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2012 Raleigh Capri Carbon 3.0

2012 Raleigh Bicycles Capri Womens Road

This is part of a series of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. 2012 Raleigh Capri Women’s Road Bikes You may or may not know but I’ve been test riding a 2011 Raleigh Capri…

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Specialized Amira Women's Road Bike

Specialized Amira in the Wild

Do you remember the 2012 Specialized Amira I was so excited about? Bike Hugger captured a photo of one in the wild! View this and others over at BikeHugger.com

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Road Holland The Aalmsmeer

Exclusive Preview: Road Holland The Aalsmeer Jersey

A sneak peak exclusive for Bike Shop Girl from our friends at Road Holland. The folks at Road Holland are pulling their subtle styles and beautiful reasoning into a lighter weight merino wool (and polyester) full zip jersey, The Aalsmeer.  It helps the jersey comes in two of my favorite colors, light blue and ORANGE! Did I mention they are being made in Miami?? Most…

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Trek 2012 Lush Carbon Beauty

Preview: 2012 Trek Lush Full Suspension Bike for Women

I think bike manufactures are finally getting it. Women’s bikes are not taking a “unisex” bike, shortening the top tube and throwing a women’s saddle on there. Let me introduce you to the 2012 Trek Lush. There aren’t too many details but this is what I have so far. 120 mm of suspension. Ground up design with a lower center of gravity and lower stand…

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Specialized Jett

Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line

When the Specialized carbon fiber 29er, the Fate, was released there was talk about the Jett. An aluminum version of the sporty carbon hardtail. Now there is details to share! Highend Aluminum Women’s Racing in 26″ or 29″ The new Specialized Jett comes in two models, Comp or Comp 29″. Exact same “mid-level” build on both, only difference is wheel and tire size. I really…

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Preview: Chrome Niko Camera Bag

Preview: Chrome Niko Camera Bag

Chrome has been rolling out some great bags this season! The Sherman, the Salvage series, and now a SLR camera bag! Chrome Niko Pro Camera Bag Pulling from their messenger bag shoulder strap and seat belt buckle setup, the new camera bag is stealth and very Chrome. A large main compartment that mirrors many “pro” camera slings with the side entry. Top “compartment” holds your…

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People for Bikes

Congress are Leading Attack on Bike Funding

From our dear friends at People for Bikes : Federal funding for bicycling and walking is in jeopardy. We need you to send a short email today to your members of Congress. Today, Congressman John Mica of Florida, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, outlined his plans for the new transportation bill and called for the elimination of dedicated funding for biking and walking…

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ego check

We All Need Ego Checks

It seemed like a good idea the night before, going for a mountain bike ride on the Fourth of July. Our plans were a bit foiled when we slept in, and then believed it rained over night (our trails don’t allow for mountain biking 24 hours after rain showers.) We putzed around the house a bit, drank some coffee and finally loaded the bikes on…

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4th of july bikes

4th of July Bicycling Ideas

Three day weekends wrapped around holidays are always my favorite times to figure out how to incorporate my bike riding with the events or festivals around town. Parades Often, local parades will have decorated bike contests, which you decorate and then get to ride in the parade! Group Rides Locally there are several supported including the Fabulous 4th Metric Century in Tryon, NC, and group ride happening…

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