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renorider40

Monkey
Aug 22, 2005
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hey i need some help. What do you think is the best mainstream magazine out there. Please list mag name and website if possible
 

blt2ride

Turbo Monkey
May 25, 2005
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Chatsworth
yonton228 said:
decline is a very good mag, also check out DIRT
I agree, DECLINE and Dirt are the best mags out there for DH, DJ, and FR in my opinion. Never been too big of a fan of Dirt Rag, Bike, or Mountain Bike Action.
 

manhattanprjkt83

Rusty Trombone
Jul 10, 2003
9,024
471
Nilbog
-flow is now a pamphlet

-mba gets paid to review products a certain way, and they only base there opinions on socal

-Mountain bike just plain sucks

-bike has good photos

Decline effing rocks

butttt...modest bike takes the cake.
 

stinkyboy

Plastic Santa
Jan 6, 2005
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¡Phoenix!
#1 Decline: Excellent overall

#2 Bike: Great art direction and info.

#87 Dirt Rag: I rode with two of their writers and they were really whiny and the magazine design is the worst out there.
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
21,990
154
NY
I bought and read my first Dirt Rag ever yesterday. I F'ing loved it!!!

It's nice because it's more east coast based I'll be subscribing in the next few days.
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
29,442
2,011
MTB New England
I have not picked up a mountain bike magazine in a LONG time. Somehow I now have a subscription of "Bicycling" getting delivered to me. I know I am not paying for it, so I have no idea how or why that started up. That magazine is only good for one quick thumb through during a crap session.

I do enjoy my copy of our local association's monthly newsletter.
 

manhattanprjkt83

Rusty Trombone
Jul 10, 2003
9,024
471
Nilbog
I live and pittsburgh so i have to deal with the dirt rag groupies...sooooooooooooo annoying, dirt rag is prob the worst magazine out of them all, dont understand why they dont review something that we all want to read about or actually use...horrible photography too...:dead:
 
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JRB

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I Are Baboon said:
I have not picked up a mountain bike magazine in a LONG time. Somehow I now have a subscription of "Bicycling" getting delivered to me. I know I am not paying for it, so I have no idea how or why that started up. That magazine is only good for one quick thumb through during a crap session.

I do enjoy my copy of our local association's monthly newsletter.
Performance is giving it to me. I don't have any mtb magazines except for MBA (which sucks) when I pick them up at the shop after the title has been cut. I only buy them when I fly. I buy porn the rest of the time.
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
29,442
2,011
MTB New England
loco said:
Performance is giving it to me.
Hmmm....do you have a Team Performance membership? I do, and that may explain it. Damn, had I know buying a Team Performance membership would result in this punishment, I would not have signed up.
 
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JRB

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I Are Baboon said:
Hmmm....do you have a Team Performance membership? I do, and that may explain it. Damn, had I know buying a Team Performance membership would result in this punishment, I would not have signed up.
Yes - that is why you are getting it.
 

BikeGeek

BrewMonkey
Jul 2, 2001
4,407
56
Hershey, PA
Asking for the best magazine is like asking for the best tire. The question is meaningless without knowing where your interests are. Personally, I like Dirt Rag. I'm an XC rider who favors SS and find I can relate to the reviews, photography, and articles. I tried Modest Bike and while the photgraphers are very skilled, but I found the overall subject matter of the book boring and repetitive. Not my scene, but I can see where someone into DJ, FR, and UA riding would really dig it.

So, throw us a bone...what do you ride? If the answer is "a bit of everything," get ready to buy a couple of subscriptions because I have yet to come across any one mag that covers everything well. :)