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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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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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2012 Specialized Myka Elite FSR

Preview: 2012 Specialized Myka Mountain Bikes

The Myka XC Mountain bike line from Specialized is their “XC recreational” series. This is your goto series for most women that aren’t looking for an aggressive stance mountain bike. 2012 Myka Hardtail Lineup Key details for the line include lower standover height, shorter stack (lower handlebars) and shortest reach (length of bike.) There are 7 bikes in the 2012 Myka hardtail line most of…

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2012 Trek Neko

Preview: 2012 Trek Bikes Neko Dual Sport Line

Pretend we are listening to the Superman jingle in the background… “Is it a hybrid? Is it a mountain bike? No! It is a Dual Sport bike!” Joking aside, the Trek Dual Sport lineup, when it was under the Gary Fisher brand originally, was a huge favorite of stocking bikes when in my shop. It has 29er size wheels, strong enough to take light off…

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2012 Specialized Amira

2012 Specialized Amira: Preview

We have already been lucky to see the 2012 Specialized Women’s 29er carbon hardtail, the Fate, but there is another new high end from Specialized this year for women – The Amira

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Salsa Casseroll Commuter Bike

Commuter Bike: The Salsa Casseroll

I’ve done tons of posts elsewhere in the web about the Salsa Casseroll.  It could be one of the most universal bikes I have ever purchased (besides the Surly Karate Monkey.)  Geared, internally geared, single, drop bars, flat bars, rear rack, no rack, chainguard, mud flaps, and the list of what this bike frame can do is endless.

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2012 Specialized Fate Womens 29er

A Carbon 29er for Women from Specialized

In the past year 29ers finally hit the women’s niche of the market.  Locally I have only been able to put my hands on the Trek versions of the women’s 29ers.  After the test ride and looking deeper at the geometry I wasn’t sold. The bike didn’t ride well, but that was one brand trying their hand at the women’s 29ers. Specialized has had their…

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Arleigh Jenkins

Balancing Act of Riding and Family

This Saturday was much of the same if you have an active family with kids, and you’re a cyclist wanting to get in a longer bike ride.   I have a road bike to test out and review, a Raleigh Capri 4.0.  There’s lacrosse games on the other end of the city.  50 miles by car, 48 miles by bike.   The lacrosse game starts at 12pm,…

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