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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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Zeplin Big40 Custom Bar Tape

Review: Zevlin Big40 Custom Tape

From adjusting parts to fit you better, to switching parts around to make your bike look different and completely yours, both are equally important in the journey of bicycle ownership. Customizing your bike is an important part of making the bike “yours.” Bar tape is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do this. Zevlin Big40 Custom Handlebar Tape MSRP: $33.95 (discount for buying in bulk) Unique Details: Super wide at 40mm,…

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Motivational Monday with Nicole

Motivational Monday with Nicole

WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION? Nicole in Memphis, TN WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY? City cycling (commuting by bike), group rides with friends or my husband, light mountain biking WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY? How about my most powerful cycling memory? I met my husband on my 1st metric century ride and he proposed on that same ride 2 years later. He put signs up near the end of the ride with a poem he had written. I didn’t get it…

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Abus Boro Lite Review

Review: Abus Bordo Lite

As a rep with QBP we are sometimes sent fun samples to try out, if we like them we can show them to shops and increase sales a bit in that category. Earlier this year I was sent some Abus lock samples, the coolest of course was this folding, cuff like, Bordo Lite. MSRP: $90 Details: 5 mm steel bars, with plastic coating to prevent damage to the bicycle’s paintwork Silicone cover for the lock body with “soft touch” properties L…

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Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

Survey: Bike Commuters for Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

…of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. This is a project I do for a big bicycle lighting company from the Netherlands (they supply bicycle lights throughout Europe, Asia and the USA).    My goal is to create the next generation of bicycle lighting; a light that senses and signals in order to make the road safer for the cyclist and the people around him or her. If you wish to stay updated on this project you can f…

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SKS Germany Front Triangle Bag

Interbike ’12: SKS Germany Frame Bags

Keep up to date with the Bike Shop Girl coverage of the 2012 Interbike Trade Show with coverage, previews, exclusives and interviews. If you know me, you know my lure to bike packing and going Survivor style on a bike. SKS is bringing a few affordable options for on the frame bags. They aren’t handmade or to the detail that something like Revelate Designs but a good addition for commuters, longer distance riders and people testing the wate…

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Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights

Preview: Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights

I’m always looking for creative and fun ways to stay safe on the bike. A new LED light string looks to be creative and fun, without a crazy price tag. Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights $30 a set, coming in Green – Blue –   Red – White – Pink – Purple – Turquoise – Yellow These lights claim to be weather resistant and easy to install, hopefully I’ll get a set to try in the near future for fun night rides!…

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Fulcrum Racing Zero

Wheel Lust and Love

Wheels are one of those romantic parts of cycling to me. Something that can make your bike 100% better, or 200% worse. Truing wheels is the first memory I have of working in a bike shop 12 years ago. It was the first “bike mechanic” skill really taught to me. Before that it was installing kick stands and cleaning off bikes. Wheel systems like Fulcrum, Mavic and Industry9 hold a spot in my mind, strong, reliable and a thought out syst…

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Pearl Izumi Pro Barrier Shoe Covers

Preview: Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Shoe Covers

Shoe covers are a funny thing. For me, it is the make or break temperature. If I have to put shoe covers on it normally means that most of my friends won’t ride with me because it is too cold. Recently I realized my hobbled together shoe covers that I have been putting more and more duct tape on every year have had it. They are neoprene ones that I had bought probably 8 years ago now. They’ve worked wonderfully and the duct tape I be…

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