Bike & Gear Reviews

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

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.

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 (with video)

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.