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September 2012

2013 Surly Bikes Cross Check
Bike ProfileBlogCyclocrossMountainPreviews

I’ve been biased to the Surly brand since 2003. This is about when I purchased my first Karate Monkey “29er” and then again in 2004 when I picked up a hidden stock of the pink 1×1. Since then I’ve had many bikes with the Surly logo stickered down the side.

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Brooks Leather Bar Tape
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There is something about the classic look of a a Brooks saddle and matching Brooks leather tape. Earlier this season Brooks put a twist to it with a lot of new colors, click to view them all. What is so special about leather tape? It last forever, it gets tacky

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Race Face Single Ring
AccessoriesBlogCyclocross

MSRP: $37.99 Details: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40T x 104 BCD (4 bolt) 9 and 10 speed Compatible Running 1×9 or 1×10 is huge these days. With the range you can get on a cassette many folks like the ease of use and less headache of dropping chain,

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Active Angelz
BlogFashion, Style and ClothingInterbike 2012Previews

A Bike Shop Girl exclusive, first look at the new Active Angelz line that will be launched next week at Interbike! Active Angelez’s Launches New Female Endurance Athlete Line September 19th at the Interbike Expo 2012 Active Angelz announces their athletic line’s launch at the Interbike Expo, September 19th at booth 12138.

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AdventuresBlog

Sunday morning, pounding on a keyboard as it seems to be a common occurrence of the latest Sundays. Catching up, setting plans and downloading for the week. Check gmail, say hello to friend, Charles, as it seems to be the only time in a hectic week we can catch each other. Picturing

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Asheville Cyclocross Bent Creek
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Goal: Utilize all available pre-season races to visit that pain cave and learn to survive in a new (faster) class. Thursday Last minute touches on my race rig. New bar tape, rotated the hoods a hair, and put the racing shoes on (Fulcrum Racing Zero with  Clement PDX front and

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TN Valley Bikes
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As an independent rep for Quality Bicycle Products I travel to bike shops all over the Southeast of the USA. Visiting a great amount of killer shops, doing what they love and each one in their very unique way. Next time you’re close, check one of these out! Want to see more

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GU Electrolyte Brew Review
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Reviewing a nutritional item is so different than trying on a pair of shorts. Even restaurants I struggle with reviews. What I like is much different than what you may like, but my job is to tell you about my experience and you come up with a conclusion that fits you to

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Arleigh Pain Cave
BlogTraining

Back in May I started conversation with a guy by the name of Steve Weller of Bell Lap Coaching. With my crazy schedule of juggling so many things I needed to find someone that could negotiate my available timing to give me the best quality workouts which would in return

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Icebreaker Halo Short Review
AdventuresClothingFashion, Style and Clothing

Last summer I reviewed the Icebreaker Halo jersey and shorts. As I rode around today in the Halo shorts I felt pretty compelled to do a follow up on these shorts, as they deserve it. If you shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods and not REI, or believe in working out

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