it is equipped with aluminum rear derailleur hanger and carbon fiber dropout with useful accessories like the extra seatpost, stem extension package, and aero battery cover.

Developed after years of engineering, research, and wind-tunnel development, the 2012 Felt DA 1 Triathlon Frameset guarantees an award-winning performance during competitions. This has been proven by the wins of Felt athletes, such as Andi Boecherer and Terenzo Bozzone.

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2012 Trek Cocoa City Bike

2012 trek cocoa city bike   2012 Trek Cocoa City Bike

For those who are looking for a new good-looking and hi-tech city bike, Trek Bikes has released an exciting machine called Cocoa for 2012. What makes the Cocoa unparalleled is its extensive list of first-class specs, which are excellent geometry and classy aesthetics.


To make sure that the Cocoa offers maximum comfort, its components are carefully selected. Flawlessly finished, the bike takes pride in its modern specs, such as the Shimano Nexus internal gear hub, retro saddle, chain case, skirt guard, kickstand, and fenders.

Dutch-inspired with minimalist graphics, the 2012 Trek Cocoa City Bike is a three-speed machine that perfectly combines quality, comfort, and fashion. This is the perfect machine for riders who want to make heads turn in town while enjoying a relaxed ride.

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2012 Specialized Sirrus Sport Hybrid Bike

2012 specialized sirrus sport hybrid bike   2012 Specialized Sirrus Sport Hybrid Bike

Redefining the idea of versatility in the cycling world is the new 2012 Specialized Sirrus Sport Hybrid Bike. By combining a flat-bar and urban-friendly appearance with the essence of the top road bikes in the world, the Sirrus Sport is designed to be a very versatile machine.

To tackle rough roads and potholes with sufficient durability, this hybrid bike has straight blade steel forks that come with mudguard mounts. Pedaling over various terrains is made efficient by the nine-speed Shimano gearing. Its sporty, comfortable, and lightweight saddle even adds to the bike’s versatility.

With a wide tire clearance, the all-new ultra light A1 premium aluminum frame is fully manipulated and guarantees amazing versatility and an excellent ride. Reliable braking and strength are achieved through the double-wall machined rims as well as the alloy sealed cassette hub and stainless spokes.

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2012 Madison Mens Flux Mountain Bike Shorts

2012 madison mens flux mountain bike shorts   2012 Madison Mens Flux Mountain Bike Shorts

Designed to match tough mountain bikes is the 2012 Madison Mens Flux Mountain Bike Shorts. By featuring a nice combination of practicality, fashion, and comfort, these are definitely the ultimate trail short. It features a detachable short liner that comes with deluxe chamois.

All-day comfort and outstanding maneuverability on the mountain bike is offered by Flux shorts. This is because these mountain bike shorts are built from the most excellent of four-way stretch material. In various conditions and temperatures, comfort is provided by the Insideleg vents.

To achieve a perfect fit, the rider can dial the shorts in through its internal waist adjustment. Venting is enhanced by the mesh backed and impeccably doubled up front facing pockets. In all the strategic spots, triple needle stitching is used to guarantee bombproof construction.

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2012 Surly MWOD (Mr. Whirly Offset Double) Cranks

2012 surly mwod mr whirly offset double cranks   2012 Surly MWOD (Mr. Whirly Offset Double) Cranks

New from Surly Bikes for 2012 are cranks called MWOD (Mr. Whirly Offset Double), which is designed to tackle the dilemma of bikes with massively oversized tires having chains rubbing on the tires. A new spindle, which is longer than the existing Pugsley spec spindle, will also be used.

While the MWOD utilizes the Mr. Whirly arms on hand, the middle ring shifts to its place after the big ring is dropped. In essence, the granny ring mounts directly up to the spider mounting holes. The middle ring connects to the granny ring afterwards.

For riders who have bikes with very big tires, the 2012 Surly MWOD (Mr. Whirly Offset Double) Cranks are a great help. Aside from being rearranged, the rings are exclusively designed by Surly. Tooth options include 20/32 and 22/36. It will be available in black.

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2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame

2012 orange crush mountain bike frame   2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame

Orange Bikes has released a new mountain bike frame for 2012 called Crush. For those who are looking for some exciting thrills, this is the perfect bike. Thanks to its unique design, which brings back the basics while it raises the bar for the adventurous rider.

Featured by this strongly built 6061-T6 aluminum frameset are a new tapered head tube and an incredible 140mm fork. This means sufficient force is strategically added to the necessary areas. Substantial rigidity is offered by the 30.9 seat tube and hydroformed down tube for great tracking.

Fast and tough, the 2012 Orange Crush Mountain Bike Frame is the reliable machine that can tackle hardtails or long rides. Moreover, comfort is maximized by the rounded seat stays without compromising the excellent acceleration of the bike.

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