Tested: ACRE Meridian Jacket

Is the Meridian the right jacket for you? The top-tier price tag will keep some people from even considering it, but the ACRE has few equals in the “waterproof yet breathable” arena.

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Debuting at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Breadwinner Cycles is the product of master framebuilders Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan joining forces to create a lineup of six semi-custom models. And, apparently, in addition to welding up a good lookin’ frame, the duo is pretty handy at video production as well.

Spotlight: Recon Instruments Jet Heads-Up Display


While Google’s Glass has been getting quite a bit of press as of late, the internet behemoth doesn’t completely own the world of wearable computing. Enter the Recon Instruments Jet. As powerful as an iPad—and nearly as expensive—the Jet Heads-Up display packs quite the technological punch. It’s also made with cyclists in mind.

RAAM 2013 | A Year of Records and Inspiration


By Vic Armijo ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 25, 2013)—Certainly, the big news of RAAM 2013 was the dominant win by Austrian Christoph Strasser, who in finishing in a time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes became the first solo rider to finish RAAM in under eight days, averaging 15.58 miles per hour, and in […]

Video | A Bicycle Can…


Yeah, we know…we’re preaching to the choir, but this video is worth watching.

Spotlight | Islabikes Rothan Balance Bike


I’d lay dollars to donuts that if you’re Paved reader you’ve got a certain penchant for well-designed and properly appointed bicycles. I’d also be comfortable wagering that if you’ve been around cycling for any length of time you’ve sweated the details of a bike build—or perhaps even the level of expertise with which your handlebars […]

5 Reasons Why She’s Dede Demet Barry And You’re Not


Words || Gary J Boulanger Deirdre Demet grew up near the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city well known for its penchant for bratwurst, beer, cheese, speedskating and bicycle racing. Dede—as she is known—quickly took to speedskating after her figure skating coach told her father she preferred racing around the ice. Following […]

First Impressions: Salsa Cycles’ New Split Pivot 29ers


Seeking to improve on its already successful Horsethief and Spearfish full-suspension 29ers, Salsa Cycles partnered with Dave Weagle to incorporate Split Pivot into the bikes' rear-suspension design. The results are impressive.

News: Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival Returns


The 3rd Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival presented by Scott Sports returns to Sun Valley June 29 – July 6, 2013 with the Shimano Sun Valley Super Enduro highlighting eight days of races and events geared for anyone who can balance on two wheels.

News: Turner Flux is Reborn With Perfect Wheel Size


We give Turner's new Flux a perfunctory pedal on Park City's Wasatch Crest Trail.

Book Report | Bike Snob Abroad


Bike Snob Abroad chroniclebooks.com / $17 My proper entry to the world of cycling came a bit late. After the sizable gap between jumping over my friend’s little brother on my Haro and my high-school graduation I re-entered the world of two-wheeled wonderment. Instantly I found myself awash in a culture in which I was […]

Paved Exclusive | An Interview with L’Alpe d’Huez


By Jen See The Alpe d’Huez appears twice in this year’s Tour de France, twice on the very same day. The first time up, the riders continue past the traditional finish line to climb the Col de Sarenne. The second time, it’s regular style. It’s a veritable gluttony of Alpe d’Huez. It would be easy […]

Video: Into the Dirt of… Mt Etna (the Trailer)


Tasked with hunting down some of the wildest terrain our planet has to offer, Team InFocus had only one place in mind, Mt Etna. One of the world's most active volanoes, the boys didn't hold back in shredding the slopes of one of the world's most active volcanoes. Here's a taste of the upcoming video.

First Impressions: 2014 Mavic Crossmax Enduro Wheels, Tires and Shoes.


The Crossmax Enduro wheel-tire system is a race-specific setup designed for the increasingly popular enduro racing format. It also is a wheelset that plain makes sense for a lot of riders with no racing aspirations whatsoever. We went to France and rode the piss out of `em. Here's what we found.

News Of The Tweet: Instagram Video


Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, on the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine.

Tour de France by the Numbers


The 100th Tour de France starts Saturday, June 29, 2013. Here’s a glimpse at La Grande Boucle by the numbers. Source: ASO Riders 198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders) 300 support personnel 17 members on the stewards’ committee 2013 Route 3404 kilometers (2115 miles) 21 stages 36 stage towns 537 French […]

Tested: Straitline Silent Guide


By Seb Kemp Photo by Anthony Smith Straitline Silent Guide Price: $168 straitlinecomponents.com I love this product for the same reason I hate It. You see, I put one on my bike 14 months ago and in that time it did nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not once did I have to care for it, pamper it, […]

Video: A Couple’s Ride


Quite possibly the funniest video of the year. No--wait--definitely the funniest video of the year. Just watch it....you'll see.

Video: The Guts Behind The Glory–Wyn Masters


Red Bull's new series, "The Guts Behind the Glory", profiles riders that have made it to the professional downhill circuit through their passion and commitment to the sport they love. In this episode, New Zealand's reveals what it's taken for him to be competitive at the World Cup level.

Video: GT’s 2014 Force All-Mountain Bike


Big changes are afoot at GT. Last week we showcased the new (2014) GT Force and Sensor all-mountain and trail bikes--both of which sport new linkage, lower bottom brackets, new geometries and, it probably goes without saying, 650b wheels. Here's a short video from GT showcasing the all-mountain Force model.

Video: 10 years of Crankworx


No single event has broken more bones, shattered more dreams and made more heroes than the annual carnage of Crankworx Whistler. Here are highlights from the past ten years.

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