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2012 Specialized Myka Elite FSR

Preview: 2012 Specialized Myka Mountain Bikes

The Myka XC Mountain bike line from Specialized is their “XC recreational” series. This is your goto series for most women that aren’t looking for an aggressive stance mountain bike. 2012 Myka Hardtail Lineup Key details for the line include lower standover height, shorter stack (lower handlebars) and shortest reach (length of bike.) There are 7 bikes in the 2012 Myka hardtail line most of…

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Icebreaker Wool Womens Bike Jersey

Review: Icebreaker GT200 Halo Jersey and Shorts

I love wool. That is a great way to start an article about wool products, right? I love wool, the thought of wool reminds me of skiing trips, bundled up at the bus stop and all things winter. It does not remind me of 90º weather on the bike. This review took longer than I would like. Normally after a couple rides, a few washings…

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Preview: Chrome Niko Camera Bag

Preview: Chrome Niko Camera Bag

Chrome has been rolling out some great bags this season! The Sherman, the Salvage series, and now a SLR camera bag! Chrome Niko Pro Camera Bag Pulling from their messenger bag shoulder strap and seat belt buckle setup, the new camera bag is stealth and very Chrome. A large main compartment that mirrors many “pro” camera slings with the side entry. Top “compartment” holds your…

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2012 Trek Neko

Preview: 2012 Trek Bikes Neko Dual Sport Line

Pretend we are listening to the Superman jingle in the background… “Is it a hybrid? Is it a mountain bike? No! It is a Dual Sport bike!” Joking aside, the Trek Dual Sport lineup, when it was under the Gary Fisher brand originally, was a huge favorite of stocking bikes when in my shop. It has 29er size wheels, strong enough to take light off…

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Problem Solvers

Tech Tuesday: Bicycle Maintenance Check List

Make sure to visit the sponsors of this posts.. Problem Solvers! One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream…

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Milliegoat

Motivational Monday with Millie Tanner

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What is your name and location? My name is Millie Tanner and my nickname is Milliegoat because…

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2012 Specialized Amira

2012 Specialized Amira: Preview

We have already been lucky to see the 2012 Specialized Women’s 29er carbon hardtail, the Fate, but there is another new high end from Specialized this year for women – The Amira

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People for Bikes

Congress are Leading Attack on Bike Funding

From our dear friends at People for Bikes : Federal funding for bicycling and walking is in jeopardy. We need you to send a short email today to your members of Congress. Today, Congressman John Mica of Florida, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, outlined his plans for the new transportation bill and called for the elimination of dedicated funding for biking and walking…

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longsleeve

Mid-Season EM:PWR Clothing Order

  Did you see how much fun we were having on the EM:PWR Cycling Club and want to be part of the cool kids? Did you miss the original EM:PWR Cycling kit order?  Did you purchase a jersey and realized you wanted 10 more? Did you crave a long sleeve jersey for the early morning rides?   Back for a limited time you can order…

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ego check

We All Need Ego Checks

It seemed like a good idea the night before, going for a mountain bike ride on the Fourth of July. Our plans were a bit foiled when we slept in, and then believed it rained over night (our trails don’t allow for mountain biking 24 hours after rain showers.) We putzed around the house a bit, drank some coffee and finally loaded the bikes on…

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