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2012 Salsa Mamasita Hardtail 29er Bike

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A new exciting machine for hardtail 29er bike lovers called Mamasita has been released by Salsa Cycles for 2012. Instead of Scandium Carbon mix or Scandium, the new frame is made from EV6 Xtrolite aluminum tubing, which optimized the ride quality of the bike.

New additions to the Mamasita frame that give performance benefits are a PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell and a tapered headtube. While maintaining the reputable ride quality of the bike, its frame tracking, efficiency, and power transfer are improved.

With superior efficiency derived from the highest power transmission possible, the 2012 Salsa Mamasita Hartdtail 29er Bike is an ideal machine for single track riding and cyclocross racing. Moreover, its weight and price are reduced to further make the bike an excellent choice.

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2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike

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Designed for riders who are fond of urban jungles and adventures on the trails is the new 2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike. To make sure that the mountain bike ride is really fun, its stiff frame is matched with its 80mm smooth-travel SR Suntour fork.

What makes the bike more lightweight, compliant, and durable is its fully butted A1 Premium aluminum frame that comes with double Ore down tube. Over varying terrain, tunability and versatility are enhanced by the lockout, preload adjustment, and size-specific spring rates of the SR Suntour fork.

To keep the rolling resistance low, the knob height used in the Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport 60 TPI tires is decreased. However, riders can have confidence on the trail with the sufficient grip of the bike. Bumpy issues are tackled well by the double-walled alloy rims, which are light but durable and tough.

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2012 Look Cycle 986 Race-Ready Carbon Hardtail

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A new top-end race-ready carbon hardtail bike called 986 has been released by Look Cycle for 2012. By using an integrated A-stem, the bike allows the handlebars to be slammed as low as cross-country racers normally choose.

With a new geometry that matches 100mm forks, this new hardtail bike is available in two models, which are regular or standard seat post with a 1300g frame and integrated E-Post with a 1200g frame. The E-post model reduces the weight while increasing the stiffness.

Also available is a standard RSP version that has anintegrated seat mast using a Syntace Carbon Hi-flex post. With a BB30 bottom bracket, the 2012 Look Cycle 986 Race-Ready Carbon Hardtail guarantees the riders that during racing, their power will not be wasted.

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2011 Stanton Slackline Hardtail Frame

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Stanton Bikes has introduced the Slackline, a multipurpose all-mountain hardcore hardtail frame for 2011. With a strong 4X/Slalom influence, the design of the frame offers both great style and reliable performance in any riding conditions.

With its superb vibration damping and controlling properties, the tubing used in creating the Slackline is perfect. A combined direct and controlled ride and super strength is achieved through the carefully chosen internal tubing diameters with butting used in specific areas of the frame.

The key feature of the 2011 Stanton Slackline Hardtail Frame design is its directional flex control. Riders can fit their preferred style by altering their weight placement and the frame angles for every discipline. Very versatile, the Slackline is designed to tackle any discipline and style.

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2011 Santa Cruz 29er Hardtail Coming Soon

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A 2011 super lightweight Santa Cruz carbon 29er hardtail is apparently in the works from Santa Cruz. Added reports suggest that the new hardtail will make the rounds around the market this year and will weigh an astonishing 20lbs, 9 oz.

The image was leaked on Santa Cruz’s official blog with a few details prior to its release. It seems that the hardtail will consist of a Fox F29RLC fork, some SRAM XX components and ENE carbon clincher wheelset complete with tubes.

While sporting a medium sized frame and an ultra cool, tapered head tube the unnamed Santa Cruz bike has started some buzz online regarding its name and on its performance. Speaking of parts, there are also a lot of added features based on the images leaked, including a carbon molded IS disc mount and rear dropouts.

Though Santa Cruz representatives have been coy about the actual release date of their…

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2011 Cannondale Trail SL 5 Hardtail

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Cannondale offers an entry-level race bike, its 2011 Trail SL 5 hardtail. It uses advance aluminum construction that features smooth welding and tubing for its 1.5″ headtube. Its geometry matches that of the Cannondale Flash with specs that make it a stiff and strong bike with a RST Gila Pro TnL 100mm fork.

The 2011 Trail SL 5 sports the Save Micros Suspension System. This brings lateral rigidity and vertical compliance without sacrificing power transfer by optimizing the chain stay and seat stay shaping. The hardtail continues to be comfortable and absorbs the bumps and twists well.

Detailed specs for the hardtail include Cane Creek semi-integrated 1 1/8″ headset, Cannondale stem, bar and seatpost, Shimano Alivio shifters, Promax Orange mechanical brakes, Formula hubs, Alex rims, Schwalbe Black Jack tires and a Cannondale Halo saddle.

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2011 Scott Scale 899 Carbon Hardtail

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Dubbed to be the lightest carbon hardtail, the Scott Scale 899 comes in just under 900g (899g), lighter and stiffer than the previous Scale bike from Scott. Several changes for 2011 include a taller tapered headtube by 5mm, lower bottom bracket height by 10mm and a new Shock Damping System for rear stays, which was used on the Scott CR1 model.

Other features for the 2011 Scott Scale 899 are disc mounts, integrated seat clamp and one-piece SDS chainstays and seatstays. It also has carbon dropouts and an improved integrated molding process or IMP. This resulted in combining the top tube, downtube and headtube molded into one. This meant having less carbon material on the inside of the frame.

The 2011 Scott Scale 899 also has a standard press-fit bottom bracket with options of BB30 or BB92.

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