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2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

2012 octane one static mtb pedals   2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals

Octane One has created new mountain bike pedals for 2012 called Static, which are offer at an affordable price and they are light in weight. Light but strong, the low-profile body of the pedals are kitted with removable pins, which enhances the grip quality.

Weighing in at 429g, the Static is incredibly light. Featured by its hardened axle is a 15mm wrench slot and a 6mm M6 socket. The loose ball version has silver pins with 11 pins on each side. These 20mm thick pedals have a 15mm flat wrench slot, 6mm Allen hex socket, and a 95mm x 90mm platform.

Crafted on a first-rate ball bearings, the 2012 Octane One Static MTB Pedals feature a die-cast alloy material that enables it to endure tough rides. Loaded with excellent features, these pedals tackle mud very well and do not muddle easily.

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2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes

2012 sidi hydro gore tex mtb shoes   2012 Sidi Hydro Gore Tex MTB Shoes

Released for 2012 by Sidi are new mountain bike shoes called Hydro Gore-Tex. In order to accommodate a weightier winter sock and Sidi Toasters as well, the fit of the shoes are made a little more spacious. The feet are kept secure by its four Velcro straps.

Making the sole of the Hydro Gore-Tex shoes stronger is its carbon fiber. Made of injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix, its Millennium 3 sole is very durable and is compatible with the leading road pedals. Its rigidity is less prone to changes, as well.

Even under terrible weather conditions, the 2012 Sidi Hydro Gore-Tex MTB Shoes can keep the riders’ feet dry and warm thanks to its Gore-Tex upper, which is insulated and waterproof. Moreover, cleat replacement is made easier through the molded 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale into the sole.

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2012 RockGardn M-Theory MTB Gloves

2012 rockgardn m theory mtb gloves   2012 RockGardn M Theory MTB Gloves

While featuring maximum performance and great aesthetics, the 2012 RockGardn M-Theory MTB Gloves are available for a very reasonable price. This makes these mountain bike gloves one of the must-buy items for riders who are price-conscious but do not compromise the quality.

Several amazing features are offered by the RockGardn M-Theory. Comfort is optimized by its full-length TPR finger protection that has a soft-stretch Airprene knuckle panel and the silicon grippers of its reinforced palm on the middle and index fingers.

While these mountain bike gloves are perfect for DH, they can also tackle XC pretty well. On the other hand, the downsides of the RockGardn M-Theory include its heaviness when wet and its tendency to make the hands feel hot during summer rides.

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Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts

kroozer mountain bike shorts   Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts

Trico Sports Performance has one of the most comfortable mountain bike shorts called Kroozer. Designed with excellent cycling comfort in mind, these shorts can tackle the severity of mountain biking or any strenuous activities outdoors.

What makes the Kroozer Mountain Bike Shorts incredibly comfortable is its combination of the ability of a road short to avoid chafing and the style and loose fit of a mountain bike short. Also combined are the optimized seat comfort and shock-absorption to create the most comfortable mountain bike short on the trail.

Key to the ultimate comfort of the Kroozer is the unique anatomical Memoflex Gel pad sewed into a highly breathable road-style inner brief. Thickness, shape, and durometer are strategically adjusted making the gel very stable. The brief is then surrounded with a baggy MTB-style shell.

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DT Swiss Exm 150 Thru-Axle Launch Control 2 MTB Forks

dt swiss exm 150 thru axle launch control 2 mtb forks   DT Swiss Exm 150 Thru Axle Launch Control 2 MTB Forks

For the high demands of a serious mountain biker, the DT Swiss Exm 150 Thru-Axle Launch Control 2 MTB Forks are ideal. To achieve a rigid and light magnesium lower, the light Enduro fork features a torsion box arch. Its Launch Control II damping system guarantees high performance.

Also very stiff, lightweight, and aggressive is the XC/All-Mountain fork with Launch Control 2 or LC2. Cranking up the Launch control is simple. Just push down the red dial and the fork will remain compressed under loading. This will keep the front end low during steep technical climbs.

The indexed threshold adjustment lever below the LC2 dial is used to adjust the needed amount of force required start fork. Also featured by the DT Swiss Exm 150 Thru-Axle Launch Control 2 MTB Forks are 150 mm of super plush linear air sprung travel and 32 mm stanchions.

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2012 Troy Lee D3 Composite MTB Helmet Palmer

2012 troy lee d3 composite mtb helmet palmer   2012 Troy Lee D3 Composite MTB Helmet Palmer

For 2012, Troy Lee has launched a brand new mountain bike item called the D3 Composite MTB Helmet Palmer. Not only is the helmet constructed for reliable action sports protection. Its design is a combination of topnotch safety and style.

Technologically sophisticated, the titanium hardware and aerospace carbon and composite fiber shell of the helmet make it nicely featherweight. Ventilation is optimized by combining the new deeper EPS channeling with the 20 high-flow intake and exhaust ports and an innovative injection-molded intake system.

Reducing the weight of the 2012 Troy Lee D3 Composite MTB Helmet Palmer is the machined titanium visor screws. Other features of the D3 helmet are a removable and washable MX-style padded liner, dual density shock pad system and two adjustable D3 visors.

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2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown

2011 troy lee skyline mtb shorts brown   2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown

Troy Lee Designs has released brown mountain bike shorts called Skyline for 2011. The Skyline is tailored to offer riders a better-quality fit for comfort. Lightweight and breathable, the two-way stretch fabric is made from a mix material of 92% Polyester and 8% spandex.

With content security panels, the side pockets of this mountain bike shorts are pedal friendly. To optimize riding comfort, the cut and fit of the shorts are ergonomic mountain bike specific. Whether the rider’s legs are long or short, personalized fit is guaranteed by the unique leg and length adjustment.

Its simple color allows the rider to match the 2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown with almost any sort of upper mountain bike outfit. Other features include rear zippered pocket, first-rate ribbed spandex rear yoke panel, and full-waist and hip-height adjustment using Velcro TPR adjustment tabs.

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