November 27, 2009
With the festive season underway, we’re happy to see that the bike industry hasn’t forgotten about us just yet. Here’s what we’ve received this week.
Hope Race X2 Brakes
These are Hope’s brand new brakes. They come finished with carbon levers – only one of ours is carbon, the other is aluminium as they ran out of carbon! They also have a carbon top cap, aluminium bolts in the lever with Ti bolts elsewhere and come with those stylish rotors. Hope claim the brakes weigh only 275g, with mounts and rotors included! RRP £194.99 p/brake
Lab-Gear Everyday Mid Turtleneck
The Mid has a 18cm zip, thumb loops and is made from 100% merino wool making it an autumn top / winter under layer. The bright orange stripe and coloured stitching is optional and can be personalised to suit your own needs.
Lab-Gear Merino Beanie
The merino beanie / skullcap is made from 100% merino and has flat-lock stitching to eliminate internal seams. The colour co-ordination can be customized with or without the middle stripe.
Lab-Gear Bomb Truck Shorts
The Bomb-Truck shorts are a durable cotton shell short. They have a strange rubbery, leathery, gun holster style buckle on the sides which can be altered to give you an extra half inch of waist space. A mixture of lycra and merino means the fabric is stretchy and breathable.
Truvativ Noir 1.1G Singlespeed Carbon Crankset
From: Fisher Outdoor
With a 175mm arm length and a claimed weight of 745g including bb, this crankset is top of truvativ’s line, reflected in the price!RRP £381.99. In use is a GXP external bottom bracket system. It captures the left side bearing between the spindle and the left crankarm while allowing the drive-side bearing to float axially on the spindle, thereby eliminating the necessity to side-load bearings during adjustment – meaning a smooth long lasting ride.
We had this funky looking frame sitting around for a while doing nothing so we decided to build it up last week. It’s basically a super-sized bmx, with some chunky 2.5 tyres, which will probably be changed! It’s been finished with loads of bits we’ve got in recently, Fox fork, pro seatpost, saddle, stem, bars and deore brakes. Look out for more info soon
Crankbrothers Split Quick Release Seat Collar
This qr collar allows you to implement a better clasping force by closing 1 lever and then the other, but the leverage also allows for easier opening access. The seat collar comes in 31.8m or 35mm sizes, 5 different colours and claims to weigh 49grams. RRP $50
Sim managed to break his last freehub so crankbros sent him out this new prototype hub. We’re not quite sure what will be different but they claim it will be stronger than the previous version.