Another year is coming to a close, but before the door shuts, we look back at what was popular with BikeRoar readers in 2016. Our cycling community continued to enjoy helpful, unbiased cycling news, tips, advice, and reviews. For roadies, carbon wheels are a much sought after upgrade, and the Tour de France a tentpole of entertainment. For mountain bikers, products like tires and dropper posts drew attention, as did SRAM's much evolved MTB group lineup. Fatbikes are getting bigger, helmets are getting better, and our quest to rid the stench from our cycling clothes and gear persists.
Here are the 12 most popular articles of 2016 and others that continue to top the charts.
Do your bike clothes and gear stink? Here's how to get the odor out and what might be causing it to smell.
There are more MIPS equipped helmets on the market than ever before, so BikeRoar takes a look at how they work and if you should be riding with one.
Cycling is a great way to lose weight and you don’t have to wear Spandex to make it happen. Here is some advice for success.
With a successful Kickstarter campaign, SpeedX offers a fully integrated smart bike for a budget price. BikeRoar asks: How is this possible? and should you rush out to buy one?
We've seen the release of some truly advanced bike accessories this year, and now we share our list of the ones we think are best.
Having a button on your handlebars that allows you to control your saddle height has revolutionized the way we ride bikes. Take a look as BikeRoar breaks down how dropper posts work and why you will need one.
Women handle stress better, are more organized, and take fewer risks, making them better bikers then men. Don't believe us? BikeRoar has the science to prove it.
With the addition of Eagle and NX to SRAM's already comprehensive collection of mountain bike componentry groups, here's a run-down of SRAM's offerings to date for the 2016 season.
The appeal of a fatbike is simple, but go to buy one and get swarmed by a variety of rim widths, hub dimensions, and tire sizes. BikeRoar is here to break down all these specs and sizes and help you understand which fatbike is best for you.
We look at the benefits of carbon road bike wheels for the average cyclist and if you should pay to upgrade from your alloy wheelset.
The 103rd annual Tour de France is set to begin Saturday July 2nd and should be an exciting 3 weeks. BikeRoar brings you our preview and predictions for the 2016 Tour de France.
Moving forward into 2016 BikeRoar brings you their choices for the best MTB tires for this season. There are some familiar faces in this list and some brand new tires that are sure to keep you rolling.
BONUS: Ever popular articles
These articles came out before 2016, but remain popular and helpful.
Ever even bothered checking what width tires you're running? We show why you would be crazy to run skinny, hard tires anymore.
We compare some fundamentals of mountain bike groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. What level do you need?
The 2015 Shimano road groupset range explained. What do you need on your new steed?
Cyclocross is a rapidly gaining popularity outside its traditional European stomping ground. Here are 5 bikes that could get you started into this exciting and fun discipline.
Shimano offers a wide range of groupset options to allow the buyer to choose which level of componentry they would like. Which one is right for you?
These 5 wind cheating weapons of self-inflicted pain and Strava destruction are a racer's pick when the drafting rules send you into the wind, alone.
But wait, there's more!
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