Single speeders !!!!! Arsey ? who was it I will have a word. Every SS freak I ride with is a warm, broad minded indvidual with a slight habit for beer, beards and a floral frocks. I met the SS Knights of Niche at a cheese party once. Oh did I say that "singletrack is brilliant" Now where did I put that fishing rod. You got to laugh and its friday YAHOO !!!
Farewell Singletrack Magazine - I won't be buying again (Goodbye content!)
Every SS freak I ride with is a warm, broad minded indvidual with a slight habit for beer, beards and a floral frocks
eeeeeeeeeeeek, run away, run away
Damn Straight I’m a Keyboard warrior!!! STW is the place to be for such interweb stupidity…
Cockeaa Mercy... the comedy never stops on here...
eeeeeeeeeeeek, run away, run away Tut tut !! We are just different and not scary, honest. We could come and trot in your bog ? if you would let us ? "Singletrack Mag" best mag in the world. What about a section on "single speeders and pub ridding" ? Start at pub A, ride a bit to pub B, ride to pub C etc etc
Thats just a pub crawl with bikes.... Excellent idea!!
mugs with a “P” next to their usernames are probably the main source of it’s funding
I find this attitude rather odd? If you believe this, then we give you a place to spout whatever nonsense you like? You should be grateful to us all, after all, we did it for your benefit obviously, not for the fact we get a years worth of magazines that we actually want to read or anything.
Basically, if you want to read it, buy it, if not don't, but i don't think it's ever been in ST's remit to change to suit it's audience (or at least half a dozen disgruntled readers), more like the other way around. If you're that disenchanted, they're more likely than not uninterested in your opinion.
but i don't think it's ever been in ST's remit to change to suit it's audience
I hope that's not true Or are you saying they always know best ?
If you're that disenchanted, they're more likely than not uninterested in your opinion.
so much for feedback...
No its an athletic event that just happens to have a few stop offs at pubs. As we are SSers and thus Gods, we can drink a bit and still ride hard. If its a saturday ride we could window shop at the best "Yorkshire Frock Shop" in these parts. "Singletrack feature" ? Best all mountain frocks ?
No I'm saying if they just followed audience trends, they'd be MBUK. Independence has always been the point I think.
And by not bothered in your opinion I mean, if you're that far away from liking it, you're probably not the target audience.
I think singletrack this month was good, i'm an occasional climber and like the idea of including other sports in the magazine, i also find most of the articles of interest which can not be said for MBUK. and as others have said, if it wasnt for the people who buy the magazines and the mugs with P next to their names this forum and the websites content would not exist.
I'm just glad I can open the back door of the truck and throw a bike in with no hassles.
I'd always thought that them racks looked like trouble, and this month's review only served to deepen my feelings about them, I neither need, nor want a rack, in fact I dunno how I'd fit one on my bus, but I found an increasingly grotesque fascination in reading those reviews ... each one seemingly becoming more horrid / annoying than the last.
Still, that's what you get for having a car I guess, rather than a van.
i read the mag & enjoy it,but i think he is entitled to his opinion.
he pays for it why not.
plus were all in the shit if conservatives get anywhere near power.
i refuse to scan my own shopping at tesco on principle.some people will find it pathetic i find it essential.the fookers will have me stacking shelves next before i can buy.
the irony of someone freeloading on a website supported by magazine sales - you folk are like the doleys us workers - subscribers- support. Then you come on here to lord it up too no wonder Mark got so pi55ed with peoplelike you. They could send me an empty envelope and I would still subscribe to support the website. Thought it was an ok one tbh
Seriously wtf do you think pays for this website but mag sales ?
well Junkyard there appears to be a chain reaction ad just below the latest post - I suspect that is just there because people at ST are nice?
