Bikes And Biking

Suspended Belief: The Best Mountain Bikes of 2015

It’s hard to comprehend just how good mountain bikes have gotten in the past few years, thanks to lighter, stiffer frames and wheels, and ever-improving components. We rode 36 new models...

Reinventing the Wheel

When Assaf Biderman, associate director of MIT’s urban-design-­focused Sense­able City Lab, part­nered with the city of Copenhagen to help sell people around the world on pedal...

The $17,500 Steel Bike

Eddy Merckx, the most winning cyclist in history, returns to...

First Look: Boo RS-M

One of the most interesting bikes we tested this year? Boo’s hardtail RS-M 29er, which mates bamboo tubing with carbon...

Behind the Scenes of the 2015 'Outside' Bike Test

I’ve slept 24 hours in the last two nights, which might sound ridiculously luxurious until you consider that I barely got that much sleep total in the seven days beforehand. That’s...

The Savvy Cyclist's Grooming Tools

There's no excuse for slacking on race-day grooming, even when you're on the road. Just a handful of choice essentials won't weigh down your bag, but they will keep you chafe-free, aerodynamic,...

The Best Cycling Gear of 2014

It’s a good time to be a cyclist. The money and energy flooding into research and development right now has given us lots of exceptional designs and concepts, both in bikes and ancillary...

Snow Season's Best Supersized Rides

It seems people can't get enough of fat bikes these days. From a human-powered snowmobile to a 29+ model, these are the best rides to get you out on the trail this winter.   ...

All I Want for Christmas Is a $480 Seatpost

Remember the days when you were young and Christmas was a big deal? Back then, on Christmas Eve, I’d be so pumped full of jolly spirits and eggnog and anticipation-fueled adrenaline that I...

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