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Horse Cycles is a small one-man custom bike shop tucked away in the streets of Brooklyn.

This is a cool little video about the joy of making a bike.

http://vimeo.com/23217355

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Its ALL about the calories… according to the guys at Optum Pro Cycling #HumanPoweredHealth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OhUJywiSUE

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Cover for Issue 3 of Conquista

The cover of Issue 3 was brought to us by Jack Chevell captured during his recent trip to L’Enfer Du Nord. Issue 3 will be our biggest edition yet. It will be packed with stunning galleries and stories of suffering, camaraderie and beauty.

We will publish Issue 3 on 15 May. Tell your friends.

http://conquista.cc/blog/2014/5/9/cover-for-issue-3-of-conquista

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We just sent out an offer to our subscribers. If you have not signed up as a subscriber then you are missing out.

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We just sent out an offer to our subscribers. If you have not signed up as a subscriber then you are missing out.

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Issue 2 of Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly is now live

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A SUDDEN SENSE OF LIBERTY

Another three months older and we hope a little wiser. We are starting to find our own way in this magazine publishing lark.

We embarked upon our journey a little over six months ago. Whilst we had a clear idea from the start that our style and content would be different there was a certain temptation to retain some traditional elements in the way we tackled publishing. A cautious approach even, given our lack of experience in this area. A reluctance to try too many new things all at the same time. As this world starts to become more familiar to us we feel able, and indeed obliged, to start to let our creativity express itself not only in the design of the magazine, but in all areas of how we conduct our business.

A tiny little independent start-up like ours, trying to keep it real. Two guys, one mag, you might say. Publishing content purely on the basis that its interesting, engaging and relevant rather than because someone paid us enough to say nice things about them. That’s our commitment to our community, we won’t compromise our principles and standards.

No venture capital or sugar daddy to underwrite our risks and give us the bandwidth to develop rapidly. Our growth is organic and we hope sustainable.

We’ve experimented a little with our commercial model. We’ve tried to engage with some of the big boys. Frankly, it’s not been a rewarding experience for a number of reasons. We continue to strive to bring you the most beautiful free bike content on the planet. In order to keep content free to you we need a commercial model that delivers value to our partners. But fundamentally we do this because we enjoy it. Recently life was becoming increasingly frustrating, to try and fit around rigid and frankly oppressive processes and protocols. It’s just not us. We took a decision to switch tack and leave the negativity behind. It’s meant things are going to be tight for a while. But the process has been liberating. We won’t be held to ransom by established bike brands just because they are bigger than us. In future we will only work with brands we want to, and who value us as much as we value them. There are some things that are simply more important than money.

We will continue to try new things and will always be guided by feedback from our community. We continue to evolve our commercial model with innovative ways to deliver value for the commercial partners whose contributions pay for the magazine so that you don’t have to.

We’ve published our first printed issue and in late 2013 we conducted a reader survey. We were delighted, and flattered at the number and quality of responses.

Thank you to all that took the time to share their opinions. Your feedback is used to inform us and help shape our future direction. We don’t pretend to have all the answers ourselves and never will. Having reviewed the feedback received we have some exciting plans that you should start to see from Issue 3 onwards as we shift direction a little and try to focus more on digital interactivity. Please give us time to implement these changes, we are getting there. We are confident we will be bringing a unique and cutting edge product to you that will further differentiate us and we hope excite you.

Thanks for continuing to support Conquista.

Regards

Benjamin and Trevor

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Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly, Issue 0 is now live!

http://www.conquista.cc/magazine

The Journey Starts Here.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, according to Chinese philosopher Laozi. Or if you prefer - how do you eat an elephant? - one mouthful at a time, according to my mate’s dad. Same difference - today we embark on what will be a long and entertaining journey. With a bit of luck, we might learn some stuff too. The launch edition of this new global cycling quarterly ‘Conquista Magazine’ represents our first baby step, or mouthful of elephant, depending on your metaphorical preference.

Like all the most interesting journeys, there are bound to be some unexpected turns along the way, maybe even a breakdown or two. But as is often said, the most important aspect of a journey, is not necessarily the destination, but the voyage itself. And the journey is never only about the places you visit, but perhaps more so the people you meet along the way.

We invite you to come with us on our little voyage of discovery. Conquista Magazine was born out of a frustration with some aspects of modern cycling media. Too much “advertorial” and paid for comment. Too much dumbing-down and lowest common denominator crap as publishers chase reader numbers, driven by an apparent belief that is how to engage with the new audience recently attracted to our great sport. We are not adverse to newcomers, we just think they deserve to be afforded some respect and never talked down to. And as for the old guard, those stalwart fans who have followed our sport through thin and thinner, seemingly now left behind in this “golden age”, an afterthought by some publications, or worse still, not catered to at all. In Conquista Magazine we strive to fill this void. To offer ample space for intelligent debate on the issues of the day - unimpaired writing, only bookended by the necessary interruption of advertising, never interrupted mid-flow.

We value our commercial partners greatly. In order to keep the digital edition of Conquista free to all, we need advertising revenue. We chose our commercial partners carefully and we respect them as well as our readers. Some will be global brands, others independent start-ups. But they will typically be people we trust and have worked with for a long time. They won’t all have the finest graphic designers delivering the slickest ads, but they will all have heart, and soul.

This platform is as much yours as ours and we urge you to engage via our website Conquista.CC and social media platforms - (usual suspects). We welcome contributions from new writers - we want fresh content and value your opinions - you don’t have to be a journalist to tell a story or share your arguments. This does not mean that we will print any old shite we receive. But if you want to get something off your chest, deliver a thoughtful and considered point of view, nourish an intelligent debate, then we want to hear from you. Email us.

In this launch edition, that we have pedantically dubbed “Issue 0 - The Prologue”, we are showcasing the work of our “resident” snappers. We love their work, and we hope you do too. We are “image” heavy in this issue - we wanted to pick a handful of our favourite shots from each one - but there were just so many. You won’t see typical race photography, we wanted to bring you different and interesting images from unusual angles or content not normally captured at a bike race.

And the writing - essentially from previously unpublished sources. A view from inside the peloton. These are not just our opinions, these are the views of pro riders and former pros. Who better to tell their stories? So forgive us if the writing is not necessarily as polished as if might be. As one of my old gaffers used to say about how Germans speak English - listen to WHAT they are saying, not HOW they say it.

So, please enjoy Conquista Magazine, we are grateful to have you along for the ride. Time for me to go and take the elephant for a walk - you didn’t really think I was going to eat him did you?

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Mallorca, May 2013

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