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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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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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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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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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Niner Low Top 9 Handlebar

Niner Goes Big with new Low Top 9 Handlebar

As someone that rides a 29er exclusively I run into the issue of getting front end lower, and I’m 5’10 with this issue! This new goofy looking handlebar from Niner will allow my front end to be lower for better stability and bike fit.     Low Top RDO Handlebar MSRP: $199 Sizing: 720mm width, 25mm drop with 17º sweep Weight: 258g Details: Available in Niner…

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Foundry Cycles Auger B1

My Bikes: Foundry Cycles Auger B1

As a rep for Quality Bicycle Products I have many bikes that are ridden and driven all around the Southeast. They are *all* considered demo’s, so if you are in the southeast and want to try out one of my bikes let me know in the comments or drop me a line on the contact page. The newest bike in my fleet is a cyclocross bike from Foundry Cycles. When looking through all the brands I rep for my next cyclocross bike for the upcoming season I…

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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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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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Motivational Monday Melinda

Motivational Monday with Miranda

What’s your name and location? Miranda from Dallas, y’all What type of cycling do you enjoy? Relaxed rides on trails and around lakes, commuter biking, road biking. What is your first cycling memory? Oh my goodness, this is an intense one. I remember riding around the church parking lot across from my house. My papa was watching my sisters and me and I wanted to show off my sweet moves for him. As I peddled around in dizzying circles…

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Aspercreme

North Meck CX #2 Race Report

…ting at 6pm. The way it works is the course wraps around 4 different baseball and softball fields, utilizing the lights of the fields to light up the area outside of the fence. Up and down the hills, between the fields, some run ups, some barriers and always good fun but never on the ball fields! I lined up this week with the boys. There were no girls to play with. Very sad since I know several women that would rack the season but they never show…

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