Bicycle Quarterly Flip Book

Bicycle Quarterly Flip Book

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To give you a better impression of Bicycle Quarterly, we have created an 33-page flip book online with a sampler of articles from recent issues.
Click here or on the images to get a virtual look at Bicycle Quarterly. In the flip book, you can read samples of a bike test, a technical article about tire performance, a historical article on women in randonneuring, a product test, and our “Skill” and “Icon” columns. The flip book provides an overview over the range of articles and the quality of presentation you can expect from Bicycle Quarterly.
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We often hear from new readers how surprised they are about the superb quality of photography, writing and printing in Bicycle Quarterly. We wish we could show the magazine to more potential readers…
One of the challenges for small magazines is that our newsstand presence is very limited. Newsstand sales typically make a loss, but they bump up circulation numbers, so magazines can charge their advertisers a higher ad rate. We are financed more than 90% by subscribers and less than 10% by advertisers, so we don’t benefit from artificially high circulation numbers. Of course, being financed by subscribers, rather than advertisers, is part of what makes Bicycle Quarterly unique…
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The flip book gives you an impression of Bicycle Quarterly, even if it cannot show the heavy archival paper and beautiful print quality. Enjoy the paging through the articles, and forward the link to your friends who may be interested in Bicycle Quarterly:
And if you like what you see, please subscribe. The risk is small – we offer a “Money Back” guarantee for the unused portion of your subscription, if you decide to change your mind.

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Comments (10)

  • Rui

    In a world of mass production and look-at-me-i-am-desirable-and-pretty product, I find that reading Bicycle Quarterly is a refreshing and calming experience. I used to be a subscriber to several “normal” newstands magazine which I quickly stop since I discovered BQ.
    Jan is right when he writes about the quality of the printing or the photos. BQ is in a different league than the usual bicycle magazine and if you start to read it, you will find yourself unable to read an other newsstand magazine with tons of advertising, flashy and bold titles, unfocused pictures, randoms articles….
    I wish for an equivalent of BQ in french so that I could share it with non english speakers and spread the good word in France. I feel myself a bit lonely and foolish sometimes at the start of a BRM in the middle of all those carbon racers with no handlebag and clip on lights….
    Thanks to all your team to put together such a great read every 3 months and thank you again to pursue your quest for quality.
    Rui, France

    December 2, 2015 at 1:48 am
  • Jon

    Jan, when you list test bike geometry in Bicycle Quarterly, are all the measurements center-to-center? Thanks

    December 2, 2015 at 9:45 am
  • Guy Washburn

    The quality of BQ is lovely, which only makes us impatient for each issue. Has anyone gotten the Winter issue yet?

    December 2, 2015 at 10:04 am
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      The Winter issue was mailed 10 days ago. It’s reaching subscribers now. Hopefully, you’ll have yours in a few days, or 1-2 weeks at worst.

      December 2, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • Jon Spangler

    It’s easy to post to FB or Twitter with the link to Jan’s “flip-book.” It’s a great way to introduce BQ to your friends.

    December 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Matt

    I think this a great way for people to familarize themselves with Bicycle Quarterly, which I agree is much more than the typical bicycle magazine. I often try to introduce fellow cyclists to BQ but have trouble deciding which volume to lend them. So, similar to a past post where you said BQ will be selling sets of magazines I often wish there was a ” best of ” volume. A single issue with your most influential articles in it would be a great way to introduce people to bicycle Quarterly.

    December 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm
    • marmotte27

      “A single issue with your most influential articles in it would be a great way to introduce people to bicycle Quarterly.”
      That seems a great idea. I’d vote for the inclusion of “Are modern bikes faster?” into that issue.

      December 4, 2015 at 1:11 am
  • Charlie

    The Compass web store has become very slow. Might this book be to blame?

    December 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      The book is hosted on a different site (bqpress). We’ll look into what slows down the Compass web site. Thank you for your patience.

      December 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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