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2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels

2012 campagnolo bullet carbon wheels   2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels

Campagnolo has produced one of the leading high-profile carbon wheels for 2012 called Bullet. Not only does it look great in terms of aesthetics. Moreover, the wheels offer excellent performance, practicality, responsiveness, and aerodynamics as well as light weight.

To allow the rider to look for the best wheel that matches their specific requirements, the wheels are available in an extensive range called Bullet Ultra. While the Bullet is available in 50mm and 80mm heights and in one color, the Bullet Ultra offers an extra extreme 105mm height and in two colors.

First-rate in many aspects, the 2012 Campagnolo Bullet Carbon Wheels are considered a standard in its category. Released as an ultra two-way fit version with an aluminum braking track, the Bullet is the first aluminum/carbon wheel intended for tubeless clinchers.

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2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike

2012 specialized rockhopper xc hardtail bike   2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike

For riders who are looking for a XC hardtail bike, Specialized has released the 2012 Rockhopper. Even the roughest trail can be tackled with lightweight confidence, thanks to its fully butted M4 alloy frame along with its light but durable and tough double-walled alloy rims.

What riders will definitely love about the Rockhopper is that it combines great value and performance. This is because the bike is equipped with excellent but affordable components, including the Tektro disc brakes as well as a SR Suntour suspension fork, which is custom-tuned and comes with a lockout.

Constructed to perfectly tackle the demands of singletrack and road cruises, the 2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike is a must-have. For various conditions, Specialized used a state-of-the-art knob pattern from The Captain Sport tires.

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2012 Fuji Cross 1.0 Cyclocross Bike

2012 fuji cross 1 0 cyclocross bike   2012 Fuji Cross 1.0 Cyclocross Bike

One of the exciting machines included in the 2012 range of cyclocross bikes released by Fuji Bikes is the Cross 1.0. Featured by its high-quality A2-SL aluminum frame is a FC-440 cross carbon monocoque fork, which comes with a tapered steerer. Its oversized seat tube measures in at 34.9mm.

In terms of shape, the frame of the Cross 1.0 is similar to that of a road bicycle. This means that the rider can enjoy amazing comfort while staying in a position, which is both aggressive and rapid. Along with its 20-speed flight deck compatibility is a combo of Shimano Ultegra STI brake and shifter.

Ideal for riders who are looking for a very comfortable and high-performance machine is the 2012 Fuji Cross 1.0 Cyclocross Bike. For a mudguard, there are eyelets on the bike’s front fork. Moreover, on the rear of its frame, there is a pair that works…

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2012 Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica Mountain Bike Shoes

2012 sidi dominator 5 lorica mountain bike shoes   2012 Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica Mountain Bike Shoes

Sidi has released the Dominator 5 Lorica, which is one of the most popular mountain bike shoes for 2012. This new model enhances performance and comfort through its soft and thermo-formed material combined with the reduced anatomical, padded strap.

Aside from its full Lorica upper, other excellent offers of the shoes include its Sidi MTB competition sole, Sidi heel, and toe-spike compatibility. Thanks to these state-of-the-art features of the shoes, traction is guaranteed during rides under muddy and tricky conditions.

With guaranteed performance, fit, and creativity, the 2012 Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica Mountain Bike Shoes is the favorite of many MTB riders. Along with its evenly distributed pressure is its adjustable arch area and impeccable centering. Also, all the mechanisms and buckles of the shoes can be replaced.

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2012 CrankBrothers Cobalt 11 29er Carbon Wheelset

2012 crankbrothers cobalt 11 29er carbon wheelset 2   2012 CrankBrothers Cobalt 11 29er Carbon Wheelset

Highlight of the 2012 range released by CrankBrothers is its new 29er carbon fiber wheelset called Cobalt 11. What is very noticeable with the new wheels is that they have a carbon fiber rim, which is key to its incredibly light weight and excellent stiffness.

Tubeless compatible, the 19mm wide rims utilize the original CrankBrothers twinpair spoke-lacing design around its own design hubs. To make the wheels stronger and stiffer, vertical ribs secure the spokes in place rather than the usual design having rim spoke holes.

With its combined light weight and unique aesthetics, the 2012 CrankBrothers Cobalt 11 29er Carbon Wheelset is the ideal machine for race hardtails. On the other hand, since the wheels guarantee topnotch quality, they are quite pricey as compared to other 29er wheels.

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2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame

2012 cube agree gtc frame   2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame

Cube Bikes has introduced a new frame called Agree GTC for 2012. Along with its hybrid cable routing, the frame gets a Multi Purpose Hanger, which tackles both electronic and mechanical shifting systems equally well. It features a 320g Cube CSL EVO carbon fiber fork and ceramic headset bearings up front.

By combining its comfort-oriented characteristics with a vibrant shape, this frame become the ideal racing machine on the road, especially for epic and long rides. Twin mold technology is used by its monocoque construction to prevent unsafe folding on the inside and ensure even layer structure.

A direct successor of the new Cube Litening frame, the 2012 Cube Agree GTC Frame will come in four trim levels, namely Litening Race, Litening SL, Litening SLT, and Litening Pro. With the frame’s exceptionally rigid front-end, the rider is provided with great control and security in various situations.

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2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike

2012 specialized stumpjumper fsr expert carbon evo mountain bike   2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike

Specialized has introduced a new carbon trail bike for 2012 called Stumpjumper FSR Expert, which utilizes EVO qualities. Along with the EVO geometry are the Fact 9m carbon main triangle and the M5 alloy rear triangle, which make the bike prepared for aggressive riding.

Trail performance is maximized by its three remote-actuated saddle height positions used by the all-new Specialized Command Post BlackLite. Specially crafted for trail riding, the Roval Control Trail wheelset comes with butted DT Swiss spokes and a larger rim profile, making it lightweight but tough.

With 150mm of rear travel, the 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike is an ideal machine for freeriders and downhillers. With its reasonable weight and price, the new Stumpjumper FSR Expert makes climbing up and down the mountain really worthwhile.

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