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Not Shimano vs. Campy(6 posts)

Not Shimano vs. Campyspeedisgood
May 10, 2002 5:53 AM
but Procycling vs. Cyclesport! Which do you prefer?

I have a sub to CS and my friend has one for PC. We just traded a couple issues and I find that PC has much more diverse articles in general and a lot more insight from the riders. More poop, if you will, straight from the riders' mouths.

I also like David Millar's column in PC. It's the dry British humor, that for some reason, goes well with the follies and sufferings of cycling.

The one aspect that CS has PC beat is in price. CS is $40 for a year (at least at the moment) vs. $62 for a year of PC. Two years of PC is $128 and you get a Koobi saddle. Anybody know anything about Koobi?
re: Not Shimano vs. CampyAbol98
May 10, 2002 6:04 AM
Hi, my name is Abol, and I'm a gearhead. I kinda prefer CS because I feel like the photography is better, and the tech sections are usually a little larger. That opinion will probably die when I get a new ride... I hope.

Regardless of which one (I subscribe to CS and buy PC off the rack) I'm reading, I get annoyed at how often they recycle the pics. I've seen the same photo three times in one joke! To be honest, I enjoy the PC articles a bit more, but I'm going to continue to get both out of the fear of missing something. I'll also continue to buy Bicycling... my 4-year-old nephew needs something to read too.
Graham Watsonspeedisgood
May 10, 2002 6:15 AM
is still a great photographer but I think his pics tend to get a little boring cuz he has the same shots of each race, eg. the breakaway, the finish, etc. Not a lot of variety compared to what you can find on, for example. Some of the contributors there have some nifty shots that you don't see everyday, like Tafi's attack in Flanders (or was it LBL?) where his bike is fishtailing from his power. That's the cool stuff I wanna see.

I also find annoying the lag between when the articles are written and when I get the mags. I just got the CS spring classics preview. Yay. They're done already and I don't really need to read about the "favorites" for XYZ Cobble to Cobble race after the fact.

I guess I'm just wanting more articles giving me the inside scoop and less of the race reporting. I can always get that stuff quickest from the net or (gasp!) Velonews.
re: Not Shimano vs. CampyDave Hickey
May 10, 2002 6:07 AM
I like the ads better in Procycling. Most of the UK mail order companies have ads in Procyling. IMHO, Cyclesport seems be be one big Colnago ad.
re: Not Shimano vs. Campygrandemamou
May 10, 2002 6:24 AM
The photos are better in CS but I prefer PS. PS gives actual bike reviews which I like. I have been disappointed by the last two though. Wust reviews the Bianchi EV2. I own one and love it but his team rides these bikes not exacty objective. In May Boardman reviews his own custom Dolan, what do you think he'll say. The other thing I really like are the ad's. You get a chance to see things that don't make it to this side of the pond.
CS and Phil =)GreenFan
May 10, 2002 4:10 PM
I've subscribed to CS for about 8 months now, just renewed, and have been reading it for about 2 1/2 years. I've picked up a few issues of PC during the same time frame and have found CS to be more consistently interesting. Besides the "free" video and the humor of Alexi Grewal (I think he's supposed to be starting a new column at CS anyway or that's the impression I got), not to mention Graham Watson's pics, Udo Bolts insights, and the occasional gem from Johnathan Vaughters and CS wins hands down...