Bike & Gear Reviews

Select bike and gear reviews that appear on the Adventure Cycling blog from Adventure Cyclist contributors.

May 17, 2016
Geared Up: Mechanical Disc Brake Shakedown
Geared Up: Mechanical Disc Brake Shakedown

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland  Is there cable-actuated braking beyond the venerable Avid BB7? The Paul Klamper and TRP Spyre hold the line against a wave of hydraulic options.

April 26, 2016
Road Test: Marin Four Corners Elite
Road Test: Marin Four Corners Elite

By Patrick O'Grady  The 1x drivetrain is making a play to conquer the mountain bike world, but can one ring rule the touring scene too?

April 4, 2016
Geared Up: Early Spring Edition
Geared Up: Early Spring Edition

By Mike Deme Warmer weather is here and it's time ride. Here are some items that may make the transition from winter to spring a little easier, brought to you by the Adventure Cyclist staff. 

March 28, 2016
Video Review: Salsa Marrakesh
Video Review: Salsa Marrakesh

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the new Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle.

March 25, 2016
Road Test: Salsa Marrakesh
Road Test: Salsa Marrakesh

By Patrick O'Grady  Ready to take on Morocco, or anywhere else, the Marrakesh is the latest loaded touring bike from Salsa.

February 11, 2016
Video Review: Elephant National Forest Explorer
Video Review: Elephant National Forest Explorer

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Elephant Bikes National Forest Explorer touring bicycle.

February 8, 2016
2016 Fat Bike Buyer's Guide
2016 Fat Bike Buyers Guide

By Nick Legan Fat bikes have exploded in popularity and are ridden on snow, sand, and just about everything else. Should you get in on the big-wheeled boom?

February 8, 2016
Geared Up: The Gizmo Edition
Geared Up: The Gizmo Edition

Need to know how to keep your personal devices powered up while you’re on the road or trail? Adventure Cyclist has the answers.

January 22, 2016
Mid-Winter Gear
Mid-Winter Gear

By Mike Deme and Alex Strickland  Mid-winter blues got you dreaming of time in the saddle? Start your shopping for the best gear to get out now or be ready as soon as spring breaks through.

December 2, 2015
Video Review: Opus Legato
Video Review: Opus Legato

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Opus Legato touring bicycle.