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?

Specialized Epic - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Specialized Epic - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SPECIALIZATIONA cousin to the bike that won a Gear of the Year award in '03, the Epic is the best full-suspension climber on the market. True, this bike's design isn't quite as buttery as some others...

Lake MX170 - Cleats: Reviews

Lake MX170 - Cleats: Reviews

A great entry-level race shoe for high-volume feet, the MX170 has a heel-mounted Boa lacing system that cinches the shoe around the ankle to prevent heel lift. lakecycling.com

Diamondback Sortie 3

Diamondback Sortie 3 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Kudos to Diamondback for producing an affordable five-inch trail bike. "One of the better balanced rides of the day," said one tester. "It corners smoothly, it's a nimble climber,...

Trek Remedy 7 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Trek Remedy 7 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Downhill DreamTrek's redesigned aluminum Remedy pedals surprisingly well for an all-mountain, 5.9-inch-travel bike—especially with the Fox Float Rp2 rear shock in its firm Pro Pedal setting. And...

Cannondale Prophet 2000 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Cannondale Prophet 2000 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

SWITCH-HITTEROne of the best longer-travel climbing bikes I've ridden, Cannondale's new Prophet is stiffer, lighter, and simpler than the company's popular JeKyll. With five and a half inches of...

Sidi Dragon 2 Carbon SRS - Cleats: Reviews

Sidi Dragon 2 Carbon SRS - Cleats: Reviews

By bolting a stiff carbon insert to a nylon frame, the microfiber-and-mesh SRS's provide just enough toe flex to keep the blood flowing, without sacrificing efficient energy transfer. sidiusa.com

Keen Springwater

Keen Springwater - Mountain Bike Shoes: Reviews

While not as stiff as a race shoe, the Springwater is an impressive blend of comfort and performance. A full-length TPU plate provides the power transfer, and the lugged rubber outsole makes for sure...

Giant Anthem X2

Giant Anthem X2 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

With a more relaxed geometry and longer travel (4 inches vs. 3.5), Giant's all-new Anthem X line is a slightly more trail-tuned version of its race-specific Anthem line. Theoretically, those...

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