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- On the blog today: How long do #compasstires last? How do you know when they’re worn? (Link in bio.)Last stop for the night at the Longmire lodge on Mount Rainier. Ahead: four mountain passes before the sun rises. Night rides in the mountains are a unique experience. We sense the immensity of the landscape without seeing it. We feel the climbs unfiltered, only in our legs. Our focus on the curves of the descents is absolute. And we’ve got the mountains all to ourselves. #allroadbike #bqtestbikesChinook Pass separates western and eastern Washington. Little did we know that meant a drop in temperature from 42 to 22 degrees F (+5 to -5 C) just minutes into the hour-long descent. We were happy when we turned uphill again to climb Naches Pass. The moon-lit landscape was beautiful, but rarely have we welcomed the raising sun with such gratitude! 📷@wherethepavementends #allroadbike
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Monthly Archives: December 2011
I am excited about the new Wide-Body SON Delux generator hub. It allows you to enjoy a super-strong wheel, yet roll along with the less resistance than other generator hubs. It is available now in limited quantities with 32 or … Continue reading
An endeavor like Bicycle Quarterly does not happen out of the blue. There are many people who influence us as we develop tastes and ideas outside the mainstream. A major influence for me was Grant Petersen. Grant was influential in … Continue reading
Last week, Sur la Route de l’Extreme by Sandrine Lopez and Philip Dupuis was shown on French TV. It’s a well-done documentary of this year’s PBP, with beautiful shots showing the variety of randonneurs who participate, from the fastest to … Continue reading
Good bike tests provide information that allow you to choose a bike that is right for you. Your bike need not look like the one that was tested, because it often can be customized to your personal tastes. When we … Continue reading
The Technical Trials are best known for the incredibly light bicycles that constructeurs built in the 1940s. (The 1946 Alex Singer above weighs a little over 17 pounds fully equipped.) More importantly, the Trials advanced bicycle technology by serving as … Continue reading
Developing an excellent product takes time and care. The first run of our new René Herse cranks has been forged. Above, you see a raw forging being removed from the forging die. Above are the raw forgings for the crankarms … Continue reading
The Bicycle Quarterly charity drive was a success. Together with our readers, we raised almost $2000 for charity. Thank you to all who contributed.