Biking

WTB Stryker TCS Cross Country Rims

WTB's Stryker TCS Cross Country rims are gossamer (1,470 grams for a 26-inch pair) but are strapping enough for all-mountain riding, and the new deep-set grooves kept the tires'...

Light & Motion Stella 400 Dual Light

Though Light & Motion's Stella 400 Dual light looks dinky, each of the gumball-size heads throws 200 lumens, one with a broad flood reflector and the other a bright, narrow...

CrankBrothers Candy Pedals

Because they're easy to maintain and light and sturdy, CrankBrothers' Candy pedals have long been our go-tos. Thanks to a redesigned spindle, this year's iteration of the Candy 11s...

Rapha Wind Jacket

At less than six ounces, Rapha's Wind Jacket is the ideal just-in-case shell. The fact that it looks so stylish and perfectly tailored (almost) justifies the price. $260;

Pearl Izumi Elite Gel-Vent Gloves

If you struggle with tingling hands, pick up a pair of Pearl Izumi Elite Gel-Vent gloves, with gel padding in the palms that alleviate pressure on the nerves in your forearms. ...

Essential Mountain Bike Gear

Talk about reassurance: POC's lightweight (just 12 ounces) Trabec Race helmet is wrapped with a Kevlar-like material called Aramid, which is commonly used in...

Mavic Stratos Shorts Set

Proving that baggies can be as luxurious as a high-end bib, Mavic's Stratos shorts set matches intricately patterned outers with a stretchy mesh inner that's stitched to the best...

Plans of Attack

Before you beginHOW HARD SHOULD YOU GO?PERCEIVED EXERTION (PE): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101: not remotely challenging;5:

It All Starts Here

DUNTON HOT SPRINGColoradoTAGS: HOT SPRINGS, HELI-SKIING, BUTCH CASSIDY, GHOST TOWNThis was once a very creepy place to go: a series...

The Ranch at Rock Creek

TAGS: HORSEBACK RIDING, CUTTHROAT TROUT, SINGLETRACK, BOWLINGThis year-old property, set on a working ranch in the Anaconda-Pintler Range, near the mining town of...

Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

TAGS: AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER, HERO GLADES, BEER ICE CREAMAs a rule, we approve of any lodge that issues avalanche transceivers with the room keys. This 18-room property,...

The Ride of Her Life

I arrived in Afghanistan on the eve of the September parliamentary elections, concluding 30 hours of travel on a commercial flight that dropped toward Kabul in a steep spiral,...

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