We rode the 2014 Epic at Specialized’s Leadville 100 launch and walked away wondering, as always, whether there’s any better race bike out there.
PowerIce, a cross between a hydration drink and a popsicle, might just be the perfect summer nutrition product for athletes
On a riding trip in the north woods this summer, Salsa showed off deft new redesigns of its venerable Spearfish and Horsethief models
In an already fast and remarkable year at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race, Matt Dewitt made history as the first double amputee finisher
Though the course of this race, which starts Monday, lacks a defining uphill finish, the strong field of contenders should make for exciting racing.
The Idaho-based optics company seeks to redefine the mountain bike helmet market with its Forefront all-mountain lid
Garmin finally released Vector, its pedal-based power meter system, to the public this week at a launch in Boulder, Colorado. We rode along to test them out.
Kitsbow is bringing bespoke-quality apparel to the dirt bike crowd. But how much are mountain bikers willing to spend?
The MX Divide was probably one of the most highly anticipated bikes of 2012. But does it live up to expectations?
Just back from following Le Tour, our writer explains why every cyclist should book a flight to France now, while the ticket prices are still inexpensive
A gran fondo with climbs so beautifully painful that our writer will be going back to ride again on European roads
This year's Tour was one of the most exciting to date. We look back on the race's most riveting moments and explore its most important trends.
Tips to hack your body
This race machine may not have a ton of cachet, but it rides just as well many other high-end boutique bikes and costs a fair bit less
I’m looking to get into mountain biking but don't know what to look for in a pair of shoes. What should I be paying attention to?
Seven cool new accessories from Bike PressCamp 2013
From roadies to 29ers, we pick five of the best new bikes and trends from Bike PressCamp 2013.
I'm looking for a pair of shades that can go from the bike to the run, but won't make me look like a dork. What do you recommend?
A new report about the last few decades of doping in the peloton lacks scientific credibility, but it’s the futile and negative fixation on ancient history that bothers us most.
Pair one of the fastest descenders in the world with a badass bird of prey, and you get the ultimate bike video.
This year’s Tour might well be the most open race in years. We consider the players.
The Tour makes for great viewing, but not everyone has the time to watch all 21 stages of the race. Here are the key stages to tune in for this year.
No matter how advanced online retailers get, they’ll never be able to make the camaraderie of a brick-and-mortar bike shop. We pick our favorite spots for buying a new tube, getting a bike fit, or just shooting the breeze over a couple of beers.
Though it tries hard—and succeeds in some ways—to be two bikes in one, the Trigger 29er is largely just an excellent, if thuggish, trail bike.
With road manners and panache to match its Italian racing pedigree, this carbon beauty mostly won us over.
There’s a new generation of U.S. riders emerging at the pointy end of the peloton—hopefully in an honest manner. This is the final installment in a series of interviews with these young Americans.
Those who continue to fixate on cheaters and unfairly accuse innocent riders are missing the point of cycling.
Excerpts from Feed Zone Portables, Allen Lim and Biju Thomas’ new cookbook for nutrition on the go
I'm preparing for the Leadville 100. It’s my first big endurance mountain bike race, and I’m trying to figure out the nutrition. How can I stay fed and hydrated for such a long time?
The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of US riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is another in a series of
Extremely well balanced and stable but also nimble and quick.
Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Trek Domane 6.9
As user-friendly as they are brash.
Dimples cut down on drag and noise, and there's plenty of room inside.
Should you go for the standard 26-inch mountain bike wheels or newer options in different sizes? We did some testing to find out.
In promoting pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch’s record run on the Kokopelli, Red Bull is undermining their athlete’s accomplishment.
It’s not yet known how the UCI will proceed with its regulation on unsanctioned races. But many in the mountain biking world sound prepared for a division.
Our favorite new cycling-inspired apparel and gear for Bike to Work Week
After three years, Aaron Gulley finally made good on his obsession with one of the harshest, self-supported mountain bike races in the West.
