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Cycling Magazine(4 posts)

Cycling MagazineJuniorgriff
Apr 7, 2003 6:43 PM
I am a newbie to the cycling community and I was considering subscribing to a cycling magazine in order to absorb as much knowledge as possible. Any suggestions??
re: Cycling Magazinedesmo
Apr 7, 2003 6:56 PM
Hanging out here would probably be more beneficial (and of course riding a whole lot). You could subscribe to Bicycling. But only get a one year sub, as within' a year you will know as much as they do.
re: Cycling Magazinerussw19
Apr 7, 2003 7:49 PM
All of the informative magazines will teach you about all you need to know in the first year. Mags like Bicycling are the informative mags.

If you want race coverage, the best few are Cyclesport and Procycling.

They tell you things about a month after you can find stuff on the net, but they are still great magazines. But they are both printed in Europe and so they are both expensive in the states. About $7 an issue. But they rock!

Russ
re: Cycling MagazineAkirasho
Apr 7, 2003 8:11 PM
... if you're in the US, most magazines are either geared towards a particular audience (MTB, Downhill, BMX, Road Race) or are very broad and somewhat simplified in their format (forum regulars know who I mean).

"Bicycling" will give you a general overview.
"VeloNews" covers both road and offroad racing (both in the US and abroad) as well as some good tech coverage.
"Cycle Sport" covers mostly men's Euro Pro road racing.
"Pro Cycling" covers 'bout what "Cycle Sport" does.
"Cycling Plus" comes out of the UK, but is a fairly good mix of topics with a dash of tech and DIY.

Aside from forums such as this, point your browser to
http://www.sheldonbrown.com
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html
http://www.parktool.com/
http://www.jimlangley.net/

... there are many more (make note of links to other info on these sites... and Google is a good search engine for cycling topics).

... also, consider hanging around your local bike shop(s)... as long as you're not a "pest" most folks there are happy to talk bikes and pass on bits and pieces. Many shops also offer classes on many topics from general maintenance to frame building.

... also, part deux, if you haven't already, consider joining and participating in a local cycling club if available.

Welcome aboard.

Be the bike.