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    Shame on you mbr!

    Dear mbr,
    I just don't know if I can keep with my subscription to this magazine anymore.
    It started with Andy 'Arfa Daily' Waterman and his poor cover up of 'I didn't really sell my mech on eBay, honest I didn't guv!'
    I thought that was bad enough... but what do I see before me on page 23 when perusing last night?
    The poll and it's horrific graphical misrepresentation. Honsestly, it's a completely different winner if you lok at the picture compared to the actual percentages...
    Thetford at 8%, has has 3 squares while Pennine Bridleway get 1 square with 17%. Aston Hill and Penshurst both scoring 5% get different square quotas too?! Who the hell coloured in the boxes? My nephew of 6 could have made a better job of that.
    As if that wasn't bad enough... the most proposteous of all lie comes at the end.. Page 137 the top tip of someone usng a discarded jazz mag as a tyre boot. Has to be a lie, it's a proven fact that discarded jazz mags are only ever found on railway sidings. When oh when is a mountain bike ever going to be riding in such a location? Exactly! If you'd have said that it as a kids secret woodland stash, or a bit of emergnecy porn that someone had in their pack then that would be a whole different ball game.
    It's the sloppy statistics, journalism and lies that I just can't cope with anymore....
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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    and for my two pence worth

    page 24

    some guy falls off a ladder whilst thinking about bikes, 'apparently' and has a cut on his head and wins a set of 661 pads

    on the same page some bloke at Glyncorrwg actually 'mountain biking' has a spill on a drop off and the resulting damage by the chain ring looks like a shark attack and wins nothing

    WHAT???



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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    The Steve Peat interview ends a bit suddenly (not sure if it's my copy?) Just goes to a Commencal advert!

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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    PMSL!!

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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    Bring back Kitch!
    I was gonna be polite


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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    The Steve Peat interview ends a bit suddenly (not sure if it's my copy?) Just goes to a Commencal advert!
    Yeah, the page with all the questions we wanted Steve to answer was missing from my copy as well... I assume this was a simple mistake that will be rectified next month?
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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    What about the technical section on how to fix punctures?

    What a Joke! Surely anyone and I mean anyone who is competant enough to even consider riding a mountain bike is able to fix a fcuking god damned puncture!!! Honestly!!!

    They must be bored at MBR!!!

    Talk about teaching granny how to suck eggs!

    But who's the real mug here?

    I'm the one wasting a fiver on a sub standard, poor quality beannie and a lesson in how to fix punctures!

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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    I mean, i can guess just how pis5ed peaty got, but I would have liked him to tell us!

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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    Next mag on my buying list MBUK
    then What Mountain Bike
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    Re: Shame on you mbr!

    i saw the bit about the xt mech, surely that wasnt a joke??!?!?! the way it was worded there was no way it came across as a 'joke'...

    i was a bit gutted to see someone like that flogging something like that on ebay, pretty much bang out of order

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