John Bradley

Author's Bio

 John Bradley is a former senior editor for Outside and currently the editor-in-chief of VeloNews. Follow him on Twitter @johnwbradley.

An Ode to the Falling, Often Failing, Novice Athlete

I suck, frequently and enthusiastically. When I stopped sucking at Japanese, I started sucking at French. When I stopped sucking as a competitive swimmer, I started sucking as a triathlete—and as a...

Building a Better Post-Workout Beer

A Canadian company wants you believe that nutrient-fortified, low-booze beer can become an awesome post-workout beverage. Should you buy in?

Rudy Project Sterling - Bike Helmets: Reviews

RoadComfortable Crossover In many ways, the Sterling is on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Prolight. There's a removable (and padded) bug-net lining, a Boa-like knob that dials in the...

Cannondale SuperSix 3 Compact - Road Bikes: Reviews

HEAD FOR THE HILLSIn 2007, the mountainous Giro d'Italia and the best-climber's jersey at the Tour de France were both won on Cannondales. It is with that climbing pedigree in mind that the company...

Rudy Project Slinger - Helmets: Reviews

The Slinger isn’t as breathable as more ventilated, higher-priced lids. But the one-handed dial adjuster in the back gives the helmet a secure, confident fit, making it without a doubt the most...

Giro Prolight - Bike Helmets: Reviews

Road Fastest and LightestThe Prolight is back—and it's nothing like the 1985 original. The lightest helmet on the market has a streamlined design and ultrathin, minimalist webbing that make...

Jamis Xenith Comp - Road Bikes: Reviews

CHEAP THRILLSWith so many astronomically expensive bikes on the market, it's easy to get the impression that entry-level bikes perform too poorly to warrant consideration. The Xenith Comp proves that...

Bell Volt - Helmets: Reviews

Deep channels and 22 vents keep the air flowing, but the three-way-adjustable retention system sold us on Bell’s top-of-the-line road helmet. Bonus: The included visor means the Volt can double...

Mammut Lobuche - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Good for Backcountry The trim-fitting Lobuche is every bit as breathable and snow- and rainproof as any hard shell we've ever tested. But it's got something else up its sleeves. Because glues and...

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