Bike Reviews

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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2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset

2012 de rosa corum road frameset   2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset

For riders who are looking for an innovative frameset, De Rosa has released a new exciting road frame called Corum for 2012. As an Italian made machine, the Corum is a well-thought frame constructed with excellent precision, craftsmanship, and aesthetics.

By using artisan construction techniques, the Corum frame is a contemporary interpretation of steel. These up-to-date techniques utilize 18MCDV6 alloy steel as well as TIG welding. The frame also features a carbon fiber fork and an integrated steering tube.

Skillfully crafted, the 2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset is ideal for riders who are fond of beautiful Italian bikes. Available in 30 sizes, the Corum frame can be made to measure with its customized slope and traditional geometry.

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2012 Viner Maxima RS2 Road Bike

2012 viner maxima rs2 road bike   2012 Viner Maxima RS2 Road Bike

Fully custom made, the 2012 Viner Maxima RS2 Road Bike is one of the new top-quality road bikes on the market. Its uniquely designed frame guarantees precise high construction. Various layers of carbon sheeting overlaid are used to ensure the best frame sealing.

Control, precise handling, and front rigidity are enhanced by its new 56 mm head tube. Safety is maximized and much weight is saved by its inventive construction system, featuring a cylindrical carbon bottom bracket with light alloy internal filling customizable with BB30 system, Press Fit, and BSA.

Resistance is maximized by the fully redesigned carbon rear stays added in the rear vertical triangle by hand binding. The integrated or customary seat tube can be customized with 27.2 mm or 31.6 mm diameter. 100% Italian handbuilt, including its tubing, the Maxima RS2 is definitely a masterpiece.

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2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike

2012 novara matador 29er bike   2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike

Especially designed to meet all trail riding requirements with a low profile and reliable performance, the Matador is a new 29er bike introduced by Novara for 2012. Perfectly matching its big wheels is its suspension fork, which features a set of disc brakes and a lockout, both of excellent quality.

In order to improve performance and handling, the butted 6061 aluminum frame of the bike is equipped with a bent seat tube and an S-bend down tube. Spinning on various terrains is facilitated its 27-speed drive train while precise shifting is guaranteed by the Shimano front derailleur and X7 rear derailleur.

With an alloy steer tube and crown and magnesium lowers, much weight of the 2012 Novara Matador 29er Bike is reduced. Moreover, the bike has a SR Suntour XCR MLO 29 suspension fork, which features a preload adjustment and lockout as well as 80mm of travel, and WTB…

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2012 Pinarello FP-Due SRAM Rival Bike

2012 pinarello fp due sram rival bike   2012 Pinarello FP Due SRAM Rival Bike

Updated for 2012, the FP2 is developed by Pinarello as the new FP Due SRAM Rival. While the geometry is still unchanged, the bike gets a new asymmetric design that can be seen mostly in the fork and seat stays of the bike. Its ONDA design offers excellent lateral rigidity, responsiveness, and comfort.

Through its new asymmetry, the offset power delivery of the FP Due SRAM Rival is balanced as its drive train is offset to the right. This is the perfect machine for twisty roads that require speed. For better aesthetics, the frame is color coordinated with the bar, brakes, saddle, seatpost, and stem.

While it is especially designed for climbing and sprinting, the 2012 Pinarello FP-Due SRAM Rival Bike offers perfect balance with wheels that remain planted. Tapering from 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″, the fork’s steerer allows for a stiffer front end to ensure that the handling is…

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