One bike for everything - The all-road bike revolution - Jan Heine
Indispensable technical and background knowledge for the (next) bike or component purchase
The understanding of bicycles has changed fundamentally in recent years. We now know that wide tires actually roll faster than extremely narrow ones. That a stiffer frame is not always advantageous in terms of performance. That ergonomic handlebars do not necessarily offer more comfort...
Modern gravel and all-road bikes combine performance features that only a few years ago seemed reserved for racing bikes, touring bikes or mountain bikes in a »bike for everything«: comfort and performance. Pace on smooth tarmac and rough gravel paths. Good acceleration and the ability to transport luggage. A handling that is characterized by directional stability when the driver is exhausted and at the same time proves to be responsive when winding downhill passages have to be mastered. In short: A really good bike today combines the best of very different types of bikes in a single machine.
This book explains in a clear and practical way how and why these new bikes work and what to look for when choosing frames and components. Author Jan Heine played a key role in getting the all-road bike revolution off the ground. As editor of the influential "Bicycle Quarterly" magazine, he has exposed numerous supposed wisdoms from the world of bicycle technology as popular misconceptions in recent years. In this book he now shares his collected knowledge. This makes »One bike for everything« compulsory reading for everyone who is even slightly interested in bicycle technology, and a valuable decision-making aid for everyone who is considering the next bike or component purchase.
Release date: July 10, 2021
Author: Jan Heine
Hardcover, 256 pages; illustrated by MIYOSHI; with a foreword by Ted King
Covadonga Verlag , Rainer Sprehe, Spindelstr. 58, D-33604 Bielefeld
ISBN : 978-3-95726-055-0
VOICES ABOUT THE BOOK
We built our first all-road bike for ourselves: We wanted to ride with the speed of a road bike on gravel roads. We then quickly learned that many other cyclists are looking for exactly the same thing. Jan Heine's book shows you how to get the most fun out of your bike.
Founder of the bike manufacturers OPEN and Cervélo
This knowledge about cycling, which has been proven by our own research and is not just a gray theory, but has been tested on country roads and gravel roads, will help all bike enthusiasts and give them valuable decision-making aids and aha moments. Whether you're new to cycling or you're building your twentieth bike, this book has you covered.
With all the different goals and interests cyclists have, it's difficult to put into words the joy of cycling, and perhaps even more difficult to offer advice on technique. This book does both with understandable answers to so many questions. The idea is clear: your bike should be comfortable, fast and go with you wherever your adventures take you. Because the more fun you have cycling, the more you will ride your bike.
Jan Heine is the founder of René Herse Cycles (formerly Compass Cycles) and editor of »Bicycle Quarterly«, the influential, globally read magazine for bicycle technology, classic bicycles and bicycle history. Born in Germany, he lives with his family in Seattle and has participated in numerous randonneur certifications since the 1990s, including four times at Paris-Brest-Paris. He has already written several books on the topic that is close to his heart, two of which have also been published in German translations: "The Wheels of the Victors" and "Masterpieces of Bicycle Construction".