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Though it tries hard—and succeeds in some ways—to be two bikes in one, the Trigger 29er is largely just an excellent, if thuggish, trail bike.

With road manners and panache to match its Italian racing pedigree, this carbon beauty mostly won us over.

There’s a new generation of U.S. riders emerging at the pointy end of the peloton—hopefully in an honest manner. This is the final installment in a series of interviews with these young Americans.

Are fixies the true soul of cycling? Or are they just a ridiculous fad blighting urban streets? Two cyclists duke it out.

Keep your wheels spinning soundly with this handy guide

The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of US riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is another in a series of

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Trek Domane 6.9

The reputation of American cycling has been dragged through the dirt in the last few years. Time has shown that Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and many others built their reputations on cheating. But there’s a new generation of US riders emerging to take their places—hopefully in an honest manner. This is the first in a series o

Outside picks the best bikes of May 2013, including the Yeti SB-95

With its New Road line, Giro, alongside a handful of other apparel manufacturers, is trying to bring pro-quality performance to the civilian peloton

In winning his third Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, Fabian Cancellara cemented his reputation as a legend

Of the more than 200 small bicycle manufacturers that gathered to show off their designs at the 9th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver last week, these seven stood out

One of the finest teams in pro cycling is partnering with Rapha Racing Ltd. for the upcoming season

The famous racetrack was shut down to cars for an hour so Aaron Gulley and a handful of other reporters could log some laps on the new Pro 4 Comp and Pro 4 Grip tires developed by Michelin's bike division

Avalo York once ruled the Central Park bike loop. He's still there, almost every weekday, but he's been done with racing for a long time.

Recapping last weekend's big race, which was held for the first time in its history on North American soil

A conversation with Dr. Stacy Sims, endurance runner, Ironman triathlete, and pro-elite road racer who has been studying the science of performance and nutrition for two decades

Before publishing Bill Gifford's story on Livestrong one year ago, we had no idea how dangerous it was to cross The Boss. Editorial director Alex Heard tells the inside story.

Wondering how to get through three hours of Lance Armstrong and Oprah looking deep into each others' eyes? We can help.

Outside editors and contributors provide ongoing coverage and analysis. Check back regularly and follow us on Twitter for breaking news, predictions, and reactions to the latest. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. ET. (And follow along with our

A recent study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that EPO doesn't better performance in elite athletes, but it made a few critical errors in coming to that conclusion

The Colorado-based road-race champion logs much of his winter mileage indoors. Here's how he makes trainer time count.

In a time of corruption and coercion, courage was not in short supply. A hidden cadre of men resisted doping, and they paid a heavy price. Here are their stories.

You don’t have to give up the amenities of a large urban environment just because you prefer traveling on two wheels over four

Originally created for epic winter races like the Iditabike, fat bikes lately have gotten as big as … well, their oversize tires. In addition to dedicated snow events—and the list of those is ballooning—we’ve seen these beefy bad boys at 24-hour races, on tour in the desert, and, most recently, at the Leadville 100.

Tens of thousands of people are hurt while riding their bikes every year in the United States alone. Follow these 10 basic guidelines to make sure you avoid injury and stay safe.

Closing the book (we hope) on bike racing’s drug-fueled era of excess

Outside reviews the best gear from Interbike 2012, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, including the Electra Townie Go!

Lance Armstrong has always denied Mike Anderson’s claim that he broke his word on a business deal, and that Anderson saw and heard evidence indicating that Armstrong was using performance-enhancing drugs. His lawyer, Mark Fabiani, sent this response to Anderson's allegations.

The news leaks about The Secret Race have vastly undersold its importance. Tyler Hamilton’s book is a historic, definitive indictment of cycling’s culture of doping during the Armstrong era.

Tyler Hamilton’s new book, The Secret Race, makes it impossible to believe Lance’s story anymore

Now, more than ever, every victory counts

Luke Wright takes a ride on Bolivia's Yungas Loop

Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets

Have doping scandals made you want to swear off the Tour forever? Here are five reasons not to pull the plug on this year's race.

Outside reviews the best triathlon gear of 2012, including the Felt B12 triathlon bike.

The case against the case against the case against Lance Armstrong

Evelyn Stevens, a cyclist for Team Specialized-lululemon, talks about the progression of her cycling career after leaving finance to pursue professional bike racing in 2009.

In February, Andy Schleck became the official winner of the 2010 Tour de France when Alberto Contador was stripped of his title following a positive drug test. This year, he plans on winning it in Paris.

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? Is there something I can do to extend its life? If it is time for a new lid, what do I buy?

Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends

Cyclists cite various reasons for shaving their legs, like making massages more comfortable and cleaning road rash easier. But will shaving make me faster?

A Q&A with an Outside in Aspen participant

Long hauls in the saddle got you sore? These four yoga poses will stretch your trouble spots.

The rankest mountain roads for testing your cycling mettle

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

From hidden fishing rivers in Chile to mountain biking in Whistler, our guide shows you where to go and the gear you'll need to take your adventures to the next level.

Our exclusive interview with embattled three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador

Surf reports, bouldering routes, bike shops, and more—all at your fingertips

RAGBRAI, By the Numbers

The recipe for a 100-mile day in the saddle

Electric bikes are for schmucks, right? Nah. The newest models are stylish, useful machines that will put a lot more riders on the road.

Inside Floyd Landis’s clandestine campaign to torment his former boss

Tour De France Preview: Doping scandals or no doping scandals, we still love the Tour. Here's why you should, too.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Look's 695 race bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Louis Garneau Women's Pro Knickers.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Louis Garneau X-Lite Helmet.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Look 695 I-Pack road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Shimano SH-WR61 Shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Cielo Sportif by Chris King road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Giro LX LF Gloves.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sheila Moon Alice Shimmel Top.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Fondriest TF3 road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rapha Wind Jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Specialized Allez Comp road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Specialized Amira Expert.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Bianchi Sempre 105 road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Selle EMP Evolution Saddle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Cannondale CAAD 10-1 Dura-Ace road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Icebreaker SS Circuit Jersey.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Wilier Triestina GranTurismo road bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Look Keo Blade Chromoly Pedals.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Terry FLX Gel Saddle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Giro Factor Shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Specialized Echelon Helmet.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Castelli Body Paint Bib Shorts.

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