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Zach Wick

Zach Wick

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Zach Wick brings a deep knowledge of all things cycling to the OutdoorGearLab team. For most of his life, he’s been religiously riding, racing, and wrenching on bikes. He spent his teenage years racking up some noteworthy results as an elite amateur road racer including a California State Criterium Championship. Since receiving his Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz, he’s worked in the bike industry as a test lab technician, gaining experience and familiarity with everything that makes a good bike tick. These days you can find him out riding the trails around his home in Santa Cruz County and competing in the occasional mountain bike, cyclocross, or gravel race.

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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 Mountain Bike Helmets of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2022

Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 22 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each helmet for hundreds of miles and...
Giro Radix MIPS
Best Buy

Giro Radix MIPS

Giro continues to churn out choice mid-range offerings that pack in the value. This helmet is one of the lightest and most comfortable we tested.
Specialized Camber
Best Buy

Specialized Camber

With the look of a high-end enduro helmet and the price of a mid-range commuter lid, this model will allow you to look the part without breaking the bank. With MIPS, a comfortable harness...
Specialized Ambush 2
Top Pick

Specialized Ambush 2

As the younger sibling of one of the most universally loved helmets ever, this model was always going to face heavy scrutiny upon release. Incredibly, Specialized managed to make some...
Best Bike Work Stand of 2022

Best Bike Work Stand of 2022

Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine maintenance to major repairs. We tested...
Best Bike Multi-Tool of 2022

Best Bike Multi-Tool of 2022

Searching for the best multi-tool for biking? In an effort to help, we researched the top models on the market and bought the 14 best to test and compare side by side. A quality multi-tool...
Best Dropper Post of 2022

Best Dropper Post of 2022

Are you searching for the best dropper seatpost for your mountain bike? We researched nearly every model on the market before buying 12 to test and compare side by side. Our test team rode...
Best Bike Seats

Best Bike Seats

We read up on the 30 best bike seats available from a wide range of disciplines before buying 8 of the best to test side by side. In a two-week test session, we put each model through the...
Best Budget Bike Helmets

Best Budget Bike Helmets

Are you in the market for the best budget bike helmet? We researched the best models available today and purchased the nine most compelling to compare side by side.
Best Cycling Sunglasses

Best Cycling Sunglasses

In the market for a new pair of cycling sunglasses? We researched forty of the best sunglasses and bought our fourteen favorites for side-by-side testing.
Best Mountain Bike Gloves

Best Mountain Bike Gloves

Looking for the best new pair of mountain bike gloves? After researching over 50 models, our team selected 14 to test and compare for this review.
Lazer Jackal MIPS

Lazer Jackal MIPS

With storage for glasses and goggles, a secure harness, and a magnetic buckle, this helmet packs all the features you could ask for out on the trail.
Giro Gauge
Best Buy

Giro Gauge

With its walkable sole, aggressive tread, and breathable upper, this model rides the line between a cycling shoe and an athletic shoe. The sole is just stiff enough to provide a solid...
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