Bikes Etc June 2017 ... A Critique ..

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landsurfer
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Bikes Etc June 2017 ... A Critique ..

Postby landsurfer » 26 Apr 2017, 8:39pm

An occasional look at what is bought by Cyclists.

This magazine has come in for some strong criticism from my non cycling Grandson ...
"It's just a catalogue .... don't buy it GDad ....."

SO .....

Pages of adverts .. 36
Advertorial .. 64 ... The magazine promotes products under the guise of an article or test, scored out of 10 no product is ever scored below 7.
Magazine promo .. 5 .. Fair enough
Copy .. 27.5 .. The copy, in the main, is recycled articles, cut and pasted from other Dennis publications.

Score ... 5/10 see me later ..... :roll:
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rmurphy195
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Re: Bikes Etc June 2017 ... A Critique ..

Postby rmurphy195 » 19 Aug 2017, 6:39pm

landsurfer wrote:An occasional look at what is bought by Cyclists.

This magazine has come in for some strong criticism from my non cycling Grandson ...
"It's just a catalogue .... don't buy it GDad ....."

SO .....

Pages of adverts .. 36
Advertorial .. 64 ... The magazine promotes products under the guise of an article or test, scored out of 10 no product is ever scored below 7.
Magazine promo .. 5 .. Fair enough
Copy .. 27.5 .. The copy, in the main, is recycled articles, cut and pasted from other Dennis publications.

Score ... 5/10 see me later ..... :roll:
£4.99 ... Too shiney to be used as toilet paper.


Sounds a bit like the Caravan magazines - rarely any proper product criticism, no customer/consumer protection articles to speak of, no comments on "fit for purpose" of stuff.
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