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

Patagonia's Nano-Air line works for almost any adventure, thanks to its rare combination of durability, stretch, and breathability

Organizers of the popular Grinduro California gravel event wanted to do better than its 15 percent non-male participation rate. So they set aside spots for women, femmes, and trans and nonbinary people, and sold out in four hours.

Seriously. They work for everything from backyard BBQs to all-day gravel rides.

In this segment, freeride mountain biker Kurt Sorge does what he does best: huck exposed lines from steep peaks

The Leadville 100 is an iconic mountain-bike event that puts racers through a course covering 100 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation change

The Scottish Highlands are filled with weaving singletrack that mountain-biking guide Chris Gibbs has been riding for years

This video from Red Bull follows mountain biker Carson Storch riding a course set up alongside Mount Washington's cog railway

Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.

Develop explosive power and speed by training muscles to produce maximum force in the shortest possible time with these plyometric exercises

Build explosive power with this simple routine from professional athlete Braydon Bringhurst

Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule

Flatten the curve, skip the group ride, and head for the hills solo—it'll do wonders for your body and mind

Tinker Juarez continues to compete against—and beat—athletes half his age

The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas

A little goes a long way (for your ego)

After tireless testing, these were our favorites under $150

'Uinta-Wasatch-Cache' highlights the beauty and recreation that the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeast Utah has to offer

'Saisons' is a celebration of getting outside during all four seasons in France's Massif Central region

First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.

Bad behavior might be jeopardizing access to Kingdom Trails, one of the premier networks on the East Coast. Here's what we can learn from it.

Seduced by the idea of turning my hobby into a paycheck, I led bike tours across the U.S. throughout my twenties. As I learned, some passion pursuits are best left pro bono.

A new lodge in Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats exponentially ups the awe factor

Contributor Aaron Gulley tested a slew of bike-specific hydration packs and this one was among our top three favorites. The Skyline was the smallest pack in the test—with only seven liters of gear capacity and a three-liter hydration bladder—but still had enough space for tools, a sandwich, and a…

'The Rounds' features mountain biker Dylan Siggers showcasing what the terrain around Fernie, British Columbia, has to offer

After Kirstie Ennis lost her leg, she climbed some of the hardest mountains in the world. And she’s just getting started.

'Standing Man' chronicles cyclist Payson McElveen's attempt to set a new fastest known time on a loop of White Rim in Utah's Canyonlands.

Mountain bikes are one of the most efficient means of transportation, and with a few modifications, they can make awesome adventure rigs

A growing body of research shows that electric-assist bikes may have profoundly positive health impacts—and not just for the people who ride them but for society

Think Minnesota’s cycling season lasts only a few months? Guess again. The midwestern state is an ideal year-round biking hot spot.

The 45-year-old likes to undergo days-long adventures that combine mountain biking, rafting, and climbing

At the inaugural Formation, hard-charging female mountain bikers hit big lines in Utah, with the hopes of starting an all-new event for women’s freeriding

Hydro Flask's mountain bike packs are designed to keep water cold for up to four hours

Astride any of these stout steeds, you needn’t limit yourself to snow

The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head

With its impressive new 29er, one brand is increasing its commitment to women's rides

Bike technology has gotten really, really good. So how do you pick your next bike in an age of overwhelming choice?

'Trail's Alive' is an all-women mountain-bike film featuring female riders​​​​​​​ showcasing their talent on two wheels

Six pairs suited for a wide range of activities

The former downhill champ has had his fair share of spills—and he likes to show them off

For 'Speed,' Scrap Creative linked up with Scott Sports to highlight the Ransom​​​​​​​ bike in the British Columbia mountains

In Sage Cattabriga-Alosa's film 'Elemental​​​​​​​,' he shows that he can shred on a mountain bike just as hard as he skis

Yes, fall in the northeast equals peak foliage. But the season also offers up an abundance of uncrowded adventures in the mountains, on lakes, and along the coast.

