Bicycle Quarterly 77
No. 77Autumn 2021 Oregon Outback Touring Portugal Cyclocross bike as gravel bike? How to make mudflaps Headlight resistanceThe Autumn 2021 tells the story of Anton Krupicka’s amazing Sagebrush and Summits adventure: Running/scrambling and climbing Utah and Colorado’s highest peaks and linking them with a 2300-mile bike tour. Join Lael Wilcox and Jan on their non-stop ride across the Oregon Outback. Check out Jan’s new bike for riding 585 km of rough and loose gravel roads in a little over a day. Rob van Driel takes us on a wonderful tour of Portugal. We ride the Pratt with its innovative steel frame and ask: How well does a cyclocross bike work as a gravel bike? We also test SRAM’s new XPLR gravel group and find much to like. We measure the resistance of generator-powered headlights: How much does a brighter light slow you down? And how much light actually reaches the road surface with different lights?

Bicycle Quarterly 78
No. 78Winter 2021 Mauna Kea Test: Mason InSearchOf BQ Un-Meeting French Gravel Oregon Outback How to Wrap Leather Bar TapeAnother un-missable BQ, starting with the cover story: Donalrey Nieva and Karen Yung climb Mauna Kea. With Donalrey’s stunning photos, this feature will make you want to head to Hawai’i and ride to its highest point yourself. Closer to home, we ride the Mason InSearchOf, an adventure bike that, according to its maker, is “in the #FastFar, #ContinentCrushing vein, but with steeper, rougher and deeper terrain well within its capabilities.” To test all aspects of the Mason, we venture out of our usual comfort zone onto some true mountain bike singletrack – and have a lot of fun. We bring you the story of three great rides on three continents: The BQ Un-Meeting was in California this year and saw a great group of riders, including the ‘Queen of the Wombats,’ mountain bike pioneer Jacquie Phelan (center). Adem Rudin tells the story and shares his photos. In Japan, we headed to the mountains to attend the 60th anniversary ride of the Alps Cycle Friends and marvel at some beautiful passhunters and cyclotouring bikes. Nicolas Joly takes us to the center of France. Sparsely populated, this region is home to 100s of (extinct) volcanos, 10,000s of cows, and an equally impressive mileage of gravel roads. Nicolas’ friends from the local bike maker Victoire charted a two-day trip that will make you dream of heading to France. We’ve updated our recommendations on how to find the right tire pressure. There are now two curves, since our tests show that there are two pressures that optimize rolling resistance. Which one you choose depends on the road surface and your personal preference. We also look at front/rear pressure, carrying loads and everything else you always wanted to know about tire pressure. Our projects show you the secrets of wrapping leather handlebar tape and – for advanced home mechanics – how to route lighting wires through your frame and rack.

Bicycle Quarterly 79
No. 79 Spring 2022Follow with amazement as Lael Wilcox rode the entire Alaska Pipeline Trail non-stop. She recounts the experience almost mile-by-mile, while Rue’s photos took us right into the action. Smile when you read how our bike test turned from ‘just a spin in the hills’ into a much bigger adventure. Learn from Natsuko how to descend confidently without being brave or taking risks. Read about Romolo Stanco, the mad genius behind T°Red Bikes, and be amazed by his ideas that allowed Francesca Selva win the Italian Fixed Championships on a very unconventional bike. Gravel tire choice is still a bit of a mystery. Why do some racers win on ultra-wide tires, while others are just as fast on narrower rubber? Take a deep look at why there’s more to tire choice than only optimizing rolling resistance. Our ‘Project’ article on how to remove a tire without tire levers (no great strength required!), how to patch tubes with 100% success, and how to get tubeless rim tape lay flat inside the rim.

Bicycle Quarterly 80
No. 80 Summer 2022 The BQ team takes two all-road bikes to Unbound XL, the 350-mile gravel race across the Flint Hills of Kansas Hailey Moore’s FKT ride on the Ozark Gravel Doom bikepacking route Donalrey Nieva explores the roads of the volcanic island Tenerife. 50 years ago: Winning the world championships on Rene Herse Sano-Magic Mahogany Sportif: A cyclotouring bike made from wood Krysten Koehn about how landscapes shape our personalities Test: Allied Echo Road/Gravel bike

Bicycle Quarterly 81
No. 81 Autumm/Winter 2022Contents: The BQ team takes two all-road bikes to Unbound XL, the 350-mile gravel race across the Flint Hills of Kansas Hailey Moore’s FKT ride on the Ozark Gravel Doom bikepacking route Donalrey Nieva explores the roads of the volcanic island Tenerife. 50 years ago: Winning the world championships on Rene Herse Sano-Magic Mahogany Sportif: A cyclotouring bike made from wood Krysten Koehn about how landscapes shape our personalities Test: Allied Echo Road/Gravel bike

Bicycle Quarterly 82
No. 82 Spring 2023Contents: The incredible story of the 2700 km Rhino Run bikepacking race Are gravel bikes slower than road bikes? A scientific test. Testing the Made-in-France Distance 45 gravel bike Arizona’s Sky Islands—a magical landscape Alex Singer Owners New Year Ride

