Bike & Gear Reviews

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

January 31, 2017
2017 Fat Bike Buyers Guide
2017 Fat Bike Buyers Guide

By Nick Legan  It's time to get fat over the winter. Whether you already ride big tires or are just thinking about it, this guide will get you rolling.

January 30, 2017
Geared Up: kLite Bikepacker Pro Dynamo Light
Geared Up: kLite Bikepacker Pro Dynamo Light

By Nick Legan  A dynamo system might not be the cheapest option, but for on-the-bike power and lighting, it can't be beat.

January 20, 2017
Mini Road Test: Rivendell Sam Hillborne
Mini Road Test: Rivendell Sam Hillborne

By Patrick O'Grady  This Rivendell is perhaps the quintessential touring bike and we want to find out whether the reality can match the reputation.

January 11, 2017
Geared Up: Winter Apparel
Geared Up: Winter Apparel

By Nick Legan, Mike Deme, and Alex Strickland  Don't let wind, snow, and cold stop your riding this winter with this selection of apparel fit for an "off season" of adventure

December 22, 2016
Road Test: Advocate Lorax
Road Test: Advocate Lorax

By Nick Legan  It's hard not to advocate for this Seussian shape-shifter of a bike.

December 22, 2016
Geared Up: Winter Riding Gear
Geared Up: Winter Riding Gear

By Nick Legan, Mike Deme, and Dan Meyer  Our Montana- and Colorado-based staff brave the elements to bring you the best cold-weather riding equipment.

November 21, 2016
Road Test: Velo Orange Piolet
Road Test: Velo Orange Piolet

By Patrick O'Grady  Big tires, big clearance, big ambitions. Grab your ice axe and let's go.

November 16, 2016
Fine Tuned: Sharing is Caring
Fine Tuned: Sharing is Caring

By Josh Tack Ride Sharing with Strava and Ride with GPS

October 31, 2016
2016 Holiday Gear Guide
2016 Holiday Gear Guide

Our testers have searched high and low for the best bike travel gear, whether it's going under the tree for that special someone or straight to the garage for yourself. 

October 6, 2016
What We Saw At Interbike: The Best from Vegas
What We Saw At Interbike: The Best from Vegas

By Nick Legan Adventure Cyclist's technical editor wanders the aisles of Interbike looking for the best new products for the bicycle traveler.

September 26, 2016
Mini Road Test: Greenspeed GT20
Mini Road Test: Greenspeed GT20

By Alex Strickland What should you expect from your first ride on a recumbent trike? Surprises.

August 1, 2016
Road Test: Rivendell Joe Appaloosa
Road Test: Rivendell Joe Appaloosa

By Patrick O'Grady  A future classic? The latest from this famous shop might be just that.

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.