Lezyne Micro Caddy

…for easy access to do quick changes on the bike. • Reflective piping around the bag. It doesn’t replace a light but it is nice. Overall thoughts of the Micro Caddy The bag is nice, it holds my goods under my saddle. I like the unique features that I haven’t seen on a bag before. More and more bike shops are carrying them which is also nice so that you don’t have to buy online. Something about being able to put it on your bike to…

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Fulcrum Racing Zero

…of you when you pick out the perfect hub, the right rim, spoke lacing pattern to make it stiff and strong while light weight, and final touches such as the nipples that hold it all together. I’ve always been drawn to things like Phil Wood hubs, Campagnola C-Record Sheriff Badge hubs and reliable rims like Mavic Open Pro. Then someone goes and post something like this, Enve rims laced to Chris King road hubs and I am left searching the inter…

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AdventuresBetter Bike IndustryBlog

…rocery stores. We need to empower our children to pick up their bikes and go forward safely. Two things came to light today that have made me struggle with the industry and culture I love The death of an innocent freshman, riding his bicycle to school in Charlotte. The “elephant” of the bike industry that our sales our flat for the past twenty years. Two different stabs, two different pains, and two different fears. I have two childre…

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sweaty bike commute
AdventuresBike CommutingCycling Tips

…uch. Wear wicking clothing and have spares. I wear a running t-shirt in the wicking material, or an Ice Breaker light weight wool t-shirt. Unless it’s under 70 I come prepared with a different shirt. The same goes for the bottom, except I bring extra unders! Working in a bike shop I’ll wear the same pair of jeans 3 or so days straight, leaving them at the shop but bringing in clean underwear every day with me. Action Wipes. It’s…

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Motivational Monday with Nicole
MotivationMotivational Monday

…TN WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY? City cycling (commuting by bike), group rides with friends or my husband, light mountain biking WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY? How about my most powerful cycling memory? I met my husband on my 1st metric century ride and he proposed on that same ride 2 years later. He put signs up near the end of the ride with a poem he had written. I didn’t get it at first (silly me) but when I saw the last sign, I…

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SKS Germany Front Triangle Bag
BlogEvent CoverageInterbike 2012

…g. The bag lid protects the contents from the elements. Reflective details guarantee improved visibility in low light conditions. Dim 5.75” x 2” x 2.75” Volume 0.5L TOOL WRAP MSRP $22.99 A bicycle bag made of sturdy nylon with straps for frame mounting. The bag features storage compartments (e.g. for mini pump, repair kit, tire levers, mini tools, or small change). Weight 115g Dim 10.5“ x 8.5“ opened TRIANGLE BAG – FRONT MSRP: $29.99 Triang…

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Zeplin Big40 Custom Bar Tape

…of the wrap, now imagine that with your company under your bars. Rolling up to a group ride, sitting at a stop light or your bike parked at a coffee shop will put your brand identity right at hand level. Overall Thoughts The bar tape is wearing well, I’ll use it for most of the road season but it will not replace the DSP on my cyclocross bike as grip and cushion are super important then. I plan on doing a run of Bike Shop Girl in black  to…

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Chrome Camo Bag Header
AccessoriesCommutingFashion, Style and Clothing

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 shops – find one near you or hit up Chrome.  …

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Suffering is hard.  (Photo courtesy of Chris McIntosh at http://cmcintoshphoto.tumblr.com/)
CyclingFeaturedMotivationRace Reports

…ap over them like the pros. There was nothing pro about my skill set. Still, I found myself walking towards the light.  Cyclocross continued to pull me in, and the spectators always made me feel important. I was living a double life in the ‘cross scene. I would get up early, pin on my number, and suffer for 30 minutes off the back of every cat 4 race. By lunch time, I had my butterfly wings on, heckling everyone with my megaphone. I was an amateu…

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Bear Creek Trail Denver
AdventuresColorado CyclingCycling

…the mesa was a glorious event. As this park opens an hour before sunrise it would be a perfect place to strap a light on and welcome the day with a night to morning mountain bike ride. It is a very quick drive from I-70 and the loop recommended in the book is strenuous but you could get in a couple laps and head to work with plenty of time. The bathrooms are also very nice and roomy to bring your bike in so not to allow it to be stolen. Ride #2 &…

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