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Procycling or Cycle Sport?(6 posts)

Procycling or Cycle Sport?DG
Mar 11, 2001 10:24 PM
I am having a hard time deciding between Procycling and Cyclesport. Both have great pictures and good coverage. However, Cycle sport is $50 whereas Procycling is $55. And Cycle Sport comes with a free video.

I have bought copies of both magazines from time to time and have found them to be comparable. Does anyone have a specific recommendation? And why? (I already get velonews and bicycling).

Cycle SportBipedZed
Mar 12, 2001 5:57 AM
I've read both and subscribe to Cycle Sport. Phil Ligget is the International Editor, the writing is superior, and the magazine stock is higher quality than Procycling.
Cycle Sportchris-baby
Mar 12, 2001 6:28 AM
Agreed...If you look closely at the photos in Procycling, they look a bit ratty. I think they use a digital printing process that is inferior to cyclesport's. Often times the colors are way off and the photos are just plain boring. Robert Millar's bike reviews are valuable though. I think that's worth the price of admission. I f I had to choose though, it would be CS

That's my two cents worth
re: Procycling or Cycle Sport?Alan
Mar 12, 2001 6:00 AM
I like them both. I currently subscribe to Cycle Sport and love the European coverage. Procycling has a few more ads but is also a great magazine. I'm considering subscribing to Procycling as well. Albeit expensive, you're not going to get this kind of print coverage in any US publication. BTW, the video selection as part of the subscription to Cycle Sport is typically at least two to three years old. I chose the '96 Giro. But hey, there's no cycling on TV right now anyways.
I like bothgrandemamou
Mar 12, 2001 3:47 PM
I like the bike reviews in procycling. Especially since Bicycling's reviews have become a cop out. It's interesting to hear the opinion of a pro thats been around the block a few times. But the pictures and quality of CS is better. It's kind of expensive to do both but worth it IMHO.
One isn't enough!Erap Estrada
Mar 12, 2001 5:47 PM
We usually get Procycling ang Cycle Sport as back issues here at almost double the price. But hey, it's worth it, especially Cycle Sport because of Graeme Watson's pics. Cor Vos isn't that bad either. Pro Cycling also has some excellent articles and Robert Millar could show Bicycling a thing or two about bike revieweing. If I were you, I'd drop Bicycling and Velonews and get both Cycle Sport and ProCycling. You won't regret it. The best thing to do when out of the saddle is reading this stuff.