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    Cycling Magazine Suggestions

    Looking for a good cycling magazine since riding here in the Midwest is on hold until the Spring.
    I like Cycling Plus but would prefer a US based forum. I like to read about new bikes, equipment and training/nutrition ideas, any suggestions on publications you currently enjoy?

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    Dirt Rag, Road Bike Action good reads.

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    Peloton or Paved. Best road cycling mags out there, IMHO.
    "Rivendells do not rock; they jamboree."
    "Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    Peloton or Paved. Best road cycling mags out there, IMHO.
    Paved is gone - last issue was their last.

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    No kidding. Hmmm, that really blows because that was a great mag.


    Peloton doesn't seem to be going anywhere though.
    "Rivendells do not rock; they jamboree."
    "Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    No kidding. Hmmm, that really blows because that was a great mag.


    Peloton doesn't seem to be going anywhere though.
    I know, I picked up a copy for my own stocking at Christmas and the Editorial was about shutting it down

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    I really like Road Bike Action. When it comes to reviews, it seems many of the cycling magazines claim almost everything they review is great, but with just differing degrees of greatness. I assume this is to satisfy their sponsors. With Road Bike Action I feel that they are more willing to say something is not great, despite what their sponsors might want.

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    I currently get Peloton, Bicycling, and Velo. All are good in their own right. Bicycling is good for basics and fluff, velo is more in depth, and Peloton has great photography. I'll be pissed if Peleton goes under as I bought my brother a 2 year subscription for Christmas!

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    Road Bike Action is what I subscribe to. Happy with it.

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    I like Road Bike Action as well, they don't always just review the super top end stuff.

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    I subscribe to Road Bike Action, but pick-up a Cycle Sport every now and then. CS is great for pro cycling and they do gear reviews, too. It's British, so it cost a lot. Their commentary is very snarky, but clever.

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    Agree with RBA but you will get more good info in here than from any mag/rag.

    Sad, but true.
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    never underestimate the idiocy of BF.

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    What if I don't care about expensive bicycle stuff and just want to read stories about cycling and look at great photography?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
    What if I don't care about expensive bicycle stuff and just want to read stories about cycling and look at great photography?
    What kind of stories? If you like pro cycling, I think Pro Cycling is the best out there. It's not cheap at about $100 a year in the U.S. and subscribing is the best way to ensure you'll find it. Unless you're in a major city it's not on the racks. Like everyone they have a digital edition, but even though I'm as pro-tech as they come, while I'll read newspapers via apps, I don't like doing that with longer-form magazines.

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    I haven't subscribed to bike magazines in awhile, but I will occasionally check out the magazines at a bookstore and get individual issues. I feel like Bicycling is generally too "generic," but sometimes has useful info here and there. I recently picked up an issue of Cycling Active, which is based in Britain. It is sort of like Bicycling, but done bigger & better, with more focus on commuting/touring. Both Road Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action seemed to be heavily oriented to covering products/bikes and getting people to buy products/bikes. I'm female and in my late 30's - when I read Mountain Bike Action, it seems a bit overly-oriented toward males in the 18-30 range... Lots of shots of guys on high-end mountain bikes getting "big air" after launching off ledges, berms, etc. The BikeSnobNYC website/blog/books are usually funny.

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    Almost forgot Bicycle Quarterly / Off The Beaten Path blog.. Interesting to read occasionally, but they can be kind of extreme with over-analyzing things like bike tube angles and idealizing old school steel bikes over everything. Both are oriented toward people who do brevets and randonneuring.

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    +1 for RBA!
    "You never know what's around the next bend in the road..."

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    paper or online,

    there is always
    http://prollyisnotprobably.com/ andhttp://www.cogmag.com/
    and a few others. lots of links.

    lots of pics

    http://****yeahfixedgear.tumblr.com/

    fill it in
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    I enjoy reading Bike Magazine. While they are about mountain biking, the stories of adventure are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonCook View Post
    I currently get Peloton, Bicycling, and Velo. All are good in their own right. Bicycling is good for basics and fluff, velo is more in depth, and Peloton has great photography. I'll be pissed if Peleton goes under as I bought my brother a 2 year subscription for Christmas!
    Man, you are brave. I have mentioned Bicycling a couple of times on cycling forums and been flamed into oblivion. Not a wise move!

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    Great feedback, Thank You!
    ill see if I can find a copy of Road Bike Action for review today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halcyon100 View Post
    I haven't subscribed to bike magazines in awhile, but I will occasionally check out the magazines at a bookstore and get individual issues. I feel like Bicycling is generally too "generic," but sometimes has useful info here and there. I recently picked up an issue of Cycling Active, which is based in Britain. It is sort of like Bicycling, but done bigger & better, with more focus on commuting/touring. Both Road Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action seemed to be heavily oriented to covering products/bikes and getting people to buy products/bikes. I'm female and in my late 30's - when I read Mountain Bike Action, it seems a bit overly-oriented toward males in the 18-30 range... Lots of shots of guys on high-end mountain bikes getting "big air" after launching off ledges, berms, etc. The BikeSnobNYC website/blog/books are usually funny.
    Try Bike. It's off road only but there are 2 women on the editorial staff who also participate in the bike review stuff. One of these women is a very clever and funny writer.

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    Thanks, I'll check out Bike.

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    I like RBA myself, but if Cyclist were a little cheaper I'd take that one any day. It's from the UK. and I'm from the USA, so the mag cost $13.25
    George

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    Peloton is my favorite. I aldo get rouleur, bicycling, and paved. I'll also pick up others if I'm traveling. Peloton is the only one I would be sad about going under. Bicycling is pretty poor really.

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