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2012 Kona Sutra Road Touring Bike

2012 kona sutra road touring bike   2012 Kona Sutra Road Touring Bike

One of the most well-travelled bikes on the market today is the very popular road touring bike called Sutra. For 2012, Kona Bikes is bringing back this legendary road bike, which offer the same award-winning tough performance that it has been known for.

Built from an incredibly rigid Kona Cromoly butted steel frame, the Sutra guarantees a sweet and smooth ride. Its key features include a Shimano 9-speed Tiagra/Sora drivetrain, Avid BB7 Road brakes, WTB Freedom Ryder 21 rims, 700c wheels, and 27 gears.

Riders who are fond of touring or trekking will surely love the features of the 2012 Kona Sutra Road Touring Bike. Maximum comfort and reliable quality are guaranteed by its geometry and components. This road bike features front and back pannier racks, as well.

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2012 Sampson Stratics SL Carbon Fiber Road Pedal

2012 sampson stratics sl carbon fiber road pedal   2012 Sampson Stratics SL Carbon Fiber Road Pedal

Sampson Sports, a company known for technically advanced framesets based in Denver, has introduced a new carbon fiber road pedal called Stratics SL after a meticulous process of development and testing. This new pedal has several features to pride itself on. There is an optional titanium axle model, too.

The 66mm wide top surface of the pedal comes with a supporting steel plate. Aside from making the platform more durable for the cleats, the plate enhances the pedal’s structural rigidity, as well. Long life is guaranteed by the pedal’s top plate, which is a fully polished stainless steel.

Built from long-strand carbon fibers, the body of the 2012 Sampson Stratics SL Carbon Fiber Road Pedal has lost a considerable amount of weight. Both comfort and power are maximized by the cleats that lay flat, thanks to the No-Rock cleat design of the pedal’s platform.

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2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset

2012 de rosa corum road frameset   2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset

For riders who are looking for an innovative frameset, De Rosa has released a new exciting road frame called Corum for 2012. As an Italian made machine, the Corum is a well-thought frame constructed with excellent precision, craftsmanship, and aesthetics.

By using artisan construction techniques, the Corum frame is a contemporary interpretation of steel. These up-to-date techniques utilize 18MCDV6 alloy steel as well as TIG welding. The frame also features a carbon fiber fork and an integrated steering tube.

Skillfully crafted, the 2012 De Rosa Corum Road Frameset is ideal for riders who are fond of beautiful Italian bikes. Available in 30 sizes, the Corum frame can be made to measure with its customized slope and traditional geometry.

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2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

2012 cervelo r5ca road frameset with rotor crankset   2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with Rotor Crankset

For 2012, Cervelo has compiled its innovative knowledge in an excellent frame called R5CA. The R5CA is the product of the new production techniques, test methods, and lay-ups developed by Cervelo, which means that this frameset is a technical breakthrough with many things to offer, like its rotor crankset.

Very light weight, the Rotor 3D30 is a thoroughbred performance aluminum crank. For riders who want to tackle bad roads and long rides with much ease, this is the ideal frameset as it offers much comfort from its vibration damping and vertical compliance.

Climbing is made easier by the low weight of the 2012 Cervelo R5CA Road Frameset with a Rotor Crankset. Torsional stiffness allows the riders to descend with confidence and safety while BB stiffness helps them conserve energy. Also, its tube is made light, stiff, strong by its Squoval design.

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2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

2012 shimano r241 road race shoe   2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

A new elite-level road race shoe for 2012 from Shimano is the R241. Revamping several models for 2012, Shimano has avoided the semi-custom layer offering the R241 shoe as a full-custom. This custom-fit model comes with a hollow carbon-fiber sole.


Completely moldable, the upper, the toe box, and the insole fit the contour of the rider’s feet. Heated up in the oven and vacuum fitted, spaces are reduced to further optimize comfort. On the upper strap, the shoes get a low profile buckle giving it a huge aero advantage over a standard buckle.

Weighing in at 543gl (a size 40) the 2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe has incredibly flexible and soft moisture-control mesh sections and uses microfibre that is very resistant to stretching. It is available in two colors, which are blue/black and silver/black.

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Specialized Uracco Road Optics

specialized uracco road optics   Specialized Uracco Road Optics

The Specialized Uracco Road Optics are a unique set of sunglasses specifically suited to road cycling. Their exclusive Adaptalilte formula adjusts to existing conditions, and they also enhance the color red for extra safety. The lenses are lightweight and are also shatterproof, in case you drop them. Adjustable dual-density ear pieces make for a comfortable and customizable fit. You can purchase the Specialized Uracco Road Optics at the Specialized online shop for $130….

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Specialized BG Pro Road Team SAXO Shoes

specialized bg pro road team saxo shoes   Specialized BG Pro Road Team SAXO Shoes

The Specialized BG Pro Road Team SAXO Shoes are low-profile road racing shoes that are the shoe of choice for many of the company’s sponsored cyclists. The lightweight shoes features a FACT carbon sole with TorsionBox technology with a stiffness index of 11.0. They feature performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole, and a high-performance BG+ footbed. The M-lock SL buckle and velcro closure make it easy to slide in and out of the Specialized BG Pro Road Team SAXO Shoes. You can purchase the Specialized BG Pro Road Team SAXO Shoes at the Specialized online shop for $260….

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