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Airborne Goblin 29er Preview

First Taste of a New Bicycle

…and I can’t wait to get my butt on the bike to taste my new bike! Today’s the Day As I walk into the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I have a few things on my mind, and a few things to take care of but I am ultimately excited to be testing out what I’ll be riding the rest of 2011. Between the Airborne Goblin 29″ and the Airborne Delta CX my butt will mostly be rotating between some variation of these two bikes. Look for an initia…

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2011 Raleigh Capri Womens Road Bikes

…through the whole sizes, especially since it has a 495mm top tube!  Until I have more answers, here’s the 2011 Raleigh Capri womens line up… Raleigh Capri 4.0 A pretty standard price range for the 2011 Shimano Ultegra 6700 womens bikes.  I’m glad to see Raleigh getting into the line, but I’m upset to see the dropped the size 45cm for their top end womens bike. MSRP: $1,650 Details: Shimano Ultegra compact crank, Ultegr…

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2011 Bike! Charlotte

Ride with the Charlotte Mayor: 2011 Bike! Charlotte

2011 BIKE! Charlotte is seventeen days of bicycle related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends, and colleagues to break out the bike and use it as a means of transportation and recreation. Events will take place from April 29 through May 15, 2011. WHAT: A short bike ride to Uptown Charlotte to show your support of cycling to the Mayor and other politicians during the 2011 Mayor’s ride. WHEN: Friday, April 29th @ 7:30a…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

…lly, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I spied color, ProTaper XC colored handlebars from Answer to be exact.  There aren’t enough bike components made in green, and we all know my love of pink. Answer ProTaper XC MTB Handlebar I was caught taking photos by one of the Answer guys, I inquired if they were making a flat bar in pink.  29ers ride v…

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Rebecca Rusch

Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

…, I also have some new projects that I’m super excited about. I have designed the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour for 2011 that will include various mtb events for women and girls. The events are all different, including a women’s only mountain bike race in Colorado (Bike Beti Bash), a high school girls race team in my home town (Wheel Girls), and the first event of the year, SRAM Ladies Lounge at Sea Otter! I will also hopefully be showing the…

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Women's 29er MTB

First Impressions: 2011 Specialized Myka Expert Women’s 29er

…am and if you have ever seen my bikes first hand I take what is women’s geometry to an extreme. Super high seat height, with the need of a decent stack height on my head tube or stem. When sizing “normal” mountain bikes I normally am sizing up inorder to get the right seat height and handlebar height, giving myself a shorter stem to achieve the reach I need. Specialized did a few key things to the sizing of the bike to make it m…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB Details from Camelbak The CamelBak Octane 18X weighs in at just a pound and with 18L of fully expanded cargo capacity, this pack is perfect for 3+ hours of nonstop action. The Octane 18X features an independent suspension, easy to reach stash pockets, a harness pocket and an expandable cargo pocket so you can comfortably carry everything you need which moving fast. G…

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Charlotte Cycling Classic: NODA-Freedom Park-NODA

Let’s see if I can convince my GF to do this on Saturday… From 36th Street Racing: On Saturday August 18th, at the crack of 11AM Noda-Freedom Park-Noda, the premiere “one day classic” comes to Charlotte and Dolce Vita Wines! Event Starts in the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood (NoDa). We will race a “tortuous” route through the notorious Charlotte Hinterland to Freedom Park and back. We ask everyone to read and revere “Rule Five…

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Motivational Monday with Wendy Davis

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Wendy Davis in great Missouri What type of cycling do you enjoy? mountain, single-speed, gravel, cross, road What is your first cycling memory? Ju…

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