Welcome to Bikerumor’s Next Chapter: a Letter from the Editor in Chief

Welcome readers,

It’s been greater than a decade since I used to be first dreaming of writing for Bikerumor from the again room of a bike store. Back then, the concept of simply writing for this unbelievable website appeared far-fetched. A pipe dream, actually. 

Yet right here I’m immediately asserting that I’m honored to settle for the place of Bikerumor’s new Editor in Chief. I’m extraordinarily enthusiastic about the alternative, nevertheless it’s not a accountability that I take calmly. Tyler began this website on little greater than concepts and ambition, and thanks to the addition of many gifted folks alongside the method, we’ve seen Bikerumor develop from simply one other bike weblog to one among the world’s main sources for bicycle tech, information, and evaluations. 

And that is simply the starting. 

Starting immediately, Tyler is stepping again to pursue different initiatives (simply ask him about Bike Club), however he’ll nonetheless be round in his new position as Founding Editor. I’ll at all times be grateful to Tyler for taking a probability on a random child from Ohio with no prior media expertise. Without that, I wouldn’t be right here scripting this immediately. 

Bikerumor staff, Tyler Benedict, Cory Benson, Zach Overholt, Jessie-May Morgan

The Bikerumor workforce at Eurobike, 2019. Tyler, Cory, Zach, and Jessie-May (L to R)

Also nonetheless listed below are the unbelievable workers writers and editors who’ve been essential in shaping this website. That consists of our European Tech Editor Cory Benson, UK Tech Editor Jessie-May Morgan, BC Correspondent Steve Fisher, and our Road, XC & CX Race Specialist Jordan Villella. Names that you simply see a lot on Bikerumor. Each one among them has been instrumental in our development, and thanks to elevated assist from the AllGear Group and our new mother or father firm, Lola Digital Media, they’ll have extra assets at their disposal to create distinctive content material for the website. 

As for me? I don’t plan on altering the nice tech-focused protection you’ve come to count on from the website. But I do plan on including to it. I can nerd out with the better of them when it comes to the newest product providing marginal positive aspects, however I’m simply as enthusiastic about utilizing shop-worn bike instruments to get somebody’s previous klunker out of the storage and out driving once more. To me, the bicycle is many issues; transportation, a murals, a technological marvel, a supply of train, an escape from the trappings of on a regular basis life, and above all, one thing to rejoice. 

So what are you able to count on from this web site in the future? If you come right here throughout your every day espresso break to sustain on the newest biking tech, don’t fear – that’s not going wherever. That’s precisely how my journey began with Bikerumor 13 years in the past, and I intend to preserve it that method.

In addition to the traditional Bikerumor protection although, count on to see new voices, elevated protection of latest classes and merchandise which are really inexpensive, and extra tales that spotlight the wonderful people which are behind our favourite merchandise and rides. In brief, introducing a wider lens on the two wheels that convey us all collectively. 

Thank you to everybody who has been alongside for the journey to date. And welcome to anybody who’s simply becoming a member of us. Sit in, thrilling issues are forward. 


Zach Overholt

Editor in Chief

Feature picture c. Tristan Cardew, from a BCA event in Girona

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