Year in Review: Best Singletracks Articles of 2013

We think that 2013 has been a fantastic year here on, and in particular we’ve published some awesome content here on the blog. But you know what the best part? We’ve had a ton of fun along the way!

In case you may have missed them, here are some (but not all) of the best articles that we’ve published over the past 12 months:

The Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America

Top of the World Trail, Whistler. Photo: Mike Crane.

This top 10 selection was our most popular article of the year, causing a stir (both positive and negative) around the continent about our choices. If you’re already planning your 2014 summer mountain bike vacation, check out this list for some great ideas!

Long-Term Complete Bike Reviews

Mtbgreg1 testing the Niner WFO 9. Photo: GimmeAraise.

In 2013 we completed more long-term mountain bike reviews than we ever have before. If the number of reviews already lined up for early 2014 is any indication, we’ll have just as many, if not more, coming at you over the next 12 months. Be sure to stay tuned to Singletracks for your go-to mountain bike, component, and gear review resource.

How to Brake Your Mountain Bike

Braking with both brakes. Rider: mtbgreg1. Photo: jeff.

This detailed skills guide covered braking in-depth, and seemed to be quite a popular article.

Introducing TrailAPI

We introduced Trail API this year, which allows web developers to pull certain information from the Singletracks, Tripleblaze, and SnowToIt databases into their own websites. If you’re in the process of building an outdoors website, this is a fantastic tool that you should definitely investigate.

10 Great Places to Go Camping and Mountain Biking

We love combining mountain biking and camping, and these are 10 fantastic locations to do just that!

How To Be Slow on a Mountain Bike

Photo: Rob Lucas

Mountain biking isn’t all about going fast. Sometimes, you just have to go slow.

27.5″ Will Rule Them All: Survey Results and Infographic 

This fall, we ran a detailed survey in an attempt to get a grasp on the current and impending popularity of 650b/27.5″ bikes. The results were shocking, and led this to be one of our most popular articles of the year.

Spring Break Singletrack Trek

Skibum’s epic 8-part coverage of his spring break trip discussed numerous trails all over the Southwest. If you’re planning a spring break trip this year, take your cue from skibum and head to the Southwest!

Arizona Trail 300

Last, but definitely not least, GimmeAraise published a fantastic 3-part report from the Arizona Trail 300 race. If you missed this other fantastic Southwest adventure, be sure to check it out!

Your Turn: We published hundreds of articles in 2013, and couldn’t possibly feature them all here. Which one was YOUR favorite?