Every month, when I open the new issue of a certain bicycling magazine, I feel like I am browsing the catalog of an online bike purveyor.
I am not talking about the ads, but the articles themselves.
The authors talk about how they ride around their $3000 such and such make/model bike and how they ate a certain bar of granola, etc. It is sickening, empty prose that is sponsored by the advertisers.
This month there was this short article on cable housing and how the curve should be, etc. The single picture acompanying the article did not show a right or wrong curve but just a bunch of ends of colorful housings. Just like an ad would entice a potential buyer.
I have learnt more about bikes from forum posts and other websites than all the magazines put together.