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Intro: Review of 2014 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women’s Cyclocross Bike

This past summer Raleigh Bikes released photos and spec of their 2014 cyclocross line, including the RX 1.0 Womens bike. The bike didn’t change too much other than paint and some small part upgrades. I was excited about the bike (mainly due to the paint job and price) for women and thought it would be a perfect do-all bike for my better half. So here we are doing a second review of the womens RX 1.0! This second review of the…

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Wheels of Change

First Ever National Women Cycling Forum

Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flats Tires Along the Way), will appear as the keynote speaker at the inaugural National Women Cycling Forum. The forum will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the 2012 National Bike Summit. Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States — making up just 24 percent of bike trips in 2009. But that…

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Top 5 Online Resources for Women

When I created Bike Shop Girl a few months back it was mainly out of frustration for the lack of information that is readily available for women.   The basics are out there, but you have to be a Google Jedi Master to find the right answers, and often you are left with half-assed ones that only confuse you more.  My goal for this site has always been to be a resource, and maybe a place I have a rant or two but that isn’t the point. Though l…

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Team Cycleton

Your Feedback Wanted: What Makes a Great Women’s Cycling Team?

s I mentioned earlier this week, one of my goals over the next year is to help my Team Cycleton build and grow a womens team. As I build the groundwork and before I put out a call for applicants for the team I want to hear from you. What Makes a Great Womens Cycling Team? The specific word I want to point out in the above question is TEAM. While there will be some club aspect, social events and rides, it is also a large goal of mine…

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Specialized Jett

Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line

When the Specialized carbon fiber 29er, the Fate, was released there was talk about the Jett. An aluminum version of the sporty carbon hardtail. Now there is details to share! Highend Aluminum Womens Racing in 26″ or 29″ The new Specialized Jett comes in two models, Comp or Comp 29″. Exact same “mid-level” build on both, only difference is wheel and tire size. I really wish that the build was a step up on pa…

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Here are the pants on me after my afternoon commute. I've tried to pull my shirt back so that you can get a good look at the waist band.

Review: Outlier’s Women’s Daily Riding Pant

…n I get to work, not a cyclist.  When I run errands on the way home, I don’t want to be “the cyclist” covered in spandex standing awkwardly in the grocery line.  It may be silly, but it’s my preference.  As I browsed the internet for the right pair of pants, I found that there aren’t a whole lot of great options out there for ladies.  After some searching, I stumbled upon Outlier’s Womens Daily Riding Pant. I immediately loved the look of…

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Commuter Bikes

Functional Women’s Bike Clothes

As I transition back to being able to commute by bike to work I’m also on the hunt for quality womens cycling clothing lines that are outside my “race mentality” as of late. A few suggestions have come to mind, but not all of them have womens options! Chrome – A good start, key for outerwear, but all black options make me want more. Swrve – very well thought out, but where’s the womens love? Vulpine &…

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Women of Dirt Movie Trailer

Slowly, very slowly, women are getting the nod for doing things in the cycling sport.  This time a great movie (trailer is below) celebrating gravity mountain bikers and what women can do in the sport. Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt is a unique look into the world of Downhill Racing, Dirt Jumping and Freeriding. This film looks through the eyes of the wondrous women that have helped grow the sport of Gravity Mountain Biking with their strength and…

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They Say We Need More Women Bicycle Commuters

Across the internet there is a buzz on an article that was originally posted on Scientific American. The article titled “How to Get More Bicyclist on the Road” hits again and again that aiming the cycling infrastructure around women that you will have not only more women on bicycles but more families and men.  Citing many reports and research done across the world Scientific American makes it seem that if you have off road bike paths

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo Women's

Preview: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Women’s Hi-MOD Dura Ace

While the growth of available product for women in the bicycling industry is evident there are two key area’s lacking, high end mountain and road product. It takes a bold company, with a strong belief in women, to invest in product with a high price tag for women. Cannondale is doing it with their SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD. Available in SRAM Red, Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra Di2. I recently took delivery of the Shimano Dura Ace model and will be…

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