Post Archive

August 2011

Bontrager RXL WSD Mountain Bike Shoes
BlogClothingFashion, Style and Clothing

If you can recall I have been using a pair of Bontrager RL shoes for a couple years, I wrote a review about them a couple months ago. After using and abusing my RL’s for a couple years I have taken a step up to the RXL shoes. Hopefully the

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Adjust Avid BB5 Brakes
BlogCycling TipsMechanicsTech TuesdayWomen's Cycling

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

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BlogTraining

Last week I posted about the first cyclocross practice of the season. How painful it was to feel so slow, and how I really needed to give myself a head check on where I have been to where I am going. The past 2 weeks I really have been putting

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BlogPreviews

A few more photos of the new bagline, Vella, from Bontrager in 2012.

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Stephanie Cole
BlogInterviewsMotivational Monday

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’s your

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Answer ProTaper 650 XC Handlebar
BlogParts

While at Sea Otter this past spring I was hooked up with the new pink Answer Products ProTaper XC Flatbar. After installing and riding the bar for a couple months (15 or 20 rides) I can give some honest feedback. ProTaper 650 XC Bars Details Width: 685mm Weight: 235g (flat)

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NC CX
BlogWomen's Cycling

Bicycling skills clinics are an interesting thought. Adults, having skills clinics in the way you would for your favorite sport as a kid. For myself I need to become confident again going into barriers, and $40 for 6 hours of someones time is a great deal. Stackhouse is limiting the

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Ergon PC2 Pedal Preview
BlogInterviewsParts

Pedals on a commuter are always an interesting dance. Platform, clipless, toe clips, and then which brand/level? For my around town getter I try to keep platforms on year around to be able to hop on and just GO! The bike I keep at my office in Uptown Charlotte is

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Cyclocross Training
BlogTraining

Have I mentioned how excited I am about the cyclocross season that is coming up? 50% excited about the racing and 50% excited about the environment, friends and culture. Last night was the first cyclocross “practice” of the season. It really is a reason for friend, George Berger, and I

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