New Mag - Cyclist

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Brian B
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New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Brian B » Tue Nov 27, 2012 19:06 pm

Picked up a copy of this new mag a few months ago and have to say I was really impressed. I cancelled my Procycling subscription last year as it was becoming tedious, boring and cyclesport was not much better either.

This new mag scrubs the floor with them and I am glad I picked it up. Its only out every 2months or so and picked up the latest edition yesterday and its classy looking as well.

Anybody else converted?
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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby foxydan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 19:24 pm

Yes I've bought a copy and was impressed. Some nice articles in it as well. I definetely get it again.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby MoscowFlyer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 19:48 pm

It's monthly, and is very well written. I've subscribed for 3 issues for a fiver, one of those magazines that feels nice as well so I go for the print copy rather than digital.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Tue Nov 27, 2012 19:59 pm

http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40088&t=12880896&hilit=new+magazine

I enjoy it -> like the fact its a bit more 'premium' than cycling+

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Flexisurfer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:15 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40088&t=12880896&hilit=new+magazine

I enjoy it -> like the fact its a bit more 'premium' than cycling+


I bought the latest edition for the first time and my initial impressions are that it's a cross between Cycling+ and Procycling, not sure how long it will last, but it's good.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Bozman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:23 pm

I like it, it's well set out, looks the part and the content has been good up to now. My old man even took an issue home after ******* through it and he's not even sat on a bike for 20 yrs.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby jezzpalmer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:25 pm

It's a good magazine, far better than the usual advert ridden repetitive nonsense.
Quality paper, nice photography & well written; a bit like a baby Rouler.

However, it might be hard to sustain without descending into the 'usual advert ridden repetitive nonsense', albeit on nice paper.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Beatmaker » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:28 pm

I really like it. I've bought the last three issues and I've just realised I haven't bought Pro Cycling since starting with Cyclist. I would like to see a little more racing in it though.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Fevmeister » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:32 pm

Looks good - have downloaded it on newsstand on iPad. You can download issue one for free! I'll give it a go and see what I think

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Guanajuato » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:34 pm

I got an email from the publishes as I susbscribe to one of their photography mags. Got 3 issues for a fiver, then noticed British Cycling members can get 3 issues for £3. So I'm getting 6 issues for £8, which isn't bad. I may well continue afterwards, as it is well written, the articles are in-depth rather than just scraping the surface. As someone else said, its very like a mini-roueleueur, but rather less arty-farty. Hopefully they'll keep up the standard.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Teisetrotter » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:44 pm

I agree with the baby Rouler comparison. It is a great magazine ......... once the season gets going and they add in some racing reports it will be nearly perfect. I am going to subscribe.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby cougie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 00:24 am

Nice magazine. Nobody do that Swiss ride though - I want to do that.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Beatmaker » Wed Nov 28, 2012 07:23 am

cougie wrote:Nice magazine. Nobody do that Swiss ride though - I want to do that.


How good did that look! And the Norway ride. And the Girona ride.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Bobbinogs » Wed Nov 28, 2012 07:48 am

The Norway ride looked stunning. Not many other mags that could have done that justice, awesome photography and great words. Getting riders like Simon Warren to do their sportive reports lent a bit of credence too, albeit that it might alienate the average Joe Rider if Simon is seen as representative of us lot. As above, be interesting to see what happens when the season starts.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby AndyPkr » Wed Nov 28, 2012 08:06 am

I have bought the first three issues. Looks pretty good up to now. I did notice they had crept an advert for solar panels into the latest edition. Have sent them an email to say it had no place in a cycling magazine costing £5.00. Lets see if they take any notice, or as someone else suggested, they start filling it with adverts.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby NewTTer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 08:24 am

Presumably it is another title for the Future Group, so in essence the same stuff just re badged and presented in a slightly different style.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby jezzpalmer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 08:40 am

it's not a future publication.
From what I've seen it's far better than their offerings, quite refreshing.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:26 am

Not sure how long it'll last, lots of the features have been lifted from other mags and basically rewritten. They don't have the depth of writing like Procycling, cyclesport but at least they might make the others raise their game.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby NewTTer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:37 am

jezzpalmer wrote:it's not a future publication.
From what I've seen it's far better than their offerings, quite refreshing.

OUCH this must sting a little then for the Cycling Plus boys on their own forum.

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Re: New Mag - Cyclist

Postby jezzpalmer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:53 am

Probably, but then it maybe a different audience; red top tabloid Vs broadsheet scenario.
If you're starting out then the likes of Cycling Plus are great, but once you know what kit is what, and have ambitions to do big rides on the continent, you've kind of outgrown it.

As Rodrego said, it might make them raise their game.


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