Bike Reviews

2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes

2012 sidi doha bike shoes   2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes

Sidi has released one of the best bike shoes for 2012 called Doha. Featured by the low-cut stunter design of the shoes is a removable arch support and a composite inner sole. While they may looks like high-top tennis shoes, the Doha offers ample protection.

Smartly crafted, the Doha has several excellent parts, such as its non-slip sole, dual compound inner sole, and a reinforced internal heel cup and toe. Both the Cordura upper and the toe shift pad of the shoes are made of leather. All spots with high stress are double stitched.

Great-looking and exceptionally tough, the 2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes is one of the coolest bike shoes on or off the track. Other cool features of the shoes include its ankle ball protection panel, a lace and Velcro closure, and heel reflective stripe.

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2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike

2012 niner bikes air 9 bike 2   2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike

Niner Bikes has unveiled two newly redesigned bikes for 2012, one of which is the AIR 9. The major change seen in the bike is its hydroformed tubes all over. Instead of Scandium, the bike uses a new alloy based on the 6000 series, which gives the AIR 9 a lot of benefits.

By using hydroformed tubes, Niner was able to achieve more intricate shapes and butting. This means more freedom in designing, or a better design. The strength and stiffness of the bike’s frame are increased while reducing its weight. With Scandium, these excellent features cannot be achieved.

With a lightweight and flexible frame, the 2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike guarantees an excellent ride quality. Speed is also enhanced making the bike an ideal machine for races. Included in the latest details of the bike are the PressFit 30 bottom bracket and the tapered steer tube…

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2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

2012 specialized ariel bike for women   2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

Highly versatile, the new Ariel released by Specialized for 2012 is ideal for women riders who are looking for a single machine that functions well as a mountain bike and a road bike. Any terrains can be tackled by the Ariel, thanks to its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Light weight, incredible comfort, and a confident ride are offered by the Ariel’s A1 premium aluminum frame, which comes with a Body Geometry Women’s Riva saddle, 75mm-travel SR Suntour fork, and women’s recreational geometry and tube sets.

Weekday commuting and weekend adventures can be fun with the 2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women. With its state-of-the-art features, a classy ride is guaranteed. The versatility of the bike is enhanced by its fender/rack braze-ons.

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2012 Pro-Lite Galileo Frame

2012 pro lite galileo frame   2012 Pro Lite Galileo Frame

Pro-lite has introduced a new frame for 2012 called Galileo. Its 100% carbon fiber construction means that no alloy lugs are used and then concealed in the construction of the frame. Using its own precision-made carbon lugs and tubing, Pro-Lite was able to systematically join the frame.

Several other frames are claimed to be monocoque although they are hidden alloy lugged frames inside the tubes. On the other hand, the Galileo frame uses all the strength characteristics of a lugged frame but excludes the weakness setbacks of a single piece monocoque frame.

Completely hand crafted, the 2012 Pro-Lite Galileo Frame guarantees top quality trusted by various race teams and pro riders all over the world. Other features are CNC integrated head tube design, full carbon with polish CNC Pro-Lite dropout, and CNC stainless steel replaceable derailleur hanger.

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2012 Octane One Combo Saddle

2012 octane one combo saddle   2012 Octane One Combo Saddle

Included in the new lineup of saddles released by Octane One for 2012 is the Combo. The saddle is made of a plastic base that is connected with an aluminum one-piece 25.4mm seat-post combo, including the 27.2 shim. With the 110mm long post, rising by 60mm is allowed.

Featured by its one-piece seat post are a slim padding and micro-suede top cover. Along with the micro suede material is a nylon base and 6061 alloy seat post. This saddle measures 210mm x 120mm. Its seat angle is not adjustable but fixed.

Weighing in at only 245g, the 2012 Octane One Combo Saddle is incredibly lightweight and neat looking as well. Aside from the highly competitive weight, the price of the saddle is also affordable as compared to other standard sets of seat and posts.

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2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

2012 shimano r241 road race shoe   2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

A new elite-level road race shoe for 2012 from Shimano is the R241. Revamping several models for 2012, Shimano has avoided the semi-custom layer offering the R241 shoe as a full-custom. This custom-fit model comes with a hollow carbon-fiber sole.


Completely moldable, the upper, the toe box, and the insole fit the contour of the rider’s feet. Heated up in the oven and vacuum fitted, spaces are reduced to further optimize comfort. On the upper strap, the shoes get a low profile buckle giving it a huge aero advantage over a standard buckle.

Weighing in at 543gl (a size 40) the 2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe has incredibly flexible and soft moisture-control mesh sections and uses microfibre that is very resistant to stretching. It is available in two colors, which are blue/black and silver/black.

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2012 Bianchi Cavaria Cyclocross Bike

2012 bianchi cavaria cyclocross bike   2012 Bianchi Cavaria Cyclocross Bike

Bianchi Bicycles has introduced its latest cyclocross bike called Cavaria for 2012. This new cyclocross bike, which will be offered with Sram Force for the new season, has a lot of new things to offer. It is also available with a Shimano Ultegra build for a more affordable price.

What makes the two different are ALX rims wheels and Hutchinson Bulldogs tires. Weighing in at approximtely 500kgs, the Cavaria features a topnotch full carbon fiber frame. The bike is available either as an assembled machine or as a kit frame.

With its excellent combination of stat-of-the-art components coupled with amazing aesthetics, the 2012 Bianchi Cavaria Cyclocross Bike is one of most coveted machines in the cycling world today. Since it features Sram Force specs, this bike guarantees reliable quality.

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