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Stephanie Cole

Motivational Monday with Stephanie Cole

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Stephanie Cole, Charlotte NC (EM:PWRteammate and motivator) What type of cycling do…

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Answer ProTaper 650 XC Handlebar

Review: Answer Products ProTAPER 650 XC Handlebar in Pink

While at Sea Otter this past spring I was hooked up with the new pink Answer Products ProTaper XC Flatbar. After installing and riding the bar for a couple months (15 or 20 rides) I can give some honest feedback. ProTaper 650 XC Bars Details Width: 685mm Weight: 235g (flat) Back Sweep: 3º Colors: PINK, Mango, Red, Green, Brunette (brown), Black Answer ProTaper 650 XC…

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NC CX

North Carolina Womens Cyclocross Clinic

Bicycling skills clinics are an interesting thought. Adults, having skills clinics in the way you would for your favorite sport as a kid. For myself I need to become confident again going into barriers, and $40 for 6 hours of someones time is a great deal. Stackhouse is limiting the field for good instructor to class size so please sign up so I have friends…

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Ergon PC2 Pedal Preview

Preview: Ergon PC2 Pedals

Pedals on a commuter are always an interesting dance. Platform, clipless, toe clips, and then which brand/level? For my around town getter I try to keep platforms on year around to be able to hop on and just GO! The bike I keep at my office in Uptown Charlotte is this type of bike. Originally with BMX style platform pedals, $10 Wellgo pedals, they did well as…

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Cyclocross Training

The First Cyclocross Practice of the Season

Have I mentioned how excited I am about the cyclocross season that is coming up? 50% excited about the racing and 50% excited about the environment, friends and culture. Last night was the first cyclocross “practice” of the season. It really is a reason for friend, George Berger, and I to get out to Fisher Farms with barriers and ride around in circles. Another one…

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Bontrager Vella Bag Line

Preview: 2012 Bontrager Vella Bag Line

Bontrager has released a new line of bags called the Vella. Modeling after what many European companies have known for the past few years, women don’t want bags that look like bike bags when they get off the bike.

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2012 Raleigh RX 1.0 Women's Cyclocross

2012 Raleigh RX Women’s Cyclocross Bikes

This is part of a series of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. Want to know how I can tell you with 100% certainty that the bicycle industry is finally valuing women? Two things,…

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2012 Raleigh Eva 29 Comp

2012 Raleigh Bicycles Women’s 29er Mountain Bikes

This is part of a series of short posts releasing the new 2012 Raleigh Bicycles women’s line. Everything from 29er mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, more carbon and women’s cyclocross bikes. I’ve got the scope, but we can thank Raleigh’s Sally on this one. 2012 Raleigh Eva 29er Women’s Mountain Bikes You are hearing it here first, two models of 29ers for women from Raleigh…

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