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Quit Your Job and Mountain Bike More

For the entirety of my adult life, cycling (and mountain biking in particular) has been at the center of my world. Yes, I did all that “grown-up stuff”, but I never let it get in the way of my love for the bike.  I had to go to work, but I biked there, and then

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What to Wear To Spin Class (and What NOT to Wear)

About to take your first spin class? Take a deep breath. It’s easy and you really can’t do anything wrong. That said, if you want to be super prepared we’re here to help you. We’ve picked out some of our favorite pieces for indoor cycling including padded shorts, spinning pants, and lightweight, breathable tops. But

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17 Bike Tattoos You’ll Love

Cover photo credit: @keljs78 Thinking about getting a new tattoo? If not, you’ll probably be thinking about it after seeing these bike tattoos. For bicycle lovers, what better way to profess your passion than adding a little bike ink to your canvas? We’ve rounded up a bunch of bicycle tattoo ideas from the cycling community

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5 Best Women’s Touring Bikes (and How to Choose)

Thinking of biking cross-country? Or maybe just a long weekend tour of wine country? In any case, for multi-day rides, a touring bike is the ideal setup. A touring bike offers eyelets for racks and panniers, multiple water bottle cages, and more relaxed geometry. The bad news for women is that there really aren’t many

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Mens vs Womens Bikes: 5 Things You Need to Know

So you’re getting ready to shop for a bike and aren’t sure what the difference is between a women’s bike and a men’s bike (or a unisex bike). The truth is that all bikes are unisex bikes and that the difference between those that are marketed as “women’s bikes” and those that are marketed as

7 Best Women’s Cyclocross Bikes (2019)

Who doesn’t need a new bike?!  (Always n+1, right?!).  And cyclocross bikes are some of the most capable, do-it-all bikes around.  Whether you want to race cyclocross, ride gravel, join a dirt fondo, or just commute in style, a ‘cross bike can help you do it.   We’ve picked out 7 of our favorite cyclocross bikes

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7 Best Bike Skirts for Women

Do you like to look feminine on the bike?  Or maybe you just want a little extra coverage?  Either way, a bike skirt is a great option for looking stylish while riding your bike. A cycling skirt offers the padding of traditional bike shorts, is more feminine than baggy shorts, and offers more modesty than

25 Gift Ideas for Female Cyclists

25 Gift Ideas for Female Cyclists

It can be hard to know what to give your favorite female cyclist.  Rather than spending hours searching for the perfect gift, we’ve hand picked some of our favorite things.  Whether you’re looking for something small or something big, you’ll find the perfect present on this list. $20 or Less $50 or Less $100 or

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Nutcase Helmet Review

Looking for an attractive skate-style bike helmet? It’s not so much to ask to look cute while wearing a helmet, right? Luckily for all you stylish ladies, Nutcase happens to make a really adorable helmet that comes in lots of fun designs, so no matter what your style may be, you’ll be able to find

5 Best Bike Phone Mounts of 2018

Photo credit: Andreas Kambanis Knowing where to put everything while biking can be tricky–especially your phone.  Put it in your jersey pocket and it might fall out.  Stick it in a hydration pack or seat bag and you can’t see your Strava stats. Enter the bike mount.  A bicycle phone mount allows you to keep your