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Commuting Basics: If You Arrive on Time, You’re Late

Bike commuting is a passion of mine. The joy of swinging a leg over my bike to get to my next destination is freeing and can make any day feel complete. One thing I realize as more friends and readers are getting into bike commuting is that there can be a hugee lack of preparation for going by bike and the stress that involves. There are…

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Fizik Vesta Bike Shop Girl Edition

It’s not really a Bike Shop Girl edition, but fitting that soon after I posted that the Vesta is one of my top 3 saddle they released information on a black and pink version for a limited time only!

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New Product from Banjo Brothers

While I realize the below product may not be that new from Banjo Brothers, it is awesome product that I haven’t talked about yet. Look for many of the mentioned products in Bike Shop Girl reviews over the coming weeks as a box of bag goodness showed up earlier this week from Banjo Brothers! Metro BackPack $74.99     Features Available in Black, White and…

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3 Women’s Saddle Recommendations

The question of “What is your favorite saddle?” is a very popular question in tweets, emails and in shop conversation. It is also probably one of the most user specific question around bike fit. My bits are not built like your bits, my seat bones are not the same width as your seat bones but I can give some generic feedback of my “go-to” saddles…

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Motivational Monday with Mac

Motivational Monday with Mac in Chicago

What is your name and location? Mac Grambauer, Chicago, IL What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuter and recreational riding. What is your first cycling memory? It’s not my first, but it’s one of my most vivid–I was 5 or 6, riding down my walkway, and there was a big bee on the ground. I served to avoid running it over, and I swerved…

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Denver Bike Commute

Bike Commuting in Denver: Part III

An on going series of riding and commuting in my new city of Denver Colorado. See more about my Denver Cycling experience here.  With my move successful complete (there are still boxes to find and empty if you would like to help,) I started testing out the commute from my house to the bike shop this past Monday. While I’ve only done the round trip commute…

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Giant Tempt 27.5

Released: Giant Tempt 27.5 Women’s Mountain Bikes

Giant has released to the wild three models of a new women’s 27.5″ mountain bike called the Tempt. Available in the 0, 2 & 5, look for full spec and pricing shortly. For now you can find below why Giant went with the in between wheel size for their new line. Three key characteristics of 27.5 technology: 1. Lighter weight 27.5-inch wheels are only 5…

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Jaybird BlueBuds X

Review: Jaybird Bluebuds X Headphones

Headphones I find to be essential for the long haul, putting in training miles, or maybe the need of getting lost in a good podcast while being active. Loud enough to tune my thoughts out, but not loud enough to tune out the cars around me. In late April there was a short preview of the Jaybird Bluebuds X headphones, Bluetooth, multi-fit, “training tools”, as I…

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Motivational Monday with Jackie

Motivational Monday with Jackie in Alpharetta, GA

What is your name and location? Jackie Tyson in Alpharetta, GA What type of cycling do you enjoy? I like to ride my road bike and my mountain bike for recreation What is your first cycling memory? With my first bike, I was able to ride one mile to a community swimming pool. I felt very liberated as a 10 year old! Who inspires you…

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The HandleBand

The HandleBand

I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of this mount but my rockstar girlfriend has debated with me over coffee that this design is very thought out and will benefit many people. Not so secretly, they had me at bottle opener. What Is The Handleband? Our phones help us navigate and train. They’re our cameras, our lights, and our emergency link home. So why don’t…

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