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2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

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2012 specialized crossroads elite cross bike   2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike

Combining maximum efficiency and comfort, the 2012 Specialized Crossroads Elite Cross Bike is a classy machine perfect for cyclists who want to relax when riding. What enables the bike to take in all the road bumps is its lightweight suspension fork and seatpost.

In order to optimize efficiency, the 700c tires that roll very smoothly are combined with the A24 speed Shimano drivetrain. Riding position is made upright and stable by the A1 Premium aluminum 700c frame, which features an excellent hybrid geometry and an added kickstand mount.

Aside from its classy look as the name implies, the Crossroads Elite from Specialized is speedy and stable as well. With its preload adjustment, the 63mm-travel suspension fork makes the ride even smoother and more comfortable while the BG Comfort grips provide the rider’s hands with a fresh feeling.

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2012 Specialized CruX Elite Road Bike

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Dubbed as a cross beast, the CruX Elite from Specialized is one of the best road bikes for 2012. Aside from its race-optimized geometry, other excellent features including its internal cable routing and stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Featured by its cross racing-specific E5 alloy frame are a tapered head tube, an ultra-tough OSBB, and an integrated headset. Shouldering is facilitated by its shaped top tube while incredible riding and racing speed in different conditions and all-around CX tread is offered by its Tracer tires.

Even through the cruelest courses, the 2012 Specialized CruX Elite Road Bike guarantees maximum power. To tackle rough terrains well, stiffness, strength, and compliance are perfectly balanced by the Fact carbon fork with a tapered steerer.

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2012 Specialized Dolce Elite Compact Bike for Women

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One of the versatile bikes for women released for 2012 is the Dolce Elite Compact from Specialized. All of the major components of this machine are particularly chosen for female riders who want to tackle various rides, such as weekend workouts and century rides.

In order to achieve a quick and responsive but lenient ride, the alloy frame of the Dolce offers a women’s endurance geometry, Zertz inserts, and carbon seatstays. Shifting is made dependable and calm by the new Shimano Tiagra compact drivetrain.

What gives the 2012 Specialized Dolce Elite Compact Bike for Women amazing comfort and all-day performance is the generous padding of the Riva 155mm body geometry designed for women. Significantly lightweight, the DT Axis 1.0 wheelset features incredibly fast and smooth rolling.

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2012 Specialized Expedition Bike

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Ideal for dirt roads and cruising paved is the new Expedition bike released by Specialized for 2012. On any terrain, the efficiency of the pedaling is maintained by the 21 speeds. Sturdy and smooth, the double-wall rims have 32 holes and machined sidewalls.

In order to keep the standover low and guarantee a secure and straight riding position, the A1 Premium aluminum 26in frame of the bike features Ground Control geometry and riser bars. The ride is made even more comfortable and smoother by the suspension fork with 63mm travel and its preload adjustment.

A comfort and classy look is offered by the 2012 Specialized Expedition Bike. On gravel or pavement, control and traction are the smooth-rolling Hemisphere 26in tires with a semi-connected tread pattern and flat protection. Moreover, fatigue fingers and hand pain are lessened by the BG Comfort grips.

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2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike

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Designed for riders who are fond of urban jungles and adventures on the trails is the new 2012 Specialized Hardrock Disc Hardtail XC Mountain Bike. To make sure that the mountain bike ride is really fun, its stiff frame is matched with its 80mm smooth-travel SR Suntour fork.

What makes the bike more lightweight, compliant, and durable is its fully butted A1 Premium aluminum frame that comes with double Ore down tube. Over varying terrain, tunability and versatility are enhanced by the lockout, preload adjustment, and size-specific spring rates of the SR Suntour fork.

To keep the rolling resistance low, the knob height used in the Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport 60 TPI tires is decreased. However, riders can have confidence on the trail with the sufficient grip of the bike. Bumpy issues are tackled well by the double-walled alloy rims, which are light but durable and tough.

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2012 Specialized P.Fix Fixed Gear Bike

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A new fixed-gear machine offered by Specialized for 2012 is the P.Fix bike. Combined with its advanced technology and state-of-the-art materials are a clever geometry that is proven to tackle dirt, street, and park rides very well. Its one-piece 10t cog has a freewheel setup and fixed gear conversion options.

Though lightweight, the P. Series butted and tapered chromoly fork is stiff and sturdy enough to tackle any intense abuse. Also made to endure nonstop abuse are the 26in P. Fix wheelset and cartridge bearings, which are double-walled with 36 spokes.

Loaded with superior features, the 2012 Specialized P.Fix Fixed Gear Bike can meet the high demands of aggressive rides. Aside from a rounded profile, the Specialized Compound Control tires also offer dual-compound traction and low rolling resistance. Its light but strong Press-in MID BB can be serviced easily.

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2012 Specialized S-Works Shiv TT Module Bike

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Designed for cyclists who want the ideal bike that tackles any race against the clock is the 2012 S-Works Shiv TT Module. Power is maximized by its excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio from the Specialized S-Works Fact carbon crank set with ceramic bearings, OSBB, and removable carbon spider.

Featured by its Fact IS 11r carbon frame are a radical tube shaping and completely integrated cockpit that ultimately optimizes weight, stiffness, and aerodynamics. This makes it ideal for UCI time trials. With an integrated aerobar, the aerodynamic carbon stem offers a light and firm link to the fork steerer.

Moreover, fit is optimized by the two setback options from its carbon bladed seat post. Totally UCI and triathlon legal, the Shiv TT Module is made of high quality components. No wonder it has won both Ironman triathlon and time trial in the World Championships.

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