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giro switchblade mips helmet review

Giro Switchblade MIPS Helmet Review

Looking for a convertible full-face helmet to provide a little extra protection on the sketchy stuff? Consider the Giro Switchblade. A favorite of the “enduro bros”, the Switchblade is also ideal for rad ladies thanks to its light weight, comfort, and superior safety. This ASTM DH certified downhill lid has a removable chinbar, so you

mens vs womens bikes

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

Race Face Chester Review

Race Face Chester Pedal Review

One general rule we’ve discovered with bikes and cycling gear is that you get what you pay for. High price usually means high quality. Therefore, we were shocked and excited to discover that the Race Face Chester pedals somehow turned this rule on its head. At a mere $50, the Chester offers a lightweight, durable,

Framed Minnesota 1.0 Women's Fat Bike Review

Framed Minnesota 1.0 Women’s Fat Bike Review

There are few things that can get me down as quickly as being stuck indoors all winter.  Are you the same way?  If you prefer sunshine to LED bulbs in the spinning studio, consider a fat bike. And it doesn’t have to be an expensive one.  The Framed Minnesota 1.0 is an excellent entry-level fat

ella shreds

Video: Ella Shreds

Have you ridden the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont?  If not, you’ll want to visit after watching this video from Transition Bikes. You’ll not only be drawn in by the trails, but you’ll also be inspired by Ella Skalwald.  Not only is she an amazing rider, but she’s also a guide and youth coach, giving back to

mountain bike tire pressure

5 Tips to Dial in the Perfect Mountain Bike Tire Pressure

Finding the perfect tire pressure for your mountain bike is more art than science.  The perfect MTB tire pressure is dependent on rider weight, tire volume, terrain, trail conditions, personal preference, and more. Despite all these factors, finding the right tire pressure is worth the effort.  A properly inflated tire will increase speed, improve traction,

3 Simple Steps to Understanding Women’s Bike Sizing

You’re ready to buy a bike, but intimidated by all the numbers and specs? One of the first steps is knowing which size bike you need. There are a couple of different ways women’s bikes are measured and sized, and we’re going to walk you through all of it. And there’s no need to feel

womens chamois

7 Best Chamois Creams for Women

If you suffer from saddle sores or chafing while cycling, chamois cream can make a huge difference.  Designed to reduce friction between your chamois, saddle, and intimate regions, chamois cream helps keep things comfortable down there.  Most chamois creams are also anti-bacterial, so it can help prevent keep things clean and prevent infection. Here are

5 Best Bike Phone Mounts

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