Bike & Gear Reviews

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

May 3, 2018
A Cold Fall on the Hot Springs Route: Gear
A Cold Fall on the Hot Springs Route: Gear

By Aaron Teasdale  A look at the gear used for a late-season trip on the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.

May 1, 2018
Exploring New Bikes and Landscapes in Arizona
Exploring New Bikes and Landscapes in Arizona

By Nick Legan  A look at Co-Op Cycles' new ADV line on a three-day tour through the Sonoran borderlands. 

May 1, 2018
Geared Up: Pedal Fit Edition
Geared Up: Pedal Fit Edition

By Nick Legan  Your house has a foundation, so does your bike fit. Start with your feet and you'll have a strong start for dealing with issues that may arise.

April 26, 2018
Road Test: Trek 1120, Another Perspective
Road Test: Trek 1120, Another Perspective

By Alex Strickland  Trek's new 1120 is a purpose-built bikepacking machine, but this reviewer has been riding the closely related 29+ Stache for a few seasons. How do the bikes compare?

April 23, 2018
Surfing the Aisles at the Sea Otter Classic
Surfing the Aisles at the Sea Otter Classic

By Alex Strickland  Cycling season kicks off with California's Sea Otter Classic, but does the fast-growing event have anything for a touring cyclist?

April 13, 2018
What We Saw at CABDA
What We Saw at CABDA

By Scott Wilson  The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) show has become a midwest magnet for new bikes and gear.

April 9, 2018
Goodyear Comes Back to its Cycling Roots
Goodyear Comes Back to its Cycling Roots

By Nick Legan  Goodyear gets back into bikes in a big way with tires for every discipline. 

March 26, 2018
Geared Up: Winter's Last Gasp
Geared Up: Winter's Last Gasp

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland  Winter is winding down, but whether you're still riding in the cold or looking for gear that transitions to spring, we've got you covered. 

March 13, 2018
Rapha's new Cargo Bib Shorts 
Rapha's New Cargo Bib Shorts 

By Nick Legan  The new Explore line of clothing aimed at adventure cyclists asks how much is the perfect piece worth?

March 8, 2018
Trek Enters the Gravel Fray
Trek Enters the Gravel Fray

By Nick Legan First Ride Impressions of the Trek Checkpoint

February 16, 2018
Road Test: Salsa Mukluk Carbon GX1
Road Test: Salsa Mukluk Carbon GX1

By Ally Mabry and Alex Strickland  Two staffers bought the exact same fat bike — after a winter of riding, what do they think?

February 16, 2018
Road Test: Ventana El Gordo
Road Test: Ventana El Gordo

By Brink Kuchenbrod  This Ventana El Gordo has the most conversation-inducing spec we’ve ever seen, the question is whether its strange looks translate into a special performer.

February 15, 2018
Geared Up: Spring is in Sight
Geared Up: Spring is in Sight

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland Getting ready for cycling season.

February 14, 2018
Video Road Test: Fuji Touring Disc
Video Road Test: Fuji Touring Disc

By Patrick O'Grady  A disc-equipped take on an old classic — the Fuji Touring Disc looks to add a bit more complication to a simple formula.

February 9, 2018
2018 Cyclists' Travel Guide
2018 Cyclists' Travel Guide

By Nick Legan  Our annual dive into the tech that keeps our tours on the road. This year's edition features old school, newfangled, and more to get your next trip outfitted.