So trying to put aside my love for the 90's and being objective, I have to say this was a really poor celebration of 25 years of mountain biking. As others have hinted on here, a lot of what's in the edition is either new or fairly modern with a big chunk of material from 2000+ on.
I appreciate you can download the first edition which is good - I don't bother with that malarky - and there are some highlights like Steve's Hei Hei (although the article is incredibly short) and interviews with some of the stalwarts of the UK scene.
But there's hardly anything meaty in substance. The articles are minimal, the interviews bite-size and there's hardly anything of substance from the late 80's or early 90's.
Of course, this is the modern way and very much the style of this magazine. I just thought that for once, they'd take the opportunity to go in-depth a bit more.
a good summary, my thoughts exactly, although with so much income from advertising, I guess they need to keep it relevant to the newer end of the market...............