There’s More To Life Than Shredits: Singletrack’s Top Ten Videos Of 2018

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We’re not really known for our shredits. It’s kind of not really why we’re here. Sure, we like riding bikes, and occasionally we do rad things like take both wheels off the ground at the same time, but roosting and boosting and kicking up dirt…well, it’s not really our style. And it’s not that great for the trails.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t do great videos, and over on our YouTube channel we have plenty to keep your eyes and brain informed and amused. Whether it’s the latest bikes and tech info, interviews with bike industry bigwigs, or just something a bit silly, there’s something for all tastes. Why not hop on over a see what there is to keep you amused.

Or, if you want to follow the crowd, here’s what you’ve been watching most this year – the Top Ten most viewed videos during 2018.

1. Ceramic Speed Chainless Prototype

Spotted at Eurobike, if Hannah had known quite so many people were going to watch this, she might have tried to sound a little more awake. In actual fact, she was recording the voiceover in an echo-ey stairwell, so this is her hushed voice, rather than her lack of sleep voice.

2. Canyon Lux First Ride

Proving it’s not all about the big travel enduro bikes, this 100mm travel XC race bike has caught your attention, and lots of you have been checking out Wil’s review. Have any of you bought one, or are you just window shopping?

3. Scott Ransom Review

Oh, OK, maybe it is all about the big bounce. Or maybe you just like your bling. Wil took this super bike on a super holiday to give it a super test, and apparently you think the video result is pretty super, because you’re all watching it.

4. SRAM NX Eagle 1×12 Groupset First Look

Going straight from full bling to an accessible price point, SRAM skipping over the GX Eagle option and launching NX was big news for trickle down tech consumers.

5. Mountain Biking The Untold British Story

A whole movie! About British mountain biking! If you’ve not watched this, grab your popcorn and snuggle down in the cuddle seats for a look at the roots of the sport in the UK.

6. 2.6in Tyre Test

Is 2.6in the goldilocks girth for British riding needs? Is full 2.8in plus just for people who dust their bikes clean? We took a look at a bunch of these new fangled 2.6in rubbers to see what’s what.

7. Shimano XTR 1×12 First Look

First sighted in Fort William but still waiting to hit the shops, this video proved popular. Of course, we didn’t get to ride it there, but Wil did at the launch. The rest of us are still waiting…

8. Unboxing the Shimano Deore Groupset

We’re not sure if it’s the competitive priced kit that lured you in, or the unboxing fetishists. But you liked this video, brought to you by World Of Chipboard.

9. All New Yeti SB100 Mountain Bike

You do like your short travel bikes…this UK exclusive first look at this little Yeti got your eyes going.

10. Scott Genius Tuned Review

Wil took this ‘Tuned’ model bike and swapped it in out and all about. The final video in our top ten is his review of this enduro machine.

What do you think? Is there a favourite video of ours that isn’t in the Top Ten? What would you like to see us doing more of? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of all our new content and premiers.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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