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club ride review

Club Ride Apparel Review: A Woman’s Perspective

Most mountain bike clothing is good for one thing: mountain biking. Club Ride Apparel is another story. Their clothing is just as at home on a pedal powered pub crawl, commuting around town, or waiting in the school pickup line as it is on the trail. Of course, you’ll feel most comfortable wearing Club Ride

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Machines For Freedom Bib Shorts & Cycling Jersey Review

Looking for your next favorite cycling kit? Meet Machines For Freedom. The clothing from this company is high-quality, comfortable, and designed for women (by women). In addition to creating top-notch cycling apparel, the company has also made an effort to create clothing that works and fits women of a wide variety of sizes. If you’ve

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Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain Lock Review

If you’ve ever had a bike stolen (or know someone who has), then you know how violating it can feel. While there’s no lock that’s 100% theft-proof, the Kyrptonite New York Fahgettaboudit chain lock comes pretty darn close. It’s HEAVY (this isn’t the lock you want to carry around town), but if you have a

thousand heritage review

Thousand Heritage Helmet Review

Do you look at the pictures of stylish women biking in the Netherlands and wish you looked just like them? You could always cruise around the city sans helmet also, but our roads in the U.S. aren’t exactly that safe. That’s why I like the Thousand Heritage bike helmet. It protects your most valuable asset

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Wild Rye Review: Freel Mountain Bike Shorts & Sandia Jersey

I like passing dudes on the trail, but I don’t want to LOOK like a dude. Which is why I love Wild Rye. This for-women, by-women clothing company has managed to create mountain bike clothes that are functional, sporty, and still feel and look feminine. Wild Rye proves that function and form don’t have to

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Review

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Review

Looking for a top of the line bike rack that does it all? Consider the Kuat NV 2.0. This high-end bike rack makes loading (and unloading) bikes incredibly easy. It’s also super stable, will last forever, and has cool extras like a workstand. Didn’t even know you needed a workstand on your bike rack, did

giro mtb gloves

Giro LA DND Women’s Bike Glove Review

Our hands are one of only three contact points we have with our bicycle, making gloves one of the most important, yet most overlooked pieces of bike gear we have. A glove needs to be comfortable enough that we don’t mind wearing it, protective enough that our hands won’t get shredded in the event of

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Bontrager WaveCel Helmet Review (Specter and XXX Road Helmets)

In spring of 2019, Bontrager launched a “Bontrager-exclusive helmet technology” called WaveCel.  The WaveCel technology was developed by Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory in Portland, Oregon and received considerable attention due to its safety claims.   According to Trekbikes.com, “WaveCel is a revolutionary, Bontrager-exclusive helmet technology that has been shown in a recent study to be up to

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Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Helmet Review

Looking for a mountain bike helmet with extended rear of the head coverage and MIPS technology? The Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS helmet should be on your shortlist. It’s not the cheapest MTB helmet on the market (though it’s nowhere near the most expensive either). In fact, it’s a good mid-range enduro helmet that’s lightweight,

Lezyne hand pump

Lezyne HP Drive Hand Pump Review

We’ve all been there. You’re miles and miles from home or the nearest trail head and you’ve got a flat tire. Getting the tire off the rim and a tube in is the easy part. The tough part is pumping up your tire to an adequate pressure. This used to give me crazy anxiety. If