Bike & Gear Reviews

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

July 22, 2016
What to Wear - 2016 Apparel Roundup
What to Wear - 2016 Apparel Roundup

By Nick Legan and Alex Strickland  Form and function meet in these apparel picks to provide on- or off-bike style and performance.

July 13, 2016
Mini Road Test: Specialized Sequoia
Mini Road Test: Specialized Sequoia

By Alex Strickland First impressions from a short trip on Specialized's new adventure bike, the Sequoia.

June 9, 2016
Road Test: Ritchey Break-Away Ascent
Road Test: Ritchey Break-Away Ascent

By Nick Legan Travel light with this all-road touring option.

May 31, 2016
Geared Up: Summer Picks
Geared Up: Summer Picks

By Josh Tack, Mike Deme, and Alex Strickland From Burley's revamped Nomad trailer to the latest gadgets and accessories, here are a few staff picks for summer.

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.