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Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

…rage from an article running in the daily version of Bicycle Retailer. Booth 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 insul…

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…

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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Cycling Advice for Women

shaving or trimming your crotch area. This goes for any area that is touching the bike saddle.  In grown hairs, shaving burns and all those things can be heightened by cycling shorts and saddles rubbing up and down for many revolutions of your pedals. Try some sort of butt and “cooter” lube You may not realize you are chaffing or rubbing areas.  Also, many have an anti-bacteria add in.  My favorite is DZ Nuts “Bliss”. Wom…

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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 FolliesWomens Grand Prix with many other womens 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 l…

Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women's Road Bike

Review: 2011 Raleigh Capri 4.0 Women’s Road Bike

I love steel bicycles, I know that isn’t a way you should start off a review of an aluminum bike but there is a reason… 2011 Raleigh Capri 4.0 MSRP: $1,650 SIZES: 45cm XS, 49cm SM, 52cm SM/MD, 54cm MD/LG, 56cm LG FRAME: Atomic 13 SL Hydroformed, Butted Tubing, Womens 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 BR…

Specialized Rumor Review

Preview: Specialized Rumor 29er Full Suspension

It is a rewarding time as a woman that loves bikes. More styles of bikes are being released, especially in the full suspension trail category. Specialized came out swinging with the Rumor, a 110mm travel 29er bike. This bike will be for the girl that loves to climb but wants to rip down whatever their trail has to offer. Reasons why I’m excited for this new bike to hit market • Shorter front end, which should provide better balance and fro…

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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 womens cyclocross world Meet the Liv/giant Brava SLR womens cyclocross line! Two models, the Brava SLR O and Brava SLR 2 both equally stunning in their own category. Light weight, disc brakes, womens geometry…

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2011 Airborne Goblin 29er: On Review

son (I’m sponsored by Airborne) that I can sell to my consumer – my READERS.  Not every reader has a shop down the road, or a shop that knows what they are talking about.   I’m still going to be at the drum of shopping at local shops , but if they can’t help you I at least have a tool in my back pocket to get you on a bike that I believe in. First Impressions The bike is not light, at all.  28 lbs for a 29er isn’t h…