I am a ST subscriber and like the mag and its less technical/nerdy and more rounded look at MTBing and what it means to us all. But fair play to the OP for stating what he/she didn't like. If editors don't get feedback, how are they to learn? I get one ski mag as part of a membership deal where the editor has been writing the same old tosh for years. Just doesn't listen to complaints on the associated forum and doesn't seem to worry that he has almost zero newsstand sales.
do you think the forum makes money or cost money os the real question. I suspect it costs money anyone know?
Does anyone really think the mag could stop and the froum continue?
Criticism is fine but every issue someone says something why not e-mail them they may actually read it /reply
Really I'm not getting why there's so much vitriol poured on people in this thread. Opinions are fine, it wasn't rudely put nor personally insulting to the STW guys so I'm at a loss to undertand why it's got so ugly.
It's a boring mag for boring SS 29er riding bores who love to bore poeple with facts about how the SS 29er scene is where it's at and how the new developments in steel frames have revolutionised the cycling industry.
But somehow the wesite and forum seems to have evolved into a hive of activity surrounding the latest news and burning topics in the MTB universe.
Q. "What tyres should I use for a trip to the shops?"
A. Round black ones.
you folk are like the doleys us workers - subscribers- support.
the internet is founded on free stuff, on non-monetisation, which is highly democratic as lacking money doesn't deny access. I see value in STW, so I support it with a subscription, but I have no problem with others not doing the same. Share and enjoy :o)
TBH, I have allways seen it as being a bit too much of an excersise in poetry rather than factual stuff.
Maybe a few route guides thrown in would help.
Having said that, it is so long since I bought it that things could well have changed.
FWIW, the best series of articles Ive read in bike mag were MBR's weekends away. UK rides, where to stay, the decent pubs and curry houses. I think they reflected what people actually did. (well, me and my mates anyway)
I have allways seen it as being a bit too much of an excersise in poetry rather than factual stuff.
Hmm, Blake* or Byron* vs. Haynes manual writers? I know which I'd enjoy reading the most.
*Yeah, i do realise that we're a long way from bike mags but i'm just going with the metaphor okay?
I found the climbing article mercilessly dull, not as bad as the pedal cars one but there you go. There'll always be some noise and some signal. On the whole, all things considered, Mercury in retrograde, ST is the best of the bunch. And they don't have that much SS stuff anymore, that novelty tie containership sailed a while ago ;-p
Singletrack "Brilliant Mag and a Brilliant forum" just needs much much more single speed stuff. I would be willing to write free stuff for Mr Chips and heh keep up the most excellent work. Next months top features.. "Single Speed Riders, a tale of gods on earth" and Single Speed Weekender",beer,racing,beer and a bit of cross dressing perhaps
Didn't this topic do the rounds last month?
Found this months mag better than last months, didn't mind the climbing article (but I don't climb), the bike rack review was OK (as OK as bike rack review can be.....) and it was filled with the usual "editorial" type 2-4 page articles. Found it useful to read about 29'rs as they've devloped during a hiatus that I've had in mountain biking, so reading the whys & wherefores of 29'rs is useful for someone like me. DOn't think I'd ever buy one though!
Still peeed me off that the magazine appears in the online archive before subscriber copies land on the door mat though, and it's the second month where there has been a local/urban type route article.
I haven't read the mag for a few months and I'm a bit out of touch.
I'm really concerned because I don't know what width bars I need to be running at the moment.
I liked this month's issue, particularly the Trail Tetris article.
Bah, I don't have my issue yet, but looking forward to reading the climbing article because I do, though at grade 4's.
Someone mentioned the Man and Boy article - sums up Singletrack for me. Got a questionnaire thing through with MBR (?) I think this month asking me what my fave mag was and why. ST wins on photography (I'm so sick of seeing the same stock looking photos in MBUK), epic aspirations (pass storming) and it's not just about riding bikes. Or at least, I don't think it's just about riding bikes. It's about soul, and laughter, and post ride analysis down the pub, about inspiration (that girl who road across the US pinged something inside me), it's not just about the technicality though it's there, not just about the gear, though it's there...
Oh I don't know. Love it to bits, there you go.
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