Biking

Express Train with Chris Carmichael

WITH THE GROUND finally drying out from winter snows and spring rains, your local singletrack beckons. But after a few months out of the saddle, your mountain-bike skills—assuming you had any...

Women Basics: Cycling

1. Ibex Spin Jersey Supersoft merino wicks moisture, never stinks, and is luxurious against bare skin. Three spacious back pockets swallow up tubes, bars, and other sundries and keep it...

The Goods: Bike Touring

1. RIVENDELL ATLANTIS // Handcrafted of forgiving chromoly steel and equipped with mercifully small gears (26-36-46 in front), this is the ultimate touring bike: durable and easy to pedal...

Essentials: Riding

1. BLACKBURN's AIRFIX pairs a nine-piece multitool with a full-featured CO2 inflator. The only way to make changing a flat easier? Squeeze in a bike tech, too. $40;

Easy Rider

Been avoiding cruisers because you think bikes should be built for speed? So was I—until the Electra Hellbilly lured me in with its swooping lines and blaze of metallic-red flames. Built of...

Gear of the Year: Mountain Bikes

The Answer The question: Do you buy a mountain bike with big travel or less weight, stable angles or lively handling? Ellsworth's Epiphany eliminates the compromise, riding an...

Captain Enduro

Last year, Chambers was crowned national champion in the grueling sport of 24-hour solo mountain-bike racing—beating an elite field that included four-time national champion Tinker Juarez...

Gear of the Year: Road Bikes

Smooth Operator Long a champion of oversize aluminum tubing, Cannondale shifts gears to create an all-carbon rig that's fast enough for testosterone-addled group rides but much more...

Tour de France 2006

The 2006 Tour de France kicks off July 1 and Outside Online is one-stop shopping for a play-by-play of this year's event. Check in every day for on-the-scene Stage updates and exclusive photo...

Blown Away

Biking// Stefan Brinkmann, from Tarifa Bike (011-34-956-681373, www.tarifabike.com), has an encyclopedic knowledge of the...

Get Back On Track and Accomplish Your Season Goals

With spring kicking off, now is a great time to get back into your training routine. But don't let your ambitions get the best of you—when returning to a fitness program, it's important not...

Rolling Wonders

BUYING A MOUNTAIN BIKE used to mean choosing between low weight and long-travel suspension. No more. Thanks to improved shock technology and trimmed-down components and frames, manufacturers are...

Rolling Wonders

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLAYER 30 / $2,200, 34.3 lbs Why It's Cool: A hand-built frame with superb all-mountain performance at a closeout price.The Ride: The Slayer has...

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