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Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down
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https://www.adventure-journal.com/...magazines-shut-down/

Sad day. I love Bike Mag, their reviews, their short videos. It was one of the few magazines I still got in print form simply because their photography was so beautiful.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Surfer Magazine has always been "the bible of the sport". I can remember sitting in my room as a 12 year old Siesta Key beach rat and lusting after the real waves on the centerfolds. All my old mags ironically disappeared in a hurricane flood in 1983. I checked into the Surfer Mag Bulletin Board yesterday, I've had the same handle (Fuller) since 1999. The board is still up but for how long?

It's nothing less than cultural annihilation.

"Aquabike is a swim then sleep session on aerobars ...."
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Sad indeed. My favourite titles that I’d read since middle school.

I get the current media climate but never understood why banners like this with serious editorial and photographic chops didn’t lean in on that and reduce the editorial calendar and invest in making a premium, higher priced print publication that people want to buy and save.

It’s working for other categories. Surfers Journal is $15 here. Boats International regularly does a 400+ page magazine for around $18. I think there may also still be examples in the moto/auto space.

Instead, so many publishers just kept cutting back on pages, production quality, etc while jacking up the price. Slow spiral dive of death, that.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [insulinpower] [ In reply to ]
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insulinpower wrote:
I get the current media climate but never understood why banners like this with serious editorial and photographic chops didn’t lean in on that and reduce the editorial calendar and invest in making a premium, higher priced print publication that people want to buy and save.

Totally agree with you. TBH I would have paid that much for a quarterly Bike Mag for the photography alone and put it on my coffee table.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [Fuller] [ In reply to ]
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Fuller wrote:
I checked into the Surfer Mag Bulletin Board yesterday, I've had the same handle (Fuller) since 1999.


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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [insulinpower] [ In reply to ]
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insulinpower wrote:
Sad indeed. My favourite titles that I’d read since middle school.

I get the current media climate but never understood why banners like this with serious editorial and photographic chops didn’t lean in on that and reduce the editorial calendar and invest in making a premium, higher priced print publication that people want to buy and save.

It’s working for other categories. Surfers Journal is $15 here. Boats International regularly does a 400+ page magazine for around $18. I think there may also still be examples in the moto/auto space.

Instead, so many publishers just kept cutting back on pages, production quality, etc while jacking up the price. Slow spiral dive of death, that.

Powder Magazine did this, worked for a while, but now also closing after 48 years.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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GreenPlease wrote:
https://www.adventure-journal.com/2020/10/bike-powder-snowboarder-and-surfer-magazines-shut-down/

Sad day. I love Bike Mag, their reviews, their short videos. It was one of the few magazines I still got in print form simply because their photography was so beautiful.

That sucks. Bike Mag's Bible of Bike Test videos have been a highlight for me, both for the technical content and production value.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Man that sucks. I used to love Snowboarder back when I was a kid. I like the author's take on Men's Journal and the crap they pass off as a magazine.
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [WelshinPhilly] [ In reply to ]
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WelshinPhilly wrote:
Fuller wrote:
I checked into the Surfer Mag Bulletin Board yesterday, I've had the same handle (Fuller) since 1999.


I know funny isn't it? I learned all my trolling skills there. It sounds like you may have a passing familiarity with the 'erbb...

"Aquabike is a swim then sleep session on aerobars ...."
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Re: Bike Magazine, Other American Media Staples Shutting Down [jond81] [ In reply to ]
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jond81 wrote:
I like the author's take on Men's Journal and the crap they pass off as a magazine.

Well, he's not wrong

Runner's World is the worst, though

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