Dakine Women’s Siren Shorts :: The Best Women’s Baggy on the Market?

I am not the biggest fan of baggy mountain bike shorts-- preferring lycra any day of the week. It's light, smooth and doesn't get caught on your saddle. It's one layer, breathable and fast. Yet I wear baggy mountain bike shorts from time to time, especially on longer trail rides. I've had mixed experiences with baggies, and I have yet to find the perfect fit, the perfect cut … [Read more...]

Review :: Juliana Juno 650b (or 27.5″) Women’s Mountain Bike

I received for Christmas a Juliana Juno. Juliana is the new women's line of Santa Cruz bicycles, created by the multi-time World Champion mountain biker Juliana Furtado. Juli's Juliana has been in the Santa Cruz line for years, offering a women's touch to a racing bike. Juli's new line of bikes touts a full range of mountain bikes, from cross country to Enduro. I'd been … [Read more...]

Giro Women’s Helmets, Shoes and Gloves :: mtbchick’s Choice

"Style is something all of us already has, all we need to do is find it." Diane von Furstenberg There is nothing quite like slipping into a DVF dress, but one can't always wear a designer dress, especially while mountain biking. Instead, one must search like a diamond hunter for the best looking women's apparel and accessories. Few choices are available, and let's face it, … [Read more...]

Lodge 10″ Seasoned Steel Skillet :: Made in U.S.A.

On the Southern edge of the Tennessee border, a small town by the name of South Pittsburg whirs with the sounds of a foundry, of melting pots, sand blasting and seasoning machines. It is here where cast iron and steel cookware are created by American craftsmen. True local and artisanal kitchen wares for even the most discerning consumer  are designed and manufactured every … [Read more...]

Skratch :: Sports Nutrition for Foodies

I like water. I dislike sports drinks. Most rides I typically only take plain water. Until I tried Skratch for the first time, a bottle might have sat in my bottle cage untouched for long stretches. My first try with Skratch,  I found my bottles empty before the middle of a long climb... Careful! Turn around you may be in danger of knocking into a display overstocked … [Read more...]