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2012 Raleigh RX1 Cyclocross Bike

Full Review: 2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women’s Cyclocross Bike

…s bike under $2k. Recommendations After my first real ride I swapped the seat. You should know my love of Fizik Vesta saddles and that is what was put on the seatpost. I didn’t change out anything else, not the handlebars, stem, seatpost or tires. This bike (other than saddle which is personal preference) is out of the box ready to race and be ridden hard. My only other recommendation is to take some very fine grit sand paper to the braking…

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3 Women’s Saddle Recommendations

…se are good x/y starting points to measure off! The Most Popular Women’s Saddles I Recommend   Fizik Vesta   If you don’t know where to start with a new seat, start with this one. When swapping out bike seat during a women’s bike fit this is normally the first seat I try. The channel through the middle section allows some relief on your girly parts and the wider sit bone area on the back of the seat keeps you well supp…

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Airborne Goblin 29er

2011 Airborne Goblin 29er Full Review

…iv Noir carbon bar, the grips are my go to Ergon GC2 grips with barend and the saddle is the sexy Fi’z:ik Vesta.    These changes knocked off about 2 lbs quickly. After three rides and one long commute, I switched the wheels to a set of Bontrager Rhythm Elite’s.  This took off another lb.  Currently, depending on tires, the bike with all my stuff (cages, pedals and seatpack) is at 26 lbs. Ride Quality of the Airborne Goblin Out of the…

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Lightweight 29er Mountain Bike

Building a Budget 23 Pound 29er

…Avid BB7 Origin8 Space Bar Race Face Stem (used at swap meet: $5) Shimano Deore cranks Thompson Seatpost Fizik Vesta Saddle Ergon GP-1 Grips Finished Product The Surly Karate Monkey is a great frame to start your 29er life on, it can be single speed or geared, disc or v-brake.  Plus, the price you can’t beat .   Without breaking the bank I got this single speed 29er to 23.15 lbs.  If I went tubeless and changed out some parts I’m sur…

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Testing Out DZ Nuts at 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

…areas, bothered me at all.  It seems that I found a tri-fecta, between the Gore Power Bibs, DZ Nuts, and Fizik Vesta saddle. I’ve now used the DZ Nuts a few times and can say it is doing its job.  Reminding me a lot of the Assos creme, minus the build up of extra lube.  The Assos seems to thick for women but DZ Nuts really does the job well. Official Rating 4.75 out of 5 : Would of ranked higher if I could of sourced the DZ Bliss, womens s…

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Cycling Advice for Women

…as many people as possible, test ride, and ask a ton of questions.  Don’t stop learning or asking! fi:zik Vesta Saddle Invest in a a good bike seat and bike fitting You should not have any numbness or pain when you ride your bike normally.  If you start training for Ride Across America or something like that, it may be different.  A two hour ride should be fun and enjoyable, make it so. Also, make sure your favorite bike shorts aren’t…

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