If you’re still among those who look at fat bikes and wonder why, I’d venture to guess that you haven’t tried the Fatback.
Clothing Manufacturer Nalini has revived the brash pro cyclist's denim racing kit.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has proposed longer bans, increased flexibility in sanctioning, and going after support staff. But they still have work to do to help win back our trust.
The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of U.S. riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is another in the series
Aaron Gwin, two-time World Cup overall champion, on the finer points of going down
The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of US riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is the first in a series o
Two filmmakers aim to bring mountain biking to kids—and theaters—across the country
Outside picks the best bikes of May 2013, including the Yeti SB-95
Lightweight but just as comfy and safe as heftier helmets.
With its New Road line, Giro, alongside a handful of other apparel manufacturers, is trying to bring pro-quality performance to the civilian peloton
In winning his third Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, Fabian Cancellara cemented his reputation as a legend
Bell’s new enduro-oriented Super is the latest in a quickly expanding market of all-mountain helmets. But are these new, bigger lids really safer?
A quick glance at the app's stats on the best-known segments of the upcoming Paris-Roubaix reveals a fascinating mix of professionals and amateurs
A four-step guide to coloring outside the lines
Endurance athletes are skipping established races to stage their own raucous events. Going toe-to-toe has never been this much fun.
The Idaho-based ultra-endurance mountain biker talks about his record-setting ride on the Iditarod Trail Invitational, which he completed sleepless and with a broken ankle
As Shimano unveils its second-generation Dura-Ace Di2 groupo, it’s a good time to ask: Is electronic shifting an essential upgrade or a gratuitous and overpriced accessory?
The American-made brand launches its watch sales with a brass-plated bike
Even if you’re not in the market for a $10,000 frameset (and who is, really?), here’s why this cutting-edge road bike could matter to you
A conversation with 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo winner Jonathan Davis.
Will some Hollywood-style drama (and production values) and a jingoistic focus on bygone French figures help potential viewers to get past all of this past year's drug scandals and small-minded politics?
Of the more than 200 small bicycle manufacturers that gathered to show off their designs at the 9th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver last week, these seven stood out
Raising money for World Bicycle Relief
One of the finest teams in pro cycling is partnering with Rapha Racing Ltd. for the upcoming season
The famous racetrack was shut down to cars for an hour so Aaron Gulley and a handful of other reporters could log some laps on the new Pro 4 Comp and Pro 4 Grip tires developed by Michelin's bike division
Recapping last weekend's big race, which was held for the first time in its history on North American soil
A conversation with Dr. Stacy Sims, endurance runner, Ironman triathlete, and pro-elite road racer who has been studying the science of performance and nutrition for two decades
Do you have a healthy social-fitness life? It all depends on your motivation.
Earlier this week on a side street in Santa Fe, I passed a guy bike commuting the opposite direction from me. He was riding a fat bike. Like any good cyclist, I'll often crane my neck to see what a passing rider is pedaling or what pretty frame is adorning…
Training bikes have finally shifted gears, integrating mapping functions to simulate road rides and adding tools like cadence sensors and power meters. Here are the three best to get you through winter’s indoor doldrums—and have you cleaning up come spring.
The Moonlander's bulbous doughnuts soak up bumps like suspension and blast over sand dunes and through mud with monster-truck ease.
Originally created for epic winter races like the Iditabike, fat bikes lately have gotten as big as … well, their oversize tires. In addition to dedicated snow events—and the list of those is ballooning—we’ve seen these beefy bad boys at 24-hour races, on tour in the desert, and, most recently, at the Leadville 100.
Aaron Gulley reviews the best utility bikes for the value-minded buyer
Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the Torch T1 Helmet.
Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the Electra Townie Go!
Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the SRAM XX1.
Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the Ultralight Sports Cirrus Ti and Nimbus Steel Pedal.
Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the Scott Genius 700.
From magic coatings that repel water to wired ski poles, these are the four innovations of tomorrow
You don't need to spend a fortune to get a solid road bike. Aaron Gulley picks out the best inexpensive models for your next group ride.