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Technology Transfer from Motorbikes and Cars

In recent years, there has been a lot of technology transfer from motorcycles and cars to bicycles. Modern bikes finally have tubeless tires and disc brakes, both introduced in cars as early as the 1950s! Cyclists tend to be a … Continue reading

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Video: All-Road Cycling in Japan

Beautiful bikes, great roads, traditional Japanese inns: BQ editor Natsuko Hirose’s short clip takes you to the Izu Peninsula. It’s the first trip on her new all-road bike – a great opportunity to enjoy cyclotouring with friends. Enjoy this preview, then read … Continue reading

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Rene Herse / Compass tires are safe with carbon rims

Recently, Enve put out a Consumer Safety Bulletin about their carbon wheels and tires made with natural fibers. The conclusion: “Tires using natural sidewall materials with an open tubular type construction are not fit for use with ENVE carbon rims.” Natural … Continue reading

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New Rene Herse Waterbottles and Stickers

We’re excited to release our new Rene Herse waterbottles. The bottles are based on the popular Purist bottles and feature the new Rene Herse logo. The new design is limited to 500 bottles. Available now for $ 10. We’re not suggesting … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rene Herse Cycles!

It’s official: Compass has become Rene Herse Cycles. It’s a big change, with a new name and new logo for a line of products that has a very strong following. Rest assured, our philosophy won’t change, and neither will our … Continue reading

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Back in Stock: SON Hubs and Parts

SON generator hubs and other parts have been flying off the shelves lately. Some of it can be attributed to cyclists preparing their bikes for the upcoming Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 km brevet. More cyclists also realize that generator hubs provide peace … Continue reading

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Remembering Lyli Herse’s Birthday

Today would have been Lyli Herse’s 91st birthday. And last Friday has been a year from her passing… … and the 111th birthday of her father, René Herse. They continue to inspire us in so many ways. Today, we just … Continue reading

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