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Rapha Clothing

Why Must I Want Rapha for Christmas?

I work in the bike industry which means I do not make crazy amounts of money in order to justify paying $85 for a merino wool tshirt. But, I want it so badly. Then there are their cycling caps. Sexy and I own one. Thanks to Peter with Bike Law. Best cycling cap I’ve ever had. $40. WTH. Finally, these boxers. They look so yummy…

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Foundry Cycles Broadaxe Single Speed

Foundry Cycles Broadaxe: Singleatored

Enter the Foundry Cycles Broadaxe. Designed to be ridden aggressive. This hard tail has molded stays to “flex” and give a bit.

BB92 & 12mm thru axle rear. This means stiff. 438mm stays means nimble. Carbon means a lay up process that will allow for a molded top tube and rear stays to make the abuse of a 50 miler not so bad.

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Velo Transit Edge 30 Review

Review: Velo Transit Edge 30 Commuter Backpack

When I heard a company was making a waterproof backpack designed not only for bike commuting by for WOMEN I jumped at the chance to review the product. Velo Transit is a based out of Seattle, WA where they design, build, test and ship their bags out of. The first time I learned of the company was this past spring, they are making waves as…

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Chrome Storm Pasha Jacket

Chrome Storm Pasha Women’s Cycling Jacket

It’s that time of the year. Unless you live in some odd part of the country that doesn’t receive seasons, fall is hitting you smack in the face. You may get caught in a cold rain, or have a headwind chilling you to the core on a late night commute. Chrome has released a new jacket just for those reasons. Meet the Chrome Storm Pasha…

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2013 Surly Bikes Preview

I’ve been biased to the Surly brand since 2003. This is about when I purchased my first Karate Monkey “29er” and then again in 2004 when I picked up a hidden stock of the pink 1×1. Since then I’ve had many bikes with the Surly logo stickered down the side. Multiple Karate Monkey’s, a Long Haul Trucker, a Big Dummy and Steamroller. There hasn’t been…

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Active Angelz

Interbike ’12: Active Angelz

A Bike Shop Girl exclusive, first look at the new Active Angelz line that will be launched next week at Interbike! Active Angelez’s Launches New Female Endurance Athlete Line September 19th at the Interbike Expo 2012 Active Angelz announces their athletic line’s launch at the Interbike Expo, September 19th at booth 12138. Be one of the first to feature and review this line before it hits the…

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GU Electrolyte Brew Review

Review: GU Electrolyte Brew Lemon Lime

Reviewing a nutritional item is so different than trying on a pair of shorts. Even restaurants I struggle with reviews. What I like is much different than what you may like, but my job is to tell you about my experience and you come up with a conclusion that fits you to try it or not. Let’s try to make this as useful to you as possible!…

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Icebreaker Halo Short Review

Icebreaker Halo Shorts Review: Take Two

Last summer I reviewed the Icebreaker Halo jersey and shorts. As I rode around today in the Halo shorts I felt pretty compelled to do a follow up on these shorts, as they deserve it. If you shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods and not REI, or believe in working out at the gym and not hiking, you may not understand the ways of wool. (Please…

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