Compass Sale: Knickers, SKF BBs, Grand Bois Bars


We just received our latest shipment of our most popular product, the Compass Knickers. All sizes are back in stock, in the gray color (above).

We always look for ways to improve our products. The latest batch of knickers incorporates a few changes to make them even more comfortable.

By changing the elastic and belt material in the waistline, we’ve improved the way they fit. (Now they also run true to their listed size.) The new buckle is easier to adjust and slides smoothly, while still holding its position, so the belt stays where you put it. The old ones were great, the new ones are even better.


We still have a few knickers from the previous production run, and those are on sale for $ 99. (All sizes from the new production are at the regular price, $ 129.)


Our quest for continuous improvement also led us to introduce the Compass Randonneur handlebars, with a shape that is further optimized over our previous favorite, the Grand Bois model. We are discontinuing the Grand Bois bars, and they are on sale for $ 79 (regular $ 115).


Today’s last item isn’t about improvement… SKF has discontinued their Italian-threaded bottom brackets. We bought the remaining stocks at a discount, and we are passing this along to our customers. They are on sale for $ 89 (regular: $ 149). When they are gone, there will be no more.

Click on the images above for more information or to order. Or click here to go to the Compass Bicycles Ltd. website.

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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5 Responses to Compass Sale: Knickers, SKF BBs, Grand Bois Bars

  1. Roger says:

    Jan, is it also true that SKF will be discontinuing all bottom bracket production?

  2. larryatcycleitalia says:

    Thanks for grabbing up the last of the SKF Italian threaded BB’s!! I bought 4 more which oughta last the rest of my cycling life.

  3. Michael says:

    The GB AVA’s are less drop and less reach than the new Compass AVA’s. I thought the GB’s were exact AVA replicas?

    • I thought the GB’s were exact AVA replicas?

      That is what we were told when Grand Bois introduced their randonneur handlebars, and the original AVAs are so rare that you can’t just ride a set. However, my memories of great rides on the original AVAs didn’t match what I felt on the Grand Bois, so I tracked down a set, rode them, measured them, and found them to be quite different in the details.

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