Test Ride: Canyon’s New “Grizl” Gravel Bike

This user-friendly bicycle proves its capabilities in the Canadian Rockies

Bikepacking is undeniably having a moment, with every element—from bikes to bags, tents and apparel—not only improving, but also transitioning from fringe to the mainstream. Part of this mini revolution is Canyon’s new Grizl gravel bike, the second dedicated gravel bike offered by the German company. Their first was the Grail (released in 2018) which has a longer, lower, more race-geared geometry, whereas the Grizl …

Rapha Launches Mountain Biking Apparel

The English brand branches out into performance trail wear for the first time

When Rapha initially launched back in 2004, most other road cycling kits looked like they copied cereal box graphics, and many cyclists would mine thrift stores for ancient, wool Faema espresso jerseys from the 1960s. Thankfully, along came the London-based brand, with its elan for decidedly subtle style and carefully tailored sportswear. Ever since, brands and designers (from the athletic realm to the auto industry) …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Homebodies

Products that motivate and presents that make solo workouts out easier

There’s no doubt that in 2020, we were all homebodies. With gyms, pools and group exercise classes out of the question, we turned to at-home or outdoor solo sports (with varying levels of success) to stay active. Many individuals took up jogging or cycling, while online yoga and pilates classes proved more appealing to others. Regardless of your activity of choice, we need to move, …