Biking

Uvex Boss Race Helmet and LED Lights

For less than half the price of other premium lids, the wispy, 7.6-ounce Uvex Boss Race helmet gives you ample ventilation and a thin mesh insert to keep out bees. Smart:...

Essential Road Bike Gear

The trim cut and low bulk of Assos's stretchy and windproof iJ.haBu5 jacket make it just right for a variety of conditions. The only drawback: you pay for the beautiful Swiss...

Specialized Purist Watergate Bottle

The completely stable plastic in the Specialized Purist Watergate bottle will never soak up the funky flavors of your energy drinks. And we love the one-way, high-flow valve. ...

Nalini Lambro Light Compression Bibs

Nalini's Lambro Light Compression bibs are so comfy—and the chamois so amazingly cushy—that after just one ride you'll understand why nearly half the teams in the 2010 Tour de...

Fi'zi:k R3 Shoes

The three-piece carbon sole and glovelike heel cup on Fi'zi:k R3 shoes make them as efficient in transferring power as they are good-looking. $300;

Rapha Club Jersey

Rapha's Club Jersey is the most sophisticated-looking top we've ever worn. If fits as well as a tailored shirt, and the merino blend is substantial but cooling—perfect for brisk...

Easton EC90 Aero Clincher Wheels

At first we were wary of the Easton EC90 Aero Clincher wheels, with their daunting 56mm carbon rims, bladed spokes, and ceramic bears. But their speed and stiffness on the road...

Justin's Nut Butters

Sick of energy gels? Mix it up with Justin's all-natural Nut Butters. They're packed with healthy oils and fats and go down smoother than you'd think. $1;

3. Paddle the Northwest

The best way to beat Olympic's crowds? Sea-kayak the park's remote Pacific coast. Go in July or August, when the swells are usually below six feet and the spectacular 64-mile out-and-back from...

Cycling in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

In 2010, the Park Service repaved most of the classic, gorgeous 100-mile Skyline Drive, which cuts through the heart of Shenandoah. Take advantage by going in the middle of the week, when the...

Vaude Cluster Air 10+3 Pack

Vaude's Cluster Air 10+3 pack has one of the best suspension systems we've ever tested: a tensioned mesh back panel separates the load from your body, and the foam shoulder straps...

Sidi Sierra Shoes

In an effort to lower the price of admission, Sidi's Sierra shoes are made from a cheaper (but still pretty damn tough) upper materialthan you find in its higher-end shoes. But you...

Bronson TCS 2.3 Tires

We set up our WTB rims their new Bronson TCS 2.3 tires ($70), which, thanks to a chunky, widely spaced lug pattern, burned up almost every trail we rode, from sandy S turns to...

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