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?

Diamondback SL Super - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SMART SPEEDThe Diamondback's straightforwardness is what makes it a standout. This stable, confidence-nurturing cross-country racer holds its line with minimal effort on climbs and descents, and...

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A forgiving fit, four pockets, and an internal headphone port with cable guides make the Potenza perfect for long solo training rides. And the wicking fabric kept us impressively comfy during a humid...

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Stand - Tools: Reviews

Not only is the Pro Elite the most stable portable stand we’ve ever tested, it’s also the easiest to use. The smart spring-loaded head allows for one-handed clamping and releases with the...

Ellsworth Glimpse - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

A Classic ReinventedIn an effort to lower the price of admission, Ellsworth offers up the Glimpse, its first-ever non- commuter bike not entirely made in the USA. The aluminum tubes are still...

Bianchi Infinito Ultegra - Road Bikes: Reviews

The Perfect BlendThe Infinito reminds us what the "comfort-performance" designation is about. Its geometry puts the rider in a more upright, spine-friendly position, but its high-end materials and...

Schwinn Peloton Pro - Road Bikes: Reviews

BEST FOR LONG HAULSComfortable without being sluggish. Fast without being unstable. The Peloton Pro, Schwinn's first full-carbon race frame, is just right. Testers found the frame, which incorporates...

Blackburn Air Tower 4 - Tools: Reviews

Durable body, high-pressure capability (160psi), presta-Schrader compatibility…yes, yes. We loved it all. But it was the small drawers hidden in the ergonomic handle—big enough for...

Scott Spark 40 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Cross-Country ComfortThough this aluminum cross-country racer doesn't boast the exotic carbon fiber and secret build techniques of the bikes above it in the Spark line, it does have the same...

Scott CX Team Bike: Mountain Bikes Review

SCOTT CX TEAM BIKE features a Shimano Ultegra build and 'cross touches like wide tire clearance and a shaped top tube for easy shouldering. Tread is key, too.

Rapha Cross 3/4 Bib Shorts: Pants Review

Strike a balance between cold weather and the heat you'll be generating with RAPHA's CROSS 3/4 BIB SHORTS—long enough for cool temps but made of a thin, tough fabric.

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