Drugs in Cycling
Read all of Outside's recent coverage of cycling's drug problem and the major players in the sport's continuing scandals.
Felt Virtue Two
Whats the best rain gear for mountain biking?
I have the hardest time regulating my temperature when mountain biking in the rain. What should I wear? Do I even bother with a rain jacket? Michael Richmond, Virginia
How do I know when my mountain bikes had it?
I need a new bottom bracket for my old Titanium fre GT mountain bike. But, the old one is stuck so badly that the bike shop couldn't get it out and gave up. What can I do?
Tame the Trail
In mountain biking as in life, the best paths will surprise you. Be prepared with these versatile machines.
Which hybrid bike will fit my petit fre and even smaller budget?
I bike some 30 miles a week, mostly on the road, and Im tired of the thick tires and heaviness of my mountain bike. But Im not ready for a full-on road bike with downward handlebars. Can you point me to something in between thats affordable and will fit my five-foot-tall fre? Cindy Santa Rosa, California
How can I get my hibernating road bike tuned up for spring?
My road bike has been in hiding for months now. But I sense warmer weather right around the corner. Can you walk me through a tune-up? Matt Gloucester, Massachusetts
Any tips on getting comfortable with clipless pedals?
I recently got a road bike and started riding, but these clipless pedals are killing me. I can get out just fine, but whenever the stoplight turns green it takes me half a block to get my foot clipped in again. I understand how the pedals work, but what I doing wrong? Dan Hunt, Texas
Playing on a Neutral Field
The sports world gets serious about kicking the carbon habit
Is there a fitness benefit to a single speed mountain bike?
I've been mountain biking for a while, and the guys at my local shop convinced me to buy a "single-speed." After a few rides on it, I'm wondering why I would ever opt for a bike without gears when I have one that has them. I missing something that makes this a good cycling option? Is there a training benefit? Tom V. Tucson, AZ
What adventures can I find in Salisbury, MD?
I moving from New England to Salisbury, Maryland, for work. The problem is, Salisbury and the surrounding area are dead flat. I rock climb, mountain climb, mountain bike, etc. and these sports appear to be hopeless in this area. Any suggestions on how I can continue these sports or what adventures are available in Maryland? Mike Salisbury, Maryland