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FITS Co Sock Review

Review: FITS Co Sock

Pulling on the Performance Trail sock I felt like I was pulling on a Smart Wool sock but with more arch support. As if the sock was giving my sock a nice hug at the end of a long day.

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2012 Cannondale Bad Girl

Preview: 2012 Cannondale Bad Girl Urban Line

Another sneak peak into the new bikes for 2012. This time it is an urban Cannondale Bad Girl, the newest bike from Cannondale and the sister to their long time Bad Boy. The commuter and random alley hunting, urban lover, in me is jumping up and down to share this with you! 2012 Cannondale Bad Girl Available in 3 models, (1, 2, 3) and two…

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Trek 2012 Lush Carbon Beauty

Preview: 2012 Trek Lush Full Suspension Bike for Women

I think bike manufactures are finally getting it. Women’s bikes are not taking a “unisex” bike, shortening the top tube and throwing a women’s saddle on there. Let me introduce you to the 2012 Trek Lush. There aren’t too many details but this is what I have so far. 120 mm of suspension. Ground up design with a lower center of gravity and lower stand…

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Specialized Jett

Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line

When the Specialized carbon fiber 29er, the Fate, was released there was talk about the Jett. An aluminum version of the sporty carbon hardtail. Now there is details to share! Highend Aluminum Women’s Racing in 26″ or 29″ The new Specialized Jett comes in two models, Comp or Comp 29″. Exact same “mid-level” build on both, only difference is wheel and tire size. I really…

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Icebreaker Wool Womens Bike Jersey

Review: Icebreaker GT200 Halo Jersey and Shorts

I love wool. That is a great way to start an article about wool products, right? I love wool, the thought of wool reminds me of skiing trips, bundled up at the bus stop and all things winter. It does not remind me of 90º weather on the bike. This review took longer than I would like. Normally after a couple rides, a few washings…

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2012 Trek Neko

Preview: 2012 Trek Bikes Neko Dual Sport Line

Pretend we are listening to the Superman jingle in the background… “Is it a hybrid? Is it a mountain bike? No! It is a Dual Sport bike!” Joking aside, the Trek Dual Sport lineup, when it was under the Gary Fisher brand originally, was a huge favorite of stocking bikes when in my shop. It has 29er size wheels, strong enough to take light off…

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2012 Specialized Amira

2012 Specialized Amira: Preview

We have already been lucky to see the 2012 Specialized Women’s 29er carbon hardtail, the Fate, but there is another new high end from Specialized this year for women – The Amira

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2012 Specialized Fate Womens 29er

A Carbon 29er for Women from Specialized

In the past year 29ers finally hit the women’s niche of the market.  Locally I have only been able to put my hands on the Trek versions of the women’s 29ers.  After the test ride and looking deeper at the geometry I wasn’t sold. The bike didn’t ride well, but that was one brand trying their hand at the women’s 29ers. Specialized has had their…

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Review of Camelbak Octane 18x

Camelbak Octane 18x Review

Camelbak Octane 18x MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB 80 mile road rides, epic mountain bike rides, a Swiss Army knife that folds into a camel’s back. The Camelbak Octane 18x is a great bag. You’ll make some sacrifices on the long day trips for a lighter bag, but overall this is a great water hauling bag.   How…

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Chrome Salvage Bags

Recycling Things: Chrome Salvage Bags

Companies have done it before. Using recycled material to make messenger bags.  First there was utilizing old truck tarps, then recycled tubes and now there is the Chrome Salvage Series. Salvage Series uses reclaimed materials for the external panels of our Heritage Citizen to create unique, one-of-a-kind bags. Built in Chico, California, each series is limited by the quantity of available material. Each bag is…

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