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America's Most Scenic Train Rides. Outside Sedona, Ariz., on the Verde Canyon Railroad (Courtesy Verde Canyon Railroad) Arizona: After watching a staged shoot-out in Williams, passengers board the Grand Canyon Railway for a two-hour ride to the canyon's rim--where they have four hours to explore before the return trip. 800/843-8724, thetrain.com, from $65, $30--$40 kids.

America's Most Scenic Train Rides

Near Sedona, four-hour Verde Canyon Railroad excursions wind through an isolated red-rock canyon where bald eagles nest. 800/320-0718, verdecanyonrr.com, from $65, $35 kids. California: The Sierra Railroad's 1897-era train has appeared in more than 300 films, including High Noon and Unforgiven, and departs from Oakdale, about an hour east of San Francisco, on themed excursions such as the Wild West ride. Watch out: At one point, the train gets "attacked" by a pack of ornery outlaws. 800/866-1690, sierrarailroad.com, from $49, $25 kids. Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Bontrager Pro Double Throw Pannier. BICYCLE PANNIERS: Top 26 List - Best Bike Panniers. Are you looking for a high-quality set of bicycle panniers for running errands near your home, cycling to the office, or for use on your bicycle tour around the world?

BICYCLE PANNIERS: Top 26 List - Best Bike Panniers

A pannier is a backpack-sized bag that attaches to your bicycle (via your bicycle’s front or rear rack) and is used to store and transport your personal belongings with you on your bike as your ride. Some of the pannier brands I recommend are: Arkel (<– best for mountain biking)Axiom (<– good quality + cheap)Crosso Lone PeakOrtlieb (<– my personal favorite)Vaude Panniers are usually sold in sets of two (one for the left side of your bike and one for the right) although those wishing to conduct a self-supported bicycle tour may purchase two sets of panniers for their bicycle (one pair to be used on the bicycle’s rear rack, and the other to be used on the front rack). On this page you will find a list of all the companies in the world currently producing bicycle panniers of some kind. Buyer's guide to cycling saddles + 11 of the best.

Your saddle is arguably the most important component on your bike.

Buyer's guide to cycling saddles + 11 of the best

Like that other key to comfort, your shorts, if it's doing its job properly you'll never notice it, but if it isn't — ouch! It’s your main contact point with the bicycle, and for some of us even subtle variations between two similar saddle designs can lead to one of them crossing fine line between comfortable perch and instrument of torture. For a lot of people the saddle they get with their bike works just fine. Every component on a complete bike has to contribute to meeting a price point, but bike manufacturers aren't stupid; they may spec a generic product but it is one designed to work for as many people as possible. And for a lot of us the saddle our bike was born with works just fine. However, if it doesn't or you want to drop some weight from your bike, or pep up its looks with a new saddle you'll need to find the right one.

If you do need a different saddle though you are faced with a bewildering choice. The Best Bike Saddle. Update Note: April 2015 We have contacted all of the manufacturers for the award winners and any changes have been noted in the review.

The Best Bike Saddle

A full review was completed in April 2013. For more tips on how to select the best bike saddle that is right for you, read our Saddle Buying Advice Article. And don't miss our Dream Bike Gear List. Comfort Lets face it; comfort is far and away the most important attribute. Performance The level of performance a bike saddle can offer is largely dependent on its shape, padding and shell stiffness.

Ravx Tempo Alloy Road Handlebars.

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Showers Pass Men's Waterproof Storm Pant. Altura Mayhem Waterproof Jacket. Code: AL22MAY Waterproof Jacket, ideal for keeping the wet weather at bay whilst you are out riding the trails.

Altura Mayhem Waterproof Jacket

Perfect for MTB riding, the Altura Mayhem Jacket will keep you dry whilst on the bike and off the bike. What can you expect from the Altura Mayhem Jacket? Waterproof Jacket Durable and highly breathable Soft touch 2 layer fabric Mesh liner Removable hood with front mounted sliders for structure and stability Internal storm flap Velcro wrist closures and draw cord hem 100% Polyester Please enter your e-mail address below then click Notify Me to be notified when this item comes back into stock.

Mr GarrattGood quality jacket, arrived next day. Mr jamiesonGreat jacket, perfect fit, lightweight, breathable, nice and warm, keeps all the elements out, stylish too. Mr EllacottI bought this jacket after reading extensive reviews on numerous different sites. Mr CrombieGood quality jacket which feels robust and warm enough for the winter days ahead. Mr ClementNice attractive jacket. Amazon.

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Cheap Bike Project: An Exercise in Cyclocross Penny Pinching - Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. Think you have to spend a fortune to get your first cyclocross bike?

Cheap Bike Project: An Exercise in Cyclocross Penny Pinching - Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

Think again. Here’s an oldie but goodie worth reposting for this year’s freshman class of cyclocrossers. The following article launching Cyclocross Magazine’s “Cheap Bike” project originally appeared in Issue 14. Part 2 of the article is in Issue 15, also available instantly via our all-access digital subscription.

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Wheels. Group set. Bar. Fork. Frame. Mobiloc. SKS Race Blade XL Fenders at CycloCross. Amazon. SPOT Trace. Cycling Helmets from Bell, Giro and More! Amazon. Amazon. SQR Slim saddlebag.