Apparel & Gear Reviews

Review: Rapha Weeklong Bag

Rapha has put together a simple, elegant duffel bag that rarely falls short of our needs. Unfortunately, the price is quite steep.

Review: Silca Maratona gear bag

If you want a big duffel bag with plenty of thoughtful pockets, compartments, and features, Silca hits the mark with its Maratona gear bag.

Review: Rapha Souplesse Insulated Gilet

Rapha employs Polartec’s Alpha insulation to great effect in this vest that manages to keep you warm, dry, and not sweaty at all.

Review: Specialized S-Works Recon shoe

The Specialized S-Works Recon shoe aims to balance performance and comfort. It's an improvement over prior models but is still quite stripped-down.

Review: Pearl Izumi PRO bib short

Pearl Izumi's PRO bib short is one of our favorites, with soft fabric that is not too compressive, and bib straps that practically disappear.

Review: Shimano RC7 shoes

The addition of a second Boa dial makes the RC7 a more attractive mid-range road shoe, with ample forefoot width and a striking finish.

Review: Northwave Extreme RR 2 GTX

If you're committed to riding year-round, through rain, snow, and cold conditions, you owe it to yourself to get some dedicated winter shoes.