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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…

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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

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Yeti Beti Bike Bash

Colorado Women’s Cycling Events

…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. There is something…

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2012 Trek Bikes Lexa S

2012 Trek Lexa Women’s Road Bikes

…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 of them at the many triathlons that we…

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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 women’s clothing. Stylish and functional clothes for mountain and lifestyle bicycling, their clothing is a great fit for my move to the mountains! ZOIC Women’s Starburst V-Neck Tech Tee $50     Out of the 4 pieces that were sent from ZOIC…

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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. I…

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Liz Hatch Photo

The Bike Industry Needs More Women Like Liz Hatch

The name Liz Hatch is a sensitive subject in the womens cycling peloton .  The sexy blonde has made many pro women cringe.  Last year I mentioned her name during an interview with Team Vera Bradley and they weren’t happy.  Why?  Some call her a wanna be. Not fast enough to compete with the great girlsSome call her a sand bagger. Here’s my personal take on Liz Hatch People tune in to the sport to watch her.  They want her a…

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Bike League Women Bike

Women Bike with the Bike League

Some killer information from the Bike League’s program Women Bike May is National Bike Month, and we want to make sure you have all the tools and inspiration you need to get women riding in your community! In this special edition of the Women Bike E-news, we’re keeping it short — so you can get out and ride, of course! To help showcase the power of women on bikes this May, we invite you to take three steps to make this the best…

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Women’s Twenty Niner Bikes

…ay is Trek’s “Gary Fisher Collection” Twenty Niner WSD bikes. Mamba WSD $879.99 A price point 29er that came out a couple years back.  24 speeds, coil fork but nice high aluminum frame and disc brakes.  A great place to try the 29er wheel size. X-Caliber WSD $1539.99 On the other end of the 29er spectrum from the Mamba is the X-Caliber.  30 gears, with the new 10 speed SRAM X-7, hydraulic disc brakes and all the bells and whis

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