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?

Mavic Zxellium

Mavic Zxellium

Though the mechanical buckle on Mavic’s top racing shoe resists big fingers and super-tight ratcheting—we loved the secure fit of the carbon heel cup and the nearly seamless comfort of the...

Giant TCR Advanced SL 2

Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

We have to break out the superlatives for this out-of-the-box racer. It's the lightest and stiffest frame that Giant has ever produced—the same one (albeit without the integrated seat mast...

GT Sensor 1.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

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...

Cannondale SuperSix 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

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...

Scott CR1 Pro Centaur - Road Bikes: Reviews

Scott CR1 Pro Centaur - Road Bikes: Reviews

STEALTH RACERScott checks in with one of the lightest competition frames on the planet—a blend of custom tubes and carbon welding that weighs a feathery one pound 15 ounces. For a frame this...

Felt B2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

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-...

Shimano SH-R220 - Cleats: Reviews

Shimano SH-R220 - Cleats: Reviews

Heat the race-worthy, carbon-soled R220 in an oven at an authorized shop and a special vacuum will mold the shoe to your foot for a stable, slipper-like fit. bike.shimano.com

Sidi Genius 6.6 Mega

Sidi Genius 6.6 Mega - Road Bike Shoes: Reviews

To create our new favorite road shoe, Sidi took the slipperlike synthetic upper, full-carbon sole, and adjustable heel retention of its top-of-the-line (and rather narrow) Ergo 2, then reassembled it...

Yeti Cycles ASR Carbon

Yeti Cycles ASR Carbon - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

From a world championship–winning race bike to a revolutionary all-mountain bomber, dozens of bikes took our abuse for months on trails all over the Southwest. Our verdict: Suspension...

Ellsworth Glimpse - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Ellsworth Glimpse - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

A Classic ReinventedIn an effort to lower the price of admission, Ellsworth offers up the Glimpse, its first-ever non- commuter bike not entirely made in the USA. The aluminum tubes are still...

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