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Dillon Osleger
Dillon Osleger

Dillon Osleger

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Dillon has been exploring the Sierra Nevada since childhood. Often found attached to the sharp end of a rope, on a mountain bike, clicked in to telemark bindings, or tossing flies into backcountry streams, Dillon simply enjoys being outdoors. Beyond competing at a professional level in cycling and big mountain skiing as well as guiding backcountry skiing, Dillon spends his time as an environmental scientist working for land trusts, trail stewardships, conservancies, and consultants in the Tahoe and greater California region. Bachelors degrees in Geology and Snow Science from Montana State University, a Masters in Earth Science from the University of California Santa Barbara provide a baseline for understanding ecosystems and the part outdoor recreational users play in impacting them. The intertwined life paths as an outdoor athlete and scientist have resulted in a respected understanding of science, conservation, and storytelling, drawing Dillon ever further to stories anchored to the confluence of society’s relationship with wild and rapidly changing natural environments. He is always happy to sit down for a good coffee or a burrito and talk science or sport.

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Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2022

Looking for the best clipless mountain bike shoes to suit your riding style and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 18 to test and compare side by side...
Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Are you looking for a new gravel bike? After researching the top options on the market, we bought 6 models for this head-to-head test. We hope this comparative review helps you find the...
Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 700
Best Buy

Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 700

The Salsa Journeyman Apex is a great affordable entry-level gravel bike and the winner of our Best Buy Award. Anyone interested in trying out gravel riding would be wise to check out this...
Ibis Hakka MX Rival
Top Pick

Ibis Hakka MX Rival

The Ibis Hakka MX is a carbon rocketship with a ultra-efficient and race-inspired feel. This is the lightest and stiffest bike we tested and it is snappy, responsive and downright fast.
Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

Upgrading your mountain bike handlebar can enhance your comfort and improve your bike's performance on the trail, so which one is best for you. We tested eleven aftermarket options to help...
Scott MTB Team Boa
Best Buy

Scott MTB Team Boa

A mid-priced shoe that is packed with high-end features and performance. These lightweight shoes offer solid power transfer, comfort, and versatility for less than most of the competition.
How to Choose Mountain Bike Shoes for Men

How to Choose Mountain Bike Shoes for Men

There's a lot to consider when you're looking for a new pair of clipless mountain bike shoes. We took nine of the best pairs of mountain bike shoes on the market and tested them for...
Specialized Diverge Sport

Specialized Diverge Sport

The Specialized Diverge Sport is a quality carbon gravel bike with an especially comfortable ride quality. The Future Shock provides 20mm of road-smoothing suspension and this bike is...
Giro Empire VR90
Editors' Choice

Giro Empire VR90

The Empire VR90 is an XC race shoe that wowed our testers with its incredibly light weight, unbeatable stiffness and power transfer, comfort, and surprising traction and walkability.
Giro Cylinder

Giro Cylinder

This lightweight and well-ventilated shoe is reasonably priced and leans way towards the XC side of the riding spectrum. It's got solid power transfer and would work well as a crossover...
Giant Revolt Advanced 3

Giant Revolt Advanced 3

The Revolt Advanced 3 is a very affordable carbon-framed gravel bike. It has a comfortable ride quality thanks to Giant's unique compliant D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar, though it...
Bontrager Foray

Bontrager Foray

The Bontrager Foray is a good looking and lightweight XC style clipless mountain bike shoe. The reasonably priced model was outperformed by the competition but is a good option for the...
Shimano AM7

Shimano AM7

The AM7 is a great entry-level gravity-oriented shoe that offers comfort and walkability at a reasonable price. It's not the stiffest shoe out there, but it performs well and will meet the...

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