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    Best MTB Magazine

    I want to subscribe to a MTB magazine but am unsure which is the best/better known. So far I've heard of Mountain Biking, Dirt Rag, and Bike. Any recommendations is much appreciated!!
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    Mountain Bike Action is the one I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Mountain Bike Action is the one I get.
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    MBA is good. I probably prefer Bike a bit more - I get them both and if I had to pick one it would be Bike.
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    I hope to someday have Bike, Dirt Rag, Mountain Bike Action and Singletrack subs....

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    I love MBA but i'll have to check out Bike mag! didn't know there was anything else even close!

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    Bike has very pretty pictures, but seems like it's run by a group of insecure teenagers. It's seasoned with filthy language and I find the articles somewhat of a snore. EDIT: The filthy language was in MBUK, not Bike. (sorry) Bike was just a snore without the filth.

    MBAction is my favorite...I think because I'm a tech geek and they do a fantastic job on their gear reviews and seem to be the first to test products. They're not overly philosophical, and their articles seem to be pretty aplicable to me.

    They also have a digital version that you can download that looks identical to the print issue and comes out way before the print version. I already have my October digital issue.

    Mountain Biking magazine is another decent one. I prefer it second to MBA.

    born2bahick: Believe it or not...I was a Borders at the Legends mall outside of KC and they had 7 different mountain biking magazines. They had MBA, Bike, Dirt Rag, Mountain Bike, Mountain Biking, Decline, MBUK...and I think even 1 other.
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    I just got subs to MBA and Dirtrag, from the first issues I"ve recieved I like MBA better.
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    If you like reading a magazine written by adults who can string words together in coherent sentences, then MBA is the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    If you like reading a magazine written by adults who can string words together in coherent sentences, then MBA is the one.
    You're just saying that cuz they used you as an example of how to get sponsered . BTW Nice article.

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    Thanks for the info, I was looking to start buying a good MTB mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    If you like reading a magazine written by adults who can string words together in coherent sentences, then MBA is the one.
    You have got to be kidding. MBA, besides the fact that it's essentially one big advertisement, is the literary equivalent of used toilet paper.

    I have subs to Dirt Rag and Bike. I prefer soul to hype.

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    I get mba, dirt rag, bike, bicycling, mountain bike (one owned by bicycling) and velo news. In my opinion they all suck. The first few are always great but after that they all just seem the same to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    You have got to be kidding. MBA, besides the fact that it's essentially one big advertisement . . . I prefer soul to hype.
    Yes there are a lot of ads; but the advertisers gravitate to the quality product with the circulation figures. Besides, marketing people tend to be writers themselves and will probably lean toward putting their money in a pub that does not read like a 8th grade project. I prefer journalism to 'soul.'

    I'll admit that its focus is a little too SoCal even for my tastes; but that comes with the territory with any publication that is in the self-proclaimed epicenter of its sport. And I imagine that doesn't speak to you as much the farther from the left coast you get.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
    BTW Nice article.
    Thanks - - Oh, and I'd like 'em even if it weren't for that

    I got to witness the launches of Dirt Bike and later Motocross Action onto the newsstands and how they shook up the landscape of the M/C press; it was only natural I guess that I'd like a Hi-Torque publication when I got into mountain biking years later.

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    I really like DirtRag but there is really no contest that Mountain Biking UK is the best in my opinion. The photography is superb, the reviews are great, and the last issue I bought came with a DVD and some aluminum valve caps.

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    Mba is ok.
    Bike wasn't informative.
    Dirtrag wasn't informative, but semi- interesting.
    That's all I've read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    I got to witness the launches of Dirt Bike and later Motocross Action onto the newsstands and how they shook up the landscape of the M/C press; it was only natural I guess that I'd like a Hi-Torque publication when I got into mountain biking years later.
    I wish Hi-Torque would re-introduce the magazine "Road Bike". It was much like MBA, but focused on modern road bikes.

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    yea, mba is one giant advertisement; it's like the cosmo of bike mags.
    bike is the best usa mag imo, and dirt is the best uk mag imo.
    mountain bike and decline are alright though.

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    If you can find it, then Singletrack magazine is a wonderful read. Lots of full colour pictures and well written articles that encompass the whole 'thingyness' of mountainbiking.
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    MBAction is #1.
    Bike has nice pics.
    Dirt Rag is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosplat
    yea, mba is one giant advertisement; it's like the cosmo of bike mags.
    bike is the best usa mag imo, and dirt is the best uk mag imo.
    mountain bike and decline are alright though.
    MBA has more focus on products than most of the other magazines, which is why I buy it. DECLINE is the worst POS I've ever read. It reminds me of Trasher Magazine(very cool when I was 13) for the freeride crowd.

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    MBUK

    DirtRag

    Decline


    In that order. MBUK is the bee's knees. They always give away sweet swag!
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    I get MBA and Dirtrag. I wont be renewing my sub to either.

    Dirtrag is full of tree hugging hippy crap.
    MBA is SantaCruz's *****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
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    Dirtrag is full of tree hugging hippy crap.
    Uh...That's tree huggin' hippy compost, buddy. Get it right, or I'll have to cite you for lack of green points on the trail.
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