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2012 Trek Lexa Women’s Road Bikes

Looking for a review of the Trek Lexa? Check it out here. The 2011 Trek Lexa bikes were an amazing hit for Trek Bikes corporation. It’s one of the top selling women’s road bikes. Many women asked for Lexa by name at demos, and dealers also told us they had many women coming in asking about them. Women love the comfortable fit, race-inspired performance, and…

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Raleigh Women's Cyclocross Bikes

First Impressions: 2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women’s Cyclocross Bike

A beautiful brown box with a huge Raleigh logo on the side showed up this past week for review. Inside, a 2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 women’s cyclocross bike in for review. I previewed the line back in August and received a good amount of tweets and comments about the line. At $1,650 this bike could be a break through road/cross/commuter/do all women’s bike. Allowing more…

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WheelSystem_P-SLR1_Aero

Introducing Giant’s WheelSystems

No lie, wheels matter. Wheels are some of the most important pieces of a well riding, quickly responding, bicycle. Giant and other bike manufactures are focusing more efforts on their own components. I’m interested to see how these ride and compare to wheel specific manufactures. ____________________________________________ New for 2012, Giant WheelSystems are the result of a holistic approach to creating the best-performing wheels for every type of…

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Lizard Skins DPS Bar Tape Review

Review: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 Bar Tape

Lizard Skins DSP Handlebar Tape Review Details from Lizard Skins: 2.5 mm thick for that extra bit of comfort. At 82” of lengththere is ample length for any bar & 50 grams per set MSRP: $38 Initial Thoughts When I first saw the Lizard Skins handlebar tape popping up in the local bike shops I was intrigued. Anytime a company comes out with a product…

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crosstires

Preview: Specialized Cycloross Tires

As cyclocross season is getting rolling, cyclocross product is rolling in the door for test riding and abusing in the name of reviews! One of the most sensitive subjects for cyclocross racers (other than bike geometry) is tire choice and pressure. 2012 Specialized Cyclocross Tires Three new cyclocross tires focused on from the big S, Specialized Bicycles. One for each terrain, hard packed, mixed conditions,…

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Women's 29er MTB

First Impressions: 2011 Specialized Myka Expert Women’s 29er

For the past month the women behind Bike Shop Girl have been test riding the 2011 Specialized Myka Expert 29er. Getting our own first hand impressions of how Specialized does women’s 29ers. Along the way this has also allowed us to try out the Specialized 29er tires, Specialized Riva saddle and Rock Shox “Specialized Womens Tuned” fork.

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2012 Trek Lush Womens MTB

First Look: 2012 Trek Lush Women’s Full Suspension Mountain Bike

Back in July I revealed a new women’s designed full suspension 26″ mountain bike from Trek. The Trek Lush has been one of the top searched items to Bike Shop Girl since that day in July. Fast forward a few months, while hitting up Facebook last night an angel came knocking in the fork of my regional Trek Women’s Demo rep. Ross Rushin dropped a…

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Garmin 200 Bicycle Computer

Preview: Garmin Edge 200 Cycling Computer for Budgets

A Garmin for those on a shoe string budget but wanting the GPS functions and advantages, meet the Garmin Edge 200. MSRP of $149.99 and the function list reminds me that of the old Edge 205 but with a cleaner and smaller look. Add to it 14 hours of run time with a rechargeable battery, I’ll be putting this on my Christmas list instead of…

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Bontrager RXL WSD Mountain Bike Shoes

Review: Bontrager RXL Mountain WSD Shoes

If you can recall I have been using a pair of Bontrager RL shoes for a couple years, I wrote a review about them a couple months ago. After using and abusing my RL’s for a couple years I have taken a step up to the RXL shoes. Hopefully the carbon isn’t too stiff and I’ll be able to rock the gold and black. What…

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