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 […]

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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 […]

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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, we don’t want to look like guys when we ride bikes.

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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 day.

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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.

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I Break Stuff :: A Rash of Break-Ups and Bike Part Explosions

I’m a light rider. I don’t push the limits as hard as I used to. But I am a test rider, and true to my title, I tend to break stuff.

It was a warm sunny afternoon when I took to Brown Mountain to punch out some intervals on the Cannondale Scalpel. A typical ride would be up Brown Mountain Road and down El Prieto two times.

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Giro Sica Women’s MTB Shoe and Giro Aeon Helmet :: Reviews

I love the Giro Sica and the Giro Aeon as an ensemble. The matching helmet and shoes have been my go-to for the past year, and I love every minute I’m wearing the two together. They look great, fit great and perform at the highest level. Here are my reviews and photos. Giro Sica Women’s […]

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Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe for Women :: Sneak Peek

Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe for Women $360  All I want for Christmas is a brand new pair of Specialized S-Works Mountain Bike Shoes made for Women! These beauties arrived last week, and here is a first look. We’ll post a review once we’ve had them on the dirt for a month or so. Specialized continues […]

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The First Thing I Grab :: UVEX Chad Sunglasses

the UVEX Chad is the first thing I grab when I’m running out the door and jumping on my bike. Here at mtbchick.com headquarters, there are more than enough pairs of sunglasses laying around from which to choose on any given day. From fashion to funk-tion, I’m all about it. Why “funk”tion rather than function? I am not at all a total utilitarianite. Things must look good. Thus I introduce to you the UVEX Chad.

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Oakley Split Jacket Review :: Jawbones for a Lady

Now that Oakley has succeeded in placing Jawbones on every face in cycling, it’s time for the Ladies to jump on board with a better fitting, sleeker and much sexier Jawbone style eye protection called the Split Jacket. Technically, the Split Jacket is “Asian Fit”, meaning it’s not a women’s specific piece, but suitable for […]

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