The Cycle Life

10 Affordable Gifts for Cyclists

You know how hard it can be to pick gifts. Gear either costs a fortune or, if it’s inexpensive, it seems like you chintzed out on junk....

Cycling Shootout: 4 Winter Weather Tops

I returned last week from two months in Africa and was rudely met by sub-freezing temps and piles of snow. My first inclination was to hang up the bike.This happens every year....

The Six-Month Test: Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon

The flood of 2014 bikes has begun and our mechanics are feverishly wrenching to get ready for our annual test trip in January. But before we shift gears to the latest, we wanted to ruminate on a...

A Tail of Three Wheels

On a safari I took recently in Namibia, the outfitter contracted a bike guide as part of the...

South Africa by Bike

It’s amazing where a bicycle can take you. A few weeks ago, a mountain bike netted me some of my

Superbike or Bust?

I’ll date myself here and say that when I first got a glimpse of the 2014 Dimond Bike, launched last week, my immediate thought was, “Softride....

The Six-Month Test: Salsa Vaya Travel

The “gravel bike” is the hot category for 2014, with dozens of manufacturers jumping on the trend of road bikes modified for all-terrain riding. Think: slightly slacker geometries...

Six-Month Review: Trek Stache 8

SIX-MONTH REVIEW: TREK STACHE 8Race bikes have dominated the hardtail category for years. And the lightest, fastest option was always a bike without rear suspension ...

A Wild Ride

It’s amazing, the people you meet in Namibia's bush—especially while you're mountain-biking....

Motivated to Ride

Do you ever have those high-inertia days when you know you want to ride but it all just seems a little much? Maybe it’s threatening rain. Or your timeframe is tight and you’re...

Mountain Bikers, Start Your Engines

Currie Technologies, the umbrella company for a handful of e-bike brands, stopped by Outside Magazine on Monday to offer a sneak peek of their...

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