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Old 09-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
Jim K.
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: New Haven, Ct.
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+1 on the Brit mags. I don't know how they manage it, but BIKE & Visordown (in it's paper days) seem able to level real criticism, of both bikes & gear. Our mags over here (MCN excepted) are pretty much in the pockets of their advertisers. Any critical commentary is verboten. Flaws with a bike or piece of gear have to be discovered by the relative strength of the glowing adjectives used to praise it. In other words, the range of grading runs from A+ to A-. For some reason, the Brits seem to be able to call something crap & still keep their jobs. Unfortunately, BIKE costs $9.00 here, even with a B&N discount. That said, Kevin Cameron is worth reading wherever he appears in print.
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