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2012 Specialized S-works Amira

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2012 specialized s works amira   2012 Specialized S works Amira

Specialized S-works has released a women’s bike for 2012 called Amira. Designed for a harder, longer, and speedier ride, the Amira is ideal for professional and amateur riders as well as recreational riders. Both comfort and performance are guaranteed.

Excellent handling allows the bike to tackle roads, epic downpours, rapid descents, and climbs very smoothly. With a tapered 1-1/ 8” to 1- 3/8” headset, its monocoque fork enhances precision steering and strength. Also, the bike is available in Dura-Ace, SRAM Red, DI2, and Ultegra configurations.

A rigid and light ride for women riders is guaranteed by the 2012 Specialized S-works Amira. Thanks to its S-Works Amira FACT IS 11r carbon frame that comes with carbon lay-up including a tapered head tube. The new Oura saddle also helps women riders to optimize their performance.

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2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO

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Niner Bikes has officially launched the next generation carbon fiber full-suspension bike called the Jet 9 RDO for 2012. After years of development in secrecy, the right time has finally come for the production of the bike, which seems to be the most sophisticated carbon full-suspension 29er on the market.

Available in colors Tang, Black Licorice, and Vana White, the frame features a direct-mount front derailleur and custom-valved Fox RP23 with silky smooth Kashima coating. Post mount disc-brake mounts saved weight savings and enhanced the looks.

For direct mount brakes, the bike has precise alloy hardware interfaces. Aside from the attractive looks of the 2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO, the bike also features CVA suspension. Compatible with 100mm or 120mm tapered forks, the frame features internal cable routing for front and rear derailleurs for a neat look.

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2012 Wilier Zero 7

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Wilier has unveiled a new bike called the 2012 Wilier Zero 7, which uses the new bottom bracket standard developed by FSA and BH. A special elastic film called the SEI Film is sandwiched between carbon layers in the tubes to help reduce vibration without adding much weight.

Wilier’s sponsored race teams will not use the bike so it is not crafted with the dated minimum weight restrictions that the racing’s international governing body imposes. For a medium painted frame, the frame will be very light, in under 800g.

Enhanced in the 2012 Wilier Zero 7 is its impact strength and interlaminate sheer strength. BB386EVO FSA crankset and ZnO / 60 ton Mitsubishi material help Zero 7 achieve combined outstanding stiffness with outstanding vibration damping properties in its very light frame.

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2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo

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Launched by Cannondale Bicycles is the new 2012 SuperSix Evo chassis. Despite its incredibly low frame weight of 695g in a size 56cm, the frame satisfies the standards of Cannondale’s own test lab and the Liquigas-Cannondale professional cycling team as well.

By using Cannondale’s new carbon molding technique, the SuperSix Evo achieved major weight savings. The carbon fiber material of the frame is laid up around an EPS core, which has detailed instructions on the fiber layup so it can be precisely assembled.

With the tubes that are mostly round section, saving weight is definitely the top priority of the 2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo. Since bonded-in dropouts need thicker tubes to bond to, the technique vastly reduced the tube thickness. Aero performance is featured by the SuperSix Evo as well. …

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2012 Crank Brothers Wheelset

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With wide-ranging reduction of weight on their wheels through a new rim design, Crank Brothers will launch a refined wheelset line for 2012. Some weight is taken off by anodizing each rim black at first before machining it. Lastly, the rims are re-anodized with an accent color.

Also new for this 2012 wheelset is the color styling change featuring a beautiful two-tone freehub design and more inexpensive 2 level products. With a 142mm spacing option for some models, a new freehub design is included for more durability.

Included in the 2012 Crank Brothers Wheelset are the DH/race Opium 3, freeride Sage 2, premium carbon XC/race Cobalt 11, and the budget-minded all-mountain Iodine 2 and 3. Durability of the rim is not compromised by the new rim design, which is more noticeable on the Iodine and Opium.

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2012 Bianchi Limited Edition Matte Black Sempre Road Bike

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A limited edition of the Sempre road bike model in a matte black has been released by Bianchi for 2012. The Sempre road bike is a crit-racer style bike that was first introduced with the US rider market in mind.

Aside from the matte black carbon frame, making this limited road bike from Bianchi exquisitely designed are the custom deep dish Vision wheels and a SRAM Red Black build with black carbon FSA SL-K cranks.

Along with a BB30 with compact crankset, the Sempre also features a straight 1-1/8″ steerer. The 2012 Bianchi Limited Edition Matte Black Sempre Road Bike will be available in limited quantities at authorized Bianchi dealers in the US.

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2012 BMC TrailFox TF01 Carbon Bike

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Included in the 2012 major update of the Swiss company BMC’s TrailFox is a full carbon fiber version of the 150mm full suspension bike. The updates include a tapered headtube, cleaner cable routing, 12×142 bolt-thru rear axle, post-style rear brake mounts, and provision for a dropper seatpost.

Touted as a real all-rounder, the 2012 BMC TrailFox TF01 Carbon is capable of enduro, freeride and marathon riding. Suspension feel and performance of the bike were modified by the BMC designers though the virtual pivot suspension configuration called Advanced Pivot System (APS) linkage system.

One of the great features of the bike is the reduced adverse effects of braking and pedaling forces from the suspension. For riders who are looking for just one bike that can tackle long uphills, technical trails and demanding downhills, the 2012 BMC Trailfox TF01 Carbon Bike is the perfect choice.

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