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2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Entry Level Shorts

2012 royal racing hexlite entry level shorts   2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Entry Level Shorts

Included in the new range of cycling apparel released by Royal Racing for 2012 are these entry-level shorts called Hexlite. Manufactured from a 100% polyester CPH Royal Elemental fabric, these cycling shorts are reliable both in terms of durability and comfort, making it ideal for a whole day ride out on the trails.

Designed with entry-level riders in mind, the Hexlite has some extra padding, a detachable GI-Chamois inner short. Extra protection is also offered by the 10mm thick perforated antibacterial foam of the shorts. It comes with a brushed top layer, which has excellent breathability and antibacterial features.

Packed with impressive features, the 2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Entry Level Shorts are certainly a great buy. Maximum comfort is offered by its bar tacked stress points, Spandex lower back, and crotch stretch panels. The shorts, which pairs nicely with the 2012 Hexlite jacket, also have two open hand pockets and heat…

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2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike

2012 niner bikes emd 9 entry level 29er hardtail bike   2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry level 29er Hardtail Bike

Niner Bikes, the big-wheeled specialist, has updated two of their frames for 2012, which are the Air9 and the EMD9. The latter, which is the entry-level 29er hardtail bike of Niner Bikes, has been redesigned with a stiffer frame compared to the old model.

Combined to enhance the stiffness of the EMD9 frame are a custom hydroformed tubeset, reshaped downtube and tapered head tube with an internal zero stack headset. Adding a bigger diameter toptube, there is a hydroformed downtube rather than a whole frame of hydroformed tubes.

Updated with a black anodized option, the 2012 Niner Bikes EMD 9 Entry-level 29er Hardtail Bike is perfect for cyclists who want the roughest and most lightweight finish. For riders swapping parts from the previous frames, the traditional European type bottom bracket is maintained. …

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2011 BeOne Chase Entry Level Cross Bike

2011 beone chase entry level cross bike   2011 BeOne Chase Entry Level Cross Bike

BeOne, a Dutch brand, has released an entry-level bike for 2011 called Chase. With an outsized thick downtube, its 7005 alloy frame is well finished and mated to magnificent Easton EC70X carbon / alloy cross specific fork pair. These forks with superb handing characteristics do not suffer brake vibration.

Very reliable, all the pieces of the kit function very well, including the Shimano 105 front and rear mechs, hubs, levers, and cassette. The Mavic CXP22 rims, Ritchey Pro finishing kit, Tektro brakes, and Selle Italia XO saddle are all guaranteed high-quality.

An impressive spec list makes the 2011 BeOne Chase a superior entry-level bike something to watch for. Also part of the complete package is the FSA Vero Cross chainset, which comes with a traditional square tapered cartridge bottom bracket.

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