Interbike Booth Babes
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…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 strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.” As a woman in the industry that does know what she is talking about this insults me. Pretty faces and large breast may attract guys to the booths, I get tha…

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Women Bike Mechanics
Cycling TipsMechanics

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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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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Colorado CyclingRaceWomen's Cycling

The US Pro Challenge hits Fort Collins this Saturday, and so does the Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix with many other women’s 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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Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women's Road Bike
Bike ProfileBikesBlogWomen's Cycling

…$1,650 SIZES: 45cm XS, 49cm SM, 52cm SM/MD, 54cm MD/LG, 56cm LG FRAME: Atomic 13 SL Hydroformed, Butted Tubing, Women’s RE2P Geometry FORK: Custom Carbon Composite w/Alloy Steerer SHIFTER, F. DERAIL, R.DERAIL, GEAR, CRANKS: Shimano Ultegra with 34/50t cranks and 11-28t cassette BRAKES: Shimano 105 WHEELS: Weinmann TR18 and TIRES: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x23c HANDLEBAR: Avenir 200 Series Road, 31.8 Women’s Short Drop SEAT/STEM/HANDLEBA…

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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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QBP Women's Scholarship
Better Bike IndustryCycling

In only it’s second year, the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship program is helping change the face of the bike industry. The program is for current bike shop girls, awarding ten full scholarships to attend a two week, in-depth, bike mechanics school! Do you know worthy women in your local bike shop? Are you one of them? SRAM, Liv, QBP, United Bicycle Institute (UBI), Pedro’s and Park Tool have joined together to offer ten scholarship…

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Better Bike Industry

What a great opportunity to get more women into the depths of our industry! The Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship was created to provide talented women working at bike shops the opportunity to increase their technical knowledge in order to further their career in the bike industry, and to better serve and grow women ridership. In 2016, 16 scholarships will be given to attend the first All-Women class of Professional Repair and Shop Operation! Th…

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Liv Brava SLR 0

…started reading it, every paragraph was making me more giddy than the last. Why? Liv/giant is about to rock the women’s cyclocross world Meet the Liv/giant Brava SLR women’s cyclocross line! Two models, the Brava SLR O and Brava SLR 2 both equally stunning in their own category. Light weight, disc brakes, women’s geometry and colors that I personally find attractive. Liv/giant Brava SLR 2 MSRP: $1600     The lightest w…

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2012 Raleigh RX1 Cyclocross Bike
BikesBlogCyclocrossWomen's Cycling

For the past month I have been cruising around on the 2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women’s cyclocross bike. A good amount of people emailed and tweeted about the bike, so there must be an interest in women’s cyclocross! You can read the preview over yonder. Spec’s of the Raleigh RX 1.0 You Should Know Weight for the 56cm is 21.5 lbs The drivetrain is mostly SRAM Apex, other than TRP brakes and FSA BB30 cranks MSRP is $1,650 The colors a…

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