Issue 60 big ups
Funnily enough I was only thinking earlier that it seemed like a while before I eagerly removed a fresh magazine from the plastic envelope whilst moving gingerly towards my kitchen bin, before thumbing through it and dropping it straight in there all in one fluid movement, so knew it must be about time for a new copy.Posted 7 years agoCoastingMember
I know theres been a lot or debate lately on this forum about the quality and contents of some of the recent Singletrack mags.I guess some of the critisism has been justifiable to some.Having just read issue 60 i would just like to say i think its one of the best mags from any publisher that i have read for a long time and would like to congratulate the crew on an excellent read.Posted 7 years agochain distractionSubscriber
I thought that kneepad review was quite interesting – didn't realise there was so much difference in the level of protection between models or that after a few good hits some pads don't seem to give anywhere near the same protection. Choice of pads was a bit rubbish tho… Enjoying issue 60Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Well as I pay my subs I think I am entitled to moan/critique the mag.
No 60 isn't bad, 59 I hardly picked up.
Maybe 4 times a year is really the "best" the mag can do. But then advert revenue would drop. I'm not slagging the team off. But ST has become very Valley centric IMO. In much the way that MBR is 6 inch only plus to qualify as an MTB, ST seems to be getting quite niche. Even though that niche is more applicable to me than MBR/MBUKPosted 7 years agoyoshimiSubscriber
Ive only had a quick flip through but looks pretty good to me. I read Binners contribution which I enjoyed and found interesting. Not checked out p96 yet but will 🙂
Edit:Posted 7 years ago
Just expanding on the Binners point – I like the fact that people that I 'know', well people I think I sort of know from their forum personas are given the chance to appear in the mag. Singletrack is a very different mag from most of the others out there, not better or worse just different, a difference I enjoy.ourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Have read two things so far:
binners's article – ace. Will be my saving grace over the next year or so.
Steve Makin's diary – excellent. Have been considering doing something similar myself.
So, that's a thumbs up so far.
But ST has become very Valley centric IMO
I think it always has been. It's just that you notice it more.Posted 7 years ago
I liked the Peruvian articule. I haven't read what looks like yet another bothy/trip article – will do but have fears that it'll be more of the same.
One thing that's really started to grate with me is the 'persona' thing in the bike reviews – I mean they're just BS aren't they – they tell you nothing about the bike IMO, only what the reviewer thinks is somehow funny – how does 'Jam Roly-poly' tell me anything at all about the Cotic?! The reviews of the Brit bikes themselves were actually quite good though.
The Finale article looks like it'll be worth the read.
One of the better Ferrentino articles too – probably because it's something I very much agree with…Posted 7 years agoTrimixMember
I like it, but if I didnt I would not moan about it. I would buy something else or start my own mag.
I dont think paying for it gives you any 'rights' – you just paid to read what the editors says, not paid to tell them what you think or what you would like.
All these people claiming 'rights' make me laugh.Posted 7 years ago
I see no one claiming rights in this thread 🙂
I read it, I generally like it. Some of it I don't think is so good so I make comment. That's not really moaning is it. If enough people agree with me and comment too then Mark et al may consider changing it (or not – see above 😉 ). Seems sensible to me.Posted 7 years ago
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