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2012 Orange Diva Mountain Bike

2012 orange diva mountain bike   2012 Orange Diva Mountain Bike

Orange Bikes has updated the mountain bike for women called the Diva for 2012. Along with its fresh new look are refined features to offer more benefits for women cyclists. Perfect fit is achieved by constructing the bike with a 6061-T6 aluminium tubeset.

With this tubeset, the compliance and stiffness are balanced to the maximum. One of the new designs of the bike is the head angle made slacker along with the seat angle made steeper. Through this, the women cyclist is better centered over the bike.

Included in the new offers of the bike are a Shimano groupset, Avid Elixir brakes, RockShox Recon Solo Air fork, WTB Speed She saddle, Race Face finishing parts, and 170mm crank arms. Comfort is the key concern of the 2012 Orange Diva Mountain Bike, which makes it ideal for women cyclists.

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2012 Kona King Kahuna

2012 kona king kahuna   2012 Kona King Kahuna

Kona has something new for 2012 called King Kahuna, which is also its first carbon 29er hardtail that guarantees a very fast ride. Along with its smart part spec, other features include a proprietary carbon weave, tapered headtube, and a stiff 142x12mm rear axle.

Designed both for speed and for toughness, the proprietary carbon fiber weave is a big plus to the King Kahuna. Featured by the bike’s mastered geometry are a low bottom bracket and short chainstays. The spec package makes the bike a certified all race, all speed machine.

Highlights of the spec package are SRAM X9 10-speed drivetrain, Avid Elixir 5 brakes, Easton XC 29er wheelset, and RockShox Reba RL 29er tapered with a 15mm thru-axle. Carefully designed and constructed, the 2012 Kona King Kahuna is an outstanding race-winning 29er mountain bike.

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2011 DaKine Men’s Syncline Mountain Bike Short

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Male riders who are looking for cycling shorts that provide freedom of movement when mountain biking should try the 2011 DaKine Men’s Syncline. Aside from its nicely loose fit, other excellent features of the shorts are back stretch panels and a moisture wicking polyester liner.

Inner leg vents keep the rider cool when mountain biking starts to heat up. Made from a durable 100% nylon outer shell and lining, the shorts feature a great fit with a padded polyester/spandex over a Liquicell insert. Comfort technology provides the garment breathable and quick drying.

Comfortably baggy and great looking, the 2011 DaKine Men’s Syncline Mountain Bike Shorts are a must-have mountain bike garment. Adding to its great look is its elastic waist with a nylon adjustable belt and two side pockets and a rear pocket with a Velcro closure.

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2011 Whyte 19 Alloy Trail Hardtail Mountain Bike

2011 whyte 19 alloy trail hardtail mountain bike   2011 Whyte 19 Alloy Trail Hardtail Mountain Bike

Whyte has introduced its most versatile hardtail for 2011, the 19 Alloy Trail Mountain Bike. Included in the excellent components fitted with this classic 19 trail hardtail bike is the Fox F120 RL suspension fork with 120mm of travel and 15mm QR through axle.

Other components that gives this trail bike high performance are X0/X9 shifting, FSA Afterburner Crank, and Hope X2 brakes. It also features an ultimate trailbike finishing kit that consists of Fizik gobi saddle, Easton Monkeylite SL handlebar, Thomson Stem, and Thomson seatpost.

What the classic lightweight yet long-travel trail, 2011 Whyte 19 Alloy Trail Hardtail Mountain Bike, boasts most is its topnotch versatility. With regards to its ride and handling, this very versatile hardtail offers both technical capability and speed and noticeably feels slack on the trail.

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2011 Vans Gravel Mountain Bike Shoes

2011 vans gravel mountain bike shoes   2011 Vans Gravel Mountain Bike Shoes

Vans, the legendary skate shoe brand, has launched a new pair of mountain bike shoes for 2011 called Gravel. Featuring Van’s classic WaffleGrip tread pattern, the shoes are designed specifically for riders who prefer flat pedal.

The Gravel offers not only performance on the bike but a fashionable look to the rider as well. Built for flats or platforms, these shoes will stick to traditional BMX-style pedals very well. This is achieved through the custom-designed TRAX rubber outsole.

Durable and breathable, the 2011 Vans Gravel Mountain Bike Shoes feature synthetic leather and mesh upper that make it stand the test of time. The removable hook-and-loop strap allows for more pedal power. Abrasive-resistant synthetic materials wrap the entire upper making the shoes water-repellant.

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DaKine Men’s Covert Mountain Bike Gloves

dakine mens covert mountain bike gloves   DaKine Mens Covert Mountain Bike Gloves

Excellent mountain bike gloves for men are the Dakine Covert. Throughout days of hard-hitting riding, riders can rely on Dakine Covert bike gloves, which are designed to provide strong and fixed grip. Its silicone gripper finger tips guarantee unmatched control.

For single track and table-tops, the gloves offer lightweight hand protection while performance articulation is guaranteed for precise handling. The freedom of movement offered by the gloves is also unmatched; thanks to the neoprene knuckle flex panels.

As a minimalist’s glove, the DaKine Men’s Covert Mountain Bike Gloves are made for smooth, precise riding. With its breathable nylon mesh back-panel, riders stay cool while temperatures heat up. The gloves also feature durable synthetic suede palms and Terrycloth thumb panels.

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The North Face Silicate Mountain Bike Shorts

the north face silicate mountain bike shorts   The North Face Silicate Mountain Bike Shorts

The North Face has released new mountain bike apparel this 2011, silicate mountain bike shorts. The shorts are built with reinforced stitching and bar tacking throughout all stress zones that make it durable. For venting, the shorts have front hand pockets mesh lined.

Riders are given the option to wear just the shorts or with the removable chamois liner that gives extra cycling comfort. With the removable chamois, friction points and pressure in key areas are reduced by the right amount of microfiber padding.

The herringbone-patterned stretch fabric moves nicely while the riders pedal through any trail. Unwanted odors are lessened while heat build-up is controlled by chamois. While The North Face Silicate Mountain Bike Shorts are water resistant, they are still breathable and quick-drying.

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