Brooks England

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Today in Gear: November 26, 2014

Today in Gear: a modern De Nîmes Jacket, Brooks England's practical rain cape, Rukket's acclaimed practice net, Belgian Grand Prix prints, everyday smart gadgets and more.

Vintage gear for old Italian roads

The Handsome, Throwback Magic of Italy’s L’Eroica Bike Race

In 2014 bike parlance, L’Eroica is the ultimate gravel grinder, a 38-204 kilometer ride along the strade bianche (“white roads”) of Tuscany, Italy, with ascents steep as 23 percent grade and sketchy, sandy downhills as a reward for the hard work. Unlike the Dirty Kanza, though, you won’t find riders toeing the line in Gaiole in Chianti with carbon bikes, electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes. L'Eroica's done old school.

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Today in Gear: August 7, 2014

Today in Gear: Hydrapak's collapsible water bottle, Adidas Boost B-Ball kicks, a jerky-like snack invades BK, GoPro's cameras have a friend in Knog's new [Quodos] Action Light and more.