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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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...

Giro Semi Full

Giro Semi Full

We loved the safety-goggle-like protection and peripheral vision of the Rx-compatible Semi Full. With the clear lenses in place, we felt more confident bombing down our favorite heavily forested...

Gary Fisher Cronus - Road Bikes: Reviews

Gary Fisher Cronus - Road Bikes: Reviews

We've entered the golden age of bicycle components. Though carbon-fiber frame designs are still improving, the advances now come in increments, rather than the leaps and bounds of recent years. (For...

Tifosi Dea

Tifosi Dea - Cycling Glasses: Review

Thanks to hydrophilic rubber pads and swappable lenses, the Dea can handle the sweat and variable light conditions of an aggressive mountain-bike session. But the fashionisto style is all about...

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...

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

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...

Felt F5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Felt F5 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Carbon ComfortCarbon-fiber bikes in this price range are no longer an anomaly. To keep costs down, they're constructed with a slightly heavier weave. The result is usually a significantly smoother...

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...

Cervélo P4

Cervélo P4 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Arguably the most anticipated bike of 2009 (it was kept behind glass at bike industry trade shows last fall), the triathlon/time-trial-specific P4 hosts several radical advancements. To hide the rear...