John Bradley

Author's Bio

 John Bradley is a former senior editor for Outside and currently the editor-in-chief of UNREASONABLE.is. 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?

Shimano SH-M230 - Road Bike Shoes: Reviews

Heat-moldable sections in the upper give the M230 a custom-fit feel, while the carbon-reinforced nylon soles nail the balance between efficient pedaling stiffness and hike-a-bike walkability. shimano...

Giant XtC 29er 1 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Plush HardtailFor years, carbon fiber and full suspension have been the driving forces in mountain-bike innovation. But the industry's recent embrace of big-wheeled rigs has breathed new life into...

Raleigh Grand Sport - Road Bikes: Reviews

Versatile StarterIf you're looking for an affordable bike that can handle commutes and get you going on your first fitness or group rides, the Grand Sport is worth a look. If, like our testers, you'...

Felt B2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

BEAT THE CLOCKWith a one-inch-wide head tube and bladed fork, the full-carbon B2 enters the wind like a dart. A multi-position stem adjusts for the sweet spot between aerodynamic crouch and lower-...

Raleigh Competition - Road Bikes: Reviews

DISCOUNT TICKETThink of the Competition as a two-wheeled iMac: Pros may want more, but if you're looking for a worry-free performance machine, clip on in. Raleigh is coming on strong for '05 by...

Specialized BG S-Works MTB - Cleats: Reviews

Most people's feet tilt down and out when they dangle. As with all Specialized Body Geometry shoes, the carbon-soled S-Works are designed around this natural cant, to reduce knee and foot strain....

Parlee Z5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Lively All-RounderThis Massachusetts-based crafter of high-end carbon-fiber frames is renowned for its custom-fit geometry and expertise at mixing comfort, stiffness, and light weight in a single...

Oakley Jawbone - Cycling Glasses: Reviews

Lance Armstrong’s preferred eyewear during his return to racing, the new Jawbone uses a hinged frame for easy lens changes. Small bumpers inside the tops of the frame secure the smudge-free,...

Specialized Epic - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SPECIALIZATIONA cousin to the bike that won a Gear of the Year award in '03, the Epic is the best full-suspension climber on the market. True, this bike's design isn't quite as buttery as some others...

Lake MX170 - Cleats: Reviews

A great entry-level race shoe for high-volume feet, the MX170 has a heel-mounted Boa lacing system that cinches the shoe around the ankle to prevent heel lift. lakecycling.com

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