Bicycle Quarterly 83
No. 83 Summer 2023 Touring and climbing in Colorado (Anton Krupicka) Riding and racing in Iceland (Krysten Koehn) Tracing an old route in Brazil (Leonardo Brasil) History of Cycling Clothing Japanese camping bikes of the 1960s and 1970s VAAST A/1: an affordable all-road bike made from magnesium

Bicycle Quarterly 84
No. 84 Paris-Brest-Paris 2023 Volcano High Pass Super Randonnée (A. Brey, J. Nadeau, T. Turner) Test: Lauf Seigla 85 years of Rene Herse Cycles Rene Herse mysteries: Who invented Speedy brakes, low-rider racks and the Eclairage sans Fil? An 11-year-old’s 3000 km ride across Japan (Futo Togashi) Airplane Rinko

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No. 85 Dark Divide 300Cape to KenyaTorino Nice RallySuspension Losses

Rene Herse - Jan Heine- The All-Road Bike Revolution
Modern all-road bikes combine attributes that were considered mutually exclusive just a few years ago: comfort and performance. Speed on smooth pavement and on rough gravel roads. A lively feel and the ability to carry a camping load. Handling that is both stable when the rider is tired and responsive on twisty mountain descents. All-road bikes combine the best aspects of racing, touring and even mountain bikes in just one bicycle. Based on the latest research, this book explains how all-road bikes work and what is important when choosing one. A must-read for cyclists interested in the technology of their bikes, and for every cyclist contemplating his or her next bike purchase. 256 pages; 148 mm x 210 mm

Rene Herse - Jan Heine- The Competition Bicycle
Explore the development of the modern performance bicycle through the actual bicycles ridden by champions and amateurs! The bikes in this gorgeous large-format book are the actual machines that went to battle on the mountain passes of the great tours. Others whirled around the banked oval of a track. There is a René Herse tandem came first in Paris-Brest-Paris and in the Poly de Chanteloup hillclimb race. Join the newspaper carriers as they raced over the cobblestones of Paris with 15 kg of newspapers on the front rack. Witness how mountain bikers did away with roads altogether and raced on mountain trails. The Competition Bicycle is a celebration of beautiful bicycles lovingly crafted for one purpose only: to go as fast as possible. If you enjoy bicycles, you’ll find this book hard to put down. 176 pages All these bikes tell the stories of their riders and events, but they also take you on a journey through bicycle technology. See how pneumatic tires revolutionized cycling, how derailleurs made their tentative forays into the professional peloton, how racers tried to gain an advantage with aluminum frames, how indexed shifting and clipless pedals came to define the modern performance bike. See highlights like Campagnolo’s immortal Super Record groupset, but also dead-ends like the aero components of the 1980s. The bicycles of champions and amateurs alike are shown in The Competition Bicycle, from a rare 1890s racing High Wheeler to Tony Rominger’s 1994 hour record bike. In between are 32 carefully selected bicycles: the actual machines ridden by great champions like Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Eddy Merckx, Greg LeMond, Andy Hampsten and many others. With well-worn saddles and paint bearing the scars of many a hard-fought battle, these unrestored bikes tell the stories of their eventful lives. Historic photos of these bikes in action complement each chapter.

René Herse: The Bikes • The Builder • The Riders
This is a fascinating story of a time when cycling was a way of life. The bikes, as beautiful as they are, provide only the backdrop for the adventures and friendships that they made possible. René Herse needs little introduction these days: He created some of the most sought-after bicycles ever made. This 424-page book takes you right into the action, with thousands of historic photos and stories told by riders, racers, randonneurs, employees and René Herse’s daughter Lyli. Follow René Herse and his friends through half a century of adventures, starting with Herse’s early work on prototype aircraft. Join then at the 1938 Technical Trials, where his bike created a sensation: Fully equipped with wide tires, fenders, lights and a rack, it weighed just 7.94 kg (17.5 lb), lighter than any similar bike today. 424 Pages Recollections from Herse’s daughter, his employees and especially riders who rode on his team paint a vivid portrait of a gentle, hard-working man who loved cycling and bicycles. More than 400 photos, most taken by professional photographers, bring the story to life. Complementing this history are studio photographs of 20 René Herse bicycles, from one of the first machines made in 1941 to one of the last bikes built in the 1980s: randonneur bikes, tandems, racing and track bikes, as well as touring, camping and city bikes. Each bike is shown in profile and with detail photographs that illustrate why these bikes are so special. The owners and riders of René Herse’s bikes were a relatively classless group that included the well-off as well as young workers who saved all their money to afford their dream bikes. Many of these riders had one thing in common: Their lives revolved around cycling. They rode hard in competitions, but also explored new landscapes and cultures on their tours. Most of all, they forged lasting friendships along the way and lived their lives fully doing what they liked best: cycling in the company of good friends. This book is as much about these riders as it is about the bikes they rode. May they serve as an inspiration to future generations of cyclists!