Close

Giro LA DND Women's Gloves

Guest Review: Giro Women’s LA DND Gloves

Read the preview here Giro Women’s LA DND Gloves MSRP: $26 Details: Moisture-wicking, 4-way stretch breathable mesh. Reinforced fingertips. Flex zones at the knuckles Gloves are a necessity for me to mountain bike. Between sweaty palms, and crashing I like to keep my skin in place. I’m not needing a ton of padding, which is why these Giro gloves have been my goto choice for a…

Read More
Review Giant Anthem X 29er 4

Preview: 2013 Giant Anthem X 29Er 4 Women’s Bike

A long time ago I wrote an opinion article on why I didn’t believe women’s designed 29ers worked. Designers were being pushed so hard to get things to market that the result was lack luster, and in my opinion these bikes often handled like crap compared to their non-women’s designed brothers. The front end was flip-floppy, unless you had a crazy short stem and wide…

Read More
Sombrio Women's Origami Jersey

Review: Sombrio Women’s Origami Jersey

When you hear jersey I bet you think spandex, pockets and zippers. Each of these features have its benefits; pockets for food and tools, zippers for airflow and spandex to keep close to your body. These features have very little use in mountain biking with backpacks strapped to our backs and the desire of looser fitting clothing to be able to move freely. While the…

Read More
lust header

Intro: 2014 Liv/giant Lust Full Suspension 27.5 Women’s Mountain Bike Line

While I’m only half way through the review of a Liv/Giant Anthem X 29er, Liv/Giant rocks us all back on our heels with the news they will only be doing 27.5″ wheels on their mountain bikes starting in 2014. Over the next week I’ll be featuring all the new models, spec and pricing. Make sure to follow the search term “Liv/giant 2014” over the next week….

Read More
Liv/giant 27.5

Liv/Giant Goes to Only 27.5″ for Mountain Bikes in 2014

While I’m only half way through the review of a Liv/Giant Anthem X 29er, Liv/Giant rocks us all back on our heels with the news they will only be doing 27.5″ wheels on their mountain bikes starting in 2014. Over the next week I’ll be featuring all the new models, spec and pricing. Make sure to follow the search term “Liv/giant 2014” over the next…

Read More
Giant Tempt 27.5

Released: Giant Tempt 27.5 Women’s Mountain Bikes

Giant has released to the wild three models of a new women’s 27.5″ mountain bike called the Tempt. Available in the 0, 2 & 5, look for full spec and pricing shortly. For now you can find below why Giant went with the in between wheel size for their new line. Three key characteristics of 27.5 technology: 1. Lighter weight 27.5-inch wheels are only 5…

Read More
Bicycle Categories

Bicycle Shopping: The Three Common Styles of Bicycles

So you are in the market for a new bike, but you don’t know where to start? You aren’t alone! When customers walk in to my bike shop starting their hunt for a new bike one of the most important things I ask is this: “where do you want your bike to take you?” In upcoming articles I will help you answer that question and…

Read More
Giro Manta Women's Mountain Bike Shoes

Preview: Giro Manta Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes

As I’m reviewing the road shoe from Giro called the Solara, I’ve also been able to plant my feet in the mountain bike version called the Manta. The  shoe, fit and features are mirrored between the two models, but the only difference is the mountain bike sole for better traction and two hole cleats. Giro Manta Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: Black/Silver (reviewed),…

Read More
Giro LA DND Women's Glove

Preview: Giro LA DND Women’s Glove

There are two styles of mountain bike gloves I use. The first is your basic, light-weight, and is really there to keep your hands from slipping off your bars when they are covered with sweat, or when you slide across the hard pack dirt trails. The second type of glove I use is for longer rides, with a bit more padding in the palm and…

Read More