Privateer Issue 18
So this is it, the 18th issue of Privateer will be our last. Subscribers should begin receiving their individually numbered issues during the first week of November, while non-subscribers will have to wait until November 15. Those retail versions will be numbered too.
Privateer launched in 2009 to entertain and inspire those riders who knew the obvious and didn’t want to read the same old grouptests, routes and bike reviews over again. Privateer was a magazine for those of us who want to understand more about why we ride, the people behind the products we use, and the riders pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Over the course of 18 issues we’ve covered a lot of ground.
In this final issue we’ve taken a step outside the mainstream to check the state of play at the forefront of the sport. You may wonder what bikepacking, enduro racing and crazy Italian endurance events have in common, and the answer is adventure. Adventure is the glue that binds us as mountain bikers, and it’s a theme that flows through these pages. Push the envelope, take chances, and hope to live to tell the tale, this is mountain biking and it’s the best thing you can do on two wheels. Long may it continue to be so.