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- Brand-new BMX track for the #tokyoolympics. Tempted to make some Rene Herse Extralight 20” tires. Does rolling resistance matter for riders who spend half the race airborne? #renehersebmx#Repost (@fritznickj): True quiver killer and an absolute hoot to ride. Thanks, @comradecycles for the #surlymidnightspecial with its #renehersetires.Why do all Rene Herse tires have black tread? For the same reason performance car tires are black: better grip, especially in the wet, and greater durability. Full story on the blog (link in bio). #roadslikethese #allroadbike #jpweigle #renehersetires
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Category Archives: Testing and Tech
Before I started the 750-mile (1200 km) Paris-Brest-Paris on a brand-new bike, I thought about the tools I needed to bring. After months of training and the expense of traveling to France, it would be a shame not to finish … Continue reading
During the summer solstice, Ryan Francesconi led a group of 14 friends on a truly amazing adventure: We took the train to Klamath Falls on the border between Oregon and California and then rode back to Portland on forest roads … Continue reading
Our series of ‘Myths in Cycling’ continues with a look at rim width. It seems to make sense that wider tires should run on wider rims. The idea is this: A wider rim makes a tire more U-shaped (left), rather … Continue reading
With wide tires, you can tune the ride of your bike to the terrain and to your personal preferences. This gives you options that simply did not exist in the past. Gone are the days when we inflated our narrow … Continue reading
Every BQ test bike that arrives at our office is greeted with enthusiasm. When OPEN hinted that they had a revolutionary, top secret, new bike they wanted us to try, we were even more excited than usual. Until now, we’ve … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that the first Oregon Outback, that incredible 363-mile gravel race, was just five years ago. It’s almost like we live in a different world now, so much has changed… Back then, the idea of running a … Continue reading
Note: The previous version of this post referred only to our study about road and all-road bikes. We erroneously extrapolated our study to mountain bikes. We should have known better – we usually don’t publish data that we haven’t validated in … Continue reading