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Old 05-16-06, 12:59 PM   #1
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favorite cycling magazine/'zine ?

so most of the times when I'm at the newstand and I'm flipping through a variety of cycling related magazines they all seem to be too focused. ya know? like they're just road racing, or mtn biking, or even low-rider zines. anybody got a recommendation for a cycling culture magazine that encompasses a wide variety of bikes, rides, and maybe even fix-it tips... just curious.
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Old 05-16-06, 01:05 PM   #2
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The UK magazine "Cycling Plus" is my favorite by far. It focuses on road bikes, touring bikes, and commuting bikes. No mountain bikes. Lots of articles about tours of both the UK and exotic places around the world. Tough, critical evaluation of new bikes and new bikes components. Articles about some of the leading cyclists of today, as well as cyclists of the past. Most months, there is a cool feature about a vintage bike, an old time bike maker, or some great components of the past.

It is hard to claim that any $9 magazine is "a bargain", but CP's advice on which equipment to buy, and which to afford has saved me far more than the cost of the magazine. Every issue is worth reading carefully, and worth saving for future reference.
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Old 05-16-06, 04:04 PM   #3
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so most of the times when I'm at the newstand and I'm flipping through a variety of cycling related magazines they all seem to be too focused. ya know? like they're just road racing, or mtn biking, or even low-rider zines. anybody got a recommendation for a cycling culture magazine that encompasses a wide variety of bikes, rides, and maybe even fix-it tips... just curious.
Dirt Rag magazine is as close as I've seen to anything like you're looking for. It's geared mostly toward mountain bikes, but it really gets into the cycling culture and reviews other types of bikes and gear as well. They throw in a lot of liberal rhetoric, if that means anything to you. I agree with a lot of their politics, but I don't like to see quite so much when all I want to do is read about bicycling. I overlook it, though, because Dirt Rag is a great magazine.
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Old 05-16-06, 05:25 PM   #4
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I'm giving up subscriptions to all print cycle magazines this year. Roadbikerider.com has me covered along with several other good web sites. I'll look back in on the cycling mags in about a year and see if they are any better.
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Old 05-16-06, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'm giving up subscriptions to all print cycle magazines this year. Roadbikerider.com has me covered along with several other good web sites. I'll look back in on the cycling mags in about a year and see if they are any better.
fair enough. so lets open it up to what other websites do you frequent for well-rounded cycling info. currently my interest leans towards touring, commuting, and fixed gears...
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Old 05-16-06, 07:46 PM   #6
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I'm giving up subscriptions to all print cycle magazines this year. Roadbikerider.com has me covered along with several other good web sites. I'll look back in on the cycling mags in about a year and see if they are any better.
I love these "I'm too serious a cyclist for cycling magazines" comments. Though the best ones are the ones on the Bicycling.com forums, which ironically are run by Bicycling Magazine.
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Old 05-16-06, 09:37 PM   #7
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Cycling Plus is what Bicycling! once was. Dirtrag is still good but l also get tired of the political commentary even though I largely agree with their position.
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I like road bike action. It's as close to road bike porn as it gets.

The Australian Bicycling is also pretty damn good - they do a really thorough review of bikes.

'Bicycling' the magazine is a waste of time - information is too lightweight - with no real criticism.
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Old 11-25-14, 08:14 AM   #10
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Years ago I was subscribed to about a dozen magazines including two or three cycling magazines. I am now down to two, and no cycling magazines. Why-----------because they have pretty much become drive by glitzy picture books with very little substance. If you dont believe this, find a Bicycling magazine from the 70s or 80s and compare it to one of the latest, and you will see what I mean.
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Cycling Plus is a very good magazine and probably what I want Bicycling to be when I pick up an issue. I'm surprised no mentions for what I consider the best cycling periodical out, however: Bicycle Quarterly: Home
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