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Review: Club Ride Freedom Short

As women we have limited options for stylish mountain bike apparel, so I’m always on the lookout for more. When I came across Club Ride’s Freedom short online, I had to investigate further and reached out. Though we’ve been familiar with Club Ride for some time now, I was happy to see something in the women’s line that appealed […]

09.02.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Your Helmet is Outdated: Bell / Giro Add MIPS Technology to Helmet Lineup

Bell and Giro have long been leaders in progressive helmet technology, and their headwear has saved my noggin more than once. With companies like POC, Scott and Smith touting new helmet technology featuring the MIPS Brain Protection System, it was just a matter of time before Bell/Giro responded with offerings of their own. With contemporary […]

08.26.2014 Helmets Read the full story →
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The Specialized 2F0 Flat Women’s Shoe: WHY

Specialized recently released a new shoe intended for use with platform pedals, the 2F0 Flat. They’ve also released a women’s version, in an indigo/ hyper green color way. I’m really at a loss of words when it comes to the color choices of this shoe. Apparently indigo and hyper green is in right now and someone […]

08.22.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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Betabrand Women’s Bike to Work Jacket

Betabrand recently released a women’s Bike to Work Jacket in black for crowd funding on their site. Like their men’s version, it’s a Mackintosh style jacket made from a softshell material with a nod to biker culture with its offset zipper. I wore the sample around town for an evening as Jason documented the ride […]

08.18.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: Five Ten Hellcat

Labeled the most winning shoe in World Cup DH history, the SPD-compatible Hellcat shoe has enjoyed the reputation as a favorite amongst gravity racing pro riders. This made it a top choice when I decided to try a clip-in shoe for use when riding more technical trails. Until recently I preferred flat pedals for aggressive riding; […]

08.14.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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Style Check: Shredly Louise MTB Knickers

I discovered Shredly earlier this year (click here for my previous post) and am continuously impressed by how comfortable, durable and flattering these shorts are. (It’s true, you don’t have to look like a tomboy, or worse, a small guy when riding your bike!) In a market that doesn’t appear to listen to women, Shredly has […]

06.03.2014 Shorts Read the full story →
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Review: Giro Privateer XC Mountain Bike Shoes

High end mountain bike shoes can get pretty pricey these days, and you can easily spend upwards of $300-400 on a pair of the latest carbon wonder soles. Spending top dollar for a high-zoot carbon wonder sole is cool if you need the best to compliment your $10k carbon XC Race rig. However, if they […]

03.25.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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Style Check: Castelli Perla kit

I shared the Castelli Perla jersey in a previous post, but I’m now happily sporting the entire Perla ensemble. The SoftFlex RS fabric used for the jerseys and shorts is my favorite to date. It is so soft and comfortable, yet still a high tech fabric that breathes and wicks well. Not to mention it is very […]

03.24.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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2014 Giro New Road Expands with new Women’s Collection

Giro used to be primarily known for their line of helmets, but in the last few years it’s clear they’ve got their sights set much higher. They’ve already released a line of shoes and gloves that show they get it, and after our time with the stuff, we count ourselves as fans. Last year they […]

02.20.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: Mission Workshop Acre Jacket

If you’re a fan of gear blogs featuring technical apparel, you’re probably already familiar with the Schoeller label. For those new to the brand, the Swiss fabric mill specializes in the development and manufacturing of some of the most cutting edge, innovative fabrics available today. Unfortunately, these technologies come at a cost, and with a […]

02.12.2014 Clothing Read the full story →