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?

GT Sensor 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Versatile and BurlyWe gave GT top honors in our 2005 Buyer's Guide, and the company's underrated proprietary "Independent Drivetrain" suspension continues to impress. The design has been refined over...

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...

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...

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...

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