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2012 Lapierre Froggy 218 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

2012 lapierre froggy 218 full suspension mountain bike   2012 Lapierre Froggy 218 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

For 2012, Lapierre Cycles has reintroduced its full-suspension mountain bike called Froggy 218. For two years, the Froggy has earned a good reputation from riders who are fond of breathtaking cycling, and now, it is back with the same quality combined with new exciting features.

To further enhance the stiffness of the Froggy 218, the new model of this full-suspension mountain bike gets a 12×142 rear axle. Moreover, it features a geometry that is even more aggressive to make harder pumping even more effortless either on the DH racetrack or in the bike park.

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For DH riders who want to have a cool French bike, the 2012 Lapierre Froggy 218 Full Suspension Mountain Bike is the ideal machine. Featured by its durable compact alloy frame are 180mm travel forks, a tapered headtube, a single chainring set-up, and oversized seatstays.

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2012 Cube Hanzz Race Full Suspension Mountain Bike

2012 cube hanzz race full suspension mountain bike   2012 Cube Hanzz Race Full Suspension Mountain Bike

New from Cube Bikes for 2012 is a 16.8kg full suspension mountain bike called Hanzz Race. Featured by this FR FSP4 four-bar linkage is a lightheartedly compact geometry. At the the rear wheel is a fully active 190mm suspension travel that makes the bike perfectly suitable for freeriders.

In order to save weight, lessen the number of welds, and enhance the stability of the Hanzz Race all at the same time, Cube has used an advanced hydroform technique. Also, it has a Syntace-designed X12 through axle system makes rear axle fitting and removal easier and enhances rear assembly rigidity.

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Built with a top-quality 7005 aluminum frame, the 2012 Cube Hanzz Race Full Suspension Mountain Bike is both stiff and lightweight. With its upmarket paint job, the frame has a multilayered synthetic paint powder that effectively protects it from knocks and scratches and lasts for several years.

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2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike

2012 cube stereo sl full suspension mountain bike   2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike

For riders who are looking for a new bike loaded with technical innovations, the new Stereo SL from Cube Bikes for 2012 is just perfect. This 13.1kg full-suspension mountain bike has 140mm of drive-neutral suspension travel, so it is ideal for all-mountain terrains, long distance tours, and Alpine cross rides.

On the rear triangle and rear wheel of the Stereo SL, Cube Bikes has diminished braking and pedaling forces through the combination of FSP 4 Link and Dual Trail Control designs. The FSP 4 Link uses four-pivot chainstay construction while the Dual Trail Control is a four-pivot suspension system.

Built from high performance aluminum, the frame of the 2012 Cube Stereo SL Full Suspension Mountain Bike combines great strength and light weight. Stiffness and responsiveness are enhanced by the triple-butted and hydroformed tubing in order to deliver the best performance possible.

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2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

2012 scott spark rc full suspension 29er mountain bike   2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

Scott Bikes has introduced a new kind of suspension bike called Spark RC. Used in the making of the frame of this full suspension 29er mountain bike is the unique IMP5 carbon technology of Scott. Through this process, the main frame’s five parts are done in a single production.

While the bottom bracket structure and the head, top, seat, and down tubes are all joined in a single step, the layers are managed carefully to guarantee efficiency of material use and high quality. Control, safety, stiffness, and confidence are all enhanced by the tapered head tube of the frame.

Not only is the 2012 Scott Spark RC Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike one of the one of the faster cross country race bicycles on the market, it’s a very light trail bike and an epic marathon machine with stellar geometry.

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2012 Salsa Horsethief Full-Suspension 29er Trail Bike

2012 salsa horsethief full suspension 29er trail bike   2012 Salsa Horsethief Full Suspension 29er Trail Bike

Salsa Cycles has introduced its full-suspension 29er trail bike for 2012 called the Horsethief. For riders who are looking for bikes that are capable of tackling any terrain well, the Horsethief is the perfect machine to use on any trip or ride.

Combining a double-butted hydroformed top and downtubes with a forged bottom bracket piece and a tapered headtube, the front triangle strength and stiffness are maximized.Its hydroformed 6061-T6 alloy tubes increase strength and beefiness, making the Horsethief a real all-mountain worthy bike.

Engineered to be tough enough for huge rides, the 2012 Salsa Horsethief Full-Suspension 29er Trail Bike allows riders to tackle any rugged terrains with confidence. With a 120mm of rear wheel travel, the aluminum alloy frame of the Horsethief is able to take a 120-140mm suspension fork.

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2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

2012 kona satori full suspension 29er mountain bike   2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike

For 2012, Kona has released a new full suspension 29er mountain bike with 130mm long travel called Satori. For a big-wheeled bike with big travel, the Satori frame is quite slim but still rigid enough to tackle aggressive riding well.

Created with the latest standards, the Satori features 12×142 rear axle, tapered HT, and a new version of four-bar linkage. Instead of the Walking Beam design, the Satori utilizes a Swing Link design in order to reduce its standover height but still maintains a huge degree of rider tunability.

In terms of geometry, the 2012 Kona Satori Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike has a reasonably slack 68-degree head angle and a suspension setup that is made to pound anything on the trail. Moreover, the bike comes with an Easton Vice 29 wheelset, Maxxis Ardent tires, and 710mm bars.

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2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike

2012 look cycle 986 race ready carbon hardtail   2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike

One of the new full suspension marathon bikes for 2012 is the 920 from Look Cycle. Aside from its innovative head tube design, this full susser features carbon seat stays built to flex up to 15mm to reduce a heavy pivot on the swing arm that triggers the shock through a short rocker linkage.

Made from full high modulus carbon fiber, the 2350g frame features post mount disc brake mounts for 160mm rotors and aluminum downtube protection. Other features include an integrated A-Stem stem, four reversible brackets, and front triangle and a swing arm made of carbon VHM 3K.

Ideal for marathon and all-day cross-country riders, the 2012 Look Cycle 920 Full Suspension Marathon Bike gets 120mm of front and rear travel that offers versatility. Lighter than 100mm of travel, 120mm is the modern reference for cross-country.

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