The Cycle Life

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...

Iditabike Records Tumble

The same low snowpack and warm days that turned the 2014 Iditarod dogsled race into a

Fat Biking Goes National

If you’re one of those curmudgeons still skeptical of the fat bike movement, take note: It’s just getting bigger. Fat bikes now have their own national championship....

First Look: Torch T1

When we first saw a prototype of the Torch T1 at Interbike 2012, we were so excited by the concept that we awarded it

First Look: Scott Spark 710

It used to be that cross-country racers rode hard tails with 26-inch wheels, almost exclusively. But bigger wheels—and even full suspension—have gotten more commonplace among XC...

Epic Rides Could Save Mountain Bike Racing

It’s no secret that 24-hour events are on the decline. Last year, at the discipline's National Championship, held outside of Gallup, New Mexico, there were fewer national categories than...

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