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Bikes etc magazine, what's happened to it.

oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
Anyone know what's happened to the magazine bikes etc. Last edition I've seen is November's, personally I like it because it covers every genre. Tried looking on the web and it looks like Dennis publishing have got it and sat on it to push the cyclist magazine.
Too many bikes according to Mrs O.

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  • the_roverthe_rover Posts: 397
    I’m sure I had a 3 for £3 type of deal for it and saw a statement saying it had finished?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
    Web search,s show various deals on subscription only then a header saying no longer available through various outlets. Was hoping someone may now officially if it's been killed off or not. Preferred it to other magazines to be honest as it swung all ways.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Without wishing to jump in here, apart from Cycling Weekly are there any other publications worth looking at?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
    Probably not. Personally think there all to expensive.
    Found the answer to my original question, Editors letter just says its the Dec 2019 is the last edition after over 5yrs. No reason given though.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 818
    Has the cycling bubble burst? The post 2012 Olympics boom running out of steam? Several stores have closed, most of us buy spares and smaller items off the internet, some even buy bikes without trying them.
    I used to read most of the magazines, but Cyclist and Bikes tended to more high end stuff, which I just won't ever be able to afford. I can quite happily read about Ferraris and exotic cars in car mags, which I will also never be able to afford, but somehow reading about expensive bikes irritated me!
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    Cycling boom started to tail off a couple of years ago. It's still tailing off - has a way to go yet before we're as marginalised as we were twenty years ago though :D
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
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