Ever wonder what a bamboo bike rides like? But perhaps you don’t want to actually ride a bamboo bike? Well, the Bicycle Quarterly team looks at the Calfee NAHBS bike in the Cascade Mountains. See more at Bicycle Quarterly.
This behind the scenes video clip is from Bicycle Quarterly’s latest issue, which could be their most popular edition yet.
BQ takes their bike reviews very seriously:
“How do you test a bike like Mitch Pryor’s latest MAP All-Road? With its 48 mm-wide tires, fenders, racks and full lights, this is a bike designed for epic rides. How about taking it on a 30-hour, non-stop ride that traverses four mountain passes and crosses the crest of the Cascade Mountains twice?”
The Bicycle Quarterly team took on the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains with a Masi Speciale Randonneur and the Frances Farfarer trailer for issue 65. Here’s a preview video of what to expect in the latest issue.
You see it a lot in mountain biking videos, that quirky “fake” turn before ripping into a berm. In their latest “Myth” section, Bicycle Quarterly takes on the science behind the countersteer. Head on over to their site to read all about it.
To celebrate their 15th year in production, Bicycle Quarterly went on a canyon-crossing ride in Chihuahua’s Copper Canyons. See the full story BQ’s Summer 2018 issue!
“When Bridgestone USA closed in 1994, many mourned the loss of what they saw as the last bastion of sensible design in the quickly changing world of bicycles. They rejoiced when later that year, Bridgestone’s marketing manager Grant Petersen started Rivendell Bicycle Works. The new company’s first project were three hand-built frames, the Road, Mountain and All-Rounder.”
Check out more on this 1995 Rivendell at Bicycle Quarterly!
The team at Bicycle Quarterly took the Open U.P. to Odarumi, one of the highest passes in Japan, at 6600′ in elevation. Watch this video to find out how a carbon bike handles the climb.
The team over at Bicycle Quarterly took another look at tire pressure, asking the question “how low can you go?” or better yet, how low should you go, regarding rider weight and tire diameter. Head on over to the BQ Blog to read up!
Discs are not going to conquer the world, not if Jan Heine and the Bicycle Quarterly have a say in it. Part of successfully setting up cantilever and center pull brakes is the straddle cable. If you’ve never felt like your brakes were functioning properly, head over and give this article a read!
Over at Jan’s blog, he’s written a piece on tire pressure and how riders are realizing that the maximum pressure isn’t always the best in terms of ride quality. Rather, the optimum pressure delivers a much more favorable experience. Head over to the BQ Blog to read more!
… on “slick tires,” you should really check it out. There’s a great article up on the Bicycle Quarterly blog, so head on over and give it a read.
Ever wonder what a man like Jan Heine would want in a custom titanium bike? Well, this is merely speculation, but Firefly just posted a photoset of a ti bike with those 26″ Rat Trap Pass Compass tires and a titanium Tubus rack, labeled Jan Heine. So, speculate all you want, but I’m guessing this one will be in a forthcoming issue of Bicycle Quarterly. See more of this insane bike at the Firefly Flickr.