- Issue 81
Read it in 25 mins , great article on Empire (if my numbers aligned i would) other than that toss ?apart from a route in the lakes that is the flattest in Cumbria ? The weathers been shit for 10 months you think they would of got some good articles ,i’m gutted ,waited 7 weeks for that?Posted 4 years ago
I enjoy the mag but getting a bit annoyed at constant “fantasy” biking trips that they feature. With kids to feed the chance of riding in new zealand are a non starter, there are 2 of these this issue 🙁 I just want more UK focus, events, routes, have regional sections that can include trail buliding groups (Singletraction, PMBA) etc. In my opinion the mag needs a more community feel, it’s a beautifully produced mag but it just lacks something.
Great cockhill article though.Posted 4 years agoheadfirstMember
The best thing about the ‘new’ magazines are the covers, every one has been a belter, and I especially like this latest one.
Unfortunately I’m finding the pictures inside are holding my attention far more than the words – it’s becoming like a coffee table book for me.Posted 4 years agobadllamaMember
philfive totally agree need more UK stuff in it I’m starting to gloss past the stuff in other areas of the world.
In fact after the past couple of issue was thinking of dropping the sub if it carried on it’s nice every so often but more UK stuff required.
philfive I’m down the road if you want showing round let me know here was our last play :-)We had gone out of the park and round and about before doing the videoPosted 4 years ago
Love that place 😀stilltortoiseSubscriber
In the interest of balance I think they get the mix of “exotic” and home-grown rides spot on. Remember also that this is read all over the world (isn’t it??) so a mag full of Brit rides could be a bit tedious to non-Brits.
That said, my initial flick through has not floated my boat as much as previous issues, but I’ll actually read the thing before passing too much comment 🙂Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriberPosted 4 years ago
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Where is the trail they do the bike test on?DavidMMember
The ‘fantasy’ riding trips are ace (plus I think they all take place in real places?). Not read the US one in the new mag yet, but stuff like Dan Barhams’ Peru one from a while back are the stuff I want to read about, mtb’ing at its best. Even if I’ll probably never ride those trails, I still like to know they exist.
FWIW I think the mag has been bang on for a while now, certainly can’t think of a better onePosted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
apart from a route in the lakes that is the flattest in Cumbria ?
There must be two Borrowdale Bashes cos the one I’ve done countless dozens of times is far from flat. I love that route – like the article said, it’s a genuine classic – almost up there as a mountain bikers rite-of-passage style route.
Yes, it’s been in magazines since I started riding back in the mid-90’s but there’s a reason for that!
Only flicked through the rest of the mag so far but I like that about it – pick it up, read an article, keep dipping back into it over the next week or so.Posted 4 years ago
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