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Women’s Shopping Experience Better but Not Great

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…

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Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix & Ride with the Stars

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,…

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Cycling Advice for Women

…haffing or rubbing areas.  Also, many have an anti-bacteria add in.  My favorite is DZ Nuts “Bliss”. Women’s Cycling Shorts, saddles and handle bar tape/grip wear out The same as you look at your drive train and tires, keep a good look on these things before they cause you problems. Photo Credit: Dirt Divas UK Find other women to ride with Even if it is once a month and you have to drive, do it. This spring I made a vow to do m…

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Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women's Road Bike

Review: 2011 Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women’s Road Bike

…$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/HANDLEB…

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QBP Women's Scholarship

2014 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

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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Liv/giant Releases 2014 Women’s Cyclocross Line

The press release I received last night from Liv/giant was a long one (two pages long without photos.) As I 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…

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2012 Raleigh RX1 Cyclocross Bike

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

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…

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Yeti Beti Bike Bash

Colorado Women’s Cycling Events

…cling events like the US Pro Challenge and  the Triple By Pass. Our lovely state is also home to several amazing women’s only bike events and races. Here’s a list of ladies-only cycling events in Colorado!   Beti Bike Bash – Mountain Bike Event June 1, 2014 – Lakewood, CO The 5th Annual Beti Bike Bash is the largest women’s mountain bike event in the country. There is something for every dirt loving woman and girl a…

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Women's 29er Geometry

Why Women’s Specific 29ers Don’t Work

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to test ride on a local trail a few women’s specific 29er mountain bikes.   As I had mentioned in the past I was very excited about this new idea of women’s 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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ZOIC Women's Clothing

Preview: ZOIC Women’s Clothing

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to watch the company of ZOIC Clothing transform and become a more popular choice for women’s clothing. Stylish and functional clothes for mountain and lifestyle bicycling, their clothing is a great fit for my move to the mountains! ZOIC Women’s Starburst V-Neck Tech Tee $50     Out of the 4 pieces that were sent from ZOIC…

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