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2012 Altura Attack X Waterproof Mountain Bike Jacket

2012 altura attack x waterproof mountain bike jacket   2012 Altura Attack X Waterproof Mountain Bike Jacket

Riding in the rain can be fun with the new waterproof cycling jacket for all-mountain trail from Altura for 2012 called Attack X. Aside from its React Extreme fabric construction and stylish dark reflective trim, this garment is full of first-class features that make it the ultimate all-mountain jacket on the trail.

The React Extreme fabric is not only waterproof. It is highly breathable and durable, as well. In fact, its breathability exceeds 30,000g/m2/day. It is also generously designed with internal, front, and rear pockets that are spacious enough to stash necessary stuff while riding.

Featuring 100% polyester, the 2012 Altura Attack X Waterproof Mountain Bike Jacket is an excellent protection for riders on the trail. The jacket also has a critical reinforced print panels, long pit/back vents with two-way zips, and Offset front zip with magnetic closures.

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2012 Santa Cruz Juliana Mountain Bike Frame for Women

2012 santa cruz juliana mountain bike frame for women   2012 Santa Cruz Juliana Mountain Bike Frame for Women

Although already reputable with its multi-award winning performance, the women mountain bike frame named Juliana from Santa Cruz Bicycles returns for 2012 with even more updates. To enhance the stiffness of the frame, its oversized main pivot bearing set is made into a through-axle main pivot.

Instead of painting a kid’s bike with female colors, Santa Cruz designed Juliana as a frame that is women-specific and at the same time tough enough to tackle the trail. The frame features 100mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger, and a tire clearance with up to 2.35in.

As compared to its previous models, the 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana Mountain Bike Frame is made even stiffer and leaner. Indeed, the Juliana is constructed with the serious women trail riders in mind. For a medium size, the frame weighs in at 2.36kg.

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2012 Santa Cruz Butcher Mountain Bike Frame

2012 santa cruz butcher mountain bike frame   2012 Santa Cruz Butcher Mountain Bike Frame

One of the top mountain bike frames for 2012 is the Butcher, which is released by Santa Cruz Bicycles. Named in honor of the Butcher Ranch Trail in Downieville, California, this mountain bike frame is designed to be tough enough to meet the demands of singletrack rides.

With Fox Float RL rear shock, the medium-sized frame weighs in at approximately 3.38kg. Making the Butcher a state-of-the-art six-inch travel frame is its 150mm rear wheel travel, 1.125 top and 1.5 lower tapered headtube, and 203mm Max Rotor.

Featured by the 2012 Santa Cruz Butcher Mountain Bike Frame is the new abuse-hungry APP suspension. This strong bike offers not only an outstanding suspension but a sturdy pedaling leg, exciting colors, and a comfortable grip, as well.

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2012 Santa Cruz Nickel Mountain Bike

2012 santa cruz nickel mountain bike   2012 Santa Cruz Nickel Mountain Bike

One of the brands that comes to mind when it comes to modern mountain bikes is Santa Cruz Bicycles, which has just released the new Nickel for 2012. Not only is the Nickel a nimble machine, it offers a geometry that is perfect for climbing high mountains in the backcountry.

Climbing can be effortless and fun with the Nickel, thanks to its speedy pedaling styles and its long top tube. Weighing in at approximately 3.34kg, its frame features a Fox Float R Shock and an oversized 1-1/8″ top and 1.5″ lower tapered headtube. The recommended fork range is from 120mm to 140mm.

During the days when it is hard to choose where to ride, the 2012 Santa Cruz Nickel Mountain Bike is the perfect solution. Constructed with the APP suspension system, this excellent cross-country machine with a fantastic and swish suspension features a well-designed pivot system and 125mm of suspension…

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2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals

2012 speedplay syzr mountain bike pedals   2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals

For mountain bike lovers, new pedals called Syzr have been released by Speedplay for 2012. As compared to other pedals from Speedplay, the outer housing used by the Syzr is the same basic material as that of the Zero road pedal and it is stronger than the mountain bike pedal Frog’s.

Like all Speedplay pedals, the Syzr pedal is uniquely designed. Instead of building the infinitely adjustable float in the pedal, it is built into the cleat, making it different from other bike pedal systems. With widely spaced metal tabs, its two-sided design makes the pedaling platform very secure.

Featured by the cleat of the 2012 Speedplay Syzr Mountain Bike Pedals are two pieces along with the outer rotating in order to offer flat. Depending on the rider’s preference, the pedals come with two grub screws so that the available float can be restricted.

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2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike

2012 boardman fi comp hardtail mountain bike   2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike

Included in the range of Fi (female informed) bikes by Boardman Bikes for women for 2012 is the Comp hardtail mountain bike. This machine is tough enough for rough stuff but is nicely painted with white and pink so it matches adventurous but stylish women riders.

Along with its female-specific geometry is a brand new alloy frame, which comes with a 120mm travel Suntour Epicon Air fork replacing the 100mm travel Rockshox Recon SL fork. Also featured are SRAM X5 27-speed gearing and Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes.

Equipped with female-specific components and high specification, the 2012 Boardman Fi Comp Hardtail Mountain Bike is ideal for women who are fond of off-road rides. While this new model is made more durable, the price is lowered for even better value.

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2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike

2012 orbea alma h10 29er hardtail mountain bike   2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike

Introduced by Orbea Bikes for 2012 is a new 29er hardtail mountain bike called Alma H10. Very lightweight, this mountain bike offers flawless lateral and torsional stiffness ratio to guarantee an amazing ride. Its impressive specs include semi-integrated 1 1/8 headset and Shimano HG81 11-36 10S rear cogs.

Great performance is guaranteed during races, marathons, and trips by the Alma H10. Hydroformed reinforcements and a diagonal tube are featured by the triple-conified aluminum Orbea Alma Hydro 29 frame, which comes wit a Rockshox Recon Gold TK29 100 fork.

Designed with the serious mountain bike rider in mind, the 2012 Orbea Alma H10 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike is the perfect machine for competitions. Control and stability of the bike are enhanced, thanks to its state-of-the-art Fulcrum Red Power 29 wheels.

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