The Cycle Life

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...

The Viaje Ti

With the popularity and improvements in carbon fiber, not many companies are crafting new titanium models. That’s a shame because, when this metal is shaped and formed well, it can make...

The Sexiest Tandem Ever Built

I’ll admit it: I’m jaded about bikes. Because I ride hundreds of models a year, it takes a lot to make me notice—much less get excited. But when I saw this new collaboration...

Wilier's Stylish, Affordable GTS

The prices of high-end bikes continue to skyrocket, but the spectrum's other end still has great values. And since features and technology from the premium products

Specialized's Propero II Helmet

Critics like to complain that at Outside we cover too much expensive gear. It’s true that we often dwell on the high end, and that’s because the top-level products are...

Why You Should Buy an E-Bike

People who criticize electric bikes like to say that they breed laziness. The perception seems to be that e-bikes are like motorcycles—just climb on and the thing will cart you wherever...

Why E-Bikes Are Terrible for You

Full disclosure: I have never owned, or wanted to own, an electric bicycle, so I can't bring the experience of an extended test period to this article. But I did work as a bike shop salesman...

Trek Fuel EX 29

Not long ago, Trek had few—if any—mountain bikes that excited us. The designs were aging, the aesthetics were dated, and the performance on many of the bikes was just meh! Someone in...

Why Cyclists Need to Start Fighting Back

Stories of altercations between motorists and cyclists have become so common lately that they've almost become easy to overlook. Almost....

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