Bike Reviews

2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset


2012 specialized roval control sl 29 wheel   2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset

For 2012, Specialized has a lot of exciting brand new products to offer, which includes the new race-ready wheelset called Roval Control SL 29. These stiff hand-built wheels feature a carbon rim that comes with a CNC-machined alloy body rear hub and a carbon front hub.

While the wheelset is designed based on the Control SL 29, the X-12 142+ rear hub flange spacing makes the new model even stiffer and balances spoke tension. The molded fiber disc rim is tubeless compatible while its front hub is compatible with the standard 24mm/28mm QR and 15mm thru-axle.

Designed for exclusive use on 2011 Epic 29er bikes and frames, the 2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset is made unbelievably lightweight, weighing in at only 1440g. Other nice features include DT pro lock hexagonal alloy nipples and Roval titanium quick releases.

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2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame

2012 ns bikes majesty dirt frame   2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame

NS Bikes has created high-quality frames for 2012, one of which is the Majesty Dirt. Weighing in at only 2.15 kg, this frame is incredibly lightweight. On the other hand, the frame still offers a reliable strength. With higher forks that have up to 140mm of travel, the performance of the frame is even better.

While it is similar to that of online casino the previous model, the geometry of the new Majesty Dirt comes with a bottom bracket that is a little bit lower. Through this, the frame is more stable both on slope-style courses and on high-speed dirt tracks.

As the signature ride of Martin Söderström, the 2012 NS Bikes Majesty Dirt Frame is definitely the mountain bike machine to trust. Since the frame features a standard threaded BB shell, mountain bike riders can easily fit it with their aluminum cranks.

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2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike

2012 trek marlin 29er singletrack bike   2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike

Included in the long list of 29er bikes released for 2012 is the new Marlin from Trek Bikes. This lightweight and durable bike has a hydroformed Alpha gold aluminum tubing that makes rides more responsive and stiffer. This makes the bike an ideal as a singletrack machine.

In all conditions and at all speeds, handling is improved, thanks to its custom G2 Geometry. Riders will surely love the bike’s seat, which is very comfortable. Other nice features include its Gloss Platinum and Signature Green colors and 100mm travel. Sizing is extended for tall riders, too.

With its 29er wheels, the 2012 Trek Marlin 29er Singletrack Bike offers an enhanced stability, momentum, and obstacle clearance. However, the quality of its front rear derailleurs, stock pedals, and stock tires appears to be the downside of the bike.

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2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike

2012 charge filter hi cyclocross bike   2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike

For riders who want a cyclocross bike that is not only neat and functional but also fun and fashionable, the new Filter Hi released by Charge Bikes for 2012 is perfect. What makes this bike an unparalleled cyclocross machine is its excellent combination of state-of-the-art components and classy aesthetics.

In collaboration with Tange, a reputable tubing maker, Charge Bikes was able to make the Filter Hi as durable as possible. Equipped with specifically selected components, the bike can help racers ride with confidence thanks to its Tange Infinity chromo tubing as well as its Shimano Tiagra gearing.

Matching the high-class components of the 2012 Charge Filter Hi Cyclocross Bike is its unique and stylish look. This highly functional but uncomplicated machine helps riders, whatever sort of cycling they are into, stand out in terms of fashion and performance.

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2012 Mavic Plasma SLR Helmet

2012 mavic plasma slr helmet 3   2012 Mavic Plasma SLR Helmet

For 2012, Mavic has introduced a new cycling helmet called Plasma SLR, which is ideal for pro level riders who demand maximum comfort during high temperatures. No matter how long the ride is, ventilation and fit are optimized in order to make sure that the rider feels as comfortable as possible.

Reinforced with carbon fiber structure, the vents are effectively oversized without compromising protection. Through innovative Ergo Fit technologies, the riders will hardly notice the helmet. Moreover, the antimicrobial X-Static reduces odor.

In order to guarantee pro performance especially during hot long rides, the 2012 Mavic Plasma SLR Helmet is loaded with high-class features. The foam with higher density gives support while the low-density open cell foams, which is close to the rider’s skin, offers excellent moisture wicking.

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2012 Deda Elementi Bandito Triathlon Aero Bars

2012 deda elementi bandito triathlon aero bars   2012 Deda Elementi Bandito Triathlon Aero Bars

Deda Elementi has especially designed new aero bars for triathlon bicycles for 2012 called Bandito. Equipped with air vents, the 540g aero bars saved weight. Also, instead of being compelled around the front of the stem, the air is allowed to flow through.

The extremely oversized 35mm handlebars introduced in 2011 is now an alloy version. Other new offers are a seatpost for MonoLink saddles, red Zero1, RS01 handlebar and seatpost, and the compact and light CarboBlast shorty aero extensions for triathletes.

Ideal for riders who are looking for new great-looking aero pieces are the 2012 Deda Elementi Bandito Triathlon Aero Bars. The new aero handlebars Kronos 2 and Dabar bullhorns are for triathletes while for mountain bikers, there are two wider bars and a white model of the standard low-rise bar.

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2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame

2012 ns bikes suburban dirt frame   2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame

Constructed with serious mountain bike hardtail riders in mind, the new frame called Suburban Dirt is one of the best offers of NS Bikes for 2012. Weighing in at 2.49 kg, this high-quality and beautiful frame features 381 mm/15” slammed chain stays and a 574 mm/22.6” top tube.

Similar to its previous Suburban 26model, the new Suburban Dirt will be available in two versions, which are specifically adjusted for 26in and 24in wheels. Through the enhanced tire clearance in the 24in model, it is easier to run the new trend 26in wheels in the frame.

As an all-time classic, the 2012 NS Bikes Suburban Dirt Frame combines exquisite aesthetics and a tested quality. For both 26in and 24in sizes, the frame has an integrated headset standard. Its colors, logos, and the shape of its seatstays bridges are all new as well.

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