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2012 Quintana Roo Illicito Triathlon Bike

2012 quintana roo illicito triathlon bike   2012 Quintana Roo Illicito Triathlon Bike

A new highly efficient triathlon machine has been released by Quintana Roo called Illicito, so named because it is not legalized by UCI for road time trials. This triathlon bike is packed with amazing features, first of which is its assymetric bottom bracket, which lessens drag around the drive train.

Moreover, the Illicito is built with no chain stay ot further lessen drag, thus, improving the performance of race competitors. It takes pride in its record as the modern triathlon bike with the lowest drag coefficient at the yaw angles of the wind tunnel most affected by drag.

By taking the Shift technology to a higher level, the 2012 Quintana Roo Illicito Triathlon Bike is a time trial machine that is built to win. As compared to the standard CD0.1 bikes, the Illicito is created with a higher modulus carbon fiber.

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2012 Tomac Type X Carbon 29er Hardtail Frameset

2012 tomac type x carbon 29er hardtail frameset   2012 Tomac Type X Carbon 29er Hardtail Frameset

New from Tomac for 2012 is a new carbon 29er hardtail frameset called Type X. Combining exceptional speed and incredibly light weight, the frameset offers an unparalleled performance. All the power of the riders is translated straight into the pedals at the point where the down tube meets the bottom bracket.

In order to deliver forward moment from the energy of the rider, the Type X is nicely shaped and oversized. Engineered for an 8 or 100mm travel fork, the Type X comes with a brake bridge, CNC aluminum dropouts, short chain stays, as well as a longer front end.

For a medium size, the 2012 Tomac Type X Carbon 29er Hardtail Frameset weighs in at only 1.1kg. This makes it one of the lightest carbon 29er framesets on the market today. Available on all size frames are dual water bottles.

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2012 Santini Sushi Cycling Gilet

2012 santini sushi gillet   2012 Santini Sushi Cycling Gilet

One cycling garment that is ideal for all riders is the 2012 Santini Sushi Cycling Gilet. Built from a showerproof polyester fabric, this gillet is also windproof. This fabric is also UV fabric and chlorine resistant, so long-lasting durability is guaranteed even after repeated washing and use.

Aside from being reliably showerproof and windproof, the Santini Sushi also features a unique high-stretch construction. The areas of movement is provided with the Aquazerzo panels, which are both waterproof and elastic. This lightweight gillet has a full-length zip and is very easy to fold away.

Protection from the elements is optimized by the highly water resistant Aquazero soft shell and epic outerwear. Even under the worst of weather, the rider is protected by the Sushi, thanks to its elasticated waist. Moreover, its double rear pockets come with reflective tape trim.

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2012 SE Everyday BMX Bike

2012 se everyday bmx bike   2012 SE Everyday BMX Bike

SE Bikes has released one of the newest BMX bikes for 2012 called Everyday. Included in the the major features of this BMX bike are mid-bottom bracket, 25-9 gearing, and an integrated headset. Moreover, its affordable price makes it the everyday bike for almost everyone.

The designs of the frame of the Everyday are similar to that of the Hoodrich, which is also from SE Bikes. However, the Everyday has a 20.5in top tube and utilizes Hi-Ten tubing in place of a Cr-Mo frame, fork, and bars. The whole bike weighs in at 11.52kg.

As the name implies, the 2012 SE Everyday BMX Bike is the machine that can be used daily without easily getting worn out. With simple aesthetics, the bike offers great riding performance. Also featured by its durable frame are brake mounts, cable guides, and removable rotor tabs.

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2012 Royal Racing Drift Mountain Bike Shorts

2012 royal racing drift mountain bike short   2012 Royal Racing Drift Mountain Bike Shorts

For riders who are looking for a high-quality mountain bike shorts for 2012, the new Drift from Royal Racing is highly recommended. All of the pockets of the shorts, which include a thigh pocket, a reverse hand pocket, and two hand pockets, feature reverse tape zips.

The Drift shorts are highly durable. Featuring an entirely perforated Sonic 600d Cordura fabric, the shorts also keep the rider cool on the trail. Convenience and comfort are maximized by the wicking internal mesh liner, internal waterproof back panel, TPR waist adjusters, and double-snap waist closure.

Designed to be reliably tough, the 2012 Royal Racing Drift Mountain Bike Shorts are perfect for all sorts of all-mountain riding. For a perfect look without having to have a factory-pro appearance, it is recommended that the Drift is partnered with any top from Royal Racing.

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2012 Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer

2012 castelli core mesh short sleeve base layer   2012 Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer

A new cycling garment that suits all types of riders is the 2012 Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer. Tailored with cycling-specific specs and features, this short-sleeved base layer will not fail to keep the rider cool, comfortable, and dry.

In order to keep the rider dry especially during warm weather, the Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer creates a layer of air between the body of the rider and the jersey worn. Through its superior body wrap design, moisture is effectively wicks away.

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Riding comfort is maximized by the minimal seams of the base layer. Through its incredible amount of stretch, readers barely feel that they are wearing the garment while cycling. Moreover, its embroidered logo adds to its simple but nice look.

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2012 Santa Cruz Jackal Mountain Bike Frame

2012 santa cruz jackal mountain bike frame   2012 Santa Cruz Jackal Mountain Bike Frame

Santa Cruz has reintroduced the mountain bike frame called Jackal for 2012 with a fresh and spanking new design. After two seasons of input by Jamie Goldman and Kirt Voreis, who are Syndicate riders, the Jackal is nicely redesigned.

First off, the design of the Jackal is updated for an enhanced standover. While the frame does not offer fancy suspension links, it takes pride in its mountain-bike specific features, such as its adjustable dropout and 73mm BB shell. Its fork ranges from 80mm to 160mm.

Engineered perfectly with serious dirt jumpers in mind, the 2012 Santa Cruz Jackal Mountain Bike Frame is a reliably strong trail machine. The recommended max tire width for this tough trail bike is 2.7in. For those who prioritize bump compliance or ride comfort, this is not the right bike.

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