Biking

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;

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:

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 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...

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 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,...

Pages