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One Year Ago: Oregon Outback

Already a year has passed since I last rode the Oregon Outback, the 364-mile (585 km) bikepacking route that traverses the length of Oregon. That ride was the culmination of a dream that took seven years to achieve. Ever since the very first Oregon Outback—back in 2014 when it was a semi-organized ride… read more

Tune Quick Releases

If you’ve built a bike with quick release hubs lately, you probably noticed that elegant and lightweight quick releases are hard to find. I know, because that’s a problem I’ve run into. I am embarrassed to admit it: My Rene Herse bikes for Paris-Brest-Paris, Oregon Outback and Unbound XL all have been sharing… read more

Aerodynamics of Gravel Bikes

Aerodynamics are an important factor in gravel racing and riding. Gravel racing speeds are high—the fastest riders in the 200-mile Unbound average 20 mph (32 km/h) across the Flint Hills of Kansas. And many gravel races can be extremely windy. Optimizing the aerodynamics of a gravel bike is important, yet much of the… read more


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