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2012 Fuji Cross 3.0 Cyclocross Bike

2012 fuji cross 3 0 cyclocross bike   2012 Fuji Cross 3.0 Cyclocross Bike

Fuji Bikes has created the Cross 3.0, which is the only Fuji cross model for 2012 with rack mounts on its rear. Featured by the bike is an A1-SL aluminum frame, which comes with a standard BB shell, molded top tube, and integrated 1.125in head tube.

While it provides speedy and supple positioning over the bike, the frame does not compromise comfort for commuters. Weighing in at 10.3kg, the Cross 3.0 has a frame that comes with an A1-SL alloy cross fork and double water bottle mounts.

With its rear rack mounts, the 2012 Fuji Cross 3.0 Cyclocross Bike is an ideal machine for all-purpose racing and rugged commuting. Moreover, this means that the bike will accept a rear pannier rack. To offer a finer ride experience, the geometry of the bike has been improved.

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2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals

2012 shimano xt trail pedals   2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals

For 2012, Shimano has released the XT, one of the most popular mountain bike pedals on the market. Aside from protecting the binding area, its 3.75in x 2.37in oval-shaped body housing also offered a safe and wide platform for entrance and exit.

Weighing in at 202g, this lightweight pedal maintains high performance provided by its chromoly axle, revised cleat interface, and forged alloy body. The enhanced offset binders clear mud even more meticulously while the cleat is held tightly in place by its tension adjustment and easy entry system.

With much confidence and excellent control, the 2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals is the perfect machine to handle singletrack and highly technical descents. Power and stability are enhanced by the huge integrated cage while offering superb pedal to shoe contact.

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2012 Verde Luxe BMX Bike

2012 verde luxe bmx bike   2012 Verde Luxe BMX Bike

For 2012, Verde has updated the Luxe, which is the company’s top-of-the-range model of BMX bikes. The new Luxe features an upgraded seat covering, one-piece machined steerer tube, female bolt front axle, new Stunner LO`s tires, and investment cast headtube from Verde.

Highlights of the Luxe include Limited edition Duo white wall tires and a Odyssey Twombolt crankset. Duo also provided the Luxe with high-quality resilite pivotal post, pivotal seat, grips, and plastic pedals. Other features include Cinema wheelset, Reynolds 520 downtube, and a KMC 710SL chain.

Made from 100% 4130 chromo, both the tapered forks and 8.5in rise bars of the bike makes it highly dependable. Indeed, the 2012 Verde Luxe BMX Bike is a must-have for riders who are looking for a pro-level BMX. Aside from its light weight, the Luxe also has an elegantly stylish look with its matte black paint job.

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2012 Salsa Horsethief Full-Suspension 29er Trail Bike

2012 salsa horsethief full suspension 29er trail bike   2012 Salsa Horsethief Full Suspension 29er Trail Bike

Salsa Cycles has introduced its full-suspension 29er trail bike for 2012 called the Horsethief. For riders who are looking for bikes that are capable of tackling any terrain well, the Horsethief is the perfect machine to use on any trip or ride.

Combining a double-butted hydroformed top and downtubes with a forged bottom bracket piece and a tapered headtube, the front triangle strength and stiffness are maximized.Its hydroformed 6061-T6 alloy tubes increase strength and beefiness, making the Horsethief a real all-mountain worthy bike.

Engineered to be tough enough for huge rides, the 2012 Salsa Horsethief Full-Suspension 29er Trail Bike allows riders to tackle any rugged terrains with confidence. With a 120mm of rear wheel travel, the aluminum alloy frame of the Horsethief is able to take a 120-140mm suspension fork.

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2012 Octane One Pivotal Saddle

2012 octane one pivotal saddle   2012 Octane One Pivotal Saddle

Octane One has released its lineup of cycling items for 2012, which includes the new saddle called Pivotal. Overall, the strength of the saddle’s structure is increased. By improving its base construction, seat damages including bent or cracked seat nose are prevented.

Crafted with 100% nylon, the Pivotal saddle guarantees a high quality. It also comes with a very nice one-piece microsuede top cover and a thin padding. Aside from its slim shape, another good feature of the saddle is its hollow bolt.

Weighing in at only 245g, the 2012 Octane One Pivotal Saddle offers a lightweight but strong seat. It measures 221mm x 122mm. Moreover, in order to make the front-end stiffer and shorter, the Pivotal mount was shifted forward.

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2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes

2012 sidi doha bike shoes   2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes

Sidi has released one of the best bike shoes for 2012 called Doha. Featured by the low-cut stunter design of the shoes is a removable arch support and a composite inner sole. While they may looks like high-top tennis shoes, the Doha offers ample protection.

Smartly crafted, the Doha has several excellent parts, such as its non-slip sole, dual compound inner sole, and a reinforced internal heel cup and toe. Both the Cordura upper and the toe shift pad of the shoes are made of leather. All spots with high stress are double stitched.

Great-looking and exceptionally tough, the 2012 Sidi Doha Bike Shoes is one of the coolest bike shoes on or off the track. Other cool features of the shoes include its ankle ball protection panel, a lace and Velcro closure, and heel reflective stripe.

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2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike

2012 niner bikes air 9 bike 2   2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike

Niner Bikes has unveiled two newly redesigned bikes for 2012, one of which is the AIR 9. The major change seen in the bike is its hydroformed tubes all over. Instead of Scandium, the bike uses a new alloy based on the 6000 series, which gives the AIR 9 a lot of benefits.

By using hydroformed tubes, Niner was able to achieve more intricate shapes and butting. This means more freedom in designing, or a better design. The strength and stiffness of the bike’s frame are increased while reducing its weight. With Scandium, these excellent features cannot be achieved.

With a lightweight and flexible frame, the 2012 Niner Bikes AIR 9 Bike guarantees an excellent ride quality. Speed is also enhanced making the bike an ideal machine for races. Included in the latest details of the bike are the PressFit 30 bottom bracket and the tapered steer tube…

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