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Bikerumor celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

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Dear Readers,

Bikerumor started in July 2008 as a way for me to avoid getting a real job. I thought it would be cool to write about all the latest cycling tech, bikes and components in a fast, fun, easy-to-read way. At the time, there was nothing like it. Using Engadget’s rapid-fire blog format as my inspiration, I launched Bikerumor to present the newest parts quickly and constantly. To say it’s become a bit of a beast is an understatement, and that’s in no small part thanks to all of you, my amazing team of contributors, and the welcoming and enthusiastic response from the cycling industry.

Over the past 10 years, Bikerumor has become the world’s largest cycling tech blog. We cover every brand we can find, from the biggest global companies down to the startups bringing innovation and passion to the roads and trails. Along the way, some of the best writers in the biz found me and have become like family. Zach joined in 2010, bringing years of bike shop and wrenching experience. In 2013, Cory came aboard and established our European base, opening up more access to overseas brands. Saris, Steve, Jayson, Marc, Anna, Michael and more have all added their voices over the years, and we have more fresh faces coming on board soon. And a special thanks to Kristi for moderating the comments all these years! Bikerumor couldn’t have grown to this level nor do what we do without them. I’m stoked and honored to have all of these people on our team.

I say our team because Bikerumor was never meant to be about me. By design, it’s always been a platform to celebrate the best new products. It took a few years for us to find that niche, but now we have a laser-like focus on products and tech, and I believe we do it better than anyone else. We’re flattered that the world’s greatest brands trust us to tell their story, and we take that responsibility seriously.

Before we get back to riding (and writing), I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you, our readers, for checking in every day. Some of you several times per day. (And usually during work hours…our analytics graphs are quite entertaining!) It’s humbling and an honor to know that millions of cyclists all over the world rely on us for their cycling tech news. Thank you, and we look forward to keeping all of you up to date on the latest bikes and components for many more years to come!

Happy Trails

Tyler Benedict, Bikerumor.com founder

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Klaster_1
Klaster_1
4 years ago

Congratulations and huge thank you for the work you do! I wish you to stay active for long years. BR has been a boon since I picked up cyclng.

Danno
Danno
4 years ago

Congrats Tyler! I’ve read the page probably 96.73% of weekdays since you fired up. Great go-to for anyone and everyone interested in cycling tech

Saturninus (@Saturninus_)

Anniversary news and no campy seatpost photo ? But why ?

Scott Bendle (@ScottBendle)

Congratulations Tyler for building a great site, with entertaining and informative articles and a great team that delivers!

Chader
Chader
4 years ago

Very cool. I can’t really imagine the effort and guts it takes to head down a road like this (I am far to conservative and timid in life for that), but totally admire anyone willing to do so.

BR is a great resource and something I look to for great cycling info. Congrats on your achievement and keep up the great work 😀

Joenomad
Joenomad
4 years ago

Congratulations and don’t share the analytics with my boss!

David
David
4 years ago

Congrats Tyler! This website is one of my top go to’s despite the ire it’s incurred from my spouse and employer.

Patrick Cavender
Patrick Cavender
4 years ago

Congratulations! You went from rumor to established product!

mud+rock
mud+rock
4 years ago

Good job so far.It’s been entertaining watching you grow. Good to see someone is taking the editor job seriously.

Keep the videos coming.

Michael Gleason
Michael Gleason
4 years ago

congrats,my first go to cycling read. keep them spinning

Feldy
Feldy
4 years ago

Congrats Tyler & crew!

Trevor
Trevor
4 years ago

Congratulations! I come to bikerumor because other websites don’t cover the industry as deeply and broadly as you. I’m amazed at the combination!

Ard Kessels
4 years ago

Thanks for all the good work Tyler! On to the next 10!

Robin
Robin
4 years ago

Congrats on your 10th anniversary, and here’s to another ten. I tip my Stella bottle in your direction.

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