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Old 05-26-13, 12:42 PM   #1
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Bicycle Times Magazine

Anyone subscribe to Bicycle Times Magazine?
I like it much better than Bicycling Magazine especially for commuting information, bicycle tests etc.
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Old 05-26-13, 12:53 PM   #2
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I don't have a subscription (yet - I plan to order one), but I picked up a copy for the first time a little over a month ago. I, too, like it a lot better than Bicycling Magazine. Bicycle Times seems to speak more to the Joe Everyday or Jo Everyday cyclist, as opposed to racers.
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Old 05-26-13, 01:32 PM   #3
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I have subscribed on and off to a Toronto-centric mag called Dandyhorse. They only put out two issues or so per year.
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Old 05-26-13, 01:45 PM   #4
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Bicycle Times seems to speak more to the Joe Everyday or Jo Everyday cyclist, as opposed to racers.
Very much so...it seems more about the "Bicycle Lifestyle".
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Old 05-26-13, 01:49 PM   #5
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Not to be snarky but it wouldn't be hard to put out a better mag than Bicycling which basically just provides a bit of filler for the ads.
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Old 05-26-13, 02:38 PM   #6
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Shop gets a few every issue. I'm twice the age of the target reader of those publications .
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Old 05-26-13, 03:02 PM   #7
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I haven't subscribed yet, but I have bought the last 4 or 5 issues from my local book store. I guess I should subscribe. I like it better than any other bicycling magazine I have seen.
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Old 05-26-13, 04:22 PM   #8
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Shop gets a few every issue. I'm twice the age of the target reader of those publications .
Your twice the age of many of us on this forum!

...but very very knowledgable!
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Old 05-26-13, 05:36 PM   #9
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I have gotten a fair amount of enjoyment out of bicycling magazine over the years, but I have never subscribed. I do agree some issues might as well be full of adds there isn't much I ma interested in. I don't race either so yeah. When I am at the library I pick it up and see if they have anything interesting in it. Sometimes they really do have some good stuff in there.

Bicycle Times looks interesting from the website, but I have a hard time subscribing to magazines anymore. I hardly ever even look at them and my wife gets annoyed with them piling up. I generally feel good about taking them to work so they get use out of them one way or another. It looks like its free via amazon kindle. Maybe i would read it if I can get it on my blackberry playbook.
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Old 05-26-13, 05:43 PM   #10
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I have the "physical" subscription. Just something I enjoy about thumbing through the magazine...but they do have many "digital subscription" options too!
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Old 05-26-13, 06:15 PM   #11
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Is my fav, along with Momentum. Those two really cover riding and enjoying the ride, vs looking at equipment at ridiculous price points. My 220lb frame will never benefit from a $12k carbon ride, or even a $5k bike. But i find benefit in what those two mags cover immensely more than Bicycling.
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I love that magazine. For those of you with tablets, you can find most of the early issues for just .99 cents using Zinio or a similar app. I honestly read it for the bicycle porn and the reviews.
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I bought every issue since day one, but once they went digital, I went that route. It is a great magazine, certainly targeting a different audience than Bicycling.

There is a cycling magazine that I like much better and that is Momentum. They also have a digital subscription service which I have. The reason I like Momentum is that there is a really community feel to the magazine. Check it out, you may end up liking it.
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I do subscribe to bicycle time and it is a good bike mag.
It is a good mag for people that commute.
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I get Bicycle Times. I've never read the other one you guys mentioned. I get Adventure Cycling, too.
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Got the print edition for a year. Now I get the digital. It has pretty good stuff for those interested in the cycling lifestyle.
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Old 05-28-13, 11:02 AM   #17
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I have read for free with credits on www.theclymb.com when a friend bought something there after signing up using my link.

I read it cover to cover everytime. I enjoy it much more than Bicycling magazine. Bicycling seemed like a bunch of ads and the same articles over and over again.. i looked through old covers and they were basically the same loose 5-10lbs biking. Bicycling Times actually makes me want to ride my bike more!

PLUS a photo of mine is published in issue #23 of Bicyling Times pg 67
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Old 05-28-13, 11:05 AM   #18
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Bicycle times and adventure cycling also, I don't race.
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Old 05-28-13, 11:11 AM   #19
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The recommendation for Momentum magazine seconded.
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I subscribe to Bicycle Times and it's sister publication Dirtrag. Both are well done magazines that are for the actual mortal...kind of like GrassRoots Motorsports is for the gear head with a modest budget...but with bikes...
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