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2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts

2012 661 elite and evo bomber shorts   2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts

Ideal for mountain bike shorts or pants are the 2012 661 Elite and Evo Bomber Shorts. To effectively protect the rider from impact, the shorts have a closed-cell foam strategically placed in the thigh and the hip areas as well as nylon and EVA foam-laminated tail-bone pads.

Featuring a new vented four-way stretch flexible body and built-in chamois, the Elite Bomber padded undershorts are very comfortable, flexible and lightweight. Hip protection is enhanced by its embossed hard foam. Also, slipping off is not a problem because the shorts are not slippery.

Protection from impact is also provided by the Evo Bomber race and riding undershorts thanks to its hi-tech D30 material in garment’s hips and tailbone areas. During impacts, the pads are kept in place by the Lycra shorts while the quad area is protected by the lightweight EVA foam.

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2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike

2012 specialized stumpjumper fsr expert carbon evo mountain bike   2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike

Specialized has introduced a new carbon trail bike for 2012 called Stumpjumper FSR Expert, which utilizes EVO qualities. Along with the EVO geometry are the Fact 9m carbon main triangle and the M5 alloy rear triangle, which make the bike prepared for aggressive riding.

Trail performance is maximized by its three remote-actuated saddle height positions used by the all-new Specialized Command Post BlackLite. Specially crafted for trail riding, the Roval Control Trail wheelset comes with butted DT Swiss spokes and a larger rim profile, making it lightweight but tough.

With 150mm of rear travel, the 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike is an ideal machine for freeriders and downhillers. With its reasonable weight and price, the new Stumpjumper FSR Expert makes climbing up and down the mountain really worthwhile.

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2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo

2012 cannondale supersix evo   2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Launched by Cannondale Bicycles is the new 2012 SuperSix Evo chassis. Despite its incredibly low frame weight of 695g in a size 56cm, the frame satisfies the standards of Cannondale’s own test lab and the Liquigas-Cannondale professional cycling team as well.

By using Cannondale’s new carbon molding technique, the SuperSix Evo achieved major weight savings. The carbon fiber material of the frame is laid up around an EPS core, which has detailed instructions on the fiber layup so it can be precisely assembled.

With the tubes that are mostly round section, saving weight is definitely the top priority of the 2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo. Since bonded-in dropouts need thicker tubes to bond to, the technique vastly reduced the tube thickness. Aero performance is featured by the SuperSix Evo as well. …

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