This Is the Most Beautiful Full-Suspension Mountain Bike We’ve Seen in a Very Long Time
And it has the tech to back up its beauty.
And it has the tech to back up its beauty.
Each year at the Outdoor Retailer trade show brands release their latest and greatest products for the upcoming seasons. This is just a preview of our favorites.
For all practical purposes, a five-weight, nine-foot rod is the industry standard freshwater fly-fishing ensemble. These are the best rods money can buy.
With an 890 gram frame, this podium chaser is prime for race mode.
Every major outdoor brand just announced its products for Fall 2016 at OR — and we were on hand to absorb as much data as we could.
Scott's new Genius 700 Tuned Plus is the perfect blend between fat bike and full-suspension enduro machine.
Singletrack isn't for sissies. NZ's mountains are steep and aggressive, and they're best tackled on a bike, with courage.
The Scott Addict Team Issue is a super performance bike, ready to launch you over the flats and power past the competition.
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.
The best in bikes trickles down from what professionals use on race day. These are the team bikes being used by pros in this year's Tour de France -- and you can get them right now.
The Scott Radian ($795) is the rod for the fly fisher in pursuit of two seemingly averse characteristics: power and finesse. This is definitely a gun, firing out 50 feet of line and more on demand; there's plenty of power to cut through wind and shoot line. But the Radian also has the delicacy required to make short casts of 15 to 25 feet and not spook fish. On the water, the result of all this high-brow build quality is throwing a fly with pinpoint accuracy at distances many only dream about.
Competing in endurance mountain bike racing requires a significant amount of time on the bike. There are days when you eat your breakfast and lunch on the go, get on your bike before the sun comes up and even get lost in the woods trying to find six hours worth of trails. We all settle into distinct collections of gear to make the bike our home, but for us, this kit offers the perfect blend of performance, durability and comfort.
For gearheads and Quantified Selfers triathlon is a chance to ride bikes that look like DARPA prototypes and collect more personal information about themselves than a Stasi collaborator, respectively; for Alphas it’s a chance to get ripped and grab bragging rights; for some people it’s just a fun way to get in shape. Whatever the reason, the tri gear is abundant. Sure, you could swim in your skivvies, hop on your Schwinn for the bike leg and run in some old Nike Mac Attacks -- but we'll do you one better with this kit.
'Tis the season to be tempted by a whole new model year of mountain bikes, and we've got some good news. Dialing in your own personal style of off-roading has never been easier -- once you wade through the overwhelming amount of options, that is. There's a different bike for just about every type of trail and rider, and even some that claim to do it all. You need a bike best suited to the kind of riding you enjoy, but that also won't keep you from the occasional change of pace (or any surprises the trails throw at you). As part of our week-long series on bikes to celebrate the launch of Limits, we've picked our favorites for racing enduro, downhilling, or just getting out for a weekend adventure ride.
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.
Famed fly fishing writer John Gierach once wrote a book called Standing in a River Waving a Stick. Well, fly fishing looks a lot like that. And the stick in question is a fly rod. It’s the rod that throws the line that carries the fly to the fish. To those who aren’t familiar with fly fishing, all fly rods look the same. They are anything but.
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