Revolutionary New Gear
Outside's guide to the best new concepts in gear, garb, human performance, and green.
David Byrne: Talking Head on Two Wheels
In his new travelogue, Bicycle Diaries (Viking, $26), celebrated musician/artist/writer David Byrne talks about rethinking cities around the bikeand reveals that one has been his primary mode of transportation for 30 years, both at home and abroad. JEREMY SPENCER picks the brain of the world's coolest bike-commuting advocate.
The Original SUV: Bike Commuting 101
The easiest way to build fun and adventure into every day? Lose the car keys and ride your bike to work—and everywhere else. Herein you’ll find the knowledge, tips, bicycles, duds, and gear to pull it off in style. Saddle up!
Commuter Bike Bags: Ortlieb Packman Pro 2
The Best Commuter Bike Bags
Commuter Bike Bags: Acorn Boxy Rando Bag
The Best Commuter Bikes: Surly Cross-Check
The easiest way to build fun and adventure into every day? Lose the car keys and ride your bike to workand everywhere else. Here's how to pull it off in style. Saddle up!
The Best Commuter Bikes: Kona AfricaBike One
The Best Commuter Bikes: Masi Speciale Commuter
The Best Commuter Bikes: Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen
How can I upgrade my 1994 mountain bike?
I want to upgrade my 1994 Kona Hei Hei 1994 (Titanium fre). I would like to convert to disc brakes on the front with new suspension forks and upgrade the canti to v-brake on the rear. Is this possible? What make/model would you recommend buying groupset wise, wheels, forks, etc., to keep the bike light but the cost of the upgrade low? Catherine Macclesfield, UK
Is there one singular multi-sport, multi-purpose helmet out there?
Is there one singular multi-sport, multi-purpose helmet out there? I like to participate in most outdoor sports, kayaking, biking, ski/snowboarding, climbing, etc. Are there any multi-sport helmets that would work for all those sports? Having four different helmets seems like a waste. Ad Hood River, OR
Which cycling shoes are made for pedal cages?
I still use cages on the pedals of my Bianchi. I find it easier to get in and out of the pedals than clips. However, I cannot find shoes that are designed for cages. Do such shoes exist? Andy St. Paul, MN
Which sunglass lens makes for the best sun-to-shade transition while mountain biking?
What type of sunglass lens makes the transition from sun to shade the easiest for riding singletrack through the forest? Lynn La Grande, OR