Biking

Set Them Free

To make it (a little) less nerve-racking, your best strategy is to spend as much time as possible charging alongside your kid, so you both become confident in their abilities, then give them...

Born to Ride

IT'S TWO AGAINST ONE at the Home Depot Center Velodrome, near Los Angeles. A couple of elite amateurs are racing tag-team style, one coasting and resting while the other sprints...

The Best Outfitted Trips

Wisconsin Hat TrickOn the Northwest Passage's three-day Devil's Lake Multi-Sport trip, guests paddle the 360-acre lake, climb on 100-foot quartzite walls,...

Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming

The 3,500-acre Curt Gowdy, two hours north of Boulder, Colorado, offers 35 miles of mountain-bike trails that are so well designed (think dirt singletrack and six-foot jumps), the International...

Fi'zi:k R3 Shoes

The three-piece carbon sole and glovelike heel cup on Fi'zi:k R3 shoes make them as efficient in transferring power as they are good-looking. $300;

Nalini Lambro Light Compression Bibs

Nalini's Lambro Light Compression bibs are so comfy—and the chamois so amazingly cushy—that after just one ride you'll understand why nearly half the teams in the 2010 Tour de...

Rapha Club Jersey

Rapha's Club Jersey is the most sophisticated-looking top we've ever worn. If fits as well as a tailored shirt, and the merino blend is substantial but cooling—perfect for brisk...

Easton EC90 Aero Clincher Wheels

At first we were wary of the Easton EC90 Aero Clincher wheels, with their daunting 56mm carbon rims, bladed spokes, and ceramic bears. But their speed and stiffness on the road...

Specialized Purist Watergate Bottle

The completely stable plastic in the Specialized Purist Watergate bottle will never soak up the funky flavors of your energy drinks. And we love the one-way, high-flow valve. ...

Essential Road Bike Gear

The trim cut and low bulk of Assos's stretchy and windproof iJ.haBu5 jacket make it just right for a variety of conditions. The only drawback: you pay for the beautiful Swiss...

Uvex Boss Race Helmet and LED Lights

For less than half the price of other premium lids, the wispy, 7.6-ounce Uvex Boss Race helmet gives you ample ventilation and a thin mesh insert to keep out bees. Smart:...

Justin's Nut Butters

Sick of energy gels? Mix it up with Justin's all-natural Nut Butters. They're packed with healthy oils and fats and go down smoother than you'd think. $1;

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