Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby andy 3654 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:34 pm

Paper for me cause you can still get the freebies they sometimes put with mags but then not owning a tablet i don't know if they just post you them instead, do they?

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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby giant man » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:15 am

Simon Masterson wrote:My love of reading Cycling Weekly (the one true cycling publication!) in paper form does conflict with my enthusiastic environmentalism (even if only on a 'reduce reuse recycle' level), but I don't yet own an iPad...

christ, you can't want much out of a cycling publication if you think that ..
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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby Cannock Chase » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:58 am

Have had to replace three windows after having swotted flies with my ipad..!!
So paper for me every time... :roll: :roll:
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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby Joeblack » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:07 am

andy 3654 wrote:Paper for me cause you can still get the freebies they sometimes put with mags but then not owning a tablet i don't know if they just post you them instead, do they?


No they don't, I don't get any cycling mags but I did get men's health on the iPad for a while until I went into a few shops and saw that I wasn't getting any of the free stuff like moisturiser and aftershave (handy for traveling :lol: ) but more importantly if they did a free book (on nutrition or abs or the like) then I would miss out on that also!!!!
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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby Xcelerator » Wed Nov 07, 2012 21:56 pm

Very interesting, thanks for the replies and comments.

Seems about 50/50 paper vs digital.

Me, I'm still wavering. The only mag I get regularly at the moment is CW (paper edition) and thinking of subscribing to Pro Cycling which it has to be said has a really high quality feel to it in paper format.
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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby Velonutter » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:08 pm

Today I called The Cyclist Magazines and have to admit that I was pished off with their response.

They have produced 3 mags and I've kept putting it off as I have been busy ordering their special offer of pay £5 and get 3 copies either print, digital or both.

I called them up as I would quite like their current 3 copies, nope they can't supply that, even though their 3rd copy only came out today!!!

So I said OK then I'll subscribe for the digital copies and was told they had run out!!!! FFS how can they run out of digital copies.

I've written to Dennis publishing and complained.

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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby Buckie2k5 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:44 pm

paper because i get freebies with it. This weeks freebie... bike hooks, where the hell im gonna hang a bike i dont know but at least i have them lol.

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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby crankycrank » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:37 pm

A paper magazine stuffed down the front of my shorts will increase my male profile. A tablet, not so much.

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Re: Cycling Mags - Paper or Digital?

Postby HasselHough » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:45 pm

Digital for me, sharing the download between my devices, iPad and iPhone means I can read my mag anytime, anywhere. And I'm sooooooooooo carbon nearly neutral :-))
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