Yakima QuickBack 3 Rack

The Quickback, which holds one to three bikes, is the premium trunk mount in Yakima’s line. Gear Junkie contributor Stephen Krcmar takes it for a…

Kona Ute Bike

The Kona Ute — a “utility bike” with an extended frame and a wooden platform on back — is made to be loaded up with…

Best Biking Cities

Two wheels, a chain, and some gears — the humble bicycle has seen a resurgence with commuters and city dwellers in the United States and…

Bike Race Gear Report

Last month, in a nine-hour effort, I completed the Ragnarök 105 bike race, which is fully self-supported and primarily on gravel roads. This is the…

Ragnarök 105 Bike Race

The Ragnarök 105 is a bike race in Minnesota named after a Norse era of mythological doom and war. For cyclists, the daylong course is…

Backpacks for Biking

The classic bike-messenger bag has been adopted the world over as requisite equipment for two-wheel transit with goods in tow. But for me a messenger…

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…

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