Bike Reviews

2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike

2012 specialized crosstrail bike   2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike

For 2012, Specialized has created an excellent machine called Crosstail, which is created for effective fitness, recreation, and exploration. Included in its reliable components are its Specialized Borough XC Sport tires that offer both fast rolling and sufficient traction on the trail.

With 75mm of travel, the coil-sprung SR Suntour fork comes with alloy lowers, which enables this hybrid bike to effortlessly go off-road. Its ability to tackle varied terrain is achieved through its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Tackling the method, location, and purpose of riding, the 2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike is a reliable machine for various rides. On any surface, lightweight buoyancy is guaranteed by its smooth-welded A1 premium aluminum frame while its saddle has adequate padding that offers maximum comfort.

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2012 Black Market Bikes Contraband Frame

2012 black market bikes contraband frame   2012 Black Market Bikes Contraband Frame

One of the latest frames that offer topnotch quality for 2012 is the Contraband, which was released by Black Market Bikes. Skillfully hand crafted, the Contraband is a 24in specific frame that has a lot of great things to offer, such as 365mm chainstays and Mid BB with 135mm spacing.

Professionally proven and frequently imitated, the unique geometry by Black Market Bikes provides the riders with an absolutely solid ride that they will surely enjoy. To optimize the quality of the geometry, it is combines with precision laser cut bridges and dropouts.

Weighing in at 2.6kgs, the 2012 Black Market Bikes Contraband Frame offers reliable quality thanks to its Sanko tubing, which is heat-treated, double-butted, and seamlesss. Other features of the frame include an integrated headset and seat clamp.

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2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

2012 octane one static mtb pedals   2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

Octane One has created new mountain bike pedals for 2012 called Static, which are offer at an affordable price and they are light in weight. Light but strong, the low-profile body of the pedals are kitted with removable pins, which enhances the grip quality.

Weighing in at 429g, the Static is incredibly light. Featured by its hardened axle is a 15mm wrench slot and a 6mm M6 socket. The loose ball version has silver pins with 11 pins on each side. These 20mm thick pedals have a 15mm flat wrench slot, 6mm Allen hex socket, and a 95mm x 90mm platform.

Crafted on a first-rate ball bearings, the 2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals feature a die-cast alloy material that enables it to endure tough rides. Loaded with excellent features, these pedals tackle mud very well and do not muddle easily.

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2012 Giro Reverb Commuter Helmet

2012 giro reverb commuter helmet   2012 Giro Reverb Commuter Helmet

Giro has released one of the most exciting commuter helmets for 2012 called Reverb. It was the intention of Giro not to make the helmet flashy by not packing it with so many features. Instead, the Reverb is designed to be an understated and well-functioning helmet.


Reverb is quite different from classic helmet peaks with its removable fabric peak, which is such a clever feature. The removable fabric peak is positioned inside the rim of the helmet with Velcro tabs holding it in position. Its brim is similar to that of a traditional-style cycle cap and is removable for washing.

While it looks like the rider is wearing a cap under the helmet, it shades the eyes and keeps the rain away without the added mass. Simple but cleverly designed, the 2012 Giro Reverb Commuter Helmet is a must-have helmet for all riders who want a helmet that simply…

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2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes

2012 sidi hydro gore tex mtb shoes   2012 Sidi Hydro Gore Tex MTB Shoes

Released for 2012 by Sidi are new mountain bike shoes called Hydro Gore-Tex. In order to accommodate a weightier winter sock and Sidi Toasters as well, the fit of the shoes are made a little more spacious. The feet are kept secure by its four Velcro straps.

Making the sole of the Hydro Gore-Tex shoes stronger is its carbon fiber. Made of injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix, its Millennium 3 sole is very durable and is compatible with the leading road pedals. Its rigidity is less prone to changes, as well.

Even under terrible weather conditions, the 2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes can keep the riders’ feet dry and warm thanks to its Gore-Tex upper, which is insulated and waterproof. Moreover, cleat replacement is made easier through the molded 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale into the sole.

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2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame

2012 cube litening super hpc frame   2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame

Dubbed as the fastest road bike from Cube Bikes, the Litening Super HPC frame is one of the exciting new racing machines to be released for 2012. While its weight is incredibly reduced, its stiffness is maintained and comfort is even more enhanced.

Using Advanced Twin Mould technology, minimum amount of material is used while maintaining stability. All aluminum parts are removed, featuring full carbon BB area and dropouts. Its top tube, thinner seat stays, and a smaller diameter Syntace Flexpost enhances its stiffness and compliance.

As the name implies, the 2012 Cube Litening Super HPC Frame is as fast as lightning. In terms of the lines and the design of this new carbon fiber frame, it is definitely a masterpiece. Each pedal stroke of the frame issheer acceleration, too.

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2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

2012 specialized carve pro 29 hardtail 29er bike   2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

Competition-inspired, the new Carve Pro 29 is an aluminum hardtail 29er bike released by Specialized for 2012. This new bike comes with a 29er, featuring an 80mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold 29 SL fork with SLX shift levers and Deore hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano.

Offering excellent stiffness, efficiency, and light weight, the M4SL alloy frame of the Carve Pro 29 is fully butted and smooth-welded. Along with 29er XC geometry, a tapered head tube is included to offer front-end stiffness as well as seatstays with no bridge to achieve compliance over bumps.

Climbing is made easier by the new 2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike, thanks to its excellent components, including the remote lockout, double-walled alloy rims, and the aluminum steerer and stanchions featured by the fork.

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