'Doom' profiles semiprofessional bikepacker Steve "Doom" Fassbinder as he explores the deserts of the Southwest on bikes and pack rafts

In this segment, mountain biker Brett Rheeder​​​​​​​ shows off the epic trails of Big Water, Utah

'Golden State Journey' is a mountain-bike tour through California’s high peaks, deserts, foothills, and rugged coastline

From the French Alps to the Scottish Highlands, the iconic street-trials rider still makes time for the trails

With deaths spiking on pavement, riders are choosing to go where cars can’t

She's one of the most successful cyclists in U.S. history. And she's done it her way.

From Evil Bikes, 'Utah' features riders Kyle Norbraten, Mike Giese, and Graham Agassiz​​​​​​​ as they rip around Virgin, Utah.

Before you drop all that money on a full gear package, take some advice from the experts on where and how to save

Colombia boasts huge mountain ranges, large portions of the Amazon, and endless coastline and surf breaks. But can a country come back from a civil war to become a mecca for adventure?

The online store will award $500 to three finalists between the ages of 13 and 23—a total of 12 over the next year

The mountain bikers over at Yeti Cycles created an ode to the terrain and natural landscapes of the Centennial State in 'ColoRADo'

Wool mountain-bike gloves? Oh yes. This merino is soft, wicks sweat well, and has antimicrobial properties to help fight stink, which we all know is a major problem with cycling gloves. Also, they look dope. We like the suede palm for enhanced handlebar grip and feel, too.

Beat the summer heat with the super breathable and light Siv. EVA foam padding (the same stuff in running-shoe midsoles) stuffed in the microfiber palm can take the sting out of choppy gravel and pavement. But with an airy synthetic-mesh back, this glove is really about ventilation.

The fingerless Attack has minimal padding, with thin gel inserts that are meant to not get in the way of your grip. The idea is to enhance contact with the bar, while still providing enough cushioning to help reduce numbness in your hands during long stints in the saddle.

If you want a full-finger glove with plenty of padding, look to the Ranger. It has strategically placed pockets of gel in the palms to help absorb chatter. Plus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible because: Strava.

Already looking forward to fall? The North Face’s Commutr, a windproof, soft-shell glove, will help you battle the elements. The supple goatskin-leather palm and toasty fleece lining only add to the appeal. As a bonus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible.

The Japanese company comes after rival SRAM with its latest group set

After riding 50 of the newest models, we have some thoughts

For years the economy of Coos Bay, Oregon, has been relying on its forests for logging purposes, but that's changing

The 2019 U.S. Pro and Para-Cycling Road Championships are in Knoxville from June 27 to 30. Here's how to make the most of a weekend in Tennessee's "scruffy" jewel.

A subjective look at where we prefer to shred

From cross-country to enduro, 29ers are dominating the trail. Again.

If recent testing has taught us one thing, it's that versatility is king

The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days

Every year we gather dozens of bikes and expert testers to put the newest models through their paces. Here are some snapshots from our fall session in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Marc Peruzzi’s recent column about trail work clearly touched a nerve in the running community. Part of his argument is fair criticism, but he got some important things wrong. 

Our cycling columnist said he’ll “never go back” to other hitch models after testing the Backstage Swing Away. “It’s no overstatement to say that for truck and van owners, the swing-away design will make life a lot easier,” our tester said.

The Dirt Surfer made our list of cool crossover bike gear. “Club Ride added a little bit of spandex to this poly shirt for extra stretch, as well as a UPF 50 rating to give the Aloha vibe technical chops,” our tester writes. It also has perforated…

'On Her Terms' showcases downhill mountain bikers Monet Adams and Manon Carpenter as they explore the trails and cultures of Iceland

They're exploding in numbers and having a massive impact on our favorite trails, yet the short-shorts crowd almost never pitches in when it comes to trail work

Who says summer camp is just for kids? We rounded up seven escapes made for grown-ups (and a few for their families), plus seven more to entertain the kids while the adults are at play.

Dirt whips that take you everywhere the fun is

With countless options and sky’s-the-limit pricing, a mountain bike can be an intimidating purchase. Don’t panic. Start here.