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SRAM XX1 Review

Preview: SRAM XX1 MTB Drivetrain

When my work started “pre-selling” the new XX1 group I knew this is what I had to have for my new hardtail race machine. Not only is it the latest and greatest, which doesn’t always appeal to me on my own bikes, it was very tested and several pro racers I know whispered in my ear that it REALLY was the bee’s knees. Setup of…

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Bike Shop Build: Parlee CX

Bike Shop Build: Parlee CX

The thoughts and details during a bike build are what make a great bike shop a resource and a dream factory for bicycle geeks like myself. These custom bike builds are what keep me inspired and excited to continue to work within the industry. Few more bike profiles over yonder.   Parlee CX from Reality Bikes in Cumming, GA  Photo credit: Duncan McGuire

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Endurance Conspiracy

Recently Spotted: My Clothing Want List

Some clothing pieces in my internet travels that have grabbed my attention. Let It Rain Jacket – Athleta $178 Cortina Hoody – Smartwool $120 Viva Cycling Cap – Castelli $14.95 Grand Prix Wool Jersey – Terry $140 Fit & Vicious – Endurance Conspiracy $30 Merino Wool Hoodie – Twin Six $180

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Bicyles on icicles

New Goals, New Bikes, New Rides

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA I’m really excited to follow Arleigh’s New Years post from yesterday. I too have spent the past couple of weeks reflecting on the past year and what I would like to see in the coming year.

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Here are the pants on me after my afternoon commute. I've tried to pull my shirt back so that you can get a good look at the waist band.

Review: Outlier’s Women’s Daily Riding Pant

A guest post from Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA. I am a girl who loves denim.  Outside of work time, I’m always in dark, well-fitted pair of jeans, even if I’m on a bike.  So when I started commuting more, I didn’t think twice about what I would wear for the ride. 

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For the Love of Knee Warmers

From mid-September to March I am living in knee warmers. My tan lines will prove this as it is pretty far into the summer before the lines around my mid calves start disappearing. Here is my ode to knee warmers…

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Foundry Cycles Broadaxe Single Speed

Foundry Cycles Broadaxe: Singleatored

Enter the Foundry Cycles Broadaxe. Designed to be ridden aggressive. This hard tail has molded stays to “flex” and give a bit.

BB92 & 12mm thru axle rear. This means stiff. 438mm stays means nimble. Carbon means a lay up process that will allow for a molded top tube and rear stays to make the abuse of a 50 miler not so bad.

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Velo Transit Edge 30 Review

Review: Velo Transit Edge 30 Commuter Backpack

When I heard a company was making a waterproof backpack designed not only for bike commuting by for WOMEN I jumped at the chance to review the product. Velo Transit is a based out of Seattle, WA where they design, build, test and ship their bags out of. The first time I learned of the company was this past spring, they are making waves as…

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