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?

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. - Cleats: Reviews

Suffer from hot feet? Then the superior ventilation of the P.R.O. may be just what you're looking for. And when the pace quickens, the anti-slip heel and carbon sole get the power to the pedals....

Sidi Genius 6.6 Mega - Road Bike Shoes: Reviews

To create our new favorite road shoe, Sidi took the slipperlike synthetic upper, full-carbon sole, and adjustable heel retention of its top-of-the-line (and rather narrow) Ergo 2, then reassembled it...

FlyLow Higgins - Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews

Good for Backcountry It stretches and feels like a soft shell, but thanks to a waterproof-breathable membrane, taped seams, and waterproof YKK zippers, the Higgins repels snow and rain like a top-of-...

Felt F5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Carbon ComfortCarbon-fiber bikes in this price range are no longer an anomaly. To keep costs down, they're constructed with a slightly heavier weave. The result is usually a significantly smoother...

GT i-DXC 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

GT designed its new i-DXC around the latest version of the company's superefficient i-Drive suspension setup, so it rides as comfortably as a cross-country bike—without sacrificing race-day...

Giant TCR Composite - Road Bikes: Reviews

You could pay more than twice as much for a bike and not have this much fun. With a one-piece carbon frame, competition-worthy components, and intuitive handling, this Gear of the Year winner is an...

Scott Road LTD - Cleats: Reviews

Beyond the bling, the Limited is one serious shoe. The stiff carbon-fiber outsole wraps the heel to stabilize the foot, and a complete pair weighs about as much as the magazine in your hands....

Patagonia Skinnard - Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews

Good for Backcountry In-bounds or out-of-bounds, the Skinnard has your back. With a ski-pass window, detachable powder skirt, and headphone port, it's ready for a full day on the lifts (it's cut to...

Orbea Onix TTG - Road Bikes: Reviews

Flexible FlierWith race models like the Orca and Opal, this small Basque company has a well-deserved reputation as a maker of elite-level bikes. In an effort to get similar performance at a more...

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