Bike Reviews

2012 Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bike


2012 trek madone 5 2 road bike   2012 Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bike

For 2012, Trek is introduced one of their most exciting road bikes, the Madone 5.2. With a great heritage, this bike guarantees reliable quality.

With an extensive list of amazing features, the Madone 5.2 offers incredible smoothness. Its features include Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, pro-level integration, BB90, Di2, DuoTrap, E2 headtube, and internal cable routing.

Along with its OCLV Madone carbon frame are an Ultegra groupset and full carbon fork. Riders do not have to worry about bumps anymore. Excellently fine-tuned for shock absorption, the 2012 Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bike makes rides as comfortable as possible.

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2012 Cervelo P2 Ultegra Triathlon/Time Trial Bike

2012 cervelo p2 ultegra triathlon time trial bike   2012 Cervelo P2 Ultegra Triathlon/Time Trial Bike

Cervelo has released its popular triathlon/time trial bike called P2 Ultegra for 2012. With a reputation for being a two-time winner of Ironman Hawaii, this easy-to-use bike offers an incredible package of pro level triathlon/time trial performance, great quality, and reasonable price.

Aside from reducing drag resistance, the aerodynamic design of the P2 Ultegra increases speed. It is equipped with excellent components, including the handy rearwheel cutout, higher headtube, narrow TrueAero tubeset, and internal CableStop (ICS).

Having a unique triathlon geometry with a two-postion seatpost, the 2012 Cervelo P2 Ultegra Triathlon/Time Trial Bike perfectly fits almost all types of riders. With its perfect fit, the bike guarantees a fast and comfortable ride as well as excellent handling and stiffness.

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2012 Northwave Fahrenheit GTX Shoes

2012 northwave fahrenheit gtx shoes   2012 Northwave Fahrenheit GTX Shoes

Northwave has made a record as the first brand to use Gore Tex in its cycling footwear with the release of the new Fahrenheit GTX Shoes for 2012. By combining topnotch technical details and high performance materials, the shoes guarantee maximum comfort even under the worst conditions.

Both excellent thermicity and transpiration are achieved through the Gore Tex lining. This means that the rider’s feet remain dry and warm while cycling. With a Velcro strap protection, the shoes has an exclusive Speed Lace System (SLS) that makes its closure secure and fast.

A highly innovative technical winter shoe, the 2012 Northwave Fahrenheit GTX Shoes is a reliable protector during cold rides. With the natural rubber tread, carbon powder is added to its Jaws sole making the grip very rigid. For more protection and comfort, foot coverage is optimized by its upper.

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2012 Deity Components Vertigo DJ Saddle

2012 deity components vertigo dj saddle   2012 Deity Components Vertigo DJ Saddle

Deity Components, the bike company known for building components by riders for riders, has a newly redesigned saddle for 2012 called Vertigo DJ. The whole body of the saddle has been revamped with a clean design, an extremely thin profile, and reinforced rail engagement points.

Weighing in at 306g, the Vertigo DJ is not only lightweight but it is also the most compact dirt jump saddle that has been designed by Deity Components so far. During impact, the saddle is protected by the bumpers on its nose and tail. Its hollow low profile cromo rails measure 8mm.

For riders who are looking for an excellent saddle for street riding and dirt jumping, the 2012 Deity Components Vertigo DJ Saddle is highly recommended. Grip is made as reliable as possible, thanks to the R-compound cover of the saddle.

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2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

2012 cervelo r5ca road frameset with rotor crankset   2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

For 2012, Cervelo has compiled its innovative knowledge in an excellent frame called R5CA. The R5CA is the product of the new production techniques, test methods, and lay-ups developed by Cervelo, which means that this frameset is a technical breakthrough with many things to offer, like its rotor crankset.

Very light weight, the Rotor 3D30 is a thoroughbred performance aluminum crank. For riders who want to tackle bad roads and long rides with much ease, this is the ideal frameset as it offers much comfort from its vibration damping and vertical compliance.

Climbing is made easier by the low weight of the 2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with a Rotor Crankset. Torsional stiffness allows the riders to descend with confidence and safety while BB stiffness helps them conserve energy. Also, its tube is made light, stiff, strong by its Squoval design.

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2012 Trek 2.1 C Road Bike

2012 trek 2 1 c road bike   2012 Trek 2.1 C Road Bike

One of the most exciting road bikes that has been released for 2012 is the 2.1 C from Trek Bikes. Hydroformed and 200 Series Alpha aluminum shaped, the frame is constructed to make riding as comfortable as possible.

Included in the setup of the bike are vibration-damping forks from Bontrager Race with handlebars, stem and integrated SpeedTrap compatibility. To further make the quality even higher, the 2.1 C is equipped with Bontrager R1 tires as well as a Shimano chainset and supporting gear.

Not only does the 2012 Trek 2.1 C Road Bike guarantee reliable riding comfort. Its frame is especially designed to enhance handling as well. It has extra features, too, which are fender mounts. Indeed, this bike is designed for riders who aiming for a winning performance.

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2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike

2012 bianchi zurigo cyclocross bike   2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike

Another new machine that is bred for cyclocross racing is the Zurigo, which is released by Bianchi for 2012. Though made from hydroformed 7000 series aluminum rather than carbon fiber, the machine has all the same details of performance. Its build kit is made of a full 10-speed drivetrain from SRAM Rival.

Although the ovalized top tube of the bike is usually overlooked, this detail is very important. A wider cross section is created by squashing this top tube in the vertical plane so it is more comfortable to shoulder the bike. Mud and grime is kept by the top tube cable routing from coating the cables.

While it is an excellent race bike, the 2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike is also a suitable machine for commuting and trainings under foul weather. The bike features stability and comfort in various conditions, where any comfort is considered a luxury, thanks…

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