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Introducing Rapha’s Womens Line

some of those other main stream brands.  Their clothing is designed by cyclist, for cyclist.  The type of cyclist that will ride all day in a pair of shorts, through rain and snow to pull those same shorts on the next day with barely a washing.  This clothing is the type you dream about, that smart people save for and you can bet that it is on my “lust list.” Let me introduce you to the Rapha “lust list” for womenStart…

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Ritchey WCS Curve Bar

Ritchey Bicycle Components have released a new shallow drop road bar, Curve Bar,  available in aluminum or carbon.  With a respectable 235g (alum) and 210g (carbon) this handlebar could be found on many womens bars in the upcoming season. Pricing will be between $95-285 dependent on alum/carbon. Details from Ritchey •Fixed shallow 128mm drop with a smooth transition for a comfortable hand position •Allows rider to set up for aggressive po…

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Long Sleeve Button Up & New Caps from Rapha

Rapha has a couple new pieces out today. Stylish button up top (with pocket) and checked cap. A long sleeve gingham shirt, that can pull double duty from bike to office.  Not yet in a womens style, but stylish enough to make Bike Shop Girl for trying. Their new checked caps do add flare and style to what are normally boring cycling (or over the top logo’d) caps. Once I rob my piggy bank, I may be ordering one of these caps. Rapha On…

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Preview : 2011 Trek Bikes Lexa Road Line

If you are here to view the 2012 Trek Lexa line up,  please click here. July through September is an exciting time of the year for the bike industry.  July is one of the busiest months across the US for retailers, and right around the corner the next seasons product is budding to be released. One of the first releases out on the wire are the new Trek Bikes line of womens road bikes called Lexa. Trek Lexa $689.99 Compared to the Trek 1.1 u…

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Testing Out DZ Nuts at 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

…ersey perfectly.  I was very wary of the brand new shorts, so I lubed up well with the DZ Nuts chamois creme. Results My arse, nor soft tissue areas, bothered me at all.  It seems that I found a tri-fecta, between the Gore Power Bibs, DZ Nuts, and Fizik Vesta saddle. I’ve now used the DZ Nuts a few times and can say it is doing its job.  Reminding me a lot of the Assos creme, minus the build up of extra lube.  The Assos seems to thick for w…

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Quick Podcast : Q&A with Team Vera Bradley

Tonight I’m going to sit on a Q&A panel with Alison Powers, Robin Farina and Kristin Sanders.  I’ll be taking some video, photos and audio to bring you guys.[podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-VeraBradley.mp3[/podcast] What would you like to ask these women? Let me know via comments, email or twitter….

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Q&A : No underwear under my bike shorts?!

Over here at Bike Shop Girl headquarters we get many emails asking common questions on how to survive being a cyclist and a woman.  In order to get more insight from other women I will often ask if I can put the email I received up on the web for others to answer. Question : Okay – I have heard this before but it has always been from male sales people.  I rode to work 3 or 4 times a week this year until the temps dropped and the snow start…

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Links of Love

Slowly I am adding more links to the side bar under a few categories.  Bicycle Companies, Clothing, Bits & Parts, and then blogs.  If you have a company you enjoy, has women in their mind when they design product or have a blog yourself – please let me know!…

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You GoGirl!

Stumbling along the internet like I do most nights I found a link to “GoGirl” on Twitter. It is advertised as If you camp, you’ll love GoGirl. If you ski, you’ll love GoGirl. If you boat, you’ll love GoGirl. If you travel, you’ll love GoGirl. If you just want to avoid the germs you find in nasty public toilets, you’ll love GoGirl. GoGirl is for active women of all types and ages. It caught my attention because how often are you stuck…

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Riding Pretty

Cycling and fashion is becoming a hand in hand thought.  Women riding in skirts, guys and their “tweed” rides or better yet guys in their white spandex.  Fashion is in right now with the cycling industry and Riding Pretty is documenting it around Santa Cruz. There are many bicycle photo blogs out, many of which will be talked about here and there on Bike Shop Girl.  Riding Pretty is monitored by Shelly Shroeder, who keeps a photo gal…

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