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Bern Allston Helmet Review

Review: Bern Allston Helmet

Back in July I introduced Bern Helmets’ new ventilated model, the Allston. With a couple months of testing, three different reviewers and some matchy handlebar tape, I’m ready to give you my opinion. The Bern Allston The Allston has 16 vents, weighs in at a claimed 13 ounces and comes in 4 colors. With the classic Bern visor style, lighter weight and a decent amount of…

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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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Po Campo Roscoe Crossbody Bag

Preview: Po Campo Roscoe Cross Body Bag

Ever since Po Campo sent out an email a couple weeks back about the new colors in the Roscoe Crossbody bag I’ve been waiting patiently for Quality Bicycle Products to get them instock. I had hoped they would get them in before Frostbike (industry trade show this week) but unfortunately they did not. Maria from Po Campo braved the snow and traveled to Minneapolis this…

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SRAM XX1 Review

Preview: SRAM XX1 MTB Drivetrain

When my work started “pre-selling” the new XX1 group I knew this is what I had to have for my new hardtail race machine. Not only is it the latest and greatest, which doesn’t always appeal to me on my own bikes, it was very tested and several pro racers I know whispered in my ear that it REALLY was the bee’s knees. Setup of…

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Bilotto Take 6 Beer Carrier

Transport Your 6 Pack Better

When at Loose Nuts Cycles a couple months back an internet friend stopped in, Jim Bilotto. In his hand was what looked like a folder up cooler. As he opened it up I knew instantly that he was going to make my day.

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Lezyne Micro Caddy

Lezyne Micro Caddy Bag Review

Saddle bags are a needed thing in my life. Something that most bike shops forget to mention when they sell you that new road or mountain bike. Riding around with out tools, tube or inflation device is like driving around in your car with out a spare tire. Yes, you can call someone if you get a flat but that isn’t the empower cycling female…

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Assos Chamois Creme

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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Knog Blinder Light Review

Knog Blinder Arrow Light Review

We all know my obsession for lights and bags. I have so many of both as I’m always trying to find the perfect one. Rechargeable lights are something I really love. Especially the latest push for USB rechargeable. You see, before lights and bags I am a tech freak. iPad, iMac, MacBook Air, GoPro’s, Canon cameras, iPhones, you get the idea. I always have a…

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Bike After Dark Fireball Mark II

Review: Bike After Dark Fireball Mark II Wheel Light

This review was put in play by Luna Cycles in Lenior, NC. I am very grateful for their time and assistance, and commuter knowledge! Visibility is the bane of cyclists everywhere. As a daily commuter, I find myself riding in the worst visibility conditions: early morning light, evening dusk, rain, fog, and nighttime darkness. I wear high-visibility yellow, I strap a riot of blinking lights…

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Bontrager Vella Camu Shopper Review

Bontrager Vella Vana and Camu Bag Review

I am putting these two bags together in one review as other than straps and zippers they are much alike.  Getting women to use bicycles as a form of transportation is rather important to me. I feel as society see’s more women on bikes, as more women empower their children and families to chose a bike, the more we success we will have with getting…

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