Cory Benson

Title: EU Tech Editor
Location: Mountains of the Czech Republic



  • Topics of Expertise: MTB, Enduro, Cyclocross, Gravel & All-Road cycling, Bikepacking & Adventure Touring, Technical Product Design & Engineering Development
  • Years in Expertise: 25+
  • Number of Products & Number of Hours Tested: 1000+ of new products in over 10,000 hours of ride testing

Education & Certifications

  • Education: M.Arch. in design & planning, Georgia Institute of Technology. B.S. in Architecture & Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology & École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette.
  • Years of Writing: 25+
  • Certifications: Registered Architect, MTB/Backpacking Instructor and WAFA/Lifeguard (previous)
  • Club/Association Memberships: Association Internationale des Journalistes du Cyclisme
  • Previous Publications: Ride Lugged, The Voice of Reason

A Word from Cory Benson

Serving as Bikerumor’s EU Tech Editor allows me to leverage my design & engineering expertise to provide independent in-depth analysis of the cycling industry’s latest technological developments here in Europe. Riding, testing, reviewing & writing about these innovations allow me to share my unique technical perspective, combined with my personal love of all cycling disciplines.

I started sharing my strong opinions about technical developments in the cycling industry while a fresh wide-eyed designer, and then as a bike mechanic starting around 1996, sharing musings through a series of blogs & occasional contributions to local mags like Dirt Rag, at the time. It officially evolved into a full-time vocation with Bikerumor starting in 2013.

Technical Mountain Biking, All-Terrain Bikepacking, Underbiking, Lightweight Camping, Backcountry XC Skiing & Snowboarding, International Travel, Historic Building Reconstruction, Sustainable Building, Talking/Ranting/Debating (Incessantly)