Goodbye Privateer – it's been fun.
Yeh it’s a sad day… made even sadder by the half hour i’ve just wasted, looking for my name in the list of subscribers at the front. Jesus I’m so ashamed now, don’t know what came over me. I’ve not scrutinised a piece of print in such detail, since I found half a page of a ragmag on the way home from school.. circa 1980!Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Cover price twice as much as a standard mag and about 4 times the readable content. Expensive yes, good value yes. Only read a couple (because I don’t generally buy mags, not a reflection on its quality), but like Rouleur plenty of content to keep you going. Interesting that the road market can sustain a premium mag but MTB can’tPosted 4 years agoaaMember
Agreed, they went a bit ‘freeridey’ for my tastes for a little while, but, it was well written and had inspiring articles. And that’s what its about, not just rewriting the same old reviews about the same old (but newly improved) bikes and components.Posted 4 years ago
Farewell privateer, its been nice knowing you.surroundedbyhillsSubscriber
MBR and MBUK not even in the same league.
Sad that this has folded as I came to it too late, was buying Roluer for myself and thought the GF woudl appreciate Privateer, then found myself more into Privateer. The always liked the behind the scenes view of the manufacturers. And the artwork and the fact they didn’t try to sell you anything.Posted 4 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Well worth nine quid, only bought it about 4 or 5 times though. I didn’t get through it quickly enough. MBUK = toilet reading, Privateer = Sofa reading. If I have time to sit on a sofa and read it’s Singletrack or the current book; hardly ever had time for a second indulgent magazine.
I took my Singletrack subscription overseas with me and it’s a shame Privateer won’t be around to come back to.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I hate to say it but Print media is a slowly dying business, and while some might consider £9 “Worth it” Clearly the majority don’t otherwise It wouldn’t be such a failure…
It might seem like I’m being harsh but TBH launching a premium cycling magazine in the middle of a global downturn, in competition with an increasing amount of, mostly free, online content and lots of established mags with lower cover prices, was about the stupidest business idea anyone could have…Posted 4 years ago
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