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Roadbike review magazine?(4 posts)

Roadbike review magazine?Jammin
Aug 28, 2001 3:18 AM
What a concept !!

Motorcyclist's have all kinds of cool mags and editors to run, ride, thrash and trash the new model cycles in order to find any weak / strong points of a machine....same with car magazines. Lots of cool stats like weight, materials, fit and finish, performance, handling, warrantys, feel on the road at legal and extra legal speeds.....you get the idea. ...and rival model shootouts too!!

Well now, why not a reviews and shootout mag for bikes?.....Trek carbon vs Lightspeed, Huffy vs Murry...ect....

Don't get me wrong, this web site is great !!! and has a wealth of info. ...I am glad I stumbled across it, and it helped influence my roadbike purchase. ....and the message board is great!

Even an on line professional review would be cool, as long as there were specific model tests with useful information on performance, quality and problems.

I guess I am splitting hairs, because the owners review section of seems to cover a lot of what I am talking about, but you can never have too much information when you are plopping down your hard earned cash on a new ride.....plus you can many times read a mag when you are not near a computer.

Any yays or nays?
already been donegrandemamou
Aug 28, 2001 3:31 AM
There was such a mag and oddly enough it was called Road Bike Review. There were lots of comparisons between bikes,frames, groupsets etc. It was an excellent mag but it went out of print and became Bike Magazine. Don't know what the problem was Not enough circulation,poor management??? The "old" Bicycling used to do this before they went to all fluff.
Don't remember that onemike mcmahon
Aug 28, 2001 4:49 AM
I do remember Bicycle Guide, which later was known as Bicyclist for a short time before publication was ceased. When was RBR Magazine in circulation?
my badgrandemamou
Aug 28, 2001 5:11 PM
Road bike action begat Bicycle Guide begat Bike. I still have some of their old mags around and I had to check. I always said cyclists have short memories why else would we continue to do this to ourselves.