My interest in the magazine has been waning these last months. Last issue picked up with the interview with Isla Rowntree, but on glancing through this issue has 3 major negative points in my mind.
1) Group test of £1000 full-sussers. No thanks, I'd buy WMB if I wanted that.
2) Calender: Would be so much better if all the pics were from Signletrack staff/contributor, showing the riding the 99% of the readers know and love. I was hoping you might improve on the last few year's. The full-page adverts are just a bit cheesy (and knog? WTF?). I know they pay, but they're cr@p. And while I'm at it, decent weight paper would be nice too.
3) First Rule of the Caldbeck Fells: Nobody talks about the Caldbeck Fells. Shhhh.....
I got into the magazine for the articles on developing technology in mountain bikes, articles on the kind of riding i like, lack of adverts and basically covering the stiff that the rest of the bike press didn't.
I realise there will still be a good size target audience with the content as it is now, but I no longer seem to be in it.
Should I save the cash?