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This Is the Sound of Cycling

This Is the Sound of Cycling

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Join Outside+ Join Outside *Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. We don’t think much of the ambient sound in TV shows or movies until they go wrong, like when Kevin Bacon’s track bike in the 1986 classic Quicksilver occasionally makes inexplicable freewheel sounds. We relate to our own steeds similarly, in that we don’t really pay much attention to how they sound until something starts creaking somewhere, at which point we put our entire lives on hold and spare no expense in our attempts to rid ourselves of the distraction.Car manufacturers know that we have such a visceral response to sound that they now pipe engine noises and exhaust sounds in through speakers of the cabin . Bike companies aren’t quite there yet, but there are certain sounds that have come to connote high performance, such as the whooshing of carbon wheels and the aggressive snarl of a tightly-sprung set of freewheel pawls. Yet the sound of speed is also ever-changing. Recently, I’ve been […]

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