We've gotten into the habit of looking back at the year to see which articles and reviews earned the most attention. It's been a great way for our community to get up to speed or re-acquainted with the top advice and topics so many others were reading. We're glad you to have you take in this year-end wrap-up and encourage you to enjoy even more in our articles and tips archives.
Here are the 12 most popular articles of 2017 and a few perennial crowd-pleasers.
Before spending thousands of dollars on any carbon road bike, check out these tips. They'll help you fine tune your decision to get the bike that you not only want, but also that suits.
Pinarello released the highly-anticipated Dogma F10 road bike, only to have a Taiwan company claim it infringed on its patents and threaten a lawsuit. We're still waiting to see how it all works out.
This "lightweight, well-handling casual commuter" bike and review was our most popular of any hybrid bike in 2017.
Originally published in 2014, we updated this article in 2017 with new information and photos. It quickly rose to the top, as it had in the past, because the message and dangers are still true.
No one likes flats / punctures, so plenty are interested in how to avoid them. We cover conventional tire and tube setups and how to get more puncture-resistance.
There are cheaper XC hardtails out there, but they’re not as good as this.
Our coverage of PressCamp Road 2017, day 1 and day 2, witnessed the debut of Allied Cycle Works, a test ride on the new FSA WE electronic shifting, and coverage of several other great brands and products.
We summarize Trek's Superfly 6 as a "well-behaved cross-country hardtail fast on groomed trails." Read the review to understand what makes this one a favorite.
We gave roadies our picks for wider tires. (We also learned from your feedback that what's considered "wide" continues to shift larger; we'll go bigger in our next review of this type.)
Everyone breathes and every cyclist wants to go faster, so naturally many were reading these tips.
What happens when you combine an in-depth review with a gifted writer and hot bike? Tons of riders curious to know how it turns out.
The most common issue for cyclists of all types, ages, and sizes, is comfort. It's no surprise an article about finding the right saddle topped our most popular articles of the year.
BONUS: Ever popular articles
These articles are older, but they are still going strong.
A lot of people appreciate the sarcasm or advice of this article that begs you to choose a different bike type. Please?
It helps to know the difference before you set out to buy a road bike. This article continues to point people in the right direction.
Wider road tires now easily exceed 28 mm - just ask any gravel grinder or adventure bike rider. There are still lots of traditional road riders who are expanding their rubber horizons.
A top 10 in 2016, this article remains a popular resource for riders looking to upgrade and go faster.
Even electronic shifting systems have derailleurs with adjusters and limit screws, making this classic guide a regular reference.
But wait, there's still more! See our Articles & Tips page for a complete archive.