Bicycle Quarterly Back Issues

Autumn 2021 Bicycle Quarterly

The Autumn 2021 Bicycle Quarterly is coming off the press this week. We're preparing the mailing lists on Monday – to get your copy without delay, please make sure your subscription is up to date. Sometimes the best stories are rides where things don't go according to plan, and Jan and Lael's...

Summer 2021 Bicycle Quarterly

The Summer 2021 Bicycle Quarterly is another action-packed edition. We test one of Fern's dreamy creations, a pure adventure bike equipped to handle everything from fast road riding (with aerobars) to ultra-steep technical terrain (with a dropper seatpost). Outfitted with a full complement of custom-made Gramm_Tourpacking bikepacking bags, it's made...

Bicycle Quarterly Summer 2019 Preview

[youtube https://youtu.be/BTb4xIu4nr8?rel=0&w=640&h=360] The Summer 2019 Bicycle Quarterly is at the printer. It's an another exciting edition, full of bike tests, adventures and great stories. As a preview, we made the little video clip above of Natsuko riding the Frances All-Road. Perhaps you admired this beautiful bike at the North American Handmade Bicycle...

BQ 4-Packs

[youtube https://youtu.be/hI_p9uSSwz4?rel=0&w=640&h=360] Each edition of Bicycle Quarterly is more than just a magazine: It's a small book with more than 100 pages of timeless contents. The most common complaint we get is: "It doesn't come out often enough!" We can't produce more than four editions a year, but we do offer past editions in convenient four-packs....

Bicycle Quarterly Movie: A 30-Hour Ride

[youtube https://youtu.be/MBUSuXHhsBQ?rel=0&w=640&h=360] 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...

Spring 2018 Bicycle Quarterly

The Spring 2018 Bicycle Quarterly celebrates how past, present and future have come together to enrich our cycling enjoyment. As we venture off the beaten path into amazing landscapes and toward memorable adventures, we take inspiration from the past, benefit from current technical developments, and shape the future of cycling. Take the...

Preview of BQ 63: Passhunting in Japan

[youtube https://youtu.be/R37xixiGsX0?rel=0&w=640&h=360] To put our Caletti Monstercross test bike through its paces, we took it passhunting in the middle of winter. Watch the video for a sneak preview, and enjoy the full adventure and bike test in the Spring 2018 Bicycle Quarterly. Make sure to view in 'full-screen' mode! Subscribe today to...

Myths Debunked: Fenders DON’T Slow You Down

To celebrate 15 years of Bicycle Quarterly, we are looking at ‘Myths in Cycling’ – things that aren't quite what we (and most other cyclists) used to believe. Part 3 of the series is about fenders. Many cyclists here in Seattle install fenders when the rainy season starts, and remove them for...

Watch the Video: Ride into the Unknown

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKo2aDuTZ2g?rel=0&w=640&h=360] The Winter Bicycle Quarterly features the story of a remarkable adventure: Touring unknown mountain roads in the French Alps on an unrestored, 70-year-old René Herse. To bring you right into the action, we made a little video about the ride. Click on the image above to watch, before reading the...

The Lure of Titanium Bikes

Over the last few years, Bicycle Quarterly has tested quite a few titanium bikes. There is a simple reason for this: Titanium is a great material for an up-to-date, thoroughly modern bike. In recent years, the pace of innovation, especially with respect to tires, has been incredibly rapid. Just a few years ago, "gravel grinders"...

Get Them While You Can!

We recently decided not to reprint Bicycle Quarterly back issues any longer. In the past, we've reprinted issues as they sold out, because we wanted to keep the great content available: amazing bike builders like Alex Singer, Charlie Cunningham, Jack Taylor, Reyhand, Hetchins, Charrel; the incredible French technical trials; original technical...

Autumn 2016 Bicycle Quarterly

The Autumn Bicycle Quarterly went to the printer today. It's always a great sense of satisfaction to complete another issue. A lot goes into each BQ: organizing trips and scheduling test bikes; photography on the road and in the studio; writing, editing, copy-editing and proofreading; photo selection and layout; color corrections to...

The Inspiration: Bicycle Quarterly

Bicycle Quarterly is the inspiration for everything we do. It's the basis for our research and development: The all-road performance of Compass tires was developed through Bicycle Quarterly's testing of tires. The supreme comfort of Compass' Randonneur handlebars became apparent as we rode many bikes across varied terrain for BQ features. But more than that, Bicycle Quarterly...

New Bicycle Quarterly 4-Packs

The popularity of our 4-packs of Bicycle Quarterly back issues has surprised us.  They provide a neat way of reading up on a topic that interests you, whether it's tire performance, American framebuilders, or tandems. Especially popular has been "Our best interviews", which includes Grant Petersen; the legendary builders at TOEI; a...

BQ Back Issue 4-Packs

All Bicycle Quarterly back issues continue to be popular, because their content is timeless. Our historic articles are well-researched, with interviews of the people who were there, plus detailed research in the contemporary literature. If you want to know the story of Alex Singer or Jack Taylor, or how the first...

4,000+ Subscribers!

We just signed up our 4000th current subscriber to Bicycle Quarterly. The response to our 50th issue has been overwhelming – both from long-time readers who considered it our "best one yet" and from new subscribers. We received even more feedback than usual, with comments like: "The publication really has...

Daniel Rebour

Even though Daniel Rebour retired almost 40 years ago, his drawings remain recognizable to many cyclists today. Rebour's drawings distilled the essence of components and bicycles better than photographs ever can. He managed to make even the most mundane bicycle appealing, and his drawings greatly added to the allure of...