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Five Bikes Built for Gravel Racing

In the last few years, bike makers have introduced gravel-specific models that have the toughness of a mountain bike, the geometry of a road bike and the clearance for big tires.

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Today in Gear: November 14, 2013

Paul Evans Shoes Many brands have proven that the Internet-based, direct-to-consumer market is a thriving place, popular because it provides consumers with high end products that aren’t marked up to cover brick-and-mortar store costs. Paul Evans believes that type of consumer should be literally well-heeled while saving a few bucks on what would normally be…

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Today in Gear: October 10, 2013

Woolrich Arctic Parka If you live in a cold or four-seasoned clime (or if you live in a Tampa and the temp ever dips below 60° F, you wimp) you know full well that the best, and perhaps most stylish, defense against a frigid atmosphere is a classic parka with big pockets, hand warmer pockets,…

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The Best Road Bikes for Every Rider

Across the cycling categories, excluding perhaps the penny-farthing, we seem to be in the middle of a boom in popularity. Cities are adding bike lanes and bike programs, all the cool kids are riding fixies, mountain bikes are gnarlier than ever — and the rest of us are riding road bikes. The popularity of road cycling owes in part to the low barriers to entry (everyone has roads), in part to the variety of awesome bikes available for riders of different skill levels and desired recreation, in part to the rise of the sportive or gran fondo — a cycling event that emphasizes participation over competition — and in part to all the really boss neon lycra. As part of our week-long series on bikes to celebrate the launch of Limits, we’ve picked out five great road bikes for all manner of rides, from entering your first century ride with friends to sasquatching a local crit.

limits-promo-logoThis roundup is part of a new original GP series, LIMITS, dedicated to exploring the physical and mental borderlands of human capability. And beyond.