Posted by: kavurider
The implosion in the comment section is something to behold right now.
At least here in the US it is definitely not a fringe sport. Mountain biking has been assimilated into the group of "lifestyle" sports.
I lost interest in PB's articles a while ago, I just hope their buy/sell doesn't go away, although I am pretty sure it can't keep existing in it's current form after this acquisition.
Anything that generates clicks and views will survive. So long as enough people are viewing the ads on the site while using the buy/sell it would likely stay.
Sad that they are already talking about paywall content. The last 5-ish years I've turned to PB more and more for the daily update on product releases. Back in the day I was an avid Outside reader (print not online) but the quality of content dropped off at some point.
Bright side is that it wasn't bought by a Men's Health magazine type conglomerate that killed off the Surfer Publications of Bike/Surfer/Powder?