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ZOIC Women's Clothing

Preview: ZOIC Women’s Clothing

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to watch the company of ZOIC Clothing transform and become a more popular choice for women’s clothing. Stylish and functional clothes for mountain and lifestyle bicycling, their clothing is a great fit for my move to the mountains!

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Bike League Pedal Equality

Bike League: Pedaling Towards Equality

The League of American Bicyclists sent out the blurb below about bicycle rider equality. Bicycling has more than doubled from 1.7 billion trips in 2001 to more than four billion trips in 2009 — and youth, women, and communities of color are playing a key role in shifting transportation demand towards safe, accessible, and equitable bicycling for all. A new report from the League and the…

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2013 Ridley Helium

Bike Profile: Ridley Helium SL

Earlier this spring I brought in a Ridley Helium SL to show to shops and put some miles on. This is the lightest bike Ridley has ever built, and honestly a joy to ride. As stiff as most will ever need, and super light. 15 lbs out of the box with Fulcrum Racing 3’s on it! With the move to Denver I’ll be selling this bike (look…

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Cafe du Cycliste

Cafe du Cycliste Women’s Clothing

Cafe du Cycliste brings stylish and well fitting clothing to women’s cycling from the South of France. Cafe du Cycliste is a Côte d’Azur based company started by Andre & Remi. These 2 friends who lived in the South of France, originally set up this authentic brand when they got bored of finding only standardized cycling wear with designs based on professional teams. Both were…

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Giro Solara Women's Road Shoe

Preview: Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes

Requirements of a good road shoe for a woman: Fit, stiffness, looks and price. (Normally, in that order.) Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: White with Gold/Silver accents, all White with Silver accents, Gunmetal with Berry Weight: 270 grams (size 39) Details: Three straps, one ratcheting closure (replaceable) and two velcro straps. Good ventilation up and under the shoe. Initial Out of the Box Thoughts…

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Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

Survey: Bike Commuters for Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

As a bike commuter this is a pretty forward thinking idea and I believe would help in less commuter centric areas where auto drivers are not used to seeing bikes. I am Joost van Leeuwen, a Dutch student of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. This is a project I do for a big bicycle lighting company from the Netherlands (they supply bicycle lights…

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88bikes Foundation

88bikes Mobile Photo Gallery at MountainFilm

88bikes Foundation – a foundation that globally endows bicycles to girls, especially the heroic survivors of human trafficking – will unveil its new mobile photo gallery at this year’s MountainFilm, which takes place in Telluride, Colorado throughout Memorial Day weekend. The trailer-based gallery will be part of the film festival’s opening party, the MountainFilm Gallery Walk, in downtown Telluride on Friday, May 24. The Moment of Happy, is…

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Monkey Light Pro

Monkey Light Pro – Kickstarter

MonkeyLectric has a bigger (full wheel) customizable LED system up on Kickstarter called Monkey Light Pro. I’m a huge fan of the Monkey Light M210 which is the smaller, $50, option. I hope over time they are able to bring the cost of the new “full wheel and awesome” down! $895 for wheel lights is going to be pretty steep for folks. (Though it is killer…

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Niner Low Top 9 Handlebar

Niner Goes Big with new Low Top 9 Handlebar

As someone that rides a 29er exclusively I run into the issue of getting front end lower, and I’m 5’10 with this issue! This new goofy looking handlebar from Niner will allow my front end to be lower for better stability and bike fit.     Low Top RDO Handlebar MSRP: $199 Sizing: 720mm width, 25mm drop with 17º sweep Weight: 258g Details: Available in Niner…

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Raleigh VIP

Enter to Win: Raleigh 2014 VIP First Look

Raleigh Bicycles wants to give you an all access VIP pass to preview our 2014 bicycles at Dealer Camp in Deer Valley UT. Where you’ll get to ride the the latest product, meet the Raleigh-Clement Pros, and have VIP access to our 3rd Annual MidSummer Nights CX race. Enter now!  

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