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Old 12-06-04, 12:26 AM
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Best mountain bike mag?

Which of the following is the best mag?
  • Dirt Rag
  • Mountain Bike Action
  • Mountain Bike
  • Bike
  • Twenty Six
  • Flow







I choose Dirt Rag
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Old 12-06-04, 12:30 AM
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decline, or dirt
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Old 12-06-04, 12:30 AM
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None that you mentioned, Dirt rules all.
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Of those listed I read Dirt Rag.
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Flwo turned into Decline. Decline is like the old flow. The new flow is like Maxim with bikes. Decline and mbuk. Dirt is ok, but it isn't sport specific enough.

Of all the mags you listed. They all suck
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Old 12-06-04, 01:51 AM
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I read Australian Mountain Bike, [R]evolution and Clict

All Aussie specific mags.
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Old 12-06-04, 02:30 AM
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Dirt Rag and Bike are the only two I'm willing to pay for (Dirt Rag more so). Sometimes I'll read an article at the newstand from those other mags.
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Dirtrag is pretty good, nice articles.....same with Bike.
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Decline......
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Only ones I can find in my area, and therefore buy and read on occasion:

MBA
MB
Bike

I'd be interested in finding out where I can get the other ones...
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I can not stomach how they write the Hick accent into "The Old Coot" section in "Dirt Rag"... a lot of good info but, the way they write it gets OLD after the first couple of lines.
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Old 12-06-04, 09:07 AM
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I subscribe to Dirtrag, Bike and Mountain Bike Action for different reasons.

I tend to enjoy Dirtrag best. Dirtrag focuses on the love of bikes and more of the cycling culture.

Bike is all about the pictures.

Mountain Bike Action, well, it was a gift subscription, it's mediocre at best!
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Originally Posted by incipit
I can not stomach how they write the Hick accent into "The Old Coot" section in "Dirt Rag"... a lot of good info but, the way they write it gets OLD after the first couple of lines.
Agreed on both points, totally. Good info but the style is a little overbaked.

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[QUOTE=javajumper]Which of the following is the best mag?
  • Dirt Rag
  • Mountain Bike Action
  • Mountain Bike
  • Bike
  • Twenty Six
  • Flow


I read all of 'em. I subscribe to all that I can. They each have their strong points and not so strong points; their own angle. I'll read mtb-related advertisments and product brochures and catalogs and watch vid's on repeat; anything I can get my hands on if I can't be out riding. I'm obsessed with mtb.

I've been thinking about submitting something to Dirt Rag. That's one of its cool features; it's like a print version of an online forum where anyone can submit pic's, stories, reviews, artwork, etc. Anyone here ever submitted something to 'em?
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That was the only reason I remotely enjoyed dirtrag. Old coot had some interesting points in one article. He was talkign about picking a line and duallies. I figured, as with all dirtrag articles, he was gonna rag on poor form and people not riding right (the retro way) Instead he goes off on a tangent about how people with duallies are STILL picking the best lines and trying to hard to ride clean. "you have a dually, you see a rock, ride over it, not around it"...Definately an asset to that mag
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Old 12-06-04, 02:08 PM
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whelp, I reckon I sorta liked de ole coot.

Nevr had no problem whit da man.
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Like I stated I like the section it's informative but, I would prefer proper english... I just want to read it, not try to figure out what is being said. It's like deciphering personalized license plate tags.
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Dirt Rag.

Bike.

I subscribe to Dirt Rag because I can usually read everything in it with interest.
As stated, Bike has pretty pictures

The "riders eye" section in the last two issues of Dirt Rag is really keen. Nice to see so many reader - submitted photos.

I submitted to the last two issues...

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Old 12-06-04, 03:19 PM
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I submitted to the last two issues...

But the important question is, "Did you get published".

If so, which ones are yours!
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Old 12-06-04, 03:44 PM
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MBUK and What mountain bike? are the best over here, although mountain bike reveiw is very good aswell...... We're spoilt for chioce for mags over here....
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Yeah you euros have the best mags by far and away. Nothing even compares here. Although Decline is looking promising.
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I'd tend to agree with Cornish Rdr UK, that MBUK (Mountain Biking United Kingdom) is the best mag out there...
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Thanks for the scoop. Never seen Dirt Rag, but I'm going by all your thumbs up at it and adding it to my holidays wish list
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Personally i don't like the new Flow, I thought the old ones were waaayy better.
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CChaves. Try decline. Run by the guys who did the old flow
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