Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Sportsball

Whether in your own backyard, on the road or the slopes, some of our favorite gifts for active people

As constant consumers (and creators) of the internet, we cannot emphasize enough the value of time spent outdoors. Surfing, skating and cycling have long been important to COOL HUNTING, but the unprecedented splendor of early-morning hikes, staring at the stars by night or walking through a tantalizing new city only hint at the uncountable ways to enjoy time outside. That’s what our Sportsball Gift Guide is for: …

Updating an Icon: The 2018 Ducati Monster 821

Taking inspiration from the 1993 model, a tweaked motorbike that's sure to impress

by Andrew Maness It’s been 25 years since Ducati launched the naked sport-bike segment with the M900, and since then they’ve moved 323,000 iterations of the Monster—making it the most popular bike in the history of the brand. It’s fitting then that the 2018 Monster 821 has received a number of upgrades, some borrowed from the top of the line Monster 1200 and some drawn …

Specialized’s New Super-Fast S-Works Venge Bike

Aerodynamics, handling and the ideal weight create a trifecta for riders

Humankind and the bicycle have long had a symbiotic relationship. As Olympic cyclist John Howard once said, “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” Part-human and part-machine, the two must synch into perfect harmony—and, as humans change, so does bike design. The most recent evidence of all this is Specialized’s new Venge. Super-fast, it has been designed partly by a supercomputer …