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2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

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2012 specialized demo 8 II fsr frameset   2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset

Specialized has introduced a new frameset for 2012 called Demo 8 II FSR, which is loaded with an extensive list of excellent specs. Along with is 200mm of rear wheel travel are a 1.5″ head tube, FSR suspension, and Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shocks.

Ideal for aspiring DH racers, the bike has high and low speed rebound and compression settings, which are externally adjustable, from the coil shock, maximizing control over tough terrains. Also, the suspension linkage is especially designed to tackle even the most challenging terrain.

With two Downhill World Championships to its credit, the 2012 Specialized Demo 8 II FSR Frameset is an excellent choice for the race bicycles of pros. Featured by the manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame of the Demo 8 II are a rear derailleur protector, magnesium link, and an outsized forged head tube.

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2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset

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2012 specialized roval control sl 29 wheel   2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset

For 2012, Specialized has a lot of exciting brand new products to offer, which includes the new race-ready wheelset called Roval Control SL 29. These stiff hand-built wheels feature a carbon rim that comes with a CNC-machined alloy body rear hub and a carbon front hub.

While the wheelset is designed based on the Control SL 29, the X-12 142+ rear hub flange spacing makes the new model even stiffer and balances spoke tension. The molded fiber disc rim is tubeless compatible while its front hub is compatible with the standard 24mm/28mm QR and 15mm thru-axle.

Designed for exclusive use on 2011 Epic 29er bikes and frames, the 2012 Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset is made unbelievably lightweight, weighing in at only 1440g. Other nice features include DT pro lock hexagonal alloy nipples and Roval titanium quick releases.

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2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike

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2012 specialized rockhopper xc hardtail bike   2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike

For riders who are looking for a XC hardtail bike, Specialized has released the 2012 Rockhopper. Even the roughest trail can be tackled with lightweight confidence, thanks to its fully butted M4 alloy frame along with its light but durable and tough double-walled alloy rims.

What riders will definitely love about the Rockhopper is that it combines great value and performance. This is because the bike is equipped with excellent but affordable components, including the Tektro disc brakes as well as a SR Suntour suspension fork, which is custom-tuned and comes with a lockout.

Constructed to perfectly tackle the demands of singletrack and road cruises, the 2012 Specialized Rockhopper XC Hardtail Bike is a must-have. For various conditions, Specialized used a state-of-the-art knob pattern from The Captain Sport tires.

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2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike

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Specialized has introduced a new carbon trail bike for 2012 called Stumpjumper FSR Expert, which utilizes EVO qualities. Along with the EVO geometry are the Fact 9m carbon main triangle and the M5 alloy rear triangle, which make the bike prepared for aggressive riding.

Trail performance is maximized by its three remote-actuated saddle height positions used by the all-new Specialized Command Post BlackLite. Specially crafted for trail riding, the Roval Control Trail wheelset comes with butted DT Swiss spokes and a larger rim profile, making it lightweight but tough.

With 150mm of rear travel, the 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO Mountain Bike is an ideal machine for freeriders and downhillers. With its reasonable weight and price, the new Stumpjumper FSR Expert makes climbing up and down the mountain really worthwhile.

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2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

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2012 specialized ariel bike for women   2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

Highly versatile, the new Ariel released by Specialized for 2012 is ideal for women riders who are looking for a single machine that functions well as a mountain bike and a road bike. Any terrains can be tackled by the Ariel, thanks to its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Light weight, incredible comfort, and a confident ride are offered by the Ariel’s A1 premium aluminum frame, which comes with a Body Geometry Women’s Riva saddle, 75mm-travel SR Suntour fork, and women’s recreational geometry and tube sets.

Weekday commuting and weekend adventures can be fun with the 2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women. With its state-of-the-art features, a classy ride is guaranteed. The versatility of the bike is enhanced by its fender/rack braze-ons.

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2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike

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2012 specialized crosstrail bike   2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike

For 2012, Specialized has created an excellent machine called Crosstail, which is created for effective fitness, recreation, and exploration. Included in its reliable components are its Specialized Borough XC Sport tires that offer both fast rolling and sufficient traction on the trail.

With 75mm of travel, the coil-sprung SR Suntour fork comes with alloy lowers, which enables this hybrid bike to effortlessly go off-road. Its ability to tackle varied terrain is achieved through its strong double-walled 700c alloy rims.

Tackling the method, location, and purpose of riding, the 2012 Specialized Crosstrail Bike is a reliable machine for various rides. On any surface, lightweight buoyancy is guaranteed by its smooth-welded A1 premium aluminum frame while its saddle has adequate padding that offers maximum comfort.

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2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

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2012 specialized carve pro 29 hardtail 29er bike   2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike

Competition-inspired, the new Carve Pro 29 is an aluminum hardtail 29er bike released by Specialized for 2012. This new bike comes with a 29er, featuring an 80mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold 29 SL fork with SLX shift levers and Deore hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano.

Offering excellent stiffness, efficiency, and light weight, the M4SL alloy frame of the Carve Pro 29 is fully butted and smooth-welded. Along with 29er XC geometry, a tapered head tube is included to offer front-end stiffness as well as seatstays with no bridge to achieve compliance over bumps.

Climbing is made easier by the new 2012 Specialized Carve Pro 29 Hardtail 29er Bike, thanks to its excellent components, including the remote lockout, double-walled alloy rims, and the aluminum steerer and stanchions featured by the fork.

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