We started our YouTube channel a little over a year and a half ago, and host Neil Beltchenko has been doing an outstanding job, with each video getting better. So far in 2021, we’ve published 65 videos on the channel. If you haven’t already, please subscribe so we can keep them coming. It’s really helpful to us as subscriber numbers are important. At any rate, we were curious which videos got the most views in 2021, so we dug around to find out. Here they are, starting with number five:
5. The Rig That Won The Colorado Trail Race
Back in July, Neil finished his fourth Colorado Trail Race, arriving in Denver as the first rider across the finish line. In this video, he offers a detailed look at his rig, including the components, bags, and everything he was carrying. He also answers a few questions about the race and his choice of rig.
4. 10 Items Not To Bring Bikepacking
Some cycling accessories or products are simply not made for bikepacking. While these items may be great for day rides, oftentimes they are not a sensible options for bikepacking trips. In this video, Neil shared 10 items that we don’t recommend using for bikepacking and the reason behind it.
3. 8 Tips For Your First Bikepacking Overnighter
Preparing for your first bikepacking overnighter can feel a bit overwhelming. In this video leading up to our “Fill in the Map” promotion/contest, Neil shared some simple tips to help make the planning process more enjoyable. He touched on packing and sleeping techniques, eating and hydration choices, route logistics, and much more…
2. Decathlon Riverside 920 Touring Review
The Riverside Touring 920 from Decathlon was a super popular, wallet-friendly bike that was released back in the spring. It came with tons of bikepacking-ready features, including 33 mounts, an impressive weight capacity, and a dynamo hub and charger. Neil summed up his ride impressions, thoughts on the build, and his opinion of this value-forward bike in this review.
1. Surly Corner Bar Review
Want a drop bar on your mountain bike? The Surly Corner Bar did just that. And apparently, there were a lot of interested people. The Surly Corner Bar review became our most viewed video of all time, racking up nearly 200,000 views and nearly 300 comments. Watch as Neil shares thoughts on what makes the Corner Bar unique, how he set his up, and some overall ride impressions.
Thanks for watching, subscribing, and liking all of them! Stay tuned for a lot more great videos in 2022! And if you have any suggestions or requests, let us know in the conversation below…
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