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Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer Full Review

To be honest, I’ve never walked into a review for a product so excited, yet so worried about the outcome. Normally, I have a pretty good idea of how I’ll feel about a product – sometimes my decision or opinion will be swayed one way or another based on product durability or features. The Burley Travoy is a unique trailer system, that would either completely…

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2011 Civia Cycles Bicycles

It is the week before Interbike and everyone is putting out teasers of their new product that they will be launching.  Civia is one of these companies.  Known for throwing show stoppers, for example in 2007 when they released the brand with a $2500 commuter bike.  Since then they have branched out in all directions and budgets.

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Puma Cargo Bike | Trend Setter or a Fashion Victim?

We featured the new bikes from Puma over at Commute By Bike at the beginning of the summer and many people commented on the aesthetics of the bikes. Regardless of if you like them or hate them, they spurred enough of an opinion inside of you to comment. Due to this, their marketing and design team did their job very well. Welcome the Puma Cargo…

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Bicycle Suspension Service

As more and more folks are realizing the benefit of a well set up full suspension you see less hardtails on the trail and more full squish. What I see a lot in the shop is people completely ignoring their suspension until it is to the point of needing a costly replacement. Remember the happier your bike is the better it will ride.

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The Only Thing Scarier than a Kid on a Bike, An Adult

A Short Story about Daily Bike Dilemmas One morning I was sitting in my local little town of Davidson, NC. This is a small college town known for Davidson College and also one of the most friendly bicycle towns in the area of Charlotte, NC. Their welcome signs on all ends of the town state they are a “bicycle and pedestrian friendly town.” As I’m…

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Cycling Shoes I Can Wear to Meetings

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with Rob from Mission Workshop about the lack of women’s cycling clothing that I could get off the bike and go into work or a coffee shop. He laughed a little bit and then said to wait a couple weeks. Rob had up his sleeve the DZR shoes. Stiff, SPD compatible and a gum bottom, use them with…

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The Lost Art of Customer Service

A new main series we will be focusing on here at Bike Shop Girl will be on customer service, the lost art. My hope is to target the companies that are doing it well, and explain what others could be doing better. What Are Your Experiences This website is an open dialog between all of those within the bike industry, as owners, employees, advertisers, media…

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Dude Girl Bike Love Cycling Kit

I just spotted Bike Love Cycling Kit (jersey & shorts) from Dude Girl that grabbed my attention.  The look of the red chain creating a heart on the jersey, snatch. Be ready to pony up about $90-100 per jersey and short but if you want to step up from the boring and standard clothing for women.    

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Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle Review

Somewhere in the depths of the internet and one of my computers, is the original version of this article.  I hope the second version is only that much better than the first! Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle MSRP: $12.99 Details: BPA Free, Insulated Bottle A water bottle is a water bottle, you get them free when you buy a bike, complete a ride or purchase them…

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