Velonews Magazine Magazine

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Velonews Magazine


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Grande Cache, AB

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2004

Strengths:    Race coverage
Product reviews
Frequency of publication
Concentrates on riders, not products


Weaknesses:    Biased towards roadies
Expensive for non-U.S. subscribers


Bottom Line:   
An interesting mag. As another reviewer said, how many "how-to" articles can you read before you hit the wall? VeloNess is cycling current events. Their product reviews are limited compared to the product oriented mags, but are generally logical and fair.

A little biased towards roadies, but that's where the money is these days.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   It's the only game in town


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ilakano a Cross Country Rider from clayton, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent coverage of racing in the US and worldwide. Product reviews are well done.

Weaknesses:    The editorial staff's bias against mountain bikers is obvious and annoying. From the lame O'Grady cartoons to the hot/not section, its clear the editors and writers at VeloNews have no respect for mountain bikers.

Bottom Line:   
A good but not great magazine.

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Favorite Trail:   widowmaker

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   subscriber

Similar Products Used:   MBR, Dirt Rag, Procycling

Bike Setup:   Irrelevant

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sergio from Tulare

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2001

Strengths:    Awesome race coverage with fantastic pictures of major racing events.. The ESPN of cycling...

Weaknesses:    Doesn't come out every day.....pictures could use a bit more color, but when your taking pics from out in the middle of the race what can you expect.

Bottom Line:   
If you like racing action then this magazine is the one for you... If you like reading "how to get legs of steel" for the one- hundreth time, then buy one of those other magazines..... keep up the great work Velo... you guys rock!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   local trail that I create.....

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   any magazine shop

Similar Products Used:   none....for the price no magazine compares unless you like reading the same articles over and over....

Bike Setup:   specialized hard tail, full xt. manitou sx-r.. rhyno lite rims... sram attack shifters..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Racer from Connecticut

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2001

Strengths:    Every 2 weeks, coverage, in-depth, comics, road and mtn.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The most informative magazine out there for racing - road and mtn! This is racing! I absolutly love this mag.
It has everything in it. Quality articles and news.

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Favorite Trail:   Killington Stage Race

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Cannondales, R2000 and F1000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bob VonMoss a Weekend Warrior from Chicago, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2000

Strengths:    overview of national cycling, comic strip, semi-celebrity oriented, major tour coverage, competitive oriented, objective reviews


Weaknesses:    If you're not involved in the racing scene, it can be somewhat distant and irrelevant. Strange fetish with women's cycling and women racers. Only cover big money events. no BMX. no non-competitive cycling.


Bottom Line:   
competitive cycling on a national level. Different than sport-oriented Bicycling.

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Favorite Trail:   20+ mile one way commute to work

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   Bicycling, Bike

Bike Setup:   Gunnar Crosshairs, drop bars, Ultegra, ESGE fenders, Brooks saddle

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by richard chittick a Racer from littleton, co

Date Reviewed: October 14, 1999

Strengths:    
coverage. that's the key word. they get in there and get the info and get out and get it to you. they're also one of the only magazines that cover competitive mountain biking.


Weaknesses:    
little choppy at times, and the local coverage can seem a little arbitrary. but that's the nature of national magazines.


Bottom Line:   
pure journalism. you don't really find that in many corners of the mountain bike world. velo news is about the dissemination of cycling information and they do a fantastic job of it. they're the best magazine in the country for competitive road coverage and the best magazine in the world for competitive mountain coverage. and the only magazine for cyclocross coverage. they just don't stop.

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Favorite Trail:   
in a galaxy, far far away...

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
cycle sport, pro-cycling (european road weenie magazines)



Overall Rating:1
Submitted by MattT a cross-country rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: January 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Just kinda really really techie-racer-boringish. Fine if you are a racer, but definetly not the mag to get newbies inspired to ride. Better when Mountain BIke, casue it doesnt have Zap. Hmmm, not much else to say, that should we 50 words.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mike T. a cross-country rider from Ontario, Canada.

