We’d prioritized excitement and lush visuals for the past two buyer’s guides. For 2017, I really wanted to help readers find their bikes. Equipment isn’t everything, but being on a bike you love can just make the ride so much more enjoyable. So we oriented this year’s issue around the most common question we’re asked when we meet readers: “What bike should I buy?” The idea was to pack it with service but keep it fun. There were meetings at the wall where we ended up laughing until we cried.
Colorado-based freelance journalist