Author Archives: Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

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.

Bicycle Quarterly Back Issues

From its beginning more than a decade ago, Bicycle Quarterly was intended as a timeless resource, rather than a magazine you read once and then recycle. Most of our content is still relevant and interesting, and our back issues continue … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

Like everybody, we’ve been shocked by the terrorist attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. They are abhorrent, and I am glad that the French have stood united against this attempt to stifle free speech. (“Je suis Charlie” means … Continue reading

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TPI and Tire Performance

Tires with supple casings are faster, more comfortable and simply more fun to ride. Most cyclists know this, but how do you measure “suppleness”? A measure that often is used to describe the quality of tires is “threads per inch” … Continue reading

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The Biomechanics of Planing

We discussed “planing” in a recent post by looking at power data from a double-blind test of two different bikes. The data showed that the same rider’s power output was consistently higher on a bike with a more flexible frame … Continue reading

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Supporting the Classics

When we became custodians of the René Herse name, we had three goals in mind: Bring back some of the best designs of René Herse, so that today’s cyclists could enjoy their excellent function and aesthetic. Support classic René Herse … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Our best wishes to you for 2015! May the new year bring you wonderful rides and great memories.

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Rides to Remember

As the year draws to a close, it’s fun to look back at the memorable rides we’ve done this year. And what a year it’s been! We’ve discovered new roads and enjoyed new adventures. The links in the text lead … Continue reading

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