Teva Mountain Games Intro

In 2006, I traveled to the Teva Mountain Games for a weekend of rafting, racing, and running in the mountains over Vail, Colo. This June,…

Gear Review — The Sqivvy

No, this is not an outhouse. The Sqivvy, a “portable pop-up privacy shelter,” is a 4 x 4-foot tent that’s about 7 feet tall. It…

Freeride Mountain Biking

Dirt jumps, ladder bridges, wall rides — and all the consequences associated with such stunts — define the discipline of freeride, one of mountain biking’s…

Turin Bike Trainer

With a base price tag of $12,500, and configurations that will sell for more than $20,000, the Turin bike training system encapsulates a rider in…

Castelli Insolito Radiation Jacket

Extreme adaptability to outside temperatures during the autumn, winter and spring cycling seasons is the Insolito Radiation Jacket’s primary claim to fame. Made by Castelli,…

Gear on the Wall

Car racks can get your gear from home to any given adventure destination. But what about keeping things straight and racked up at home? Here…

Handlebar-Mounted Map Holder

Handlebar-mounted map holders are one of those esoteric outdoors items that only complete cartographic nerds and adventure racers can wax silly about. Since I fit…

Cargo Box on a Small Car

My goal was singular and precise: To outfit a small stationwagon with maximum equipment-carrying capacity. This included a rack, bike mounts and a cargo box…

Vibram Bike Shoes

I wrote about Vibram’s entry into bike saddles yesterday. Well, the company has also jumped into bike shoes, including clip-less and platform-pedal-compatible models from Gaerne,…

Rubber Meets the Road

Vibram is a brand synonymous with the deep-rutted rubber tread of hiking boots. But this month the company announced its entry into the world of…

Thule Echelon Bike Rack

Thule is calling its new Echelon bike rack “the ultimate in fork mounts,” proving that superlatives can be applied to just about anything. But enough…

Professional Bike Fitting

A professional bike fitter can adjust a bicycle to match a rider’s precise body dimensions to the degree of millimeter increments. And this procedure is…

Biologic ZorinPump

It’s a bike seat. It’s a pump. It’s the Biologic ZorinPump, a seat-post/bike-pump combo product from U.K.-based Dahon Incorporated. You stand while you pump and…

Review: Kona Paddy Wagon

Sweet and single — single-speed, that is — the Kona Paddy Wagon is an affordable track-bike-like option for urban riding or mid-distance commuting where hills…

Ice Bike Racing

In today’s New York Times, I wrote about ice bike racing, a subgenre of the subgenre of winter cycling, which is a hybrid discipline where…

Winter Biking Tops

Riding a bike through cold, sleet and snow requires a litany of specialized equipment, not least the jacket and top you wear against the wind.…

‘Performance’ Flip-Flops

The proverbial flip-flop sandal just barely passes for a shoe. It offers little support and no toe protection. It’s made to be worn casually, for…

Cold-weather cycling jackets

Wintertime bike riding is not for the meek. Numb hands, slippery sidewalks and unplowed trails, windburn, road spray and endless dark evenings can make even…

Professional Bike Fitting

Fine tuning a bike to fit a rider’s precise body dimensions — down to millimeter increments — is a regimen often associated with serious road…

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