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2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 2 Mountain Bike

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After showing you the Advanced 29er 0, Advanced 29er 0 Womens and Advanced 29er 1 we have the last bike that was on display by Giant at the Sea Otter Classic, the 2013 Anthem X Advanced 29er 2.

The 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er is your mid level bike from the series, reasonably priced at $3300, especially with the component specs.

Some of the highlights on the 2013 Anthem X Advanced 29er 2 is the carbon frame, Maestro suspension, Rock Shox Reba RL fork, Rock Shox Monarch RT shock plus Sram X5 and X7 drivetrain.

Check your local Giant retailer at the end of the month for the release.

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2013 Shimano Zee Group Set

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Young entry-level gravity riders have something new for 2013, the Shimano Zee Group Set, which has been introduced as Saint’s little brother. This new groupset is a replacement of the Hone groupset, Shimano’s attempt to create a more affordable version of the Saint.

Named after ‘zero’, the Zee enables gravity riders to hit the extreme trails’ zero gravity without feeling restricted. Similar to the Saint, this groupset is viagra canada equipped with topnotch disc brakes and the high-tech Shadow RD 10-speed rear derailleur, which offers downhill riders an exceptionally silent drive train.

For a balanced combination of rotating performance, stiffness, and strength, a hollow axle and solid crank arm was used. This Ice Tech compatible groupset’s brakes can be upgraded to the maximum Ice Tech braking power.

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2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 Mountain Bike

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Now that we have shared the 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 and Womens 0, it’s time to take a step back and showcase Anthem X Advanced 29er 1.

The 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 MTB uses T700 carbon in the front triangle with aluminum in the rear, which makes the 1 a first timer for carbon on a 29er.

For components, the 2013 Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 uses Maestro suspension, Rock Shox SID RL fork, Rock Shox Monarch RT shock, Sram X9 and XO drivetrain, and DT Swiss competition spokes.

Available at the end of April, retail is set at $4650.

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2013 Norco Aurum LE Downhill Prototype Bike

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If you walked by Norco‘s booth at the Sea Otter classic, the bright colors of the 2013 Aurum LE Downhill bike had to catch your attention, but if you didn’t make it, here is a re-cap of whats to come.

The 2013 Norco Aurum LE DH Bike shown is a prototype, so some things will change upon release. For example the production model will feature new bump stops, altered cable routing and the linkage mounted clamp will be on the seatstay.

Getting the 2013 Aurum LE at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic was to show the limited edition colorway to come. Only on the top of the line Aurum, you will have somewhat of a retro inspired theme with vibrant blue and green paint job plus black and white decals.

Releasing mid summer of this year, a price point has yet to be determined.

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2013 Shimano Saint Group Set

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One of the items on the list for 2013 for freeriders and downhill racers is the new Shimano Saint Group Set. Focused completely on the severity of mountain bike riding, the Saint is perfect for gravity riders.

Designed with extreme rides in mind, the Saint was improved to be a competitive tool on buying cialis the race course, thanks to pro racers, such as Gee Atherton and Aaron Gwin, who helped Shimano designers and engineers enhance the ergonomics, durability, rigidity, and braking power of the group set.

Featured by its 10-speed rear derailleur is a SHADOW RD, which offers a quieter drive train, significantly reduced chain dropping, and enhanced control. At its pully cage, there is a switch seting off a stabilizer that offsets the up-and-down chain momentum’s powers in bumpy environments.

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2013 Giant Anthem X 29er 0 W (Womens) Mountain Bike

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Giant’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic had some serious eye candy for 2013. We showed you the men’s top 29er model, the Anthem X Advanced 29er 0, and now we have the top womens bike, the 2013 Anthem X 29er 0 W.

The 2013 Giant Anthem X 29er 0 W mountain bike is the first dual suspension 29er made specifically for women.

The frame is made of ALUXX SL (aluminum), the Anthem X 29er 0 Womens 2013 still is based off previous models; Fit, Form and Function. Meaning the same geometry from the 2012 Anthem 29ers are used on the 2013′s.

Component wise, the bike features Maestro suspension, Rock Shox Reba RL Forks with Rock Shox Monarch RT shocks, Sram X7 drivetrain, and Giant’s own line for the rims, hubs, handlebar, stem and seatpost.

Giant is making a bold move and releasing the 2013 Anthem X 29er 0 Womens late…

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2013 Raleigh Tripper, Furley, + Roper Steel Cross/City Bikes

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Raleigh had an amazing lineup for 2013 out at the Sea Otter Classic. One bike we showed you was the RXC Pro Disc Cross, and now we showcase the Tripper, Furley and Roper.

The 2013 Raleigh Tripper, Furley and Roper are not just your typical steel cross bikes, but a great introduction to the sport. You can also use them as a daily commuter.

Known as the Landlord series, the Tripper, Furley and Roper share the same steel frame, but each is unique by its drivetrain.

The 2013 Furley is a single speed and the Roper uses gears, both models come with drop bars.

The new model added to the group, the Tripper features a 3-Speed internal hub, one piece bar, headset and stem combo.

Specific MSRP wasn’t known at the time, but Raleigh said they should be around $850 for the Furley, $1000 for the Tripper and $1400 for the Roper….

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