I've just read the article on the front page about lights, and to be honest it really hacked me off.
"There are, of course, plenty of sub-£100 lights out there but we wanted to restrict this group test to lights that were up to the job of proper off-road night riding. Trail illumination costs money."
Really?? What about all the cheap torches on DX etc that can be had for £20-£30 and do just as good a job for a lot of people. Yes I know an expensive light system will last longer, but really...
Also the last time I bought the magazine itself I was even more put off. I can't recall which edition it was, but they were testing wheelsets for all budgets. Again, really starting at £500 + ?!?!
The whole ethos of STW used to be about riding bikes and just getting out there, but the more articles I read it feels like it has got more corporate like any other magazine and now is targeting a market for those with lots of disposable income and not much sense!