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Old 07-19-09, 08:18 PM
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Bicycle Times Magazine

I think I may have posted this before, but did a search and couldn't find.

This is sort of a cool magazine geared at the average, everyday commuter/recreational rider. I dig it and thought I'd share their site. They are a new magazine so I say, go buy one or subscribe for just ten bucks and be supportive of the little guys.

https://www.bicycletimesmag.com/

Oh, and no, I don't work for them.
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Old 07-19-09, 08:47 PM
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It's Dirt Rag's spin off for commuter lifestyle consumers.

Nothing wrong with it, just Dirt Rag is a pretty garden variety MB/DH bike geared toward the more youthful, aggressive riders.
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Old 07-20-09, 04:52 AM
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I've read the first to issues. Meh. The "Do Bike Lanes Cause Accidents?" article was the most poorly written on the subject I've ever seen.

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I've read two of the Bike Times magazines at a local coffee shop. I wasn't to impressed, but I wasn't really disappointed either. I'd rather come to BF myself . However I did like the fact that they encouraged regular commuters to write articles for them. At least that's what it seemed like.
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
I've read the first to issues. Meh. The "Do Bike Lanes Cause Accidents?" article was the most poorly written on the subject I've ever seen.
Even if it were the most amazing piece of journalism on the planet, I'd figure this publication to go repetitive in a hurry. I mean, look at this forum. What ever gets said here that's really new?
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Old 07-20-09, 09:06 AM
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While I agree that it might get repetitive, there is a market for decently written reviews of bikes and accessories. If I saw it at a coffee shop, I would definitely read it... not sure that I would subscribe though.

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Old 07-20-09, 09:55 AM
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I read the 1st issue. I would likewise give it a pretty lukewarm review, although as far as cycling publications go it is more on target with the type of riding I do than Bicycling, Velo News, and some of the rest of the pulp out there that only focuses on racing and the latest/greatest/fastest/lightest nonsense.

As mentioned, it is a DirtRag spinoff -- so don't get it because you think you're supporting some small, new, indie publication. As far as repetition goes, have you seen any two issues of Bicycling? How formulaic is that POS -- every issue is the same (1) Ride longer/harder/faster with less training time; (2) Best tips on losing weight; (3) Ten best equipment upgrades; blah, blah, blah. The only worthy cycling publication, IMO, is BQ.
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Momentum (published in Vancouver, Canada) is worth reading. You can pick it up free various places in the Pacific Northwest, subscribe for a print copy, or read it free online:

https://www.momentumplanet.com/
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"The only worthy cycling publication, IMO, is BQ. "

You have soooo gotten that right. I discovered Bicycle Quarterly within the past year and have been busily devouring the back issues ever since. FWIW I also find that Momentum magazine puts a nice slant on all things bicycle.
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
Momentum (published in Vancouver, Canada) is worth reading. You can pick it up free various places in the Pacific Northwest, subscribe for a print copy, or read it free online:

https://www.momentumplanet.com/
I really enjoy reading Momentum...I was reading it way before I actually had a bike too
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