Fresh Goods

by Nathan 16

We got a selction of fluffy things and some new bike upgrades this week. Here’s a look at all we got.


Krieg Saddle Bags

These small saddle bags from Krieg will offer enough storage to hold a spare tube, multi tool, patches, levers, keys and snacks while still being small enough to fit under the seat. There is a velcro strap around the bottom of the bag as well as the side for extra security. They are available in 14 different colours, from pink fluffy for those of you in touch with your feminine side, to skull and cross-bones for the uber-man. RRP £19.97


Sram NoXXcuses advent Calendar

Some MTB related chocolate indulgence for the festive period.


Shimano Deore XT Shadow Rear Mech
From: Madison

This mech is one of the final pieces in our Ibis Mojo build (on display soon).The low profile design and direct cable routing reduce the risk of trail side damage and the single tension spring prevents contact with the chainstay for a silent ride. Mega 7,8 and 9 speed compatible. RRP £69.99


Alpinestars Media Vests
From: Alpinestars

This jacket from Alpinestars is one they distribute to sports photographers. It has 4 internal pockets and 9 external pockets to hold all those fiddly bits and a detachable, padded collar. It looks pretty durable and Chipps had the previous version of this jacket for 10 years! RRP: Very Exclusive – journalists / photographers only


Boardman FS Mountain Bike Team
From: Halfords

This full-suss will be featured in the next Issue of the magazine. On first inspection it looks pretty nice and comes with Rock Shox Reba forks, Avid Elixir R brakes and Sram X7 mechs and shifters. 09 version RRP £999.99


Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air (Chipp’s Orange Blood)
From: FisherOutdoor

These forks are the first of a few changes Chipps has made to his Orange Blood. The Lyrik Solo Air offer 170mm travel and an improved motion control damping system to offer efficient “on-the-fly” adjustment. The steerer is 1.1/8. RRP £849.99


Avid Elixir CR Mