- Farewell Privateer and chapeau.
That’s pretty crap news, the current issue is without a doubt the best bike magazine I’ve read.
After being undecided for a while I recently decided that it was the only magazine worth buying despite the price.
Looks like the Beastway race series will be needing a new sponsor now after Privateer stepped up to sponsor it this year.Posted 4 years agomdbMember
The MTB market is at best flat and has been for a while in terms of sales, whereas road has been seen strong growth for a number of years. Which i guess means more new customers keen to buy-into the lifestyle which attracts advertisers.
I would also take a punt and guess the road customer is more affluent, particularly as Rouleur follows / links so strongly with Rapha, and is more willing to support a high-end mag. There is nothing really comparable in MTB.
Further underlines what a good job the gang at Singletrack towers are doing in both print and digital.Posted 4 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
I’m confused. Is it just the print version that’s ceasing and there will be an online version only, or is it being completely scrapped? The article’s a bit vague. They thank all the staff as though it’s being completely scrapped and that they’re “deciding to focus its resources solely on its road cycling portfolio.” but “Privateer will continue to be available online ”Posted 4 years ago
To be fair the main reason I cancelled was that I wasn’t always reading it so wasting money, it did have some good articles and nice photos. The Jeff Jones article itself had one or two interesting bits, he seems like a nice guy and eccentric as hell hence the frame.Posted 4 years agosteverSubscriber
I was in the last one, sorry if it was my fault. Good luck to everyone involved, must have been a tough call. As an aside it was almost impossible to find a copy, I looked in numerous places including a couple in London I thought would be a dead cert. I know distribution is tricky for low volume publications and the stranglehold the big distributors have, but you know…Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Really disappointing, I always really liked it and I thought the past few issues had been a real step up too.
I’ll cherish the copies I do have.
Well done and thank you to everyone who was involved with it.Posted 4 years ago
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