Best bike mag is RIDE magazine. I have read velonews' mag and procycling and RIDE owns all of those.
They also don't butter up to Lance too much. They do a history/retrospective article every issue and they did one on him and all the dopers coming back with him on there. they give both sides to the story. They also did one on the history of the vuelta and spainish cycling. very interesting.
I concur with Auscyclefan about RIDE magazine. Only comes 3 monthly though and at weird times as well but each issue is well over 200 pages. It is a thick b
astard. They haves sections on,
- ie.new gear, wheelsets, sunglasses, clothing etc.
A retro-review section
- Where they go back and take an indepth view at bikes from previous years. ie. I really like the one a few issues back on Pedro Delgado's tour bike.
New Bike reviews
- They have atleast five bikes reviewed each issue. Every type. Road, cyclocross, TT, titanium etc.
- I think in 09 they had Tim Duggan from Garmin and last issue there was a very interesting blog by Mark Renshaw on how and why Mark Cavendish has an edge in sprints over Thor Hushovd.
Plus the usual write ups on the major races. ie. Last issue had major write ups about the Vuelta, Worlds and one on where the TdF went wrong for Cadel Evans
Here is the website where you can get a subscription for it. http://www.ridemedia.com.au
They post worldwide but it will probably cost you an arm and a leg though. The Jan/Feb/March issue should be out soon. So order now if you want it.