Biking

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...

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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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SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TARMAC $5,500 THE PITCH » A full-carbon road frame tuned to deliver all-day plushness without sacrificing race-day performance YOUR MONEY BUYS......

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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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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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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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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:...

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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...

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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...

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SCHWINN SUPER SPORT DBX $1,050 THE PITCH » The commuter bike grows up YOUR MONEY BUYS... A multipurpose ride. The Super Sport DBX utilizes a back-friendly upright...

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