Welcome to Our New Blog!

In this space, I’ll blog about what is going on at Bicycle Quarterly: Rides we do, how we keep our bikes on the road, new products, glimpses of topics in upcoming issues of the magazine and more. BQ’s contributors will feature occasionally as well. We welcome everybody to join us through the comments section. Enjoy!

Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

Spirited rides that zig-zag across mountain ranges. Bicycle Quarterly magazine and its sister company, Compass Cycles, that turns our research into high-performance components for real-world riders.
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7 Responses to Welcome to Our New Blog!

  1. John Potis says:

    Hi Jan

    This is completely unrelated to your blog – thanks for putting one up – but I have been wondering about the old photos of professional bicycle racers that show water bottles up on the handlebars.

    I know this placement was perhaps for convenience, but do you think it might also have been to allow for some weight to damp steering movements similar to a handlebar bag for a low trail geometry?

    It might be interesting to add to the list of things to investigate to look at the geometry of bicycles that have water bottles on the handlebars and see if there is a relationship between low trail and where the water bottles are carried, or to simply try out a low trail bicycle with water bottles on the bar and no bag, and compare the handling feel with a bag.

    Thanks for your work and your writings.

  2. Esteban says:

    Jan – thanks for putting this up! I look forward to reading!

    Where’s the Twitter link? 🙂


  3. Richard Gonet says:

    Got you bookmarked in my favorites!

  4. Ray says:

    Off The Beaten Path features a photo of a paved road and manicured lawn in the heading which to me seems incongruous.

    That said, I enjoy your VBQ and BQ articles, so I look forward to this blog.

    • The lawn is not manicured – the photo was taken in Leschi Park in Seattle. It’s not exactly “off the beaten path,” but it’s surprising how many cyclists never venture off Lake Washington Boulevard to explore the wonderful infill parks designed by the Olmstead brothers in Seattle.

  5. George says:

    Good stuff…….I love your magazine-looking forward to the blog.

  6. Good News!
    Well Overdue


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