The Cycle Life

First Look: Spot Cream SS

You might have noticed that fewer people are riding single-speed bikes these days. Personally, I know dozens of friends who used to be one-gear zealots but have softened their stance or given it...

Here Comes Africa!

Dynamite, it is said, comes in small packages. And sometimes it comes in non-descript emails, too. One of those came on January 14 when the Tour de France organizers announced their annual Tour...

The $17,500 Steel Bike

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

First Look: Ibis Mojo HD3

After last year’s hit 29er, the Ripley, we had high expectations for Ibis&rsquo...

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...

Volvo Just Made Roads a Helluva Lot Safer for Cyclists

You know that old truism that Volvos are the safest cars on the road? For cyclists, that might just be true. Earlier this month, Volvo announced a joint venture with communications giant...

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...

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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