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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 roading, but efficient enough for rocking on the road or commuting. For the average pers…

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Robin Farina National Champion

Motivational Monday with Robin Farina

…he is leading by example with their Now and Novartis for MS team project. What was your best moment on a bike in 2011? Winning the USA National Road Race Championships last Sunday. It’s the biggest honor you can win for your country. I am still in shock about it. In the next year, what are your goals with cycling and pushing yourself forward? Before I can look to next year, I am pretty focused on the rest of my season and now I get to go to…

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Ann Groninger

Motivational Monday with Ann Groninger

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Ann Groninger, Charlotte NC What type of cycling do you enjoy? Any kind on two wheels – road, mountain, commuting,..etc. What is your first cycling memo…

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Ergon PC2 Pedal Preview

Preview: Ergon PC2 Pedals

Pedals on a commuter are always an interesting dance. Platform, clipless, toe clips, and then which brand/level? For my around town getter I try to keep platforms on year around to be able to hop on and just GO! The bike I keep at my office in Uptown Charlotte is this type of bike. Originally with BMX style platform pedals, $10 Wellgo pedals, they did well as a pedal but only when I had soft bottom shoes on. When I had dress shoes or some sort o…

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Lake Norman Bicycle Route

Lake Norman Bike Route Ribbon Cutting This Weekend

If you are a local to me (Charlotte/Lake Norman, NC) then you should know about the dedication event of the Lake Norman Bicycle Route. The route is planned to circle Lake Norman on marked roads, greenways, and showing points of interest. The route is 3/4 of the way marked and mapped! Read more about it or view the map here.  This Saturday is the event to kick things off, including a bike ride! Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Troutman Depot …

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JP

Meet Mountain Bike Legend Jacquie Phelan at Bicycle Escape

Jacquie helped to found NORBA, IMBA and was right there for the creation of the mountain bike. Learn from her amazing history and lovely outlook at life and bicycles at Bicycle Escape. Bicycle Escape Frederick, MD Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm As always the event will be catered with plenty of food and drink.  

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Bontrager RXL WSD Mountain Bike Shoes

Review: Bontrager RXL Mountain WSD Shoes

If you can recall I have been using a pair of Bontrager RL shoes for a couple years, I wrote a review about them a couple months ago. After using and abusing my RL’s for a couple years I have taken a step up to the RXL shoes. Hopefully the carbon isn’t too stiff and I’ll be able to rock the gold and black. What Bontrager has to say Updated for 2011 with Bontrager’s new proprietary Micro-Fit buckle, the RXL MTB WSD gives h…

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88bikes Foundation

88bikes Mobile Photo Gallery at MountainFilm

88bikes Foundation – a foundation that globally endows bicycles to girls, especially the heroic survivors of human trafficking – will unveil its new mobile photo gallery at this year’s MountainFilm, which takes place in Telluride, Colorado throughout Memorial Day weekend. The trailer-based gallery will be part of the film festival’s opening party, the MountainFilm Gallery Walk, in downtown Telluride on Friday, May 24. The Moment of Happy, is nam…

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