Cycle Sport UK road racing magazine Magazine

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $6.25


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Cycle Sport UK road racing magazine


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed Carlin a Racer from Los Gatos, California

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2001

Strengths:    Outstanding race coverage, incredible photography

Weaknesses:    That nutty British English! It's like they have a different word for everything!

Bottom Line:   
If you love racing, you'll love this magazine. I haven't found any other mag that gives better coverage. Hey, if Phil Liggitt is involved, it's probably world class. And it is. The graham watson and phil oconnor photography is often suitable for framing. Very slick presentation and always interesting articles. None of the short attention span crap you get with Bicycling magazine. It's a little expensive for a magazine, but I think it's worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Velonews, Bicycling Mag (trash)

Bike Setup:   Road: Litespeed Classic, MTB: Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Morten a Racer from Hønefoss, Norway

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Strengths:    You cant get a mag that covers racing in the same way as CS!
The pictures are great, great interwiews, just great


Weaknesses:    Some articles are just a bit dull

Bottom Line:   
its just great

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   bicycling, norwegian & swedish crap magazines

Bike Setup:   alloy frame, sora, mavic cxp 21, ITM bars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by noel a Weekend Warrior from adelaide

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2000

Strengths:    great photos

Weaknesses:    occasionally noddy articles, and if you thinks its out of date and expensive in the States, try tracking down a copy here in Oz.

Bottom Line:   
Great photos and occasionally interesting articles. Race coverage tends to be quite superfical (apart from the TDF review issue) and the letters page is one of the worst in any publication (note to the world: I don't care what you think about Mario or Dicky, it's like reading a teenage fanzine sometimes).
Great photos still make it worth buying, but now its probably no longer even the best English language road racing mag.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Velonews, procycling, Velo (Fr), Weekly Cycling etc

Bike Setup:   Do you really care, I don't think so.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Okie a Cross-Country Rider from Blanchard, Oklahoma

Date Reviewed: September 18, 1999

Strengths:    
great photography, in depth stories, European race results


Weaknesses:    
It comes from the U.K. so it is pricey, but worth it. It also runs a month behind.


Bottom Line:   
This is no questions asked the BEST road racing magazine out there! If you love the Tour De France, Giro D'Italia, and the Vuelta D'Espana then this is the magazine for you. Has in-depth coverage of all of the major European races, and also has great team profiles (Have you ever wondered who those sponsors really are?). It is highly addictive so be warned. If you want riding tips then this is not for you but if you want to follow the Posties from Het-Volk to the world championships then this is a must have! Way to go Phil Ligget (editor) and Graham Watson (photos)!

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Favorite Trail:   
Chicken Barn Road

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Bicycling


Bike Setup:   
MTB-Raliegh M80 stock, Ritchey Speedmax tiresRoad-Peugeot

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dmain Moss a Racer from winston salem NC

Date Reviewed: August 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Cycle sport has everything for it. The worlds best photographer Graham Watson also Phill ligget who is the the best englsih speaking commenator. I am 26 and i rmeber the days of winning magazine when it used to be great. When i was 12 i picked up these mags and read them back to back. In 1994 i read cycle sport for the first time and have been a loyal reader since. The mag is compleate. From equipment the pros use, to step by step race info its on the top of ever serious riders magazine list.


Weaknesses:    
Well, at 6 to 7$ its not cheap at all. but its imported so that part of the reason. Its a great incentive if you order the mag from world cycling produtcions at 1-800-359-3107. I thinkif u are a first time subscriber they will give you a free video of thier collectins.. and trust me thier stuff is the best!


Bottom Line:   
As i said if you are a serious cyclist and you really get into what happens in europe and what the pros do and win you cant go wrong with cyclle sport. Pricey yes, but if you love the sport and want the best I think its worth it. Cycle sport cant bet betterd, it coul only be copied, I dont think anyoone could do a better job

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Favorite Trail:   
roadie

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
well, the euro mags will always be great. In america, cycling mags seem to be stuck at an enthusiasist level because cycling here isnt really popular. Thats why cycle sport is expensive, but its very worth it.


Bike Setup:   
I have a Fondriest Status, with all 9-speed dura-ace time equipe pedals time carbon fork deda bar and stem, its niccce:)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Al a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, B.C.

Date Reviewed: June 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Best coverage I've ever read.


Weaknesses:    
A little pricey, but it's worth it


Bottom Line:   
I agree with the other reviewers. I must have seen at least a dozen other bike magazines and if you want road racing coverage, nothing even comes close to this.The in-depth articles are much better than anything I've seen in other magazines.

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Favorite Trail:   
N/A

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Most popular cycling magazines


Bike Setup:   
Cramerotti road bike w/Shimano 105Rocky Mountain Equipe mountain bike w/Shimano DX (yes it's old)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross-Country Rider from Beale A.F.B., Ca.

Date Reviewed: May 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Pictures, Euro insight, guest columns, cool british humor ( monty python ). gloosy pages


Weaknesses:    
that the centerfold has a fold in it.


Bottom Line:   
This is the best cycling magazine out there ( roadie ). I would pay 10 bucks an issue if I had to. I have had a subscription for 3 years and the price just dropped to 50 bucks a year. Well worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Most bike related mags



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Russ a Racer from Gainesville, FL

Date Reviewed: April 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Photos and Guest columnists.


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
This is THE BEST roadie mag on the planet! Edited by Phil Ligget, photos by Graham Watson and guest columns by Tony Rominger and David Millar. Sply put, this Magazine is worth the extra money you would pay to get it in the USA, because it's the best out there that is road race oriented. It can be hard to find, but try Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble. Well worth the extra money over Velo-News. If I could give it a higher rating that 5, I would.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Velo News



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