New Web Site for Compass Bicycles

We are pleased to announce our redesigned the Compass Bicycles web site.  The opening page is an interactive bike map, where you can select that components interest you (you’ll have to try the actual web page, since the links do not work on the screen shot above). The new site follows the simple navigation and clear organization that we developed for our Bicycle Quarterly Press web site earlier this year.

The product category pages allow return customers, who already know what they want, to order directly with a minimum of hassle. Clicking on the product image or name opens a page dedicated to that product.

There you find a description, technical specifications and even a link to blog articles related to this product. The new site also puts all the technical documentation in a single spot, so you can find it easily.

You can download instructions for products we sell, find the dimensions of hubs and rims that allow you to calculate spoke lengths, and even download the Bicycle Quarterly article that shows the optimal tire pressure for your tires, based on your weight.

The web site also features a few new products that we just received:

You can explore the new site by clicking here.

We worked with graphic designer Mark Eastman. We appreciate his website design that serves our needs and reflects the clarity and elegance of our print publications. Thanks, Mark!

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

I love cycling and bicycles, especially those that take us off the beaten path. I edit Bicycle Quarterly magazine, and occasionally write for other publications. One of our companies, Bicycle Quarterly Press publishes cycling books, while Compass Bicycles Ltd. makes and distributes high-quality bicycle components for real-world riders.
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7 Responses to New Web Site for Compass Bicycles

  1. InvisibleHand says:

    Very nice Jan. Your descriptions of the products and supplementary information — for instance, your estimates of the best BB length for different bikes and cranks — are excellent.

  2. Bubba says:

    Those Hutchinson tires look fun! Nice work on the site

  3. The interactive bike map is cute : )

  4. Paul Glassen says:

    Much improved presentation. It makes a lot of difference when trying to compare products between a variety of sources. Well done.

  5. A New Bike says:

    Very nice, looks sharp, clean.

    • SKF bottom brackets are symmetrical, so it is easy to calculate how much the spindle protrudes on the drive-side: (spindle length – 68 mm) : 2. For Italian threading, use 70 mm instead of 68 mm.

      More useful is the BB/crank compatibility chart, which you find under “Tech Info” on the Compass Bicycles web site.

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