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?

Cannondale SystemSix 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

HIGH-PERFORMANCE HYBRIDCannondale, which built its reputation on top-end aluminum bikes, debuted its first all-carbon frame just three years ago. Fortunately, the company hasn't forgotten its roots....

Zoic Ether - Road Bikes: Apparel

Testers loved the tagless, adjustable waistband and removable chamois. And because most dirt jerseys are too baggy to secure an iPod, the MP3 pocket and headphone port make sense on these shorts....

Pedro’s Super Pit Kit 2.0 - Tools: Reviews

This green-minded company’s solvents, lubes, and polishes are all biodegradable, and the reusable bucket comes with a paper-based cellulose sponge and horsehair brushes. And, yes, all of it...

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.

Look 595 Origin - Road Bikes: Reviews

LIGHT AND STIFF"The 595 is less yielding than Dick Cheney on Meet the Press," quipped one tester. It's true: The naked-carbon tubes might appear a bit thin, but the integrated seat-tube/seatpost...

Assos T F1.Mille_S5 - Road Bikes: Apparel

We found it nearly impossible not to get a wedgie when walking in Assos’s top-of-the-line long-distance/training bibs. But on the bike, the anatomical chamois was as comfortable as any we’...

Syntace Torque Tool - Tools: Reviews

Expensive? Yes. But this easy-to-use torque wrench is cheaper than the high-end components you’ll destroy if you tighten them past the recommended torque—or your hospital bills if those...

Trek Remedy 7 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Downhill DreamTrek's redesigned aluminum Remedy pedals surprisingly well for an all-mountain, 5.9-inch-travel bike—especially with the Fox Float Rp2 rear shock in its firm Pro Pedal setting. And...


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