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2012 Trek Lush Carbon

Review: 2012 Trek Lush Women’s Full Suspension Mountain Bike

…h fits women better, has a better stand over and everything I have read on test rides, the Lush reacts better to lighter weight women with the suspension setup. I’m 160lbs, so I don’t need to worry about the lighter weight suspension setup! Overall Impression Since the Trek Lush Carbon was a loaned bike from a traveling rep I didn’t have the bike as long as I normally do. I didn’t make as many long 5 hour rides in the moun…

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Liv/giant 27.5

Liv/Giant Goes to Only 27.5″ for Mountain Bikes in 2014

…This year Liv/giant’s entire off-road line-up, from sport-level to elite, features bikes with 27.5-inch wheels. Lighter Weight More Efficient Better Control In comparison to 26 and 29-inch wheel size options, our research shows that 27.5 offers the ideal combination of light weight, efficiency, and control for female riders. Here are the factors that make this wheel size especially ideal for women. These three factors combined create the best p…

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TwinSix Tshirts

Essential Cycling Holiday Gift Guide

The hours are ticking down and if you are anything like me you haven’t checked off everyone on your list. Below is a list of essentials that every cyclist, or budding cyclist, needs in their arsenal. Here’s to finishing up the shopping so we can all enjoy the holidays properly! Disclaimer: About half the links below are affiliate links, which means if you click on…

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Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Review: Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Bags seem to be an addiction for cyclist. You need something for your commute, your mountain riding, your city dwelling and grocery shopping. Finding a bag that can do a little bit of everything and not weigh 40 pounds at the end of the day is pretty important to me. A few years ago I reviewed the Banjo Brothers Commuter bag. For everyday life the bag was just a bit too big for me. I loved the white color and functions but it was just too bulky…

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Holiday Wish List for Bicyclist: Stocking Stuffers

…rsonal favorite is Breakfast Buzz, Bike Shop Girl will probably have a private label of this after the holidays! Lights and more Lights It’s that time of the year that either it’s dreary on your road ride or you aren’t mountain biking after work because you can’t see. Help out your cyclist, keep them riding and safe! On the road option 1: To be seen, this is for the front and back on the road when it’s getting dark….

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Introducing Giant’s WheelSystems

No lie, wheels matter. Wheels are some of the most important pieces of a well riding, quickly responding, bicycle. Giant and other bike manufactures are focusing more efforts on their own components. I’m interested to see how these ride and compare to wheel specific manufactures. ____________________________________________ New for 2012, Giant WheelSystems are the result of a holistic approach to creating the best-performing wheels for eve…

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Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack Review : Preview

Banjo Brothers makes some of the greatest, affordable, commuter packs and bags in the industry.  When they sent me a message about a new WHITE Commuter Backpack I was thrilled to be one of the first to review this product for them. Information from Banjo Brothers about their Commuter Backpack: Medium – 1500 Cubic inches / 17″Tall x 12″ Wide x 8″ deep Waterproof 2-layer design: outer ballistic nylon layer wears like iron…

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Warrior Creek

6 Hours of Warrior Creek Race Prep

…that we see.   The radar states that weather will be foul the rest of the week.  The day before the race will be light rain, my hopes is it is light rain in the morning with a ton of sunshine!  Race day it says to be sunny with a high of 54º but in the hills of the Appalachians this could change within 20º at any given day. Pit Support With a duo team the key will be cleaning off the bikes between laps and keeping our spirits high.  That is where…

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Review: Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

…It is All in the Fabric Stretch, durability and light weight. The perfect combination for a cycling short that doubles as a casual pair of knickers…. These knickers remind me close to the famous Chrome knickers but in a lighter weight material for spring/summer/fall use in the south where I reside.  Light weight yet a outer coat of durability to help where on your saddle or…

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Review of Camelbak Octane 18x

Camelbak Octane 18x Review

…othes, shoes and food one day. Due to not having tons of back support it is easily conformed and the bag’s light weight material ended up looked like a sack of potatoes.  I loved the waist pockets with key clip and the zipped up minimal sizing.  I used this bag on the road since it was so light, on hike a bikes, and simple rides around town.  As long as the bag isn’t loaded down it is pretty ventilated.  It doesn’t have any fanc…

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