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Women in the Bike Industry, Who is to Blame?

…at both of these articles are wrote by a gentleman.  A well rounded, educated, cycling, gentleman – but a guy. My brain then went in full tilt as these are things I deal with daily running a bike shop, and monthly in the cycling culture surrounding the internet.  Cycling is a double edge sword when it comes to education, training, customer service and what I will call “the boys club.” Many people walk into a bike shop every day,…

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Lab-Gear 99 : Full Review

…ay get itchy while wearing this top. Merino wool does its job, even though a very thin (tshirt like) top.  This guy will keep you warm by itself on slightly chilly days, or team it up with the 99 Mid to have a very warm outfit. With the fitting we decided to order the top to be a fashion fit.  Not too tight, but a normal size you would by from a clothing store.  The shirt fits well, but is on the shorter side for the size it is fitting. 99 Mid As…

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Wrapping Your Handlebars

…s, I decided to continue learning and pull YouTube video’s from TriSports for your viewing pleasure. (The guy isn’t bad looking either.) Here is a great video on wrapping road handlebars: A couple notes from my personal experience : Go slow Make sure to overlap half way as you go around the bar Have all your supplies ready to rock prior to starting Clean your hands, it is very frustrating to get done a perfect wrapping job to have gre…

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A Somber Motivational Monday: Jeff Papenfus

…his passing. Jeff’s accident and passing has changed feelings in my head and soul more than I thought. A guy that touched so many people, and is still touching my thoughts after his passing. To dedicate my cyclocross season and bike rides do not seem to give it justice. To push myself that extra 50% every time I put out the effort in life, that doesn’t seem to give it justice either. I employ all of you to go for a ride for Jeff this…

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iPhone Bicycle Ready Cases

…idea of having my iPhone on the front of my bike does worry me, but probably safer than my jersey pocket. This guy won’t keep your phone too safe, but it sure is cute – found on Cafepress with oceanem.  Wahoo Fitness Bike Pack turns your iPhone into a cycling computer with wireless sensors. It mounts to your handlebar through a pretty simple looking mount (has anyone used one?) I’m going to try to get my hands on one of these f…

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Interbike Booth Babes

Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

…he 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 that. The ways of marketing to guys isn’t something that bothers me, hell I even second the notion if it means you see more women in the industry supported. There are Beautiful Women in the Industry I could give you a list of a 100 women that either work or race within the bicycle industry that could comp…

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NC Cyclocross

NC Cyclocross Clinic Recap

…d brain for my first cyclocross “clinic”. At around 7 o’clock teammate and all around awesome guy, George Berger, picked me up in his little Prius and we were off into the sunrise. The goal was to get to mountains of Boone North Carolina and the Pirate Race Products Cyclocross Clinics. Walking into a cyclocross clinic I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have participated in cyclocross practices, and various other road/mtb clin…

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Road Holland The Aalmsmeer

Exclusive Preview: Road Holland The Aalsmeer Jersey

…made in Miami?? Most of the photos displayed are the women’s jerseys but we are sneaking in a few of the guys for all you male lurkers out there! Welcome The Aalsmeer Jersey from Road Holland When we launched Road Holland, we were flooded with emails from women who applauded our no girly-girl flower print design aesthetic.  However, we underestimated a couple of things.  One – that women like full zip jerseys just as much as men (eve…

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Small Women's 29er Niner Frame

Niner EMD Super Small 29er

…ch lower than the small. I am super interested to see one of these up close and personal, hopefully our local Niner guy will get it on his demo truck. My fears are the handling and front end stack height for those that are on the smaller end of the spectrum on this bike. Yes 29er wheels roll better but never sacrafice handling or fit! I’ve seen super small 29ers like this, but with custom rigid front forks (and only designed around 80mm.)…

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