It’s a Man’s World

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A really small great thing happened the other day. I had just purchased a new bike (Specialized Epic Expert, if you must know. Good for the metric f*%# ton of climbing I’ll be doing in the Trans Alp race), and while that in itself is pretty happy-making as you, dear reader, well know, the young man …

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The Story of a Mountain Bike Love Affair, and Bike Buying Woes as a Woman

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I’ve never really considered myself a “tomboy” but let’s face it, I’m not really a “girlie girl” either. As far back as I can remember, my choices in bicycles have always been based on a combination of performance and cool factor. This has always translated into riding a boy’s bike. My first bike crush (oh …

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Club Ride Queen Anne Jersey Review

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I’ve been really stoked on Club Ride gear lately. Their products are the perfect combination of form and function, and the Queen Anne jersey is no different. This jersey features Dri-Sulate wool-poly blend fabric for superior warmth and comfort no matter what the weather. It layers well with multiple thicknesses of base layers for a variety of conditions, …

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Zoic Navaeh 7 Shorts Review

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If I’m being honest, I have to admit that I haven’t always been one for baggy mountain bike shorts. The first couple pairs I wore didn’t fit me very well, and my narrow hips and thicker thighs caused bunching and excess fabric that tended to get caught on the seat. For a while, I stuck …

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Zoic Milos Jersey Review

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Zoic’s spring 2016 clothing line is a mixture of fun and classy–bright, bold, and patterned alongside subdued and solid colors. The women’s selection features a cool color theme with plenty of blues, purples, and greens, as well as an argyle print that incorporates all those colors into one funky pattern. This theme carries through a number …

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Women’s Club Ride Dazzle Liner Review

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Club Ride is known for their stylish, yet functional, cycling clothing that embodies their motto of “Ride Daily.” A few months ago, I tested the Zest Shorts, Delice Jersey, and Cross Vest, and I loved them all so much that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on more Club Ride apparel! I was particularly …

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News: Bell Helmets Seeks Ambassadors for New Women’s Advocacy Program

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Bell Helmets is at it again handing out serious swag, some advertising, a little “cash,” but more importantly, innovative mountain bike advocacy with their new Joy Ride Program. This time, instead of building trail, Bell turns the spotlight on women mountain bikers. “The Bell Joy Ride Program is designed to inspire and enable female mountain bikers with regular, structured, fun and …

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