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2012 Rock Racing RX5Ri Road Bike

2012 rock racing rx5ri road bike   2012 Rock Racing RX5Ri Road Bike

After its hiatus, the Rock Racing company has been revived by its owner, Roberto Tronconi, in partnership with the R&D and production manager, Michael Ball. For 2012, the company will be offering a line up of road bikes with three models, and the top of the line model is the RX5Ri.

Different shapes are used by the tubes in the entire frame for maximum stiffness and ride adjustments. Features include Shimano PressFit 86 Bottom bracket, integrated seat mast, and asymmetric seat tube. Since it is handmade, the RX5Ri will be available not only in six stock sizes but also in custom sizes.

Handmade in Italy, the 2012 Rock Racing RX5Ri Road Bike is constructed with a Nomex honeycomb sandwiched with carbon. Aside from making this well thought out road bike incredibly strong, these materials decrease vibration to near zero, as well, as claimed by Rock Racing.

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2012 Bontrager B1 Light Thermal Base Layer

2012 bontrager b1 light thermal base layer   2012 Bontrager B1 Light Thermal Base Layer

New from Bontrager for 2012 is its most lightweight thermal base layer called B1. Constructed with a super light waffle knit, B1 minimizes fabric-to-skin contact. Next to the skin of the rider are air pockets that enhance evaporative cooling, making it ideal for rides during warm weather.

By wearing B1 as a first layer, riders can stay cool and comfortable in warm temperatures. Superior air and vapor permeability is guaranteed by the full mesh kit construction. Moreover, riders can keep dry through the polypropylene filament yarns wick moisture.

Perfect for riders who are looking for the most cost-effective base layer is the 2012 Bontrager B1 Light Thermal Base Layer. This is an essential cycling garment for riders who want to enjoy warm rides, especially during summer.

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2012 Royal Racing Matrix Jacket

2012 royal racing matrix jacket   2012 Royal Racing Matrix Jacket

Royal Racing has released a new range of cycling jackets for 2012, which includes the Matrix. Constructed from 10000 DPI/10000MVP fabric with waterproof zips and moisture wicking lining, this cycling jacket is highly breathable and unmistakably waterproof.

To tackle rides under unfavorable weather, the Matrix is tailored with an extensive list of amazing features. These include headphone cable routing, TPR moulded hook and loop cuff adjusters, Toggle adjustable hood and waist, top back mesh vent, and three secure zipped vented mesh pockets.

Designed for all types of riding, the Parhaiden mobiiliversioiden pelattavuus on kosketusnayttojen ansiosta jopa parempi kuin netticasinovlla . 2012 Royal Racing Matrix Jacket can be nicely worn either in the saddle or when hanging out, thanks to its tailoring that is perfect for casual cycling as well as its custom pinstripe design graphics and reflective heat transfer logos.

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2012 Porsche Bike RS City Bike

2012 porsche bike rs city bike   2012 Porsche Bike RS City Bike

One of the most exciting bikes for 2012 is the new city bike from Porsche called Bike RS, which stands for Renn Sport or Race Sport. This is one of the two models of the very first bicycles ever released by the world renowned German car manufacturer.

Built from a carbon fiber monocoque frame, the Bike RS is incredibly lightweight weighing in at only 9kg. Through the newly developed modular monocoque construction of its carbon frame, this city bike offers excellent stability and damping properties.

Across various terrains, the 2012 Porsche Bike RS City Bike allows for maximum power performance. Thanks to its state-of-the-art features, which include a 20-speed Shimano XTR derailleur gearset, Magura hydraulic brakes, Crank Bros wheels, and carbon fiber seat post, handlebars, and stem.

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2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals

2012 speedplay syzr mountain bike pedals   2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals

For mountain bike lovers, new pedals called Syzr have been released by Speedplay for 2012. As compared to other pedals from Speedplay, the outer housing used by the Syzr is the same basic material as that of the Zero road pedal and it is stronger than the mountain bike pedal Frog’s.

Like all Speedplay pedals, the Syzr pedal is uniquely designed. Instead of building the infinitely adjustable float in the pedal, it is built into the cleat, making it different from other bike pedal systems. With widely spaced metal tabs, its two-sided design makes the pedaling platform very secure.

Featured by the cleat of the 2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals are two pieces along with the outer rotating in order to offer flat. Depending on the rider’s preference, the pedals come with two grub screws so that the available float can be restricted.

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2012 Magura MT8 Brake

2012 magura mt8 brake   2012 Magura MT8 Brake

Included in the lineup of brakes which are released by Magura for 2012 is the so called MT8. Aside from the all-inclusive use of the most excellent materials, the MT8 also extensively applies FE analysis, making it a top of the line model that offers a perfect balance of stability and weight.

For its brake lever, the MT8 uses the newly developed carbotecture SL. Through a new form of Carbolay process, its carbon clamp and lever maximize its top strength while reducing the weight. Weight is furthered reduced by the aluminum bolts.

In order to make the price as low as possible, the 2012 Magura MT8 Brake uses carbon fiber which reduces its weight at the same time. The large surface area and open design of the brake caliper allows for an outstanding heat release. With the 160 Storm SL rotor included, this MT8 weighs in at only 278g….

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2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike

2012 boardman fi comp hardtail mountain bike   2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike

Included in the range of Fi (female informed) bikes by Boardman Bikes for women for 2012 is the Comp hardtail mountain bike. This machine is tough enough for rough stuff but is nicely painted with white and pink so it matches adventurous but stylish women riders.

Along with its female-specific geometry is a brand new alloy frame, which comes with a 120mm travel Suntour Epicon Air fork replacing the 100mm travel Rockshox Recon SL fork. Also featured are SRAM X5 27-speed gearing and Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes.

Equipped with female-specific components and high specification, the 2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike is ideal for women who are fond of off-road rides. While this new model is made more durable, the price is lowered for even better value.

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