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    Bike magazines?

    What are some good bicycle magazines out there? Ive read 'bicycling' a couple times but what are some other good ones, other than the european ones which tend to be quite expensive.
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    depends upon what you want to read about. VeloNews, DirtRag, Mountain Bike, MountainBiking, etc. etc. Google it!
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    Cycling Plus

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    I'm not into reading about the professional cycling scene, but I do occassionally like to read about the latest gear that's available. A friend of mine gave me a copy of a new magazine called "Road Bike Action". If you're into gear, it's probably a good choice.

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    www.bicycleguide.com used to be the better of the two, Bicycling being the second in quality and age. I hate Bicycling. Too many buzz words, hi-falutin' wording,way too many ads. I don't see Bicycle Guide around as much,it always had more bike stuff, less junk. The end of years bike review edition was worth the price of subscription, that issue would run-out in two days at stores back then. The foreign ones have mostly Euro-stuff and race stats.

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    Im interested more in road bike magazines. bicycling is the only local mag ive found.
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    Here is a review of Road Bike Action magazine. It is a bi-monthly magazine that is available for $9.99 a year.

    Road Bike Action Magazine
    Cover Price: $4.99
    www.roadbikeaction.com

    If you love to wear brightly colored spandex while riding your bike through traffic, boy do I have good news for you. Road Bike Enthusiast is a bi-monthly magazine highlighting the ever increasing biking phenomena that is sweeping the country. What makes this magazine work is that it understands that most bikers are recreational riders looking for a fun way to stay in shape. The publication still offers plenty of tips from well known professionals, but never loses focus on the niche concept that its core readership will come from weekend warriors blowing of steam and relieving stress. Articles on posture while riding, endurance building workouts and equipment provide bike enthusiasts with information they will not find in other magazines. The only problem this publication may encounter is the eternal question I always ask, if you are an avid bike enthusiast does it translate to an avid reader about the subject matter.

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    Bicycle Quarterly has objective and scientific testing of bikes, components and other aspects of cycling. It's more expensive as the costs are born by the readers and not by the advertisers as in other magazines.

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    OREGON CYCLING is published in Eugene but many articles are of interest to the cycling community at large. You can read articles from the online archives and decide if you want to subscribe to the printed magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait
    OREGON CYCLING is published in Eugene but many articles are of interest to the cycling community at large. You can read articles from the online archives and decide if you want to subscribe to the printed magazine.
    You can also pick it up for free at many libraries and bike shops in the Portland metro area.
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    My bicycling magazine is the Internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    Cycling Plus
    +1 best cycling mag ever.

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    I dont know why but for some reason I dont like car ads in bicycle magazines
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    I found the bike mags to be way too obsessed with the "ultimate" in whatever their focus was. Ultimate roadie, mtb or whatever. Sure, it's nice to read about the latest equipment on the market, but I'm not really going to buy any of it. It all ran out of gas long before the subscription ran out. Now and then I browse one in the book store, but most of my cycling info comes from the net, or looking around bike stores. A lot actually comes frome Bike Forums. bk

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