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Arleigh

Arleigh Jenkins has over 15 years of bicycle industry experience from bike shop rat, to operations manager and GM. She was motivated to create Bike Shop Girl to empower women and families in bicycling.

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It is the week before Interbike and everyone is putting out teasers of their new product that they will be launching.  Civia is one of these companies.  Known for throwing show stoppers, for example in 2007 when they released the brand with a $2500 commuter bike.  Since then they have

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We featured the new bikes from Puma over at Commute By Bike at the beginning of the summer and many people commented on the aesthetics of the bikes. Regardless of if you like them or hate them, they spurred enough of an opinion inside of you to comment. Due to

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BlogCycling TipsMechanics

As more and more folks are realizing the benefit of a well set up full suspension you see less hardtails on the trail and more full squish. What I see a lot in the shop is people completely ignoring their suspension until it is to the point of needing a

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A Short Story about Daily Bike Dilemmas One morning I was sitting in my local little town of Davidson, NC. This is a small college town known for Davidson College and also one of the most friendly bicycle towns in the area of Charlotte, NC. Their welcome signs on all

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A couple weeks ago I was chatting with Rob from Mission Workshop about the lack of women’s cycling clothing that I could get off the bike and go into work or a coffee shop. He laughed a little bit and then said to wait a couple weeks. Rob had up

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BlogWomen's Cycling

A new main series we will be focusing on here at Bike Shop Girl will be on customer service, the lost art. My hope is to target the companies that are doing it well, and explain what others could be doing better. What Are Your Experiences This website is an

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I just spotted Bike Love Cycling Kit (jersey & shorts) from Dude Girl that grabbed my attention.  The look of the red chain creating a heart on the jersey, snatch. Be ready to pony up about $90-100 per jersey and short but if you want to step up from the

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Somewhere in the depths of the internet and one of my computers, is the original version of this article.  I hope the second version is only that much better than the first! Camelbak Podium Chill Bottle MSRP: $12.99 Details: BPA Free, Insulated Bottle A water bottle is a water bottle,

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Don’t mind the video below, just some boys on the track in London.

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BlogCompaniesWomen's Cycling

Last week I attempted to purchase a lock at the shop down the street from work. Prior to riding down to the shop and wasting a lunch hour I first tried to message them on twitter, following it up with an email to the owner asking what type of locks

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