Farewell Privateer and chapeau.
Damn shame, i really looked forward to a night in wi a few drams and a read through the mag, some very interesting articles over the previous few issues as well so it’s a 🙁 from me. I just got my “renew your subscription” letter last week as i only have issue 18 left to run, not much point sending it off then is there?.
So they’re going to concentrate on Rouleur from now on?, i guess that mag sits more comfortably in the trek riding, rapha wearing dentists waiting room.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
I still find that achingly cringe worthy.
It could be, but I’m not sure it’s entirely serious, a bit like a Rockshox press release.
I’ll miss it.
Some issues were better than others, that’s just the variety it has. There’s issues on the shelf that I haven’t read everything in yet, knowing there’s a good article for when I have a while to sit down and read.
I think what I like is the longer articles about stuff that was often historical or on the sidelines. That and zero product content, but it must be hard to take out of the financial planning for a mag.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
^ Dunno, I never read Rouleur. Wondering if I’ve missed much? Some great books around on the history of the TDF, classic bikes etc so less interest in a mag along those lines. Privateer felt a bit more unique in that respect. I suppose it was too unique, and many 35-50 yo MTB riders are into road bikes now.
Edit to add, a few saying we never have time to read a mag that has a few pages per article here.. That’s sad really. We need that reading time. Too much time on quick-fix websites, snippets of news. I don’t read newspapers so Privateer or a classic bikes book is my sunday coffee read if not online. Must read more tho.. Bunyan Velo seems like a good read but the online e-reader is awful compared to a paper mag, shortens my attention span by ~80%.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberJames wrote:
Edit to add, a few saying we never have time to read a mag that has a few pages per article here.. That’s sad really. We need that reading time. Too much time on quick-fix websites, snippets of news.
I’d much rather read folks blogs. Too much of the stuff in the mags is the “industry” talking to itself. What folk are really doing is much more interesting.Posted 4 years agoMetasequoiaSubscriber
I really liked its as it found its feet. Shame there arn’t more mtbers, it was my second fav behind Ride and this magnificent Journal of course. Rouleur it is then which I like but not as much. Note to Rouleur please don’t do another b&w cover of detail of a velodrome …Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I came late to mountain biking (43). I enjoyed every issue and it filled a gap in my cycling history and general knowledge. Never read Rouleur, but I do read books on road cycling instead (and Procycling and the Comic).
Perhaps my complete collection will now appreciate on my bookshelf.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
£9 is a massive hurdle for anyone to get over when it comes to buying a magazine. I’m not bothered enough by adverts to want to pay for not having them in a magazine and I’ve bought BMX and MTB mags for 30 years.
Think I’ve looked at it on the stand in the bike shop and thought nice cover, odd format – how am I going to store that, HOW MUCH!! and my curiosity ends there.
Good luck to all concerned, these can be tough times.Posted 4 years agoDark SideMember
I didnt know it had no ads, because I never got over the £9 price
This was the problem. Its all well and good publishing a perfect bound book with high pagination, great paper stock and a smaller quantity of ads if the reader understands and accepts the repercussions that will have on cover price.
The Rouleur reader and the Privateer reader I would guess to be poles part in salary and attitude though. what a shame. Well done Andy and co on a great mag.Posted 4 years ago
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