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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…

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Knog Blinder Road Lights

Preview: Knog Blinder Road Lights

As my hunt continues for amazing bike lights to keep me from being run over, I was sent a set of the new Knog Blinder Road Lights. These rechargeable beauties are part of the hi power series that Knog released earlier this year. Knog Blinder Road 2 MSRP $79.95 200 Lumens Light Dimensions: W53mm x H30mm x D63mm Weight: 75g Materials: UV-Resistant, industrial-grade Silicone Rubber…

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The Nutter Cycle Multi Tool

A bike mechanic nerd, tools are a soft spot or me and if you witness my tool collection as I’m fixing up your bike, you’ll understand. The Nutter Cycle Multi Tool caught my eye as it’s simple, yet overly designed, and classy as it rolls up for your jersey pocket or saddle bag.

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Want: Chrome X Blue Lug Victor

Chrome’s latest limited launch is a collaboration Chrome X Blue Lug with Blue Lug Bike Shop in Tokyo is my favorite one so far. The hints of blue and mirror’d tagline hidden on the back or bottom of the bag is clutch.; the Victor is my personal favorite. Chrome

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Safety to Another Level: Chrome Reflective Camo Bags

Being seen at night is a big concern for most cyclist (yet reflectors are the first thing that come off new bikes.) Chrome is launching a limited run of Reflective Camo Bags that are made in the USA. What looks normal in the day, lights up when a car light shines on the fabric to make it easier to spot. Limited run, available at select…

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Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Review: Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Above is a great example of what I normally carried in the frame bag. A random piece of fruit or a small, light-weight, rain jacket are missing from the photo. Roughly a month ago I did a quick preview of the Banjo Brothers Frame Bag, which you can read over here. The bag has around 700 commuting miles and a couple accidental tumbles while gravel…

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Giro Sonnet

Review: Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet

Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet MSRP $90 Details: 25 vents, no visor, in-mold construction A helmet under $100 with a slender shape for women, that’s the Giro Sonnet. Pro’s: Weight, price, color options, availability in-store or online Con’s: Fit system hits my ponytail (details I know), very neutral colors available Overall Thoughts of the Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet I see two users buying this helmet. The first time…

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PDW Aether Demon

Review: Portland Design Works Aether Demon

It’s pretty apparent how I feel about bike lights and the level of safety they add to your bike rides. A blinking front and rear light are found on most of my bikes, including some of my mountain bikes if I’m going to hit the road on the way to find my dirt diet. When Emily started commuting to the hospital every morning we purchased…

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Women Bike Mechanics

Women Make Great Mechanics, Specialized is Helping the Cause with Training

A great article by Kath Bicknell was posted on Flow Mountain Bike. The article made some key points about how women make great mechanics and how better training could specifically make the void disappear of highly skilled women in the bike industry. Taking it a step further, I believe that if we take the time to single out women to pave the path a little…

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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….

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