Today in Gear: TravisMathew’s glass ping pong table, Google Nexus 9, trendy-looking timber bags, Patagonia wading pants and more.
The Week's Best Writing
Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: driving the 2015 Ford F-150, why pumpkin beer is a problem, torture testing the Baja 1000, electric bikes and more.
The Gear You Missed
A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear.
A new look at a old show
Auto shows are all about the big picture, but it’s the details that always catch our eye. Check out our shots from 2014 Paris Auto Show and you’ll see what we mean.
No Spandex Here
Every “hardcore”, year-round bike commuter was once a fair-weather cycler. Then came the discovery that the key to year-round biking comfort is getting the right gear.
A place to rest your wheels
City bikes need a place to rest inside — enter the indoor bike rack. Whether it’s standing in the corner, blending in with wall decor or just plain out of the way, the method comes down to you (and your wallet). These indoor racks will keep your bike dry and safe at night.
With the highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel, from MIT-born Superpedestrian seeks to improve urban biking. In an increasingly crowded e-bike market, it might be the most successful attempt so far.
What to see, read and hear
This Week in Culture: Netflix gets some more competition, the history of hip hop and fashion, how to be more creative, news from Apple and more.
High on a Scottish View
12:00 p.m. BST | Glasgow, Scotland, UK — After two delayed flights we stumbled through Glasgow airport at the crack of dawn and dumped our bags at a hotel. Like any respectable New Yorkers, we asked where the best coffee was and then jumped on the subway to the West End to consume several rounds of it.
Be handy, man
From the Archives: In this how-to we review the basics of bike maintenance: how to fix a flat, how to adjust shifting and how to clean your bike chain.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: George R.R. Martin’s new Thrones book, Google Nexus Player, a real ninja suit, Killspencer iPhone 6 cases and more.
The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling races in all of motorsports. Running nearly the entire length of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, drivers haul ass for 24 hours on motorcycles, production vehicles, trucks and buggies across some of the most varied terrain in the world. BFGoodrich’s original K0 tire was “born in Baja” — so it seemed like the perfect place to test their new version, the K02 All-Terrain tire.
Gear for an Open-Wheel Beating
Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything — because anything can, and will, happen.
New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm
This Week in Sports and Outdoors: extreme fitness in America, a look back at Landon Donovan’s career, the state of MREs and more.
Back in 2011 The Atlantic reported on “The Divisive Pumpkin Ale”, alleging that the style had become synonymous with increasingly stale and overdone flavors. This is still the (very subjective) argument for people who loathe the stuff. But more and more brewers and beer enthusiasts argue beyond taste: they say that some pumpkin beer practices are bad for consumers and craft beer in general.