Summer Gravel Riding Gear

Shoes, shades, tech and more for long days on remote roads

Occupying a gray area between mountain biking and road cycling, gravel riding is all about mixing up different surfaces on the same ride. As such, the gear for gravel riding pulls from both disciplines of cycling and breaks down some of the hardened norms that exist around bike gear. While the activity is an amalgam of styles, all the apparel and accessories still needs to …

Test Ride: Specialized Crux Pro Gravel Bike

This bicycle handles beautifully on- and off-road

Taking the Crux Pro from the revered cycling innovators at Specialized out for a ride requires factoring in some extra time. Sure, you’ll log personal bests on steep segments and surprise even yourself with the speed of the bike. This is a bike that simply wants to go fast, whether you’re hopping roots on a dusty single track or hammering on the tarmac with your …

Woom NOW Bicycle

When it comes to bikes for kids, woom’s purpose-built designs set an impressive standard. The new NOW model for ages six to 14 features a smaller front wheel combined with an innovative, lightweight frame that lowers the front rack’s center of gravity for easier maneuverability. Plus, the eight-speed bike’s integrated front and rear lights, wide handlebars and tires, double fenders and child-sized grips add comfort.