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fueling for a century ride

Fueling for a Century Ride: 7 Tips to Keep You Riding Strong

You’ve put in the training to cover 100 miles on the bike, figured out how to layer for a long day, notified your loved ones of your upcoming adventure, but there is one final crucial component to iron out: what to eat for the next 5-9 hours? Fueling for a century can be confusing, and

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

best womens cycling gloves

7 Best Women’s Cycling Gloves (and How to Choose)

Searching for a new pair of bike gloves? Read this before you buy! While cycling gloves are often an after-thought, they’re actually pretty important. They protect your palms from serious injury in the event of a crash, absorb road vibration to make your ride more comfortable, and improve your grip on the handlebars. We’ve researched

training for a century ride

7 Tips for Training for a Century Ride

Completing a century ride is a huge accomplishment, and should be a bucket list item for every cyclist. That said, the thought of getting into good enough shape to finish one can be intimidating.

best touring bikes for women

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

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

terry fixie bike skort

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

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