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2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

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2012 cervelo r5ca road frameset with rotor crankset   2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

For 2012, Cervelo has compiled its innovative knowledge in an excellent frame called R5CA. The R5CA is the product of the new production techniques, test methods, and lay-ups developed by Cervelo, which means that this frameset is a technical breakthrough with many things to offer, like its rotor crankset.

Very light weight, the Rotor 3D30 is a thoroughbred performance aluminum crank. For riders who want to tackle bad roads and long rides with much ease, this is the ideal frameset as it offers much comfort from its vibration damping and vertical compliance.

Climbing is made easier by the low weight of the 2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with a Rotor Crankset. Torsional stiffness allows the riders to descend with confidence and safety while BB stiffness helps them conserve energy. Also, its tube is made light, stiff, strong by its Squoval design.

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2012 Trek 2.1 C Road Bike

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One of the most exciting road bikes that has been released for 2012 is the 2.1 C from Trek Bikes. Hydroformed and 200 Series Alpha aluminum shaped, the frame is constructed to make riding as comfortable as possible.

Included in the setup of the bike are vibration-damping forks from Bontrager Race with handlebars, stem and integrated SpeedTrap compatibility. To further make the quality even higher, the 2.1 C is equipped with Bontrager R1 tires as well as a Shimano chainset and supporting gear.

Not only does the 2012 Trek 2.1 C Road Bike guarantee reliable riding comfort. Its frame is especially designed to enhance handling as well. It has extra features, too, which are fender mounts. Indeed, this bike is designed for riders who aiming for a winning performance.

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2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike

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Another new machine that is bred for cyclocross racing is the Zurigo, which is released by Bianchi for 2012. Though made from hydroformed 7000 series aluminum rather than carbon fiber, the machine has all the same details of performance. Its build kit is made of a full 10-speed drivetrain from SRAM Rival.

Although the ovalized top tube of the bike is usually overlooked, this detail is very important. A wider cross section is created by squashing this top tube in the vertical plane so it is more comfortable to shoulder the bike. Mud and grime is kept by the top tube cable routing from coating the cables.

While it is an excellent race bike, the 2012 Bianchi Zurigo Cyclocross Bike is also a suitable machine for commuting and trainings under foul weather. The bike features stability and comfort in various conditions, where any comfort is considered a luxury, thanks…

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2012 Trek Remedy 9.9 Mountain Bike

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Included in the new range of updated mountain bikes for 2012 released by Trek Bikes is the Remedy 9.9. The first major change is its slacker geometry, with the head angle loosened to 67 degrees. Moreover, ISCG tabs are added allowing the riders to run a chain device and two rings.

Since its DRCV shock tech is compressed into a Fox Float fork, there are two chambers instead of just one. While the fork shifts through its travel, the second additional chamber is started. Moreover, this offers a more linear feel on the trail as compared to a standard air fork.

Both downhills and climbs are made easier by the 2012 Trek Remedy 9.9 Mountain Bike. Aside from its slackened head angle, other new features of the bike include 720mm carbon bars, a dropper post and short stem. A new Mino link on the rocker link rear allows the…

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2012 Northwave Gran Canion 2 Mountain Bike Shoes

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Northwave has released new mountain bike shoes called Gran Canion 2 for 2012. Especially designed for riders who are looking for cycling shoes that offer both performance and versatility, the Gran Canion 2 caters to various kinds of riders.

In order to maximize performance and breathability, the shoes feature GoreTex XCR lining that protects the rider’s feet from all elements. While the upper optimizes protection, the Velcro strap ensures closing precision.

Under any weather conditions, the 2012 Northwave Gran Canion 2 Mountain Bike Shoes enable excursionists to tackle all sorts of terrain. Aside from comfortable pedaling despite the complexity of off-road trails, the shoes also guarantee walking with ease.

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2012 Campagnolo Eurus Road Bike Wheels

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Along with the Shamal Ultra, one of the two wheelsets updated by Campagnolo for 2012 is the Eurus. The new Eurus road bike wheels will be available in clincher and two-way fit versions, which are both highlighted with the new black and white graphics from Campagnolo.

On the rear wheel, the Eurus features an oversized drive side flange, just like the Shamal Ultra. Through this, both the responsiveness of the wheels as well as the overall bike performance are improved. Both models use Mega G3 geometry for optimum spoke tension and more durability.

Featuring aluminum hub bodies, the 2012 Campagnolo Eurus Road Bike Wheels offer an enhanced stiffness. Moreover, its steel ball bearings ensure an enduring performance and are easier to maintain and more adjustable, thanks to its cup and cone system.

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2012 Redline Flight Carbon Frame

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For 2012, Redline has introduced a carbon frame for BMX called Flight for the first time. After thorough research and deliberation, Redline has chosen carbon fiber in order to achieve an excellent strength to weight ratio as well as an ultimately flexible design.

In specific areas of the Flight frame, Redline was able to either increase or decrease the amount of fibers through a carbon fiber manufacturing process. This process allowed for the optimum adjustments on the frame’s weight, ride quality, and stiffness.

With a Euro BB, integrated headtube, and enclosed 15mm dropouts, the 2012 Redline Flight Carbon Frame weighs 1.27 kg and 1.36kg for XL and XXL sizes respectively. This means that this frame is 25% lighter as compared to the Flight R6 alloy frame.

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