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2012 Specialized Ariel Bike for Women

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 Dolce Elite Compact Bike for Women

2012 specialized dolce elite compact bike for women   2012 Specialized Dolce Elite Compact Bike for Women

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 Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women

2012 specialized myka sport disc mountain bike for women   2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women

For 2012, Specialized has created a reliable machine called Myka Sport Disc for women riders who are fond of trail riding. Aside from its lightweight effectiveness, this bike is designed with women-specific components and anatomical engineering.

Key components of the Myka Sport Disc include an SR Suntour fork with 80mm of travel, Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport 60 TPI tires, and Avid BB5 disc brakes. The height of the tires is reduced in order to lessen rolling resistance.

Moderately stiff and strong, its lightweight double wall rim is set as aluminum alloy. The 2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc Mountain Bike for Women is one of the best performing recreational female mountain bikes on the market at a reasonably price.

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2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women

2012 giro solara and sante cycling shoes for women   2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women

Two of the new models from Giro’s 2012 shoe lineup will have female-specific versions- the Solara is for the Apeckx while the Sante is for the Treble. Designed to offer topnotch fit, styling, and performance, the Solara is a beautiful and affordable race ready shoe.

The upper material of these cycling women shoes are excellent, which is full high quality microfiber for the Solara and sturdy synthetic for the Sante. While the Solara has well-built integrated ratchet buckle with an offset middle D-ring to prevent pressure points, the Sante features a classic three-strap design and patterning.

Though reasonably priced, both the 2012 Giro Solara and Sante Cycling Shoes for Women guarantee state-of-the-art quality that female riders require. With a topnotch fit and features, these shoes are very eye-catching and reliable. Both shoes feature Aegis single density footbed and optimized nylon outsole.

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2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women

2012 giro factress road shoe for women   2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women

For women riders who are looking for the most fashionable cycling shoes, the best item can be the new road shoe called Factress, which is released by Giro for 2012. As the female version of Giro’s Factor shoe, the Factress also features Easton EC90 carbon fiber soles.

Moreover, the Factress comes with a safe and strong integrated ratchet buckle closure and Super Natural X-Static adjustable footbed kit for the insole, which is available in three different arch supports. What makes the Factress different from the Factor is its fit designed for women’s narrower heels.

Very stylish, the 2012 Giro Factress Road Shoe for Women can be as successful as its male counterpart, Factor, and another female cycling shoe from Giro, Espada. It also features agile and sturdy Teijin Samo microfiber in the upper construction and offset middle D-ring to avoid pressure points.

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Fi’zi:k Aliante Carbon Womens Saddle

aliante saddle by fizik 1 300x157   Fizi:k Aliante Carbon Womens SaddleFizik just released a wider line of recreational and women specific saddles aside from their regular collection of race performance seats. Recently out of the market, The Aliante (143mm wide), the Arione (132mm wide) and the Anatres (143mm wide).

Their best seller is the Aliante saddle. It is wider and with a slight ergonomic dip as to its length. Selle Italia and Selle San Marco introduced their new carbon railed and shelled versions, however the move appeared to be a response to a marketing strategy. Aliante maintains its comfortable design of durability. The Fizik Aliante Carbon is 199 grams of a wider and softer saddle. The exterior shell is 35 grams of multi-directional carbon fiber and around 15 grams bi-directional carbon/Kevlar weave interior “hammock”. Just be sure not to fall asleep while riding.

SRP is €175-€299, depending on the rails chosen (K:ium or Carbon Braided).

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Oakley Split Jacket Eyewear – Women

oakley split jacket eyewear women   Oakley Split Jacket Eyewear   Women

Oakley comes out with Split Jacket eyewear, the womens version of its popular Jawbones. It carries the Switchlock technology that allows you to change the lens easily. The lenses that comes with the Split Jacket features the hydrophobic/oleophobic technology which keeps them free from dust and smudges from oil, fingerprints and water.

Made from highly resistant material, the Split Jacket has stem sleeves and nose pads that tighten and locks on to you the more you sweat. You might think this is uncomfortable but Oakley devised a three-point fit which prioritizes comfort while making sure the lenses are kept aligned with your line of vision.

The frame has metal icon accents and the lenses have options for Iridium coating which functions to balance the light and diminish glare and the Transitions Solfx which uses photochromic technology. It is also available in polarized and comes in colors of matte black, infrared…

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