Bike Reviews

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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2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

2012 scott spark rc full suspension 29er mountain bike   2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

Scott Bikes has introduced a new kind of suspension bike called Spark RC. Used in the making of the frame of this full suspension 29er mountain bike is the unique IMP5 carbon technology of Scott. Through this process, the main frame’s five parts are done in a single production.

While the bottom bracket structure and the head, top, seat, and down tubes are all joined in a single step, the layers are managed carefully to guarantee efficiency of material use and high quality. Control, safety, stiffness, and confidence are all enhanced by the tapered head tube of the frame.

Not only is the 2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike one of the one of the faster cross country race bicycles on the market, it’s a very light trail bike and an epic marathon machine with stellar geometry.

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2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet

2012 bell muni commuter helmet   2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet

Bell has released one of the most beautiful helmets for 2012 called Muni. Nicely designed, the 275g helmet has several nice features, first of which is its visibility. The Muni has standard equipment, which are an integrated pair of rear flashing lights to make it effectively visible.

To provide even more lighting, the helmet has an added rear strap just by clipping on a rear flasher. Moreover, there is a smooth and seamless perch that is put together into the Blade Visor Plus in order to have room for the Blackburn Flea front light, which is small but incredibly bright.

Ideal for riders who are looking for topnotch urban helmets is the 2012 Bell Muni Commuter Helmet. With its combination of first-class features, exceptional functionality, and refined design and graphics, the Muni is definitely an unparalleled piece of cycling gear.

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2012 Shimano XT PD-M785 Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals

2012 shimano xt pd m785 clipless mountain bike pedals   2012 Shimano XT PD M785 Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals

Especially designed for mountain bike riders, the new clipless pedals called PD-M785 have been released by Shimano XT for 2012. When riders are not clipped, they can efficiently pedal with greater stability through the larger surface area and the integrated pedal cage.

With a larger cage, the binding of the PD-M785 is protected from any damage that can be caused by impact hazards, such as rocks on the trail. Minimum maintenance and long service life are guaranteed, thanks to the sealed ball-bearing axle system of the pedals.

With its improved control and support, the 2012 Shimano XT PD-M785 Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals provide trail riders with a larger and secure platform. In the entry/release setting, dialing is made perfect by the adjustable cleat tension of the pedals that comes with an indicator.

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