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POC Trabec Helmet

7 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Helmets

Head to any bike shop or online store, and you’ll find there are more helmets than you can make sense of.  Road bike helmets, skate-style helmets, MIPS, go-pro mounts, and usually in a corner somewhere: one token women’s mountain bike helmet.  What should you really look for? We’ve cut through all the noise and identified our

yeti beti womens mountain bikes

7 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Brands

Cover Photo Credit: Yeti Cycles Let’s be clear about something right up front: every mountain bike is a women’s mountain bike. In other words, you are not limited to women’s-specific mountain bikes; you can totally choose any unisex bike on the market. That said, there are plenty of women out there (for many of the

Review: 100% Speedtrap Cycling Sunglasses

The 100% Speedtrap sunglasses are the glasses of choice for professional cyclist, and seven-time winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey, Peter Sagan, but are they the right choice for you? While not all of us can be as fast as Peter Sagan, 100% affords us the opportunity to look (almost) as cool. The

Emily O One Hander

Back to Basics: An Interview with Pro DH Racer Emily Oppliger

Emily Oppliger grew up in a world of adventure tucked away at the very top of Michigan – the Keweenaw Peninsula. Her parents, both incredible athletes, introduced her to many adventure sports, including cycling. She started working at the local bike and ski shop, Down Wind Sports, and credits the shop for growing her passion

Start line of the Carson City Offroad

On Being a Middle of the Pack Racer – And Proud of It

I just got home from racing the Carson City Off-Road. How’d I do, you might ask? Freakin’ awesome. I finished smack dab in the middle of the pack, which is right where I always finish. Oh sure, I’ve had a handful of podiums in my fifteen years of racing bikes, but more often than not

SDG Allure Women's Saddle Review

Review: SDG Allure Women’s Bike Saddle

When I started surveying women for their favorite bike saddle, the SDG Allure was the one seat that kept getting named time and time again. One of these ladies even claimed that she gave up using a chamois after switching the SDG Allure. While I haven’t gone that far, I do think that the SDG

osprey seral review

Osprey Seral 7L Hip Pack Review

Thinking of getting a new mountain bike fanny pick? Or perhaps this would be your first one? In either case, the Osprey Seral 7L hip pack is one of our favorite hydration packs–fanny pack or otherwise. It’s comfortable (so, SO comfortable), doesn’t bounce or move around, offers ample storage, and does what it’s supposed to

best womens mountain bike gloves

9 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Gloves

Mountain bike gloves aren’t just a nice-to-have, they’re kind of a must-have. The most obvious reason the wear gloves on the trails is that they protect your hands from serious carnage in the event of a crash. But mountain bike gloves also absorb vibration on bumpy trails, keep sweaty hands from slipping off the bars,

best women's mountain bike saddles

7 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Saddles

Nothing can ruin a ride faster than an uncomfortable saddle. The wrong saddle can cause chafing, saddle sores, bruising, and a bad attitude about biking. In a quest to find the BEST women’s mountain bike saddles, we researched, tested, and polled every female mountain biker we know. Here are the ladies mountain bike saddles that