November 13, 2009
The local post office must be getting sick of seeing our name – here’s another weeks work of fresh goods.
Sidi Scarpe MTB Spider Shoes
These bright looking shoes arrived for Ben. These shoes have a replaceable SRS sole. Its four tread panels, at the toe, both sides of the forefoot, and at the heel, are equipped with phillips head screws for removal and replacement. The shoes also have a reinforced heel cup and a Soft Instep Closure System using thermo-formed Eva. They’ll definitely get you noticed. RRP £224.99
Helmets – Lots of Helmets
This mini mountain of head protectors are for our mega helmet group test. Recently received are the Blade 2 lady flower, Blade 2 XC and 02 XC solid from Lazer, CasCo’s Daimor Mountain and Ares MTB and a Giro Athlon. The Uvex and IXS helmets were in last week’s fresh goods.
Camelbak 2010 The Capo
This is a new 2010 hydration backpack from Camelbak. It’s a mid-sized All-Mountain, freeride pack with 10l of storage space and is designed to have enough space to carry a full face helmet along with the usual tools, spares and extra layers. The new logo on the front is very different, quite what it stands for we don’t know, but the new colours schemes are pretty good looking.
Camelbak 2010 The Don
Another new model, The Don is available in 4 different colour options, although the style we have is not due to be sold in the UK. It has a large 17l storage capacity which should be ample to store everything you need for a day on the mountains.
Osprey Raptor 14
We’ve had a few packs in from Osprey during the past months. Specifically designed for mountain biking, the Raptor 14 from Osprey offers a large front zippered pocket, 2x stretch woven side pockets, 2x mesh hip pockets and a 3l reservoir. Their new packs all feature a unique, hydraformed reservoir system to make filling up easier.
Sugoi RS Zero Jacket
The RS Zero Jacket has an engineered collar and signature hem grip. It features a full separating zip, centre back pocket and 3M Scotchlite reflective accents for added visibility.
American Classic Sprint 350 Wheels
These rims are said to be some of the lightest traditional aluminium road wheels available, with the name 350 a reference to the quoted weight of each rim. Each wheel has one spoke coloured differently. RRP £439.99
Genesis Day One
This is the first bike in our new “Impulse Bike” series and will be reviewed in greater detail very soon. The Day One comes in two different styles and ours in the Cross version. It’s a super bright orange singlespeed so you won’t lose it easily. RRP £499
We featured this frame in last week’s fresh goods and here’s the complete build, with some interesting features. The 1.5inch headtube has been fitted with a DaBomb Da Rection reducer headset to accommodate the Magura Thor fork with tapered 1 1/8 / 1.5 steerer.
Cannondale Rush Carbon
From: Cannondale UK
This is Dave modelling his new long termer from Cannondale. The frame has an ultra-light monocoque front triangle mated to a swingarm with butted stays and a single-pivot design.
Spank + Element Wheelset
These wheels from RidingHigh are made with Element hubs, a 15mm front and 10mm rear and Spank rims and are likely to go on our Ibis Tranny build. The rims are Spank Oozy, 25mm wide – RRP£54.99. The hubs are Element Technium, running on sealed cartridge bearings – RRP £149.99 p/pair.
Spank Spike 777 Handlebar
These bars use Spank’s new 3D CNC bend. Zero grinding eliminates imperfections around the bar clamp and bend creating a super strong wide bar at race 777mm width. New increased wall thickness at the end of the bar resists bending when they hit the floor. RRP 59.99
The Ride Journal Issue 3
The latest edition of the ride journal is available. It’s a collection of stories, articles and photos written by a collection of biking enthusiasts and professionals. RRP £7
Titec Hellbent Carbon Bars
These bars are 660m wide with a 1.5degree rise, 9degree upsweep and 5degree backsweep. RRP £109.99
Titec Pluto Stem
The stem is made from 2014-T6 aluminium for the lightest possible weight and 3D forged for added strength and uses opposing steerer tube bolts to ensure strong, even clamping force. RRP £44.99
Titec Hell Bent Duke Pro Seatpost
A 31.9 x 350mm seatpost, this is a very light, 220g, all-mountain seatpost designed for use with 7mm saddle rails. RRP £44.99