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Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women's Road Bike

Review: 2011 Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women’s Road Bike

…e 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/HANDLEBAR: Avenir 200 Series & Women’s Road Seat EXTRAS: Rack and Fender Mounts, Cateye Reflector Set, Clear Coat, Owner’s Manual Initial Impression of the Capri 4.0 Back in June I took delivery of a box with a large Raleigh logo on the side. Inside was a Raleigh Capri 4.0…

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Knog Blinder Road Lights

Preview: Knog Blinder Road Lights

…hunt continues for amazing bike lights to keep me from being run over, I was sent a set of the new Knog Blinder Road Lights. These rechargeable beauties are part of the hi power series that Knog released earlier this year. Knog Blinder Road 2 MSRP $79.95 200 Lumens Light Dimensions: W53mm x H30mm x D63mm Weight: 75g Materials: UV-Resistant, industrial-grade Silicone Rubber Body and Straps. Polycarbonate Housing. PMMA Lens. Anodised Aluminium H…

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Motivational Monday with Lori

Motivational Monday with Lori

WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION? Lori, North Carolina WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY? Road riding and mountain biking WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY? Of course, learning to ride when I was 5 or 6. What really gave me the bug for riding the road…a friend and I went to ride Railroad Grade Road. It’s a 10-mile stretch of flat road all along the New River. Our main objective was to run over all the wooly worms we could find. And I fo…

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2012 Trek Bikes Lexa S

2012 Trek Lexa Women’s Road Bikes

…n our hands soon for review. Make sure to check back if you are looking for more riding feedback! 2012 Trek Lexa Road Bike Line Up 2012 Trek Lexa SLX $1,379.99 The SLX is the top dog of Trek women’s aluminum road bikes. This frameset has shaped aluminum tubing to allow for stiffness where you need it, compliance where it benefits. Equals a lighter ride that is more comfortable to ride. The drivetrain is mostly Shimano 105 10-speed matched…

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Bicycle Categories

Bicycle Shopping: The Three Common Styles of Bicycles

…categories don’t even include the different kinds of mountain bike wheel sizes, fat bikes, or thoughts of road bikes. Today, we’ll be using wide strokes to paint a picture of bicycle types that can be helpful as you start your hunt for a new bike. Road Bikes These bikes have round, drop, handlebars. If you haven’t been on or near a bicycle in a while then you may refer to these as a “10-speed.” They are efficient, …

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Giro Solara Women's Road Shoe

Preview: Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes

Requirements of a good road shoe for a woman: Fit, stiffness, looks and price. (Normally, in that order.) Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: White with Gold/Silver accents, all White with Silver accents, Gunmetal with Berry Weight: 270 grams (size 39) Details: Three straps, one ratcheting closure (replaceable) and two velcro straps. Good ventilation up and under the shoe. Initial Out of the Box Thoughts I’m a fan of…

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2012 Raleigh Capri Carbon 3.0

2012 Raleigh Bicycles Capri Womens Road

…of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. 2012 Raleigh Capri Women’s Road Bikes You may or may not know but I’ve been test riding a 2011 Raleigh Capri for the past couple months. Timing seems to be everything as right wh…

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George Berger at Southern Cross

Race Report : Southern Cross 2011

…ss crit) cyclocross course at the start and again at the end with some HUGE run-ups; a few miles of paved county road after that; gravel/chert/pumice fire road; STEEP and LONG rocky dirt fire road (if you could call it that); and screamin’ fast descents on those same fire roads. At the call-ups, co-organizer Eddie O’Dea said it best: “this is not a CX race; it’s not short and painful, it’s gonna be long and painful. So try to finish—it’s an enduu…

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Intro: 2014 Raleigh Capri Carbon Women’s Road Line

Hot on the heels of my review of the 2013 Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0, Raleigh USA has released information on their 2014 line up. Over the next week I’ll be breaking down the line up by category. Keep up to date by checking out the search keyword “Raleigh USA 2014“. Overall Upgrades to the Raleigh Carpi Series Updated geometry (I’ll personally be looking hard into this as the Raleigh women’s bikes have always fit me…

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