Extanz’ Top 50 Most Influential Cycling Blogs

On the heels of London Cyclist’s Top 50 Cycling Blogs 2010, social media marketing firm Extanz has published their Top 50 Most Influential Cycling Blogs. Here’s how they developed their list:

Anyhow, we are always and increasingly measuring influence for our clients and I thought I’d give a run down of what the cycling industry looks like from an influence point of view. I extracted 50 of the most influential sources of information from a larger pool. Ranking method: in-links between each other in the pool only. While they have influence, I removed pro-mags (e.g. VeloNews or CycloCross Mag) and stores like (CompetitiveCyclist or UltraRob). I also looked at Facebook and Twitter for corresponding influence there. To my point earlier, influence is not a one way street but a complex system of resonance which may lead readers and consumers to think and act accordingly. Influencers not only influence the masses but also influence each other throughout the social media sphere.

View the list at Extanz

7 Responses to “Extanz’ Top 50 Most Influential Cycling Blogs”

  • Melanie says:

    How about a ranking of “bike blog you most look forward to reading?” You’d win every time, Alan. Thanks for posting these lists. I read them just to discover blogs I might not know about.

  • Karen says:

    Yay! Congrats on #7!

  • Yann Ropars says:

    This list is crowd source ranked…. you deserve it, keep up the good work.


  • Shelly says:

    I agree with Melanie – it is so nice to discover other blogs!
    Alan, thanks for bringing this list to the attention of your readers.
    alias — #19 :)

  • Steve Butcher says:

    Alan, Ecovelo is, for me, the most influential blog I read. I hardly ever miss my daily “dose” of Ecovelo. Congratulations on the recognition. It is well deserved. I appreciate your dedication. Hope you both are recovering uneventfully from your ailments.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words – they’re much appreciated!

  • Alan says:


    Thanks so much for putting together the list. We feel extremely fortunate to be included among such esteemed company.

    Alan & Michael

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