Bicycle Quarterly Instagram


During our Bicycle Quarterly adventures and travels, we generate hundreds – sometimes thousands – of photos. Only a fraction of them make it into the magazine, and there are many great shots that linger in the archives forever. Now Bicycle Quarterly has its own Instagram account (@bikequarterly) to share more of these inspirational photos with our readers. It’s a collaborative project of the BQ editors and contributors, who’ll also give you a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite magazine. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Click on the link below to follow Bicycle Quarterly on Instagram.


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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2 Responses to Bicycle Quarterly Instagram

  1. Nathan says:

    Always impressed by your photos Jan, especially those taken in Japan, I hope that one day I can make it there for some touring in the mountains.

    Do you think BQ might look at rim width in the future? One thing that always surprises me about the bikes you ride & feature is that they always look to me like they run fairly narrow rims relative to the wide tires you advocate. Is that deliberate on your part or is it just something you’ve not looked into as yet?

    • We did have an article about rim width in BQ 55. For stiff tires, a wider rim supports the tire better – the bike can stand on the tire’s sidewalls if the sidewalls are more or less vertical. With a supple tire, the sidewalls won’t support the bike’s weight, no matter what, so you need to run a little higher pressure, but rim width isn’t important. The extreme is a tubular tire, which is totally round, and has a rim that touches only the bottom of the tire. There again, rim width isn’t important. There are a few other factors, like canti brakes that can hit the tire when the rim is too narrow compared to the tire width – all explained in the BQ article.

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