The Cycle Life

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 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...

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...

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....

Looks Great, Rides Even Better: The Niner RLT 9

Cyclists have recently maligned the term “gravel bike.” Fed up with the constant barrage of new wheel sizes, head tube and bottom bracket standards, and proprietary seat post shapes,...

Disc Brakes Come to the Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro

Few subjects have inspired more debate at this year’s first three days of the bike test than road disc brakes. What are the benefits over rim brakes? Are they worth the weight penalty? Is...

Inside the 2014 Outside Bike Test

Bike reviews in some magazines are little more than promotional copy for a list of randomly selected models. That’s not the case at Outside. To choose the bikes we review, we...

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