Biking

Coming Attraction

LINING UP at the start of April's six-day, 650-mile Tour de Georgia was an all-star cast of American cyclists: Lance, Bobby Julich, Levi Leipheimer, and Floyd Landis, among others. Buried in the...

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1. The canvas FINISH LINE APRON ($30; www.finishlineusa.com) has pockets galore, including a magnetized pouch that...

Wheels Up

With enough vertical feet and hundred-mile views to keep your blood pumping for a week, the Telluride-to-Moab mountain-bike route stands handlebars and stem above your usual summer ride....

Pearl Izumi Viper Mountain Bike Shoe

After a long winter of sporadic road cycling, the first day on singletrack can be humbling. My first fat-tire ride of 2005? It made humble seem downright outlandish. And I shudder to...

State of the Art

THROW OUT YOUR TIRED IMAGE OF THE CYCLING TOUR, the one featuring some poor schlemiel weighed down with 50 pounds of gear strapped to a 30-pound touring bike. Gary Erickson, the guy behind Clif...

State of the Art

HOLD ON TO YOUR HANDLEBARS. Bike alchemists have just arrived at the first perfect ride, an agile alliance of bleeding-edge materials and design that finally delivers the holy grail of cycling:...

State of the Art

TREK Trek Liquid 55, $2,970 THE PITCH » A take-it-anywhere bike for smooth singletrack, five-foot drops, and everything in between YOUR MONEY BUYS... A two-wheeled...

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GIANT Giant Reign 2, $2,200 THE PITCH » A big-hit machine efficient enough to pedal up the hills you want to bomb down YOUR MONEY BUYS... Big jumps for less money....

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ELLSWORTH TRUTH $4,400 THE PITCH » An unequaled blend of luxurious suspension and race-worthy efficiency YOUR MONEY BUYS... The benchmark by which other full...

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CANNONDALE SIX13 R5000 $4,400 THE PITCH » The snap and crackle of Cannondale's Tour-proven Optimo aluminum frame tempered with chatter-nixing carbon YOUR MONEY BUYS.....

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RALEIGH SUPER COURSE $1,070 THE PITCH » A wallet-friendly introduction to the comfort of carbon fiber. YOUR MONEY BUYS... Last year's higher-end model scaled down for...

State of the Art

1. The BELL SWEEP XC helmet is the trail-tweaked version of the road lid that protected two Tour de France squads last year. The difference between road and mountain models? The XC's...

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