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Marvin Ultimate Sliding French Door

The Marvin Ultimate Sliding French Door will enable you to enjoy the elegance and upscale look of a traditional swinging French door, with a space-saving sliding design. You can feel the superior quality in the substantial wood and the nearly effortless operation of the door sliding along the tough …

Design

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Architecture

Meet the Team of High Schoolers Who Beat Lance

How four teen racers edged out cycling's biggest legends to win 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo<p>How do you beat former US Postal Service team members Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey on a bike? It helps if you’re in high school, an excellent mountain biker, and you …

Cycling

Tabata Training and the Myth of the 4-Minute Workout

<b>In health and fitness, there is no free lunch, no shortcut, no magic pill or potion.</b> Becoming fit and healthy, and staying fit and healthy, requires …

Timber! Kebony Updates and Expands Cladding and Decking Line

If you’ve been following the building products industry in recent years, you’ve likely heard of the sustainable timber product Kebony. Among some of the high-profile projects this wood has graced are the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in Queens, New York (by Thomas Balsley Associates and …

Architecture

Modern Homes in Brazil - Dwell

These houses prove that the simplicity of modernism pairs perfectly with Brazil's bustling urbanity as well as its lush natural environments.<p>Brazil is a breath-taking country that has a perfect mix of nature and modern architecture.

Architecture

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage

Redbull Rampage is probably the mountain bike event that has the biggest media coverage worldwide.<p>Some racers have made or lost so much in just one …

This is what happens when you bail on a 45ft hip jump at Red Bull Hardline - MBR

Just inches from being landed on<p>Red Bull Hardline crashes are ten-a-penny, but what happens when you bail on a 45ft hip, built from a metal …

Downhill Skiing

14 ideas that changed mountain biking - MBR

Our tribute to MTB innovation. Do you agree with this list?<p>Your all-singing all-dancing bike didn’t just drop the trees. It’s a product of design …

Mountain Biking

New Specialized Enduro. And another one!

The Specialized Enduro is a very long-running name in the pantheon of classic models from the Other Bike S. The Enduro has always been a pioneering …

Disappearing walls and trophy tubs: Nine notable innovations for a modern home

The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>Contemporary design devotees circled their (sleek, WiFi-enabled) wagons at the annual Dwell on Design show in …

Furniture

Here's how much a tiny house really costs

Ethan Waldman wanted to cut his living expenses. He already shared a two-bedroom rental house with a friend, but Waldman, 31, suspected he could save more living alone in an untraditional space — a tiny home.<p>"I saw it as a way to reduce what I spent on rent, a way to own a home for not too much …

Personal Finance

Merida's new Big Trail Plus bike - MBR

A surprisingly progressive looking Plus bike from the racey German brand<p>Merida have just sent us some info about some of their new bike models. …

The Definitive Case for the Russian Swing

<b>The debate has raged since 2004.</b> That was the year a CrossFit Journal article hit the internet, touting the benefits of the overhead “American” …

New Framed Bikes Marquette carbon 27.5+ bike might end up lighter than your wallet

Framed Bikes offers a full line of bikes heavy on the fat tires, but you just can’t have a complete line without a plusser these days. The carbon …

Secrets of the Handstand

Learning to balance on one’s hands benefits the spine, core strength and spatial awareness<p>Handstands aren’t just for gymnasts. Being upside down decompresses the spine and increases spatial awareness, says Matt Giordano, a New York City yoga instructor who teaches a one-armed handstand boot camp at …

Yoga

Review: Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie

Fatbike-like traction meets trail bike-like handling<p>My first ride on the Fuse took place on a trail that starts out flat from the parking lot for a …

Mountain Biking

Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Seatpost - First Ride

Crankbrothers recently released what may be the most important product in the history of the iconic brand: the Highline dropper seatpost. I met with …

First Ride: SRAM's 12-Speed Eagle Drivetrain

After months of rumors, leaked photos, and plenty of heated internet speculation, it's official: SRAM's new XX1 and X01 1x drivetrains go to 12. …

FOX Factory Series Float 34 - Review

FOX made a giant leap forward last year with their new 36, a fork that has arguably put them back on everybody's radar when talking about high-end …

British Columbia

The Accidental Powerlifting World-Record Holder

On July 2, 2015, a video was uploaded to YouTube that began with a teen-age girl in a gym wrapping a weightlifting belt around her waist. Her hair was nested atop her head in a messy bun, and headphones covered her ears. A straight bar with six plates on each side, totalling four hundred and twenty …

Filmmaking

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

UI Design

The Best of the 2016 Bible

The testers take their pick of the litter<p>If the comments asking that we declare a “winner” of the Bible of Bike Tests are any indication, at least a …

Santa Cruz

The Best Destinations for Mountain Bikers

Local rides are great, but once you’ve bought the gear and mastered how to use it, you might want to travel to see the big world of trail design and riding styles. Here are some of our favorite domestic getaways.<p>Sedona, Arizona<p>Used to be that Moab, Utah, had the corner on the red-rock desert riding …

Hiking

Tested: When do plus tyres make sense?

Although increasingly common, 27.5+ tyres are still not fully understood in the world of mountain biking. Currently it’s possible to purchase many …

Sedona Is the New Mountain Bike Mecca

A little over a month ago, <i>Outside</i> took a test crew of almost two dozen cyclists to Sedona, Arizona, for our annual bike test. After a decade of running this two-week test in Tucson, there was some anxiety about the new locale, especially when heavy, wet snow spilled from the sky the afternoon we …

Mountain Biking

Why There's No Such Thing as Flat Feet

It is likely you or someone you know, be it a family member, friend, or client, has been struck down with a case of flat feet. <b>"Flat feet" is a term</b> …

Enduro vs Trailbike: Marriage and Divorce - Opinion

The honeymoon between the trailbike and its gravity-oriented enduro-racer mate appears to be over, and while some of the sport’s sharper minds argue …

Mountain Biking