It’s that time again. The point of the year where we come skidding to a halt and look back to think what a ride the past year has been, and wonder what rides the next has in store. As usual, we’ve been wrapped up in covering what’s new in the cycling world, but that has yielded some very popular stories to be added to the all time greats.
Looking back on the top 22 stories of the year, some are making a return from 2021. But some are brand new – particularly in the eBike realm. 2022 seems to be the year where a lot of new eBike tech was launched to make eBikes smaller and lighter than ever. Our tech dives into the various motor systems proved to be popular, but there was plenty of non-eBike news that made the cut as well.
As always, we would like to thank all of you for coming along for the ride. We have even more in store for 2023, and hope you and your friends will join us in the new year!
Need some new fast tires? This is a good place to start.
Has Lezyne perfected the tubeless tire patch?
Do you really need slip on platform pedals? Tyler thinks so…
eBikes are getting more stealthy, and lighter all the time. The new Pivot Shuttle SL looks great!
A perennial favorite, this piece dives in to rim width vs. tire width, and how to get it right.
eBike motors are also getting quieter, which drove a lot of interest to the new TZ-HPR50 eBike motor system.
Prototype? Budget? UCI XC World Cup? Not often words grouped together, but Decathlon is leading the way.
Is the new SRAM Eagle Direct Mount system imminent? It looks pretty finished to us…
More SRAM direct mount derailleur news. As you’d imagine, it was a popular subject.
Want any bike to be an eBike? The Skarper DiskDrive is an interesting solution.
One of the wildest looking saddles ever returns with a new version!
Need some insoles for your cycling shoes? This is a good place to start.
Want to charge up off-grid? Seems like many people do…
Lauf set the stage for gravel suspension years ago, and now the new Seigla gravel bike gets even better.
Again, lighter and smaller were hot topics for eBikes.
Are these the best GPS computers? Our writers think so.
A new mechanical disc brake? The Growtac Equal is an interesting addition to the category.
Everyone has their own opinions on chain lubes. These are some of ours.
Even more direct mount derailleur news, but not from SRAM. This prototype from Ratio could be a way to upgrade existing derailleurs.
Who likes maintenance? Apparently not the folks at 3X3.
The Wolf Tooth Components 6-Bit Hex Wrench is good enough that Ron carries his every day.
More kids on bikes, right? Enough said.
Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!