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Old 06-09-10, 01:32 PM
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Best cycling magazines?

Does anyone have any recommendations for any decent cycling magazines? I tried searching for past threads but the search doesn't help in narrowing things down much. I like Velonews' online page so I was thinking of getting that one -- does anyone subscribe? Is it worthwhile? I have a feeling a lot of them just try to pimp products, but are there any particular magazines that seem to do a better than average job of covering all aspects of the sport?
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Old 06-09-10, 01:34 PM
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why pay for magazines when you get the same/better info for free online.

https://redkiteprayer.com/
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i like cycle sport. it's more about the european pro peloton than anything else, but the writing is really good, often with a tongue in cheek style to it. the writing in pro cycling bores me and the content of cycling plus/cycling weekly is too much around products and local/national racing that i dont really care about.
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Old 06-09-10, 01:52 PM
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Wait.......... I think I read the question wrong......
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Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
Agreed.

PCAD is published in RBA, btw....and I just got the July issue in the mail today, it is schwagelicious.
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Bicycle Quarterly
https://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/

and the Australian version of Ride

https://www.ridemedia.com.au/
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
This. I look forward to both every month.

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Go to Barnes and Noble and look at the mags that cost about $8-$15, and aren't from the US. You will see they are clearly the best. As mentioned, I do the The Ride from Australia, but its pricy.

CycleSport, which now has a US based version, is good.
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Old 06-09-10, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
Sorry PCAD.

I subscribe to Bicycling and Road Bike Action, never read Velonews.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
Double post

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Old 06-09-10, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by late View Post

and the Australian version of Ride

https://www.ridemedia.com.au/
+1
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+1 on the UK mags

ProCycling for well, professional cycling news -- race results, rider profiles / interviews, etc... + some equipment
CyclingPlus for more recreational interests -- lots of equipment reviews, tips, routes (UK specific). CyclingPlus is really what Bicycling should be.

As a side note, I subscribe to Bicycling, but only because it cost me $5 a year. For $5, why not?
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Originally Posted by cshell View Post







Wait.......... I think I read the question wrong......
+1, right mag, wrong edition. The 1970's edition over on C&V has a bike and a babe on the cover.

Here ya go:
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ok. can you guys seriously tell me the appeal of paying $10 for the same info you get for free online. not to mention how much of a "carbon footprint" those freeeeking imported magazines leave.

all of the best **** is on blogs these days. and bf of course.
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oh i forgot, you REALLY need to know what kind of cereal mark cavendish eats and which hand he uses to take of his pants and jacket.
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BF's very own ZeCanon works at VeloNews...so my vote goes to them.
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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
+1, right mag, wrong edition. The 1970's edition over on C&V has a bike and a babe on the cover.

Here ya go:
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Velonews and Road Bike Action.

Bicycling really sucks.
Bicycling does suck, but Road Bike Action isn't far behind. Pro Cycling and Cycle Sport are up there with Velo News and Road, Cycling+ is great for gear reviews.
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Subscribe to Cycle Sport America--best stories, best pictures.

Read Velo News everyday online.
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Cycling Plus (UK)
Ride (Australia)

Never ever ever Bicycling, I get my fix of cycling drivel here.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
ok. can you guys seriously tell me the appeal of paying $10 for the same info you get for free online. not to mention how much of a "carbon footprint" those freeeeking imported magazines leave.

all of the best **** is on blogs these days. and bf of course.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
why pay for magazines when you get the same/better info for free online.
It's called fair exchange for fair value. Too much of the world expects too much for free. It's that good old gimme-gimme culture.

Velonews, Cycle Sport America, and Bike
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Procycling, Ride, and Velonews (the only one I subscribe to). CycleSport is okay, but they devote too many pages to doping, and have adopted a holier-than-thou attitude that can be hard to stomach at times. You don't help the sport by persistently focusing on the negatives.
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