Bike Reviews

2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts


2012 661 elite and evo bomber shorts   2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts

Ideal for mountain bike shorts or pants are the 2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts. To effectively protect the rider from impact, the shorts have a closed-cell foam strategically placed in the thigh and the hip areas as well as nylon and EVA foam-laminated tail-bone pads.

Featuring a new vented four-way stretch flexible body and built-in chamois, the Elite Bomber padded undershorts are very comfortable, flexible and lightweight. Hip protection is enhanced by its embossed hard foam. Also, slipping off is not a problem because the shorts are not slippery.

Protection from impact is also provided by the Evo Bomber race and riding undershorts thanks to its hi-tech D30 material in garment’s hips and tailbone areas. During impacts, the pads are kept in place by the Lycra shorts while the quad area is protected by the lightweight EVA foam.

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2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag

2012 crank brothers baseline gear bag   2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag

Crank Brothers has created a new gear bag called Baseline for 2012. Featured by this polyester bag is a ballistic nylon base panel and brushed tricot goggle pocket. Made from these durable and high-class materials, this bag surely stokes downhill racers.

At a reasonable price, the Baseline is loaded with awesome features. These include a full face-compatible padded helmet pocket, seven separate storage pockets, and two external mesh pockets. This means that the bag is systematically designed to be spacious without having to be too bulky.

With its ingenuous design and construction, the 2012 Crank Brothers Baseline Gear Bag is ideal for any biking trip. With a capacity of 118 liters, the Baseline is a very handy duffle bag that allows riders to get their gear around efficiently.

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2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike

2012 barracuda h700 hybrid bike   2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike

Barracuda has created a new silky hybrid bike called H700, which is ideal for daily commuters. Flexibility and strength are guaranteed when handling streets and bike paths, thanks to the bike’s Shimano Tourney and Altus derailleurs and alloy V-brakes as well as a high-tensile steel rigid forks.

Daily commuters and leisure riders will love the H700’s lightweight 700c alloy hybrid frame. Other features that make the bike highly versatile are the reliable Kenda K935 Trekking tires and three-quarter length mudguards.

For those who are looking for a sporty hybrid machine that can tackle streets and trails equally well, the 2012 Barracuda H700 Hybrid Bike is the ideal one. It will be available in 20in and 22in. The bike features a steel rear rack for the rider’s luggage as well.

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2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike

2012 marin bridgeway hybrid bike   2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike

An excellent machine for those who enjoy everyday riding around town is the Bridgeway, a new hybrid bike released by Marin for 2012. With a simple seven-speed drive train and an adequate gear range, this commuter bike can powerfully tackle both calm paths and sharp city streets.

Without increasing the weight, the strength of the bike was enhanced by the hydroformed top and down tubes of its 6061 aluminum frame. It also features shaped seatstays for flex resistance, which in turn, makes pedaling even more efficient.

Very versatile, the 2012 Marin Bridgeway Hybrid Bike is perfect for riders who are into various types of rides. When full stopping power and controlled deceleration are required, the bike has linear-pull brakes to provide it while at slow speeds. Stability is guaranteed by its wide tires.

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2012 Shimano PD-M780 Pedals

2012 shimano pd m780 pedals   2012 Shimano PD M780 Pedals

Included in the lineup of pedals for 2012 from Shimano is the new PD-M780. In order to guarantee great performance and light weight, the pedals utilized a forged alloy body. Moreover, stability is enhanced by its revised cleat interface and chrome-moly axle.

What gave the pedals a beautiful construction are its tough and slim spindle and an 8mm Allen wrench mounting system. Its low maintenance is simplified and made more dependable by its sealed cartridge axle system. Stability, control, and protection are enhanced by its integrated cage.

While they are engineered to tackle the severity of off-road competition, the 2012 Shimano PD-M780 Pedals are ideal for cross country trail riding. As compared to other pedals in its category, the PD-M780 has a more efficient mud and debris shedding.

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2012 NC-17 Pro Grips

2012 nc 17 pro grips   2012 NC 17 Pro Grips

One of the high-quality yet affordable cycling items for 2012 is the new NC-17 Pro Grips. Made from a first-class pro compound high density rubber material, the grips ensure not only excellent grip on the bars but a reliable traction between the tires and the ground, as well.

With its special rubber compound, the NC-17 Pro Grips provide the rider with unequaled durability and comfort. Adding to its high quality are its nice aluminum rings. Also, the grips will be available in black and white colors.

Even in terrible conditions, the 2012 NC-17 Pro Grips guarantee an excellent grip. This is the item to trust for those who are looking for grips that do not only avoid hand fatigue under any conditions but bring the hand motions specifically and straight to the bars, too.

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2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

2012 specialized demo 8 II fsr frameset   2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

Specialized has introduced a new frameset for 2012 called Demo 8 II FSR, which is loaded with an extensive list of excellent specs. Along with is 200mm of rear wheel travel are a 1.5″ head tube, FSR suspension, and Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shocks.

Ideal for aspiring DH racers, the bike has high and low speed rebound and compression settings, which are externally adjustable, from the coil shock, maximizing control over tough terrains. Also, the suspension linkage is especially designed to tackle even the most challenging terrain.

With two Downhill World Championships to its credit, the 2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset is an excellent choice for the race bicycles of pros. Featured by the manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame of the Demo 8 II are a rear derailleur protector, magnesium link, and an outsized forged head tube.

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