Fresh Goods

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The Salsa Fargo is kinda funny lookin'. A 29er built for drops? A Monster 'Cross bike? An epic chunky 700c tourer with discs? It's up to you. Or rather it's up to Chipps, as it's his current pet project.

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Bontrager bits and bobs. Of particular interest are the super racer boy XR1 Team Issue tyres. 490g apparently…

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The new Tektro Auriga disc brakes. Looking better than the previous version.. here's hoping they work as well as the old ones.

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Torq Singles. Easy to pack into your kit bag or to take on a tour, they contain a single serving of energy powder. Just add to a 750ml bottle and you're set. Saves lugging plastic bags of white powder around and getting them mixed up with your washing powder.

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Lifeventure's new 'extreme sports' trek towel is tiny, light and its highly absorbent hydro fibre material absorbs up to six times its weight. Ideal for camping and tours.

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We've just heard that Saddleback are now importing Vredestein tyres, they've sent us a few samples for evaluation.

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Matt has taken delivery of a Maxle rear end for his Orange Alpine 5 to turn it into a baby 224.

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Bar + stem + locking grips "Freeride Upgrade Kit" combo pack from Outland. The grips use 3mm Allen key bolts. The bars are 720mm wide - woop!

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First Aid and survival gear. Look for a feature in the May issue on First Aid.

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Dakine Amp 18L hydration pack - featured in the new issue of Singletrack which goes on sale later this week.

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Some not-as-pale-as-the-photo-suggests brown Dakine shorts.

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3/4 sleeve top and nice-length baggy shorts from Dakine.

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DVD of the latest (and arguably greatest) Red Bull Rampage event.

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Sim's new fisheye lens shows Work Experience Lad George putting together some of the test bikes for the next issue.

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