John Bradley

John Bradley

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

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First Look: Apple Watch

The new wearable will blow fitness tech wide open by not focusing on it.

John Bradley
May 14, 2015

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...

John Bradley
Feb 15, 2015

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?

John Bradley
Mar 10, 2014

Felt B2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

BEAT THE CLOCKWith a one-inch-wide head tube and bladed fork, the full-carbon B2 enters the wind like a dart. A multi-position stem adjusts for the sweet spot between aerodynamic crouch and lower-...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Octane Bibs - Road Bikes: Apparel

The killer-whale look is definitely polarizing, but the supportive fit and smartly articulated chamois of these handmade bibs felt great even after six hours in the saddle. Bonus: SPF 50 sun-...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

Blackburn Air Tower 4 - Tools: Reviews

Durable body, high-pressure capability (160psi), presta-Schrader compatibility…yes, yes. We loved it all. But it was the small drawers hidden in the ergonomic handle—big enough for...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

GT Sensor 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Versatile and BurlyWe gave GT top honors in our 2005 Buyer's Guide, and the company's underrated proprietary "Independent Drivetrain" suspension continues to impress. The design has been refined over...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

Cannondale SuperSix 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Climb Any MountainThe only difference between this frame and the one Cannondale's pros are racing in Europe is the carbon fiber. The SuperSix 3, built up with Shimano Ultegra components, uses a less...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

Schwinn Peloton Pro - Road Bikes: Reviews

BEST FOR LONG HAULSComfortable without being sluggish. Fast without being unstable. The Peloton Pro, Schwinn's first full-carbon race frame, is just right. Testers found the frame, which incorporates...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

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...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

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...

John Bradley
Nov 1, 2010

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...

John Bradley and Marc Peruzzi
Nov 1, 2010