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Interbike Booth Babes

Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

…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

Women Make Great Mechanics, Specialized is Helping the Cause with Training

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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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 b…

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Cycling Advice for Women

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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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, but guys are welcome as well. All le…

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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/HANDLEBA…

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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

…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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Yeti Beti Bike Bash

Colorado Women’s Cycling Events

…ling 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 at…

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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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