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2012 Cube Bikes 29er

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2012 cube bikes 29er   2012 Cube Bikes 29er

Also entering the growing 29er market for the first time is Cube Bikes with its 10 new bikes for 2012. Cube Bikes has also announced a 29in electric bike called the EPO29. By using Agile Ride Geometry (ARG), Cube Bikes has mixed all the benefits of 26in wheels with those of the bigger 29in.

This was achieved by a bottom bracket height that is identical to that of the smaller frames. Moreover, there is a specially mounted front derailleur that offers sufficient tire clearance.

All the ten new exciting machines of the 2012 Cube Bikes 29er should be included in the 29er lovers’ collections. Included in the 10 bikes are the high-end hardtails Elite Super HPC 29 and Reaction GTC 29 and the full-suspension models with aluminum frames LTD and Competition.

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2012 Trek Wahoo 29er Bike

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2012 trek wahoo 29er bike   2012 Trek Wahoo 29er Bike

Trek has released a new 29er bike for 2012 called Wahoo. This new 29er bike takes pride in its light Gold Series butted-aluminum frame from Trek. The 29″ wheels keep momentum and offer more stability as well.

Along with the frame are a G2 29er geometry and a 100mm-travel fork to offer first-rate handling, clear-cut steering and absolute control on all kinds of trails. With its hydroformed Alpha Gold aluminum tubing, the ride is made even stiffer and more responsive.

In case the rider wants to slow down in any circumstance, it is made easier through the Solid Tektro disc brakes that put a clamp on the light Bontrager 29er wheels. The 2012 Trek Wahoo 29er Bike also has Shimano 24-speed drivetrain and Bonty components that allow the rider to cruise anywhere easily.

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2012 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 29er Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes

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There will be four models of 29er full-suspension mountain bikes called Scalpel released by Cannondale for 2012. Two of the models are carbon and two are aluminum. Finally entering the 29er full suspension market, Cannondale made sure that they offer top quality.

In terms of design, Cannondale nicely mixed the looks of the 2011 Scalpel model with Jekyll’s innovative technology. Jekyll offers extra stiffness with the Clashnikov top tube while the 2011 Scalpel gives light weight and no pivot junction for chain and seat stays.

Highly anticipated, the 2012 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 29er Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes are finally out on the market. Thanks to its 100mm of suspension travel front and rear, the Scalpel is ideal for all-day trail riding and very versatile for mountain bike racing.

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2012 Norco Valence Road Bike

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Norco has released a lot of exciting bikes for 2012, one of which is the Valence Road Bike. The Valence is designed for road riders who join Grand Fondos and charity rides instead of racing. While it is a high performance machine, its setup and position are more comfortable than those of a pure road race bike.

The new proprietary frame is designed to offer high performance with compliance for road vibration. Making the Valence a precise steering machine bike is a stiff chassis formed with an oversized downtube, a tapered headtube, oversized headset, and a proprietary full carbon fork.

Nicely refined and engineered, the 2012 Norco Valence Road Bike is an aluminum machine that comes with vibration-damping Applied Road Compliance (ARC) seatstays. It offers a beginner-friendly upright ride position and smooth inner surface, achieved through the EPS (ethyl polystyrene) mandrel system.

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2012 Cell X-29er Mountain Bike

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One of the best mountain bikes to expect for 2012 is the Cell X-29er. This is perfect for riders who are looking for a big-wheeled mountain bike that is reasonably priced. On the other hand, this bike is built with the best parts and components available on the market today.

Along with the lighter and stronger competition frame are RockShox Tora 29er suspension forks and a Shimano drivetrain that allows smooth shifting. Moreover, the Cell X-29er features Shimano Disc Brakes that are both controlling and sure-stopping.

With its successful first predecessor, the 2012 Cell X-29er Mountain Bike is definitely a very promising machine. Combining the best price and the best quality, this new model will surely be a hit just like its previous version.

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2012 Jamis Mountain Bikes

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Three new machines are included in the lineup of mountain bikes released by Jamis for 2012. First, the Dakar XCR Pro 29er is a carbon fiber full suspension race bike with 100mm travel front and rear and 12mm rear axle, full high modulus carbon fiber frame, and tapered head tube.

Also featured by the Dakar XCR Pro 29er are PressFit 30 BB, American Classic tubeless, SRAM X9 2×10 drivetrain, Avid Elixir 5, Ritchey PRO cockpit, and WTB Volt saddle. Second is the Dakota D29 Race, which is for riders who love hardtail, featuring triple butted main tubes with carbon seat stays.

Third, the Dakar AMT is designed for riders who want small wheels and much travel. It has 160mm travel front, 150mm travel rear, with 12mm axle. With the Dakar XCR Pro 29er, the Dakota D29 Race, and the Dakar AMT, the 2012 Jamis Mountain Bikes indeed have excellent new…

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2012 Cervelo S5 Aero Road Bike

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Cervelo has released a new aero road bike for 2012 called S5. Compared to the S3, the S5 design offers 12% greater stiffness. While a curved seat tube is integrated with tucked rear wheel from their TT bikes, the fit and geometry reflects those of the S3s so it works well for normal riding and racing.

Its smooth frame hardly registers beyond the frontal profile of the tire. Keeping the shift cable loops concealed. Moreover, the seatstays were engineered to partly hide the rear brake from the airflow.

Designed to be the most aerodynamically efficient bike possible, the 2012 Cervelo S5 Aero Road Bike guarantees top performance. While the downtube maximizes aerodynamics, the S5 frame also features amazing stiffness, ride quality, and incredible speed.

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