The Cycle Life

Tour Tech

It's not just about the bikes at the 2014 Tour. Many companies use the world’s biggest...

Tour Machines

For many manufacturers, the Tour de France is a testing ground and launching pad for new rides. But often the race comes so early in the production cycle that only a few key riders get access to...

Tour de France 101

This year’s Tour de France has proven mysterious to even the most knowledgeable cycling fanatics, with both pre-Tour favorites

Tour d'Attrition

The 2014 Tour de France was turned on its head once again Monday after Alberto Contador crashed on the rain-slicked descent of the day’s second-rated climb and was forced to abandon the...

Belgian Bloodletting

Chris Froome, winner of the 2013 Tour de France and odds-on favorite for overall victory in 2014, crashed twice on Stage 5 of the Tour and abandoned the race. ...

Winning the World’s Toughest Bike Race

The hardest bike race in the world is currently underway, and we’re not talking about the Tour de France. Started on June 13, the Tour...

A Tour Divide Encounter

Last weekend, my wife and I spent several days bikepacking in the San Juan Mountains, along the New Mexico-Colorado border....

5 Bikes to Watch in 2015

Each year in June, about 30 bike industry manufacturers gather in Park City, Utah, to unveil their most compelling product for the upcoming model year. It’s a good time to get a sense of...

The Coolest Cycling Tech of 2015

Every June, about 30 bike industry manufacturers gather in Park City, Utah, to unveil their most compelling products for the upcoming model year. It’s a good time to get a sense of what...

Giro Synthe

At a wind tunnel in Scottsdale, Arizona, helmet and apparel manufacturer Giro released what it describes as the next iteration of the aero road helmet....

Dirty Kanza-ed

The ninth annual Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race, which I attended a few weeks ago, was good fun. Or at least it was “fun....

First Look: Enve M-Series

Enve—the Ogden, Utah-based purveyor of what are arguably the most sought-after carbon wheels on the market—has introduced a full remake of its mountain wheelset line. Whereas the...

Aaron Gwin’s Bombproof Wheel

I like to complain about cycling gear. As the editor in charge of reviewing bikes at Outside, it’s my job to log a lot of saddle time in new equipment and separate the worthy from...

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