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2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10 Road Bikes

2012 stevens xenon di2 and xenon 3x10 road bikes   2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3x10 Road Bikes
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Two road bikes, namely Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10, have been released by Stevens Bikes for 2012. Known for its high quality, the Xenon Di2 frame is designed with inventive cable guiding. Also featured by the Di2 model are Shimano Ultegra electronic shifting and Fulcrum system wheels.

Aside from its entirely blacked out specs, the Xenon 3×10 also gets a full triple crankset. Its racing frame offers stiffness, comfort, and light weight. Along with its complete Shimano Ultegra 3×10 equipment are its high-end Continental GP 4000s tires.

Both of the 2012 Stevens Xenon Di2 and Xenon 3×10 Road Bikes are designed to be lightweight. The Xenon Di2 weighs in at 7.5kg while the Xenon 3×10 is slightly heavier at 7.6kg. Also, both models feature a tube-to-tube and monocoque hybrid frame construction.

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2012 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

2012 raleigh capri womens road bikes   2012 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

Included in the new line of bikes for women released by Raleigh Bicycles for 2012 is the Capri. Like the 2011 model of Capri, the new version gets the same geometry and a full carbon frame and fork. The four 2012 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes are all available in 45, 49, 52, 54, and 56cm.

Ideal for beginners is the Capri 1.0. This starter model comes with Shimano 2300 8-speed. A step up from the 1.0 is the Capri 2.0 that comes with 8-speed. However, the 2.0 is still not with the mainstay of 10-speed and it features Shimano Sora 9-speed and FSA cranks.

With the same aluminum frame and fork, the Capri 3. 0 has a downgrade on parts to Shimano 105 10-speed for the majority of the drivetrain. The Capri 4.0 has a carbon fork with an alloy steerer, hydroformed aluminum frame, and except for brake calipers,…

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2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes

2012 felt road and cyclocross bikes   2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes

Felt Bicycles has new road and cyclocross bikes for 2012. Very similar to the 2011 lineup, the road bikes include the F-Series, the AR-Series, the Z-Series, and the ZW-Series. Aside from the reduced price, the road bike line features Ultegra Di2 gruppo and a new beautiful model called F4130.

The F-Series tackles no compromise racing while the AR-Series offers a race-worthy aero alternative. Excellent comfort will be offered by the Z-Series. Under the Peanut Butter & Co team, the top quality ZW-Series is specifically designed for female riders.

In the cyclocross line, several full carbon bikes were added. The Di2 model F2X has TRP CX8.4 linear pull brakes and tubeless-ready Fulcrum wheels while the F1X frameset features an Enve 1.5 fork. Indeed, there are a lot of new exciting offers to expect from 2012 Felt Road and Cyclocross Bikes.

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2011 Pinarello FP2

2011 pinarello fp2   2011 Pinarello FP2

A sleek, innovative road bike is being offered by bike maker Pinarello right now in the form of the 2011 Pinarello FP2.

What makes the FP2 stand out in the throng of ruling road bikes is its shapely aluminum body complete with a triangle down tube design and equipped with a lot of neat stuff, including carbon fork, carbon seatstays and ridged top tube as well as the patented Pinarello geometry.

The front end of the FP2 is also another impressive thing, which was lifted from Pinarello‘s Dogma front design. The road bike also features an Onda fork and triangular frame. These three elements work perfectly together to give a great riding experience no matter what the terrain you might encounter down the road.

The bike also boasts of superior handling and stability that can get you out of just about any tight spot you might find yourself in. The FP2 fork…

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Focus Izalco Team Katusha Road Bike

focus izalco team katusha road bike   Focus Izalco Team Katusha Road Bike

FOCUS Izalc team Katusha enters season 2011 with a new race bike. This Russian ProTour Team Katusha’s new official team bike is from FOCUS, German bicycle manufacturer. This new race bike features a balanced and comfortable seating position as well as excellent power transmission. The first appearance of this bike was on January 16, 2011 in the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under, where 133 riders meet to donate to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal for the flooding victims in Queensland, Australia.

The Focus Izalco Team Katusha Road Bike has internally routed precision-engineered cables, decreasing aerodynamic drag. The design is already nice but these cables make it even better. The tapered head tube includes a matching Rigida Pro fork for combined stiffness and comfort. To optimize power transfer, the oversized bottom bracket continues the BB30 standard. This bike is outfitted with a SRAM shifting system, bottom bracket and brakes, 3T fork,…

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2011 Condor Road Bikes

2011 condor road bikes   2011 Condor Road Bikes

From the success of the 2010 cycling season, Condor Bikes launches its 2011 road bikes with some modifications. Its flagship model, the Leggero is a seasoned race-ready bike used by the Rapha Condor Sharp pro continental team. It features a Dedacciai HM carbon and T900 carbon fiber frame with nano resins and a new BB30 bottom bracket system. This goes well with its oversized shaft and industrial bearings plus a Deda Nero Supremacy full carbon fork.

A triple-butted titanium frame with a Nero Corsa 5 carbon fork, the Moda has a reputation for having ultra-thin walls and oversized tubes. Light with raw titanium etched lugs, published weight of a 55cm frame is 1400g.

Handmade with quality similar to the times Condor Bikes used steel in 1948, the Acciaio uses a Dedacciai Zero Replica triple-butted steel with boron for its frame and a Deda Nero Forza 5 full carbon fork. It boasts…

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2011 Jamis Satellite

2011 jamis satellite   2011 Jamis Satellite

Jamis reinforces the idea of steel in 2011 as a steady and most capable platform when it comes to road bikes with the Satellite. Using Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes, the Satellite is further made rider-specific with Jamis’ SST tubing diameters.

The steel frame is matched with a full carbon composite fork with forged alloy dropouts and single eyelets. The 2011 Satellite features a sloping top tube design and double-tapered cromo stays. The 1 1/8″ headset houses NVO components, Ritchey handlebar and stem with a Jamis bar tape and Touring Sport saddle and satin steel rails.

The rest of the classic design is Shimano Tiagra derailleurs, SRAM cassette and an FSA Vero triple crankset with sealed cartridge bottom bracket. For stopping power, the 2011 Satellite has Tektro dual-pivot calipers with Shimano Sora levers. Keeping your ride running smooth are Mavic wheels, Formula alloy hubs and Vittoria Zaffiro tires.

The steel wonder…

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