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3 Women’s Saddle Recommendations

The question of “What is your favorite saddle?” is a very popular question in tweets, emails and in shop conversation. It is also probably one of the most user specific question around bike fit. My bits are not built like your bits, my seat bones are not the same width as your seat bones but I can give some generic feedback of my “go-to” saddles…

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Chamois Cream: What is it and do I need it?

A popular question after cycling shorts and saddle recommendations is normally about chamois cream. If you haven’t heard about it before, don’t feel too left out it basically is under carriage lube. Wait what? Yes, a cream you put between you and the shorts. Why do I need Chamois Cream? I go through spurts of not using chamois cream because I forget it or forget…

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Cycling Advice for Women

My Best Advice for Women Cyclist In no particular order these are things I have said over the years to friends, customers and myself.  If you have more advice to add please join the conversation in the comments at the bottom of this page. Research, learn and learn some more You may find a great local shop, but unless there is an experience girl there,…

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Can I Wear Guys Cycling Shorts?

The easy answer to the question “Can I wear guys cycling shorts?” Yes! The hidden answer after that is, as long as they fit you. For a very long time women were lucky to have various types of moderate level shorts.  There has been a few companies that come to mind that have been doing women’s cycling shorts well. These companies are : Pearl Izumi,…

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Saddle Talk : Adamo Saddles

About 3 months ago, my shop started carrying the Ideal Saddle Modification (ISM) Adamo saddles.   These saddles, at first, look very goofy.  There is no nose on the front of the seat and often are referred to as the tuning forks.  Flash forward the last three months and these saddles have themselves on more bikes than I originally thought they would. Originally I really thought…

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fi’zi:k Vesta Review: Initial Thoughts

A beautiful fi’zi:k Vesta showed up at my doorstep a couple of weeks back.  Quickly, I snapped some photos and then installed the saddle on my cyclocross bike. Since then it has been on my goto bike for long road rides, and my daily commute. Initial Feel The very first feeling of the saddle is the firm, yet padded support.  This is a good feeling…

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fi’zi:k Vesta : Preview

For the past few years I have named the cut out or indention in the saddles for women “cooter holes.”  No, it isn’t PC but neither are all the people making saddles for women with out even having a variety of women testing them prior to selling hundreds to unknowing souls. fi’zi:k knows saddles.  They are one of the top selling road saddles for guys…

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Let’s Talk Saddles : Types of Saddles

Here at Bike Shop Girl we realized long ago that finding the right saddle is a very personal, unique and often the hardest part of bike riding.  This is Part I of our on going Saddle Talk, I welcome all comments, questions and feedback on this subject.  Our Intro was a short and sweet piece from about two weeks back, now let’s get talking!

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Women’s Cycling Short Basics

Cycling clothing can be very daunting, especially when you see how tight the shorts and jerseys fit.  The shorts feel like they have a built in diaper and may cause “sausage rolls” due to them squeezing a bit too tight.   Here’s some input on shorts, what to look for and why they cost so much money! A few questions to ask yourself when you’re buying…

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