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2012 Bianchi Impulso Road Bike

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2012 bianchi impulso road bike   2012 Bianchi Impulso Road Bike

As the only new road bike from Bianchi for 2012, the Impulso is an exciting machine to watch for. Aside from its good looks, the bike also guarantees a stable ride. Weld texture is removed from the headtube making the increased front end stiffness smoother and prettier.

Its Triple Hydroformed frame features hydroformed top and head tubes, welded and combined together into a monocoque structure before a second hydroforming process. The bike’s components include FSA cockpit, Shimano Ultegra gray compact drivetrain, Hutchinson tires, and Fulcrum wheels.

A part of the long distance C2C Coast 2 Coast lineup, the 2012 Bianchi Impulso Road Bike has both positive and negative aspects. While the ride and handling are stiff and stable, the heavy wheel and kit tends to give dull responses.

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2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes

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2012 felt road and cyclocross bikes   2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes

Felt Bicycles has new road and cyclocross bikes for 2012. Very similar to the 2011 lineup, the road bikes include the F-Series, the AR-Series, the Z-Series, and the ZW-Series. Aside from the reduced price, the road bike line features Ultegra Di2 gruppo and a new beautiful model called F4130.

The F-Series tackles no compromise racing while the AR-Series offers a race-worthy aero alternative. Excellent comfort will be offered by the Z-Series. Under the Peanut Butter & Co team, the top quality ZW-Series is specifically designed for female riders.

In the cyclocross line, several full carbon bikes were added. The Di2 model F2X has TRP CX8.4 linear pull brakes and tubeless-ready Fulcrum wheels while the F1X frameset features an Enve 1.5 fork. Indeed, there are a lot of new exciting offers to expect from 2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes.

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2012 Cannondale Bad Girl

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2012 cannondale bad girl   2012 Cannondale Bad Girl

New for 2012 is a beautiful bike from Cannondale called Bad Girl, which is especially designed for women riders. There are three models to choose from, the most famous of which is the Bad Girl 1 that features less parts, the same frame, different fork, and downgraded drivetrain.

Imitating the traditional Delta-V mountain bikes’ frame, the Bad Girl 1 features Cannondale Lefty Headshok with a new one piece integration(OPI) fork. Included in its excellent blend of downgraded drivetrain is the Shimano Deore/SLX and Magura Hyraulic disc brakes.

An excellent machine for women riders to commute with style and performance is the 2012 Cannondale Bad Girl. Not only is the Bad Girl good-looking. This city bike is also budget friendly. It is available in two sizes, which are small and tall.

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2012 Mavic Fury Mountain Bike Shoes

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Another addition to the mountain bike market was released by Mavic for 2012 with its new Fury shoes. Aside from its added strength and durability, the new Fury is made lighter than its predecessor at 30g per pair, yielding to a total weight of 350g per shoe.

Included in its new features are its improved ratchet buckle and strap, which provide a stronger closure. This is done by combining a sturdier spring in the buckle and deeper ratchet valleys on the strap. For the sole, a stiffer and lighter unidirectional carbon weave was used.

With its Contragrip rubber tread, the 2012 Mavic Fury Mountain Bike Shoes performs very well on races. Pleasantly lightweight, the shoes grip and wear very well. Carbon heel lock and injected TPU plastic frame on the upper maximizes power transfer. The shoes are available in black and yellow.

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2012 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni Track Bike

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Bianchi adds a hot item to the list of must have bikes in 2012 with its latest revamped track bike called Pista Sei Giorni. As it never fails to disappoint the rider community, Bianchi has made sure that this new bike is a topnotch machine.

The first thing to notice with the Pista Sei Giorni is its stylish and neat white color scheme. Matching this classy color scheme of its aluminum frame and carbon fork is a nice set of Maddux track wheels. Such a well-thought-out blend of components make this track bike a thing of beauty.

Well equipped with high-quality components, the 2012 Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni Track Bike features TruVativ Touro track cranks and a Velo saddle. Adding to the list of topnotch components are Hutchinson Nitro 700×23 white sidewall tires and VP pedals with toe clips.

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2012 Whyte 29er Bikes

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Whyte has added three 29er bikes to its 2012 range with two carbon models, the 29er CS and 29er C, and one aluminum, the 829. The carbon fiber frame made for these bikes is one of the best 29er hadtails on the market in terms of aesthetics.

Not only is the frame designed to offer maximum comfort. It can provide the best power transfer as well. Moreover, this high performance frame guarantees slab-sided chainstays, nerve-racking huge bottom bracket junction, and huge square profiled downtube.

With the Press Fit BB30, both the bottom bracket and the downtube of the 2012 Whyte 29er Bikes are made as wide as possible. From the tapered head tube to the carbon dropouts, there is a visual link created by the top tube, which flawlessly flows into the slender seat stays.

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2012 Raleigh RXC Pro Cyclocross Bike

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2012 raleigh rxc pro cyclocross bike   2012 Raleigh RXC Pro Cyclocross Bike

A perfect blend of aesthetics and toughness, the RXC Pro is one of the most exciting 2012 cyclocross machines. This cyclocross bike from Seattle-based Raleigh USA features a full carbon frameset that comes with the SRAM Rival components of highest quality.

Along with the RXC, the RXC Pro is one of the two Raleigh carbon models for 2012. Sharp curve and unexpected obstacles can be tackled by its tight and stiff frame very well. The bike’s essential design adjustments include dual-option brakes and the flat underneath the top tube.

An all-terrain machine with a smooth matte black finish, the 2012 Raleigh RXC Pro Cyclocross Bike offers both beauty and performance. At an average level price, this cyclocross bike from Raleigh is a top-of-the-line machine at an affordable cost.

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