Biking

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...

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;

Cycling in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

In 2010, the Park Service repaved most of the classic, gorgeous 100-mile Skyline Drive, which cuts through the heart of Shenandoah. Take advantage by going in the middle of the week, when the...

3. Paddle the Northwest

The best way to beat Olympic's crowds? Sea-kayak the park's remote Pacific coast. Go in July or August, when the swells are usually below six feet and the spectacular 64-mile out-and-back from...

Exposure Lights Spark light

The four-setting, 240-lumen Exposure Lights Spark light is incredibly powerful for its size, and the bomber waterproof housing features a batter-life indicator. $139;

Essential Commuter Bike Gear

At just 8.5 ounces, the Showers Pass Elite Pro jacket may well be the lightest three-layer waterproof-breathable shell on earth. $230;

Swrve Wool Cap

Class it up a touch with a Swrve wool cap ($28; swrvestore.com); it's midweight and low-profile enough to wear under your...

Giro Surface Helmet

A stylish lid is worthless without a comfortable fit system. Giro's six-vent Surface helmet delivers; a quick spin of the dial is all it takes to snug it up....

Mission Workshop’s Rambler Rolltop Pack

Pricey for a backpack? Yes. A finely detailed, last-forever, 22-liter waterproof backpack that expands to double its size? Not in the least. Mission Workshop's Rambler Rolltop pack

DZR Strasse Shoes

DZR's comfortable ride/walk Strasse shoes are SPD-compatible, but the recessed cleat hides beneath a removable panel in the sole, so you won't annoy colleagues...

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Lock

Anchor your ride with Kryptonite's Evolution Mini-7 lock. The seven-inch U-shackle is long enough for most situations, while the included cable secures your front wheel or...

Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two

Outlier's Workwear Pants Iteration Two are our favorite four-season cycling trousers, with a perfect bike specific cut (with gusseted crotch) and office-worthy style in a tough...

Vaude Cluster Air 10+3 Pack

Vaude's Cluster Air 10+3 pack has one of the best suspension systems we've ever tested: a tensioned mesh back panel separates the load from your body, and the foam shoulder straps...

Sidi Sierra Shoes

In an effort to lower the price of admission, Sidi's Sierra shoes are made from a cheaper (but still pretty damn tough) upper materialthan you find in its higher-end shoes. But you...

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