New Compass Web Site

New Compass Web Site

If you have visited the Compass Cycles web site in the last few days, you’ll have noticed that it has a new look. On the home page, you’ll see a slide show with the three parts of the Compass story.
The first slide links to the story of the ‘Wide Tire Revolution’ – how we realized that wide tires could be as fast as narrow ones, and how we developed our pioneering allroad tires.

The second slide talks about the philosophy behind our components: classic in appearance, but 100% up-to-date in their performance. And compatible with modern bikes.

Much of what we do at Compass Cycles draws on the experience of René Herse. Read how we became the successor of the great constructeur.

We’ve also updated our menu to make it easier to use. ‘Shop’ and ‘Support’ put all the information you need in one place. ‘About’ gives you direct links to the slides with our story. There are links to our Instagram and YouTube contents, and the flags give you access to the translations of our web site into French and Japanese. (The translations are works in progress…)

When you click on a product category (like ‘Bags’ above), you see an overview of the parts we offer. The pull-down ‘Read the Back Story’ explains why we use (and sell) these parts. For example, on the ‘Bags’ page, we explain why we prefer handlebar bags, and why we feel that leather and canvas outperform synthetic materials.
Go to to start exploring the new site.

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Comments (4)

  • thebvo

    I really loved the Daniel Rebour drawing that linked to the components pages.
    Classic with a modern twist

    May 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      Yes, the Rebour drawing was fun. That is why we kept it for so many years. We may do something like it again in the future.

      May 14, 2018 at 3:04 pm
  • Toby Whitfield

    One thing I am missing in the update is an easy link to this blog.

    May 16, 2018 at 8:55 am

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