Biking

State of the Art

GIANT Giant Reign 2, $2,200 THE PITCH » A big-hit machine efficient enough to pedal up the hills you want to bomb down YOUR MONEY BUYS... Big jumps for less money....

State of the Art

HOLD ON TO YOUR HANDLEBARS. Bike alchemists have just arrived at the first perfect ride, an agile alliance of bleeding-edge materials and design that finally delivers the holy grail of cycling:...

State of the Art

TREK Trek Liquid 55, $2,970 THE PITCH » A take-it-anywhere bike for smooth singletrack, five-foot drops, and everything in between YOUR MONEY BUYS... A two-wheeled...

State of the Art

ELLSWORTH TRUTH $4,400 THE PITCH » An unequaled blend of luxurious suspension and race-worthy efficiency YOUR MONEY BUYS... The benchmark by which other full...

State of the Art

CANNONDALE SIX13 R5000 $4,400 THE PITCH » The snap and crackle of Cannondale's Tour-proven Optimo aluminum frame tempered with chatter-nixing carbon YOUR MONEY BUYS.....

State of the Art

RALEIGH SUPER COURSE $1,070 THE PITCH » A wallet-friendly introduction to the comfort of carbon fiber. YOUR MONEY BUYS... Last year's higher-end model scaled down for...

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SCHWINN SUPER SPORT DBX $1,050 THE PITCH » The commuter bike grows up YOUR MONEY BUYS... A multipurpose ride. The Super Sport DBX utilizes a back-friendly upright...

State of the Art

THROW OUT YOUR TIRED IMAGE OF THE CYCLING TOUR, the one featuring some poor schlemiel weighed down with 50 pounds of gear strapped to a 30-pound touring bike. Gary Erickson, the guy behind Clif...

State of the Art

1. The BELL SWEEP XC helmet is the trail-tweaked version of the road lid that protected two Tour de France squads last year. The difference between road and mountain models? The XC's...

State of the Art

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TARMAC $5,500 THE PITCH » A full-carbon road frame tuned to deliver all-day plushness without sacrificing race-day performance YOUR MONEY BUYS......

Who You Callin' Yellow?

GIVEN LANCE ARMSTRONG'S penchant for psyching out the competition, his poker-faced refusal to commit to this year's Tour de France may simply be another brilliant head fake. But should he...

The High Road

Texas Lance and the Texas Hill Country Price: $10,000 Difficulty: Moderate What could be better than a long road ride? Try a long road ride interspersed with...

The High Road

Georgia Trekking the Caucasus Price: $3,390—$3,690 Difficulty: Strenuous Rob Smurr, a seasoned expert on the former Soviet Union, is your guide on this...

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