The Cycle Life

Shimano Adds 1x11

Shimano announced lots of interesting new gear at Sea Otter last week. The company showed an 11-speed 105 group set that brings lighter action and better braking to the third-tier components. It...

Fat Bikes Go Even Bigger

Salsa unveiled the first production full-suspension fattie at Sea Otter last week, another sign that fat bikes are more than just a passing fad. The Bucksaw is a four-inch suspension frame that...

First Look: Mountainsmith Modular Hauler 4

Being a cyclist makes it easy to accumulate too much stuff. Helmets, cleats, bottles, kit, glasses, gloves, GPS, iPod—and that’s only for on the bike. Start adding all the extra...

First Look: Yeti SB75

Over the last two years, Yeti’s SB series has provided some of our favorite bikes on the market....

Trail Tested: Uvex Sportstyle 202 Race Vario

Smith Optics, Oakley, and other sunglass manufacturers have done a great job recently building excellent shades with interchangeable lens options. It’s a best-of-both-worlds argument, with...

First Look: Ergon CF3 Pro Carbon

In recent years, bicycle manufacturers have sunk lots of money into the endurance road category. These are bikes that, while still fast and light, are more compliant and comfortable than the...

The Coaching Project

When I rolled to the finish of the AZT300 last April, I told myself I’d never do it...

First Look: Felt AR2

Out of the box, the 2014 Felt AR2 looks as sleek and aggressive as a stealth bomber....

The SkiMo Alubooyah

One of the most interesting trends to watch in the next few years will be how ski resorts respond to fat bikers. As the giant-tired bikes steamroll toward the mainstream, they present a new...

First Look: Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod 2

Just in time for the spring classics season, we’ve been testing the latest iteration of Cannondale’s endurance race bike. Technically, the Synapse Hi-Mod was a mid-year release in...

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