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As road frames evolve to become more capable on various surfaces, many roadies may find a sweet spot for their riding that’s short of a full-on gravel bike

Our ten-year-old ripper tests the pedal-assisted Woom UP 6 to find out

A case for pedaling a step-through bike

Riding kit is expensive. Here’s how to keep it looking, smelling, and performing its best.

Beta tests this year’s newest mountain-bike offerings

Six lady shredders, sizes 4 to 16, tried nearly all of the mountain-bike overshorts on the market to find the ones that truly fit, flatter, and perform

That brand-new 2021 model may be hard to come by these days, but the used bike market has endless inventory. Here’s why old bikes rule.

During the height of the pandemic, bike sales and participation flourished—and things don't appear to be slowing down. Here's what you need to know to kick off your cycling season.

When it comes to summer spins, a light, breathable kit can make all the difference

Five clever field repairs that can salvage your day out on the trails

With the help of some experts, one woman goes on a quest to get back on two wheels.

A genre-defining trail bike is now even more versatile—and even more fun

An ode to the sweet, airy joy of riding in a T-shirt, and the shorts that make it possible

Why this long-time cyclist is still in love with mechanical

Studies suggest that sole stiffness doesn’t matter as much as we thought. Fit and comfort matter more.

Bike design is evolving so you can go farther and faster

Carefree pedaling starts with a great kit

Our favorite new kit for two-wheeled adventures

Cycle your way around town with these smart solutions

The CEO of Thousand shares why she feels passionate about bike helmets

Riding bikes is easy. Keeping bikes is the hard part.

Thankfully, at least two congressmen agree, which is why your next e-bike could be as much as $1,500 cheaper

It’s an affordable piece of gear that makes rides more carefree

It provides climbing and descending performance in equal parts

Tested for style and durability, these tops can handle anything coming down the trail

A technical kit is worth the investment—but you don’t have to spend a boatload

It’s going to be another crazy year for bike shops. Get ahead of it to ensure your ride is ready to go.

Everyone says modern lids are better than ever. But because of outmoded testing and unreliable information, it's never been harder to figure out whether that's true.

Activity and sales data suggest that there are still more cyclists than ever before

Sometimes spending more money gets you measurable value. But there's a point where that stops.

Concept products push the limits of our creativity but are only helpful when they're grounded in reality

The newest model of the Diverge is a big advancement for on-trail performance

Keep the adventures going through the changing seasons with these smart staples

Hot wax isn't just for skis. Using it can result in a cleaner, longer-lasting drivetrain with less maintenance.

New technologies and better materials have enabled a few willing brands to make bikes with big wheels and extra-small frames feel nimble and fast

Three smart tickets to winter riding fun

Gear to help you appreciate cold-weather riding

This versatile cool-weather piece packs down crazy small, insulates above its weight, and changes the question of "Should I pack it?" to "Why not?"

Makeovers of these fan favorites are worth a spin

Gear to maximize your comfort on even the roughest of roads

Compact townie e-bikes are finally gaining popularity across the U.S. Here's where they've been, where they're going, and how to get in on the rise of electric yourself.

There are those that help you see and those that help you be seen. Here's the difference—and how to buy the ones you need.

There's a way to do it that won't end in mess and frustration

The Colorado-based maker of bike racks and locks is a case study in the uncertainty that small outdoor businesses are navigating right now. With the right combination of luck and creative thinking, their future may not be all gloomy.

It took 16 riders several weeks—and countless laps—to find the most comfortable, protective, and versatile lids for downhill, cross-country, and everything in between

Last month the fitness giant tightened its paywall and announced it was recommitting to core users. Here's what has to happen for that to work.

Through July 6, save 25 percent or more on our favorite cycling and mountain biking gear at Competitive Cyclist’s Fourth of July Sale.

The company's brand-new SB115 evolved from its super-capable SB100 cross-country model. The latest rendition is even more versatile and well suited to being an everyday trail bike for many.

Santa Cruz Bicycles celebrates the launch of its latest full-suspension ride, the 5010, by bringing back something truly retro

Here's the gear that will get you outside and pedaling in no time

For those unfamiliar with northwest Arkansas, the region is quickly making a name for itself as a paradise for both road and mountain bikers

This task might seem daunting, but it's actually quick, simple, and cheap to do at home

This task might seem daunting, but it's actually quick, simple, and cheap to do at home

In a few years, performance e-bikes will be common on tarmac

These items kept our steeds moving and our riders happy

It's a strange time in the world of bicycles. That's one reason we chose two favorite road rigs: one for pavement and one for gravel.

This was the most exciting mountain-bike category of our test

The inside scoop on the locations for the 2020 Outside Bike Test

Trail machines are more versatile than ever

John Cordoba thinks the future of bikes—and bike racing—includes e-bikes

What we learned from riding the best bikes of the year

Yes, it involves nonstop time in the saddle, lots of beer, and plenty of technical jargon

Our testers loved how playful Revel's Rascal was and how it provided confidence in any terrain

These innovative whips rode to the top of the heap

This category is coming for your road bike

Cleaner air, quieter streets, more people riding—there's an opportunity here for cities and cycling advocates willing to grasp it

There are hundreds of options and a wide range of prices. Here's how to narrow it down.

Increasing my visibility profile on the bike seems like a great way to improve safety. But does it matter?

The Wahoo Kickr is one of many expensive indoor bicycle trainers. Here's a serious review of a machine that will never see a ride under the open sky.

Nothing (well, except powder skiing) beats staying warm on a snowy trail

If you think bikes are just lifeless objects, maybe you just haven't met the right bike

Even if you're not into groad, the trend is probably improving your cycling experience

Peloton is a fun distraction, but you don't have to relegate yourself to the trainer because it's cold outside