2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women's Cyclocross
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This is part of a series of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles womens line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and womens cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. Want to know how I can tell you with 100% certainty that the bicycle industry is finally valuing women? Two things, womens 29ers and womens CYCLOCROSS bikes. Yes, it is old ne…

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Better Bike IndustryColorado Cycling

2013 BRAC Womens Summit “2013 – The Year of the Cycling Woman” October 1, 2013 * 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Hosted by: Prestige Imports and the Colorado Womens Cycling Project/Naked Womens Racing Location:  9201 W Colfax Avenue * Lakewood, CO 80215 6:30 Get to know each other / Appetizers / Social time 7:00 Review and Comment – 2013 BRAC Womens Program o Womens Racing Camp o Womens Cross Camp o Senior Women 4 Mentoring Events o Record R…

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Women's 29er Geometry
BikesBlogCycling TipsWomen's Cycling

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to test ride on a local trail a few womens specific 29er mountain bikes.   As I had mentioned in the past I was very excited about this new idea of womens sizing  in 29″ technology but that is where my research ended. The idea of fitting smaller individuals (men or women) on to the larger wheel technology has been something that I’ve had hopes for.  A few years ago when the 650b mo…

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The Bike Industry is Sick (1)
Better Bike IndustryCyclingFeatured

Over the past few weeks there have been a few articles highlighting the need for better inclusivity for women in order to help grow the industry. First there was Amanda Batty who left PinkBike as a writer after being bullied and not supported by her employer. Then, the League of American Bicyclists released a Women Bike report, “Bike Shops for Everyone: Strategies for Making Bike Retail More Welcoming to Women.” Quickly behind the Bi…

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Interbike Booth Babes
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…nds and stalking the internet for worthwhile product to talk about. On return from Interbike a few female friends that work within the bicycle industry emailed or texted about the outrage from an article running in the daily version of Bicycle Retailer. Booth Babes have a Hard Life The attached scanned in version of the article talks about how difficult the job is. The women are paid between $100-500 a day, and are paid to “attempt to charm…

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2012 Specialized Amira
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We have already been lucky to see the 2012 Specialized Womens 29er carbon hardtail, the Fate, but there is another new high end from Specialized this year for women. The Specialized Amira Specialized has tagged this as a true womens race bike. Using years of development from the Allez Dolce in 2003, and Specialized sponsored elite womens road bike teams through the years they now have a new model, the 2012 Amira. Click to en…

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The shopping experience is getting better in the cycling industry for women. For the past few years it has been drilled in to retailers heads by manufacturers and industry representatives.   Women do make up the majority of buying decision in the average household and women do like to shop.  Seeing that most bike shops are male driven we don’t have to wonder why it is intimidating to go in and talk about spandex, bike shorts or colors of b…

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Women Bike Mechanics
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A great article by Kath Bicknell was posted on Flow Mountain Bike. The article made some key points about how women make great mechanics and how better training could specifically make the void disappear of highly skilled women in the bike industry. Taking it a step further, I believe that if we take the time to single out women to pave the path a little bit more for more advanced training it will open up and encourage more women to work in the…

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Colorado CyclingRaceWomen's Cycling

The US Pro Challenge hits Fort Collins this Saturday, and so does the Fort FolliesWomens Grand Prix with many other womens events.   Ride with the Stars       8am : Event starts at 8am. Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the professional ladies! Will ride to Crankenstein’s in Old Town for $1 coffee drinks (there will be ample bike parking). Highlighting ladies, but guys are welcome as well. All le…

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BlogCycling TipsRideSaddle TalkWomen's Cycling

My Best Advice for Women Cyclist In no particular order these are things I have said over the years to friends, customers and myself.  If you have more advice to add please join the conversation in the comments at the bottom of this page. Research, learn and learn some more You may find a great local shop, but unless there is an experience girl there, they won’t be able to tell you from their own experience.  Boys are made differently, ev…

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