Fox Rampage Full Face Mountain Bike Helmet Review

Fox Rampage Full Face Mountain Bike Helmet Review

The Fox Rampage is a low-profile, lightweight, and affordable full-face helmet mountain bike helmet. In fact, it is the cheapest ASTM-F1952 certified helmet on the market and one of the lightest. While it’s not a “women’s specific” helmet, it is a great option for ladies that are petite or those looking for a lighter-weight full-face … Read more

13 Things that You Should Take on Every Backcountry Ride

Bike Kit

We all know there are things we should bring on EVERY ride–a pump, a spare tube, etc–but when we venture further from easy rescue, there are additional items we should carry to survive in the backcountry. In fact, it seems the further that one gets from a paved road, the more likely something is to … Read more

Five Ten Women’s Kestrel Lace MTB Shoe Review

five ten women's kestrel lace review

I’ve always been a cross-country kinda girl and dressed the part. You know: matching lycra kit and carbon-soled Sidi shoes. Thanks to my husband and son, however, that’s slowly changing. They have me doing more downhill days and afternoons at the skills park. I converted to baggy shorts a while ago, but just recently began … Read more

Giro Tessa Women’s Mountain Bike Gloves Review

giro tessa mountain bike gloves review

After 3.5 hours of riding, my hands were throbbing and raw. Several new callouses had popped up on the fleshy part of my palm on the underside of my knuckles. Despite how much I was trying to enjoy my mountain bike vacation in Sedona, all I could think about were my hands. This was several … Read more

VIDEO: Ferda Girls (HUMBLE. Parody)

ferda girls

This Parody of Kendrick Lamar’s Humble is both hilarious and sad.  What woman hasn’t run into her share of chauvinism both on the trail and in the bike industry? 

Zoic Navaeh Women’s MTB Shorts Review

Zoic Navaeh MTB Shorts

Zoic makes some of the best mountain bike shorts for under-served portions of the mountain bike community (a.k.a women and children).  Rather than being a sized-down version of a men’s short, the Navaeh has been designed to fit a woman’s body and it comes in cute (and often changing) colors and patterns. The short has … Read more

Smith Rover Mountain Bike Helmet Review

smith rover mountain bike helmet

If you are looking for a low-profile, minimalistic and lightweight helmet, consider the Smith Rover.  This isn’t the cross-country helmet of old, but it’s certainly less bulky than most modern mountain bike helmets.  For xc rides, hot days, and good hair, this is one of our go-to lids. Review in a Nutshell Pros: Low-profile Bright … Read more

Video: Casey Brown Riding Revelstoke & Corbet’s Couloir

Casey Brown

We’re so accustomed to seeing men as the featured riders in all the big bike videos, it was a bit of a shock (and then a delight) to see Casey Brown in not one, but two, of the most shared videos of the past week. First, there was Shimano’s new video, “Casey Brown – This … Read more

Osprey Raven 10 Women’s Hydration Pack Review

osprey raven

Thanks to their thoughtfully-designed hydration packs, Osprey has made an impressive gain of market share against the once untouchable Camelback.  After years of using nothing but a Camelback, I recently switched to the Osprey Raven 10 and have been impressed by its comfort and functionality. The Raven is Osprey’s women’s-specific 10L storage / 3L reservoir … Read more