John Bradley

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

Outside Magazine Zero to Hero

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...

VAMPT Lean Machien Recovery Ale

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?

FlyLow Higgins - Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews

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

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...

Cervélo P4

Cervélo P4 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Arguably the most anticipated bike of 2009 (it was kept behind glass at bike industry trade shows last fall), the triathlon/time-trial-specific P4 hosts several radical advancements. To hide the rear...

Bianchi 928 Carbon T Cube Rival - Road Bikes: Reviews

Bianchi 928 Carbon T Cube Rival - Road Bikes: Reviews

A SHOT OF ESPRESSOThis twitchy Italian racer just misses out on being the lightest bike here, but the weight is well spent. Bianchi added extra material along the drivetrain of this full-carbon frame...

Giro Athlon

Giro Athlon - Helmets: Reviews

How does Giro improve on its popular E2 cross-country race helmet? With an adjustable visor, an easier and more snug fit, and a lower profile that provides better coverage while increasing weight by...

Wilier Triestina Izoard

Wilier Triestina Izoard - Road Bikes: Reviews

Last year, consumers were buying $9,000 bikes and bad mortgages like there was no tomorrow. Then tomorrow showed up. The spendy bikes are still out there, and still worth it for racers who have the...

Patagonia Skinnard - Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews

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

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...

Cannondale Six 5

Cannondale Six 5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Cannondale is now manipulating carbon fiber for high-end race bikes as well as anyone, but the company hasn't completely abandoned its deep aluminum heritage. The Six 5 weds a carbon rear end and...

Cannondale SuperSix 3 Compact - Road Bikes: Reviews

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...

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