Magazines

July 6th, 2007 Posted in General Stuff

There are a lot of bicycle magazines out there, but we have a few favourites. Generally they’re focused on the same things we’re focused on in the shop – practical, useful interesting bikes rather than the annual road and MTB product cycle. Our collection isn’t for sale, but any time you’re in the shop, you’re welcome to sit on the couch and browse.

  • Velovision – From the UK – Recumbents, trikes, load-carrying, transport, touring, folding bikes, hub gears, dynamos and family cycling. Essential and inspiring reading.
  • Rivendell Reader – The in-house magazine of Grant Petersen and Rivendell Bicycle Works, espousing their unique take on cycling. The annual Rivendell Catalogue is always lovely to browse as well.
  • Bicycle Quarterly – “The Discerning Cyclist’s Resource” – Articles covering the history of Parisian porteurs, the early years of the TdF, or French constructeurs like Rene Herse, as well as new randonneur, touring and commuting bikes, advice on long distance riding and expertly researched surveys of tires, dynamos and bearings.
  • Singletrack and Dirtrag – Community focussed mountain bike magazines from the UK and the US respectively.
  • Momentum – The magazine for self propelled people.
  • A to B – Folding bikes, electric bikes, trailers, trikes, trains and alternative transport
  • Urban Velo – A ‘zine about the cycling lifestyle. Words, art, culture.

..as well as old copies of Australian touring magazines, street fixie and folding bike magazines from Japan and a few copies of International Cycle Sport from the 70′s. Everyone likes our copy of “Where The Wild Things Are as well..