Bike & Gear Reviews

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

August 8, 2017
SaddleDrive 2017
Dispatch from SaddleDrive 2017

By Nick Legan  Adventure Cyclist's technical editor heads to Tahoe for QBP's annual dealer event to see what's next from the bike industry giant.

July 20, 2017
Geared Up: Kuat NV 2.0 Hitch Rack, Shimano Shoes, Paul Gino
Geared Up: Kuat NV 2.0 Hitch Rack, Shimano Shoes, Paul Gino

By Cassie Nelson, Dan Meyer, and Alex Strickland  Sometimes you've got to load up your bike — on a car. We look at the latest from Küat, plus shoes and a simple by slick light mount.

July 18, 2017
Video Review: Co-Motion Deschutes
Video Review: Co-Motion Deschutes

By Patrick O'Grady  Our intrepid road tester hops aboard the new wallet-friendly model from Oregon-based Co-Motion, the Deschutes. 

June 23, 2017
Road Test: Foundry Overland
Road Test: Foundry Overland

By Nick Legan  This titanium shapeshifter is at home on a light tour or running near the front of a local cyclocross race. 

June 23, 2017
Geared Up: Warm-Weather Essentials
Geared Up: Warm-Weather Essentials

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland  Beat the heat with lightweight shelter, a touring-worthy cooler, the comfiest camp shoes ever, and a smooth ride.

April 25, 2017
Deep in the Heart of Texas
Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Nick Legan  Technical Editor Nick Legan headed for the Hill Country last month to ride the new bikes from REI’s Co-op Cycles and do a little bikepacking among the bluebonnets.

April 25, 2017
Geared Up: Spring has Sprung
Geared Up: Spring has Sprung

By Nick Legan, Josh Tack, and Dan Meyer  The weather is unsettled but the roads and trails are calling. Here’s a selection of spring riding gear to get your season off on the right (dry) foot.

March 23, 2017
Geared Up: Cyclists' Travel Guide Edition
Geared Up: Cyclists' Travel Guide Edition

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland  Gear picks we couldn't cram into our biggest print issue of the year, these are some highlights for road and trail.

March 21, 2017
2017 Touring Bike Buyer's Guide
2017 Touring Bike Buyer's Guide

By Nick Legan  Whether you’re looking for your first touring bike or your next, our Buyer's Guide is back to guide you toward the right bike for your big adventure.

March 20, 2017
Road Test: Moots Mountaineer 27.5+ YBB
Road Test: Moots Mountaineer 27.5+ YBB

By Nick Legan  A classic touring nameplate is re-imagined as a dedicated bikepacking steed. But is the heritage (and titanium) worth the cost?

March 20, 2017
The Latest in Brakes and Bags
The Latest in Brakes and Bags

By Nick Legan  Bikepacking bags and disc brakes have changed the touring landscapes, no matter if you're riding on road or dirt. Here are a few of the latest options. 

March 20, 2017
Road Test: Trek 520
Road Test: Trek 520

By Patrick O'Grady  A touring classic gains disc brakes but otherwise hews to tradition, after 34 years the Trek 520 remains one of the best bikes out there.

March 16, 2017
NAHBS: Dispatch from a NAHBS Newbie
NAHBS: Dispatch from a NAHBS Newbie

By Alex Strickland  A report from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City. 

March 16, 2017
NAHBS: NAHBS Notables
NAHBS: NAHBS Notables

By Nick Legan  Not every magazine's technical editor is a NAHBS judge — but our's is, and here's what he saw.

March 1, 2017
Geared Up: Mitts by Mary
Geared Up: Mitts by Mary

By Nick Legan  There's no question about who's making these cold-weather pogies. Marquette's Mary Bouchard stands behind her mitts.