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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…

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A Sombering Reminder

A local cyclist, and customer, was hit on her bike not but 300 yards from where I daily commute.  It is a reminder to always have a blinky light on the back, bright colors and to pick your roads carefully. A Davidson bicyclist was seriously injured on Sunday, July 4, when she was struck by an SUV while riding on Faith Road in Mount Mourne,…

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Why Don’t You Grow Some….

As long as you have a humorous bone in your body, the following video should not offend you.  If you aren’t humorous I feel for you but the video is worth a look.  Guys, I’m sorry that you have a built in unbalance. *This was very tongue in cheek, please take it all lightly.*

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Open Forum : Balance Bicycles for Kids

Over at Bike Shop Hub, a site supporter and a darn near close name, the talk of balance bikes was brought back up.  Many thoughts are racing between my ears currently, but before I say anything outlandish or make claims I can’t support by test data, I want to ask you all some questions.

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SRAM Force Brakes, Breaking?

It seems that there are still batches of SRAM Force recalled brakes out there.  Cozy Beehive recalls a recent story of a mechanic installing SRAM Force brakes to a customers bike and they broke under his touch. Before you buy any SRAM Force brakesets, for your sake, go check the date stamp on the brake.  If your brake is within the date range below, SRAM…

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Enduro Sport Clothing

While live in Asheville, NC there seemed to be a issue of rubbing hole into my cycling shorts.   We road every day after work, rain or shine and the sand/rain combo would rub straight through a pair of good shorts.  This is when I started wearing the Enduro Women’s Hummvee short, they lasted and fit very, very, well. Enduro has continued to push their women’s…

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Bicycle Film Festival

While the Bicycle Film Festival has started for 2010 and may have passed your location, this is a amazing event to travel to. Films that inspire, motivate and compel people to chose a bike for life.  Make sure to visit the BicycleFilmFestival.com as they have short YouTube videos of various films. Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when…

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Would You Go To a Skills Camp?

While browsing over the Trek/Gary Fisher bikes I mentioned this morning, I came across the Trek Dirt Series.  These skills camps seem to be held all over the west coast & parts of Canada.  There are women’s only and co-ed versions.   My question goes back to the title of this post, would you goto a skills camp? Around Charlotte There is the Dirt Divas The…

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