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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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Giro LA DND Women's Glove

Preview: Giro LA DND Women’s Glove

There are two styles of mountain bike gloves I use. The first is your basic, light-weight, and is really there to keep your hands from slipping off your bars when they are covered with sweat, or when you slide across the hard pack dirt trails. The second type of glove I use is for longer rides, with a bit more padding in the palm and normally a size bigger for when my hands swell and my fingers “grow.” The Giro LA DND gloves fall int…

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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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2013 Ridley Helium

Bike Profile: Ridley Helium SL

Earlier this spring I brought in a Ridley Helium SL to show to shops and put some miles on. This is the lightest bike Ridley has ever built, and honestly a joy to ride. As stiff as most will ever need, and super light. 15 lbs out of the box with Fulcrum Racing 3’s on it! With the move to Denver I’ll be selling this bike (look in the upcoming weeks for the post for details on pricing) but I as it is such an awesome bike I wanted to fe…

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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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Lezyne Micro Caddy

Lezyne Micro Caddy Bag Review

Saddle bags are a needed thing in my life. Something that most bike shops forget to mention when they sell you that new road or mountain bike. Riding around with out tools, tube or inflation device is like driving around in your car with out a spare tire. Yes, you can call someone if you get a flat but that isn’t the empower cycling female I hope you are! Plus, a saddle bag can hold that phone for you as well. Most folks don’t think…

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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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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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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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