Bike Shop Girl

Where’s Bike Shop Girl?

The month of July ended in a bang, a wonderful, end of a symphony type of bang.   As I was sitting at the end of July, prepared to go part time at the Bike Shop and take more duties on here, online and another “project” website, my heart was racing excited for the next chapter in my life of social media and helping women across the world get on their bikes!

What I wasn’t prepared for was an amazing job offer, from an amazing top shelf marketing agency here in Charlotte, NC.   Last Monday I ended employment in the bike shop to only start a few days later, unexpectedly, as a key part of the interactive team of this marketing agency.

This past week I’ve learned a new bi-modal commute, started to dress in business attire and even blow dry my hair every morning. There have been a lot of changes on the Bike Shop Girl front, all very exciting that will allow me to ride and write more about my cycling passion!

Please be patient until I find my full groove in time and space.

Reflective Rims and Internally Geared Hubs

 

Shimano Alfine and Velocity Halo Dyad

Shimano Alfine and Velocity Halo Dyad

A set of wheels are in for review and in the midst of getting installed on the famous Salsa Casseroll.   Utilizing a Shimano Alfine groupset I have been piecing together in the past 6 months, and the new Velocity Dyad Halo reflective rims.

The wheels and review are also based all around the Shimano Alfine groupset, as I’ve been interested in internally geared hubs (IGH) since trying the Civia Loring with SRAM i-Motion.  Combine the IGH and a Dynamo front hub for a motion powered front light.

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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Pittards Glove WS : Review

Let’s be honest, gloves are odd.  I’ve always been a fan of the basic long finger mountain bike glove. Everyday, on road or mountain, I wore them.   Then about two months ago I was sent a pair of Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Pittards Glove.  Things changed, the first was I quickly became P.R.O. by wearing them.  Read More

Preview : 2011 Trek Bikes Lexa Road Line

If you are here to view the 2012 Trek Lexa line up,  please click here.

July through September is an exciting time of the year for the bike industry.  July is one of the busiest months across the US for retailers, and right around the corner the next seasons product is budding to be released.

One of the first releases out on the wire are the new Trek Bikes line of women’s road bikes called Lexa.

Trek Lexa $689.99

Compared to the Trek 1.1 unisex bike, this bike is all aluminum (including the fork) with 8 speed drivetrain and compact cranks.

Trek Lexa S $899.99


Compared to the Trek 1.2, carbon fork and 9 speed drivetrain.

Trek Lexa SL $1099.99


Compared to the Trek 1.5 with 9 speed Tiagra and carbon fork.  Available in compact or triple.

Trek Lexa SLX $1319.99

10 speed shifting, hydro-formed frame and a higher end aluminum bike.

Bike Rides and Bike Shopping

As I work in a bike shop day in and day out I have the blessing, sometimes the curse, to play with all the latest and greatest bike parts.  This adds a ton of complication to bike shopping for myself.  I’m able to help anyone that walks in the door, calls or emails to find their perfect bike but as my goals of cycling or life change, my bike wants do as well.

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