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Wrapping Your Handlebars

After playing most the weekend with video editing and voice overs, I decided to continue learning and pull YouTube video’s from TriSports for your viewing pleasure. (The guy isn’t bad looking either.) Here is a great video on wrapping road handlebars: A couple notes from my personal experience : Go slow Make sure to overlap half way as you go around the bar Have all…

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August Rides and Events

As the month of July is coming to an end, we have had to say good by to the Tour de France, and look towards summer ending, schools starting and some amazing bike rides.  Personally, I will be doing my first real triathlon in August.  What will you be doing?  Here are a few good ideas to start with.

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2010 Bontrager Cycling Shoes

In 2009 Bontrager released their first ever cycling shoe line.  After teaming up with Esoles in order to get thousands of foot scans.  The result was a well fit shoe, with replaceable arch support and a bargain compared to other shoes. The line was very in depth with women, men and triathlon shoes.  (Personally, I have two pairs and I love them!) For 2010 they…

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Poll : Do You Wear Cycling Clothing?

The comment was made on my Basic Short article that cycling clothes aren’t always needed.  I believe this is true so I made the comment on Twitter to see what everyone thinks or wears.  The response is overwhelming and now I sit wishing I had used hash tags in twitter to be able to keep all the comments together for you all to read. The…

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Upcoming Articles

Here is a sampling of articles you can look forward to in the next week.  Make sure to check back, leave comments or email with any questions! How to Properly Inflate Bike Tires Dressing for Cycling : Do You Really Need Spandex? Part I : Poll & Part II: Everday Cycling Clothing Rides and Events across the country.  Are any ladies specific events happening in…

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Masi Bicycles Women’s Road Line

There’s a take on women’s designed product the basics are shorter top tube because women (most women) have longer legs and a shorter upper body.   The shorter top tube and over all length of the bike allows for easier reach to handlebars, better fitting for someone with those long legs. Masi has a take that those shorter tubes and steeper angles change the feel of…

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Basics of Riding with a Road Group

You’ve been riding for a while and are getting bored or anxious to get out riding with some people.  Riding with a group or with a couple friends is a very unique feeling and once you get the hang of it can make you a stronger rider.  Below I have put together some key things to remember when group riding and then some helpful hints. …

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Colorful Knog Lights

Safety is a big thing for me.  Helmets, lights and brakes on those fixed gear bikes are all important things.  Any customer that comes through the shop getting into cycling or buying a new bike the two must accessories are a well fit helmet and a rear blinky light.  So that I don’t sounds like I’m pushing things at them I explain the basics, you…

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Gary Fisher

2009 Gary Fisher Simple City 3W : Quick Review

Recently going out on a limb I pulled in a Gary Fisher Simple City 3W into our Trek Concept store in Charlotte, NC. We have been selling a lot of life style hybrids, cruisers and comfort bikes. I thought the Simple City really fit that niche and added character that the other bikes could have, but had to be purchased and added on.

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Women’s Cycling Short Basics

Cycling clothing can be very daunting, especially when you see how tight the shorts and jerseys fit.  The shorts feel like they have a built in diaper and may cause “sausage rolls” due to them squeezing a bit too tight.   Here’s some input on shorts, what to look for and why they cost so much money! A few questions to ask yourself when you’re buying…

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