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2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 Mountain Bike

2013 giant anthem x advanced 29er 0 mountain bike   2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 Mountain Bike

Giant was demoing a few of their 2013 complete bikes, and we got to take a look at the 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 0, their top tier.

The 2013 Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 is the bike that Team Rabobank-Giant World XC will ride, so this bike means business.

A couple years ago when Giant introduced the Anthem X 29er, the frames were made of aluminum. This year Giant introduced the carbon fiber frames using the same geometry but about a half pound lighter. As a complete, the 29er 0 weighs in at 22.5 pounds.

Down to the specs, the Giant’s new Anthem X Advanced comes equipped with Rock Shox SID RCT3 forks with 100mm of travel, Rock Shox Monarch RT3 shock, Maestro Suspension, Sram XX drivetrain, and Sram Rise 60 carbon wheelset.

Hitting Giant retailers over the Summer, the MSRP for the 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er…

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2013 Redline Conquest Team Carbon Frameset

redline conquest team carbon frameset   2013 Redline Conquest Team Carbon Frameset

We have shown you a few new builds for 2013 from Redline, the Conquest Disc and D680 Carbon, but today we have the 2013 Redline Conquest Team Carbon Frameset to share.

Air shipped from Taiwan, the 2013 Conquest Team Carbon frame set made it just in time for the Sea Otter Classic.

On to the sweet stuff, the Redline 2013 Conquest Team Carbon (and Pro) are the only models that are disc ready but come with canti-mounts for those that are not ready to convert. 130mm rear spacing for cyclists that want to utilize the Canti-mounts, but can change to disc down the road by simply changing the fork and rims.

Shaving off a little weight, Redline has done away with the BB30 and will now use a Press Fit 30. The Chainstay and Seatstay is now one unit, also reducing the weight. Overall, the 2013 Conquest…

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2013 Norco Fluid 9.2 29er Mountain Bike

2013 norco fluid 9 2 29er mountain bike   2013 Norco Fluid 9.2 29er Mountain Bike

At Sea Otter Classic, you can expect a slew of mountain bikes and one that stood out was the new 2013 Norco Fluid 9.2 29er.

The focus for the 2013 Fluid 29er Mountain Bike is to bring the newer styling from Norco suspension rides, but sell for a more reasonable price at $1300.

Shown with a black frame plus red and white decals, the Fluid 9.2 29er is full suspension with disc brakes, FSA drivetrain, and beefy seat stays.

Shops will start carrying the 2013 Norco Fluid 9.2 29er late 2012.

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2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Disc Cyclocross Bike

2013 raleigh rxc pro disc cyclocross bike   2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Disc Cyclocross Bike

Making it just in time for the Sea Otter Classic was the 2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Disc Cyclocross Bike.

Since it was short notice and Raleigh wanted a complete build, they had to throw on regular Shimano Disc Brakes and not the new CX Brakes (which will come with retail version).

The frameset is full carbon, with the frame weighing around 1100 grams. The change from last years RXC Pro and 2013 is the addition of disc brakes (of course) and tapered headtube (2012 featured a straight headtube).

Also upon release, the 2013 RXC Pro Disc comes with the Shimano Di2 build, integrated brakes if you wanted to change to mechanical shifters down the road and press fit bottom bracket which can be converted to single speed.

Available as a complete or frameset. The complete Raleigh 2013 RXC Pro Disc will retail between $5500 – $6000 with the frameset around the $2500…

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2013 Norco Tactic Road Bike

2013 norco tactic road bike   2013 Norco Tactic Road Bike

One of Norco’s new 2013 road bikes from their race line is the Tactic, which will be available in four different builds.

The 2013 Tactic is being tested and road by Team H&R Block as we type this, but a prototype was on display at the Sea Otter Classic.

The frame weighs in at 900 grams for a 56cm. Added is what Norco is calling “arc road compliance race stay”, which is a slight curve on the frame but a flat profile for forgiveness in the stays.

A stiff chassis press fit bb30 to make it as stiff as possible. In addition, Norco added a 27.2 seat post (from a 31.8) on the 2013 Tactic for comfort.

As aforementioned, four builds will hit the market. For now, the three known are Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace, and SRAM Red. Releasing early 2013 and will also release as a frameset.

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2013 Redline Conquest Disc Cross Bike

2013 redline conquest disc cross bike   2013 Redline Conquest Disc Cross Bike

Redline had a few treats in store for the 2012 Sea Otter Classic, one being their brand new 2013 Redline Conquest Disc cross bike.

The Redline 2013 Conquest Disc is your entry level cyclocross bike that comes with a 6061 aluminum frame, carbon fiber forks and of course disc brakes. What are some of the changes from last years model to 2013? The bottom bracket was taken down a bit and of course the addition of disc brakes.

If your not ready to jump on the disc brake wagon yet, don’t worry because Redline will still offer the Conquest without.

Coming equipped with a Tiagra 10 speed groupset plus fender and rack mounts for those thinking of converting to a city bike.

As of now, a specific retail price is unknown, but you can expect a price tag around $1600. Releasing around late July or mid August 2012.

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2013 United x Red Bull KL40 BMX Bike

2013 united x red bull kl40 bmx bike   2013 United x Red Bull KL40 BMX Bike

Part of the celebration of the Empire Of Dirt’s return for 2013 is the launch of the new 2013 United x Red Bull KL40 BMX Bike. This will be the very first bike to feature graphics of Red Bull Empire Of Dirt’s official endorsement.

In collaboration with Kye Forte and the viagra sale energy drink cheapest cialis giant, Red Bull, United Bike Co has produced a very limited edition of affordable complete BMX bikes packed with several impressive features. payday loans These include color-matched grips, anodized red rims, and seat clamp.

Other amazing BMX features of the United x Red Bull KL40 is its 25/9 gearing, mid sealed BB, an integrated headset, and a fully generic cialis no prescription sealed rear wheel, as well as spanking new aftermarket, grey sidewall United tires.

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