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- Which tools would you bring on an unsupported 1200 km ride? Here is my tool kit for #parisbrestparis2019: 2 spare tubes (1 extralight, 1 standard), patch kit, tire boot, 4/5 mm wrench. Glad I didn’t need any of them. #reliablebikesCongrats to @iamtedking for his win in the epic 140-mile @sbtgrvl! Rolling on #renehersetires Snoqualmie Pass 700Cx44 across Colorado’s beautiful High Country, he capped his season with a great win. Well done! 📷@photowilAfter PBP: Enjoying a quiet night in Paris. #parisbrestparis2019
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Category Archives: Brakes
This year’s Tour de France has had its share of drama, and the winner won’t be the one most observers predicted. Among the sporting achievements, the technological innovation was easy to overlook: Finally, the UCI approved disc brakes, and the Tour is … Continue reading
To celebrate Bicycle Quarterly‘s 15th anniversary, we are looking at myths in cycling: things we used to believe, but which we’ve since found not to be true. Disc brakes have become popular on allroad bikes for a variety of reasons. One … Continue reading
The new René Herse cantilever brakes are here! Prototypes of these brakes were one of the secrets that made Peter Weigle’s bike at this year’s Concours de Machines so light. They weigh just 75 g per wheel including bolts, springs … Continue reading
We now offer Compass centerpull brakes with a backing plate for bolt-on mounting, in limited quantities. Many customers have asked for this: Wouldn’t it be nice to get the superlight weight and superior performance of these brakes on an existing … Continue reading
Disc brakes have become increasingly popular on bicycles in recent years, especially on “Allroad” bikes with wide tires. Bicycle Quarterly has tested more than 20 bikes with disc brakes. Our challenging adventures have provided excellent opportunities to learn about the advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading
This photo shows our Compass centerpull brake with the straddle cable released. (It also shows a Rinko fender, and a Babyshoe Pass Extralight tire after about 5000 kilometers…) More than a thousand words, this photo explains the design of our brakes: … Continue reading