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2012 Surly Moonlander Mountain Bike

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2012 surly moonlander mountain bike   2012 Surly Moonlander Mountain Bike

One of the several surprises of Surly Bikes for 2012 is the new mountain bike called Moonlander. While the previous Pugsley bike is known for being a fat bike, the new Moonlander is even fatter. In order to do this, the bike used Clownshoe 100mm wide single wall rims.

Drilled out, the visible rim strip is available in multiple colors. On those 100mm rims rides the new Surly Big Fat Larry tire are around 4.5in wide. With the 28mm offset of the frame and the Mr. Whirly Offset Double (MWOD) crank, there is enough room for a large rubber even without chain rub.

With incredibly large tires and wide rims, the ultra fat 2012 Surly Moonlander Mountain Bike features remarkable floatation, traction, and minimum ground impact. The two fat bike tires are the assertively knobbed 3.8in wide Nate tire and the softer threaded Black Floyd tire that is ideal for…

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2012 Raleigh Talus 29er Carbon Fiber Mountain bike

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2012 raleigh talus 29er carbon fiber mountain bike   2012 Raleigh Talus 29er Carbon Fiber Mountain bike

Free from mechanical problems, the Talus is one of the top-quality 29er carbon fiber hardtail bikes released by Raleigh for 2012. Raleigh has loaded the Talus with state-of-the-art specs including Fox 32 F100 15mm QR, 3×10 SRAM XO, Easton cockpit and Easton EXC90 carbon-rimmed wheels.

Using a Direct Connect Evolution frame design, the top, down, and head tubes of this 29er hardtail bike are molded as a single piece while the other tubes are carbon welded, cut, and mitered. Other features include internal cable routing, the rear brake hose, and a decent clearance from the stays.

Another nice touch of the bike is the color-coordinated Avid XX two-piece rotors. Regardless of its huge bottom bracket junction, the 2012 Raleigh Talus 29er Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike adheres to a customary outboard BB.

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2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women

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2012 specialized myka sport disc mountain bike for women   2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women

For 2012, Specialized has created a reliable machine called Myka Sport Disc for women riders who are fond of trail riding. Aside from its lightweight effectiveness, this bike is designed with women-specific components and anatomical engineering.

Key components of the Myka Sport Disc include an SR Suntour fork with 80mm of travel, Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport 60 TPI tires, and Avid BB5 disc brakes. The height of the tires is reduced in order to lessen rolling resistance.

Moderately stiff and strong, its lightweight double wall rim is set as aluminum alloy. The 2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women is one of the best performing recreational female mountain bikes on the market at a reasonably price.

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2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

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2012 giro hex mountain bike helmet   2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

Giro has a new helmet for 2012 called Hex, which is designed for cyclists who are fond of aggressive trail riding. This helmet offers a superior combination of versatility and well-built progressive style. It uses Point Of View (POV) visor, which comes with 15 degrees of tool-free and on-the-fly vertical adjustment.

A sturdy polycarbonate outer shell is combined with the impact-absorbing foam liner of the Hex through in-mold construction. Through this process, ventilation system is enhanced and the helmet is made cooler and lighter as compared to conventional helmets.

Packed with first-rate features yet reasonably priced, the 2012 Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet is an excellent choice for rugged all-mountain, MTB endurance or marathon, and MTB trail rides with Roc Loc 5 fit system offering unrivaled adjustability, stability, weight savings, and level of comfort.

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2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike

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2012 intense cycles hard eddie 29 mountain bike   2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike

Aside from its first carbon frame called Carbine, Intense Cycles has also unveiled its composite frame for 2012 called Hard Eddie. While it is famous for producing topnotch full suspension bikes, Intense Cycles takes pride in this new no suspension machine.

Tapered steer tube compatible, the crafty black and internally routed Hard Eddie frame features chain stay mounted disc brakes. Stiffness is improved by its stiff and big BB30bottom bracket and incredibly large tapered headtube junction with an ingenious geometry.

Like the new carbon Carbine frame, the 2012 Intense Cycles Hard Eddie 29 Mountain Bike is another exciting machine. As a different line for the company, the release of this new carbon fiber 29-inch hardtail mountain bike is momentous.

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2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

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2012 pivot mach 5 7 carbon fiber mountain bike   2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

For the first time, Pivot Cycles has released a carbon fiber mountain bike called Mach 5.7 Carbon. Featured by the 142 X 12mm through axle design is a forged 7075-T6 derailleur hanger that comes with an integrated axle nut. Its matte natural carbon comes with green, cyan, pink, or red highlights.

The internal molding technology used by the Mach 5.7 frame is hollow-box and high-compression. Like the overall rear triangle stiffness, the diameter of all front triangle tubes were maximized in order to add a more compact design, which, in turn, increases the frame’s torsional stiffness.

Also featured by the frame is a 160mm rear post mount and a new style DW-Link, which comes with a broader double row bearing placement. With its carbon fiber experience, Pivot Cycles takes pride in the release of the 2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike as its first one.

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2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet

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2012 giro remedy mountain bike helmet   2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet

One of the superior mountain bike helmets for 2012 is the Remedy from Giro. Like its big brother Remedy CF, the Remedy gives excellent ventilation, protection, and attention to detail while its price is very affordable. Its unrivaled graphics makes a good choice for top riders in the world.

Major features of this helmet include washable interior lining, replacement cheek pads, and optimized Super Fit goggle port. Giving the helmet state-of-the-art quality are its fiberglass shell construction with EVA-lined chinbar and Wind Tunnel ventilation that features internal channeling and 14 vents.

Tackled well by the 2012 Giro Remedy Mountain Bike Helmet is anything in the gravity sphere, such as freeride, all-mountain, as well as MTB DH and MTB Slalom/4X races. What makes the helmet so comfortable is its super fit engineering and Skull Hugging Luxury.

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