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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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Liv Brava SLR 0

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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QBP Women's Scholarship

2014 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

In only it’s second year, the Womens 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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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 Womens cyclocross bike. A good amount of people emailed and tweeted about the bike, so there must be an interest in womens 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 a…

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Yeti Beti Bike Bash

Colorado Women’s Cycling Events

Photo Credit: Yeti Beti Colorado is home to fabulous cycling events like the US Pro Challenge and  the Triple By Pass. Our lovely state is also home to several amazing womens 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 womens mountain bike event in the country. Th…

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Women's Story Media Event

The Women’s Story Media Event

Could it be… an outdoor womens media event? Maybe we really are making change happen! Once I have more background on this event in June I will let you all know. Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, two of the largest retail sports product trade shows in the world, today announced that they’ve joined forces to launch a new experiential media event highlighting womens-specific products. The event will connect a limited number of cycling a…

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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 womens clothing. Stylish and functional clothes for mountain and lifestyle bicycling, their clothing is a great fit for my move to the mountains! ZOIC Womens Starburst V-Neck Tech Tee $50     Out of the 4 pieces that were sent from ZOIC this is easily my favorite. $50 for a tech t-shirt may sound a lot…

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2012 Trek Bikes Lexa S

2012 Trek Lexa Women’s Road Bikes

Looking for a review of the Trek Lexa? Check it out here. The 2011 Trek Lexa bikes were an amazing hit for Trek Bikes corporation. It’s one of the top selling womens road bikes. Many women asked for Lexa by name at demos, and dealers also told us they had many women coming in asking about them. Women love the comfortable fit, race-inspired performance, and the fact that we have so many color and graphics options. It was fantastic to see so many…

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2012 Trek Lush Carbon

Review: 2012 Trek Lush Women’s Full Suspension Mountain Bike

Since posting the first photos back in July the 2012 Trek Lush has been a buzz around Bike Shop Girl. The Twitter stream gets many comments, Facebook gets many questions and my email has its own little folder of women waiting to hear more on first test rides and availability. As I mentioned a few weeks back I was fortunate enough to be loaned a 2012 Trek Lush Carbon for review and demo purposes from the East Coast Womens Trek Demo rep. In…

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Ellie Beti Bike Bash

Thank you, Beti Bike Bash

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to enjoy a mountain bike race and festival as a spectator. Not as a racer, a promoter, a vendor or a photographer but as a fan, a friend, a consumer and a mom. You see, yesterday was the 6th annual Beti Bike Bash here in Colorado. This womens mountain bike event is put together by the women of the Yeti Beti race team, and presented by Stan’s No Tubes. Last year I raced the event, and had an absol…

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