Biking

The New American in Paris

FLOYD LANDIS appears at his apartment door wearing his usual expression: a sharp, knowing smile."Welcome to the palace," he says.His gaze flickers playfully around, taking in the...

Harlot Scarlet Knickers bike shorts

Ladies, ditch the spandex—there's something new on the market. Let me introduce the Scarlet Knickers, made by a new women's mountain-bike apparel company called Harlot. With a funky, urban...

Light Fantastic

RIDE 1. The Helmet GIRO's ATMOS combines hard-hat protection with hair-net comfort. It checks in at a scant 9.5 ounces, the Roc Loc 4...

Express Train with Chris Carmichael

WITH THE GROUND finally drying out from winter snows and spring rains, your local singletrack beckons. But after a few months out of the saddle, your mountain-bike skills—assuming you had any...

Precious Cargo

FLYING WITH A BIKE can be a financially and emotionally fraught experience. According to the Department of Transportation, the top 20 domestic airlines showed a 26 percent jump in reports of...

High Rollers

As the peloton drops into a Southern California canyon, picking up speed through corkscrew bends, I sense another rider hovering just over my right shoulder, waiting to pass. Could it be George...

Suite Ride

Run of the River Inn and Refuge, Leavenworth, Washington Owners Monty and Karen Turner took six months off from operating their rustic seven-room lodge on the Icicle River to tour...

Women Basics: Cycling

1. Ibex Spin Jersey Supersoft merino wicks moisture, never stinks, and is luxurious against bare skin. Three spacious back pockets swallow up tubes, bars, and other sundries and keep it...

Essentials: Riding

1. BLACKBURN's AIRFIX pairs a nine-piece multitool with a full-featured CO2 inflator. The only way to make changing a flat easier? Squeeze in a bike tech, too. $40;

The Goods: Bike Touring

1. RIVENDELL ATLANTIS // Handcrafted of forgiving chromoly steel and equipped with mercifully small gears (26-36-46 in front), this is the ultimate touring bike: durable and easy to pedal...

Easy Rider

Been avoiding cruisers because you think bikes should be built for speed? So was I—until the Electra Hellbilly lured me in with its swooping lines and blaze of metallic-red flames. Built of...

Gear of the Year: Road Bikes

Smooth Operator Long a champion of oversize aluminum tubing, Cannondale shifts gears to create an all-carbon rig that's fast enough for testosterone-addled group rides but much more...

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