Cycling Innovations redux

Jan Heine, publisher of Bicycle Quarterly, recently published a blog post listing his "Top Ten" cycling innovations. Interestingly, he limited his list to a time-span equal to that of the safety bicycle, or a bicycle with chain drive and equal-sized wheels. Check out his blog post here: 

10 Most Important Innovations in Cycling

It is also interesting to note the similarities between his list and mine, published last September. Number one on both of our lists are pneumatic tires, which comes as no surprise.

I maintain that, even today, no single component on your bicycle more dramatically effects ride quality. Want to improve your ride? Splurge on a really nice set of tires, and don't be afraid to experiment with the air pressure in each tire. Even a few PSI can make a difference!