Tease : What’s in the Bag?
A little teaser of a reviews to come. Can you guess? They are from two of my favorite companies.
Let’s Talk Saddles : Types of Saddles
Here at Bike Shop Girl we realized long ago that finding the right saddle is a very personal, unique and often the hardest part of bike riding. This is Part I of our on going Saddle Talk, I welcome all comments, questions and feedback on this subject. Our Intro was a short and sweet piece from about two weeks back, now let’s get talking!
I Spy : 2010 Raleigh Preview
A small birdy sent me previews of very hip looking ladies bikes from Raleigh Bicycles for 2010. It looks like all parts of their ladies bike line up will be expanding.
$520 (Internally Geared 3 Speed)
$1,425 Belt Drive!
Eva 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 8.0
$300, $330, $450 & 650
I Spy : 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana
Yesterday I spotted on Bike Radar the new 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana. If I remember right, I believe that the Juliana was one of the first pioneer women’s full suspension mountain bikes.
The main changes are smaller, not quite things to make me run out and order a new full suspension bike but it does let us know that Santa Cruz Bikes is thinking of women while their quest to become an elite “boutique” mountain bike company. Another neat thing is the Juliana is completely customizable so you can pick colors, suspension bits and parts to your liking. Their turn around on certain colors is slower than others but color might be worth your wait.
How many of you mountain bike? What do you own and why did you pick it?
Welcome the Xtracycle Pea Pod LT
There is no hiding how much I love my Xtracycle when I use it as much as possible.
The fun way to carry your children.
Xtracycle is proud to release the PeaPod LT: a child’s bicycle seat that enables a parent to go anywhere they want, carry just about anything they need, and ride with their children in safety and comfort.
Basics of Road Group Rides : Follow Up
Over a month ago I talked about basics of riding with a road group. Several people emailed questions in so here is our follow up to answer some of those questions!
Building a Flat Kit
A flat kit is all those emergency tools or parts that you need if you get a flat, but also if by chance you break a chain or something like that. We call it a flat kit but think of it as an emergency kit.
And We Are Back
The new layout is still getting some fine tweaking but so far I am happy with the open feeling and the ability to find and organize things better. The last piece will be adding a search bar but it is Labor Day Weekend and I’m behind on post.
Leave feedback of your thoughts on the new layout!
Girl Scout Fighting for Crosswalk
A young, 10 year old, girl in New Jersey is fighting for the right of safety to cross the road from school. For all the talk we are giving about Safe Routes to School and helping childhood obisety hopefully the Girl Scout and local town can find a good middle ground for the young girl to have to chose between walking home alone or crossing a busy intersection.
NATIONAL PARK Ten-year-old Emily Sztenderowicz has two choices when she walks home from school: Go alone so she can utilize the crossing guards posted near the school, or walk with a friend and have to cross busy Hessian Avenue.