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?

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

Cannondale SuperSix 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Climb Any MountainThe only difference between this frame and the one Cannondale's pros are racing in Europe is the carbon fiber. The SuperSix 3, built up with Shimano Ultegra components, uses a less...

Trek Madone 5.2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

1. Want race-proven? Trek's all-new Madone is available in three levels of carbon (White, Black, and Red). Because the top-tier Red frames weren't done in time, Alberto Contador won last year's Tour...

Cannondale Prophet 2000 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SWITCH-HITTEROne of the best longer-travel climbing bikes I've ridden, Cannondale's new Prophet is stiffer, lighter, and simpler than the company's popular JeKyll. With five and a half inches of...

Sidi Dragon 2 Carbon SRS - Cleats: Reviews

By bolting a stiff carbon insert to a nylon frame, the microfiber-and-mesh SRS's provide just enough toe flex to keep the blood flowing, without sacrificing efficient energy transfer. sidiusa.com

Keen Springwater - Mountain Bike Shoes: Reviews

While not as stiff as a race shoe, the Springwater is an impressive blend of comfort and performance. A full-length TPU plate provides the power transfer, and the lugged rubber outsole makes for sure...

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