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This is the number one bike magazine out there. I've been a subscriber for twenty four years since Barbara George published it in her kitchen in Brattleboro, Vt.
It has since gone better and better. It gives me everything I need - race reports, both road and mtb from around the world, tech articles both physical and mechanical and real racers writing about their world.
I can't imagine how it can be improved - all this and it comes 2x monthly in the summer !!
I subscribe three years at a time so to get the cheapest rate. Waytago Velonews - you're the best and you deserve more burning hotdogs than five - you should be Hors Category !!!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Flash Gordon a racer from Dark Side of the Moon

Date Reviewed: July 8, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Nothing else comes close. Just pure, honest coverage of competitive cycling. If your are looking for info on a local race or want to know what is going on in the pros, this is the place to go. I am not even a roadie yet I love to read about what is going on in the pro peleton along with mountain biking.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Smudgie Bow a racer from Fred Vegas

Date Reviewed: May 20, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I wish it were cheaper. I wish I had enough time to read it cover to cover!
If I could susbcribe to only one rag, this is def it! VN covers the entire spectrum of the cycling world and focuses on racing. Great writing, acceptable photos. Other mags may provide more dazzle or bike culture/fashion/trendiness, but VN gives the BIG PICTURE with detail.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE a cross-country rider from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: May 15, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I LIKE VELO NEWS,THEY REALLY BREAK IT DOWN!
The TV commercial they have really rocks!IT MAKES YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND RACE,RACE RACE DUDE! V ELO NEWS IS MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE TYPICAL MAGAZINE,IT'S MORE FOR RACING.I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE STUCK ONLY READING IT THOUGH.As i commented before the TV ad really is pretty cool>.....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a racer from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: February 24, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I started reading Velo when I first started racing. It is the best way to find out where and when the races in your area are happening. The also have the best race coverage of any magazine. I don't even ride a road bike but I still like to read about what is happening in the big tours as well as cyclocross and mountain biking. It is not glossy and it doesn't have much for product reviews but the race coverage and training tips are the best there is. If you are serious, this is the magazine for you.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by austin a cross-country rider from texas

Date Reviewed: February 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I like it. It's got a pretty neat layout and stuff, and you're not going to get it confused with another mag. It's got the best articles on all racing, even road biking, and I look forward to its arrival. Regarding the 'f' word: Oh, who cares? It pervades our society. It's on TV (south park), in movies, in computer games, and represented in many other media throughout our society. Sure, it'd be nice if they didn't have to say it, but it was a quote, so it's not as if they themselves used the term. All in all, like everyone else who's heard of this and read it (few, judging by the number of reviews) i really enjoys this thing.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by jeremy a cross-country rider from Gibsons

Date Reviewed: February 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   


this magazine is awesome. It's got good reviews on races and products, and it's got stuff on Road bikes (road bike are sweet). Have you ever seen Tour the France, or tour D'italy! Those races aren't for pansy ass, unlike the riding crew off MBA. Anyway it's a good mag to buy. I prefer the product reviews I get here 'cause I know rider's actually test the stuff, ride hard and give their true feelings about the stuff (hey, it's their money they'r spending!)

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by John Kukoda a cross-country rider from Durango, CO

Date Reviewed: February 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   


As of April '98, when my sub to MBA expires, VeloNews and Dirt Rag will become the only two cycling publications I receive. As a former editor of Mt. Bike (For the Ad Dollars), I was receiving a free lifetime subscription, but I called the Zapster a few issues back asking to be removed from the comp list because every issue just pissed me off a little more. I still get Dirt Rag (thankya kindly, Maurice). I don't need no nitwits telling me what to buy, or how to ride over logs, or why I'm uncool because I don't have any tattoos, earrings, ubangi lips, or goatee, and I've already got my freeride, (it was free, and I ride the hell out of it -- Merlin, the besta bika, to paraphrase Mario C. -- thanx Merlin, I owe ya one). I'll be nenewing my sub to VeloNews, despite its penchant for printing four-letter words uttered by Mr. Palmer, and despite Mr. O'Grady's unreasonable fear and loathing of rattlesnakes, but will subtract one chili for those transgressions. Go VeloNews.

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