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?

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.

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...

Pro-tec Cyphon - Bike Helmets: Reviews

Pro-tec Cyphon - Bike Helmets: Reviews

MountainMoto Style The Cyphon was a surprise hit. Testers initially thought this hard-shelled hybrid would be heavy and not very ventilated, but it's lighter and cooler than it looks. Riders in hot...

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...

Hincapie Potenza Jersey


A forgiving fit, four pockets, and an internal headphone port with cable guides make the Potenza perfect for long solo training rides. And the wicking fabric kept us impressively comfy during a humid...

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Stand

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Stand - Tools: Reviews

Not only is the Pro Elite the most stable portable stand we’ve ever tested, it’s also the easiest to use. The smart spring-loaded head allows for one-handed clamping and releases with the...

Kona CoilAir Deluxe

Kona CoilAir Deluxe - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

The CoilAir had the longest travel—7.4 inches—of any bike we tested this year, except when it didn't. Chain tension keeps the suspension at a pedal-friendly six inches for smooth...

Specialized Align - Bike Helmets: Reviews

Specialized Align - Bike Helmets: Reviews

UtilitySingle Player If you're just looking for one generalist and well-priced helmet, the Align's your lid. It's not as light, ventilated, or loaded with cool little features as helmets three or...