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2012 Surly Karate Monkey 29er Bike

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On its tenth year is the classic Karate Monkey 29er bike, which is included in the 2012 range released by Surly Bikes. With battleship gray and cash black colors and a geometry that remains unchanged, the bike was simply designed to be more focused on the single track.

Included in the major changes of the Karate Monkey is its fork tune-up, featuring slimmer gauge tubing. Aside from dropping the option for cantilever brake studs, the 2012 model will get a slightly tidier and thinner frame.

As a revered standard of the 29er market, the 2012 Surly Karate Monkey 29er Bike is an epitome of a classic machine that is brilliantly modernized. It is available in black and battleship gray colors. Slightly tweaked with some additions and reductions, the Karate Monkey is polished more for dirt.

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2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike

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2012 trek mamba 29er bike   2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike

Trek has released a new 29er bike for 2012 called Mamba, which is specially designed with riders who are just beginning their mountain bike career. Like the other bikes in the Trek 2012 lineup, the Mamba also comes in at a great value making it even more recommendable for 29er beginners.

Featured by the excellent Alpha Gold aluminum frame of the Mamba are butted and hydroformed tubing as well as cold-forged dropouts and bottom bracket. Along with the 100mm travel of the front suspension are 51mm offset crown, TurnKey lockout, and RockShox XC32 with coil spring.

With its 29er wheels, the 2012 Trek Mamba 29er Bike guarantees enhanced obstacle clearance, momentum, and stability. Its custom G2 Geometry, moreover, enhances handling at all speeds in all conditions. Ride is made stiffer and more responsive by the hydroformed tubing.

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2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike

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2012 giant xtc composite 1 29er bike   2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike

To meet the requirements of the professional racers, Giant has released its first-ever composite 29er for 2012 called XTC Composite 1 29er. While the bike offers stability and control of a 29er, it still features finely honed handling.

Rapid and clear-cut steering is achieved by a huge MegaDrive downtube and OverDrive headtube of the frame, which is built with Giant Composite Technology. Acceleration and traction are enhanced by the asymmetrical chainstays.

An excellent XC bicycle, the 2012 Giant XTC Composite 1 29er Bike is perfect for riders who are racing. Aside from the stiff and smooth frame, other topnotch features include a lightweight set of wheels, SRAM X.7 components, and Giant Connect seatpost and stem.

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2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike

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2012 giant xtc composite 0 29er bike   2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike

One of the two 29er models released by Giant for 2012 is the XTC Composite 0. All the details required by the serious trail rider is offered by this bike. Such details include fast acceleration and sharp handling provided by the very light full-composite frame.

While its 29-inch wheels enhance riding control and confidence, the bike also has a tapered head tube to achieve dialed steering. Moreover, asymmetrical chainstays gives ample tire clearance and a large OverDrive downtube offers stiffness.

Trail riders can enjoy much advantage with the 2012 Giant XTC Composite 0 29er Bike during racing. Speed is increased by the 100mm of silky-smooth Fox travel, grippy Avid brakes, solid shifting of SRAM’s X9/X0 2×10 group, and Giant’s topnotch wheels.

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2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike

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2012 kona kahuna deluxe 29er bike   2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike

With a lot of refinements, the Kahuna Deluxe is one of the topnotch 29er bikes from Kona for its 2012 lineup. In order to provide the rider with speed and stability, the Kahuna Deluxe features large wheels, the 7005 aluminum 29in wheel.

Riders can be sure that they enjoy a stronger, quicker, and longer ride on the woods with the lightweight and functional components. These include RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air 29er that comes with 20mm thru-axle to balance durability and performance.

For riders who want to ride with incredible speed and performance on the trail, the perfect machine is the 2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe 29er Bike. Other high-quality components of the Kahuna Deluxe are the SRAM X7 10-speed rear derailleur, WTB SpeeDisc All Mountain rims, and Avid Elixir 3 brakes.

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