John Bradley

 John Bradley is a former senior editor for Outside and currently the editor-in-chief of VeloNews. Follow him on Twitter @johnwbradley.

Outside Magazine Zero to Hero

An Ode to the Falling, Often Failing, Novice Athlete

I suck, frequently and enthusiastically. When I stopped sucking at Japanese, I started sucking at French. When I stopped sucking as a competitive swimmer, I started sucking as a triathlete—and as a...

VAMPT Lean Machien Recovery Ale

Building a Better Post-Workout Beer

A Canadian company wants you believe that nutrient-fortified, low-booze beer can become an awesome post-workout beverage. Should you buy in?

Giant XtC 29er 1 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Giant XtC 29er 1 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Plush HardtailFor years, carbon fiber and full suspension have been the driving forces in mountain-bike innovation. But the industry's recent embrace of big-wheeled rigs has breathed new life into...

Raleigh Grand Sport - Road Bikes: Reviews

Raleigh Grand Sport - Road Bikes: Reviews

Versatile StarterIf you're looking for an affordable bike that can handle commutes and get you going on your first fitness or group rides, the Grand Sport is worth a look. If, like our testers, you'...

GT i-DXC 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

GT i-DXC 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

GT designed its new i-DXC around the latest version of the company's superefficient i-Drive suspension setup, so it rides as comfortably as a cross-country bike—without sacrificing race-day...

Jamis Xenith Comp - Road Bikes: Reviews

Jamis Xenith Comp - Road Bikes: Reviews

CHEAP THRILLSWith so many astronomically expensive bikes on the market, it's easy to get the impression that entry-level bikes perform too poorly to warrant consideration. The Xenith Comp proves that...

Bell Volt

Bell Volt - Helmets: Reviews

Deep channels and 22 vents keep the air flowing, but the three-way-adjustable retention system sold us on Bell’s top-of-the-line road helmet. Bonus: The included visor means the Volt can double...

Raleigh Supercourse

Raleigh Supercourse

It's nice to see carbon-frame bikes in this price range. But although the cost is a bit de-tuned, the performance certainly isn't. This is the same stiff frame used in Raleigh's top race...

Parlee Z5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Parlee Z5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Lively All-RounderThis Massachusetts-based crafter of high-end carbon-fiber frames is renowned for its custom-fit geometry and expertise at mixing comfort, stiffness, and light weight in a single...

Pinarello FP2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Pinarello FP2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

ITALIAN FLAIR FOR THE MASSESBefore carbon took over cycling, aluminum was the racer's material of choice. And before Trek took over the Tour de France, Pinarello owned that event. While the Italians...

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

FORMULA ONE ON TWO WHEELSThe purest racer in our lineup, the updated Tarmac shaves ten grams off its predecessor while delivering better drive-train efficiency. The tapered head tube widens at the...

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