Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • Stand-up paddleboard gear: A guide

    Stand-up paddleboard gear: A guide

    Stand-up paddleboarding is free once you get the gear — but the gear's not cheap. Besides the board itself, the shopping list includes a paddle; a personal flotation device (PFD), which has to be worn by those 12 and under or otherwise carried; and a hydration pack — not to mention a car rack....

  • Gear: A test of 4 new bike computers

    Gear: A test of 4 new bike computers

    Bike computers get better and more complex every year. The trick now becomes simplifying the experience, from easily accessing the fancy data to being able to attach and move the hardware quickly. These four new models offer tons of data at different prices. iBikePhone Wahoo Fitness Bike Pack for...

  • Low-tech delights for runners

    Gear: Low-tech delights for runners

    Runners naturally lust for high-tech GPS wristwatches that measure heart rate, altitude and dozens of other metrics and record way-points of your route (which is why I'll review one in this column next month). But the stuff that can make more of a day-to-day practical difference for runners often...

  • Gear: Big wheels rule

    Gear: Big wheels rule

    The revolution is over — and big wheels have won. The "29er" mountain bike, which first appeared on the scene a decade ago with monster-truck tires 3 inches taller than the age-old 26-inchers, now dominates the market. It's easy to see why: The bike makes you faster and safer, gaining more momentum...

  • Bicycles are getting artsy smartsy

    Bicycles are getting artsy smartsy

    Creative bicycles, long a favorite subject of student industrial design contests, are busting out of art college and onto the streets. This year, there's been an explosion of creative frame designs across the cycling spectrum — road, mountain, electric, commuter — that are nothing short of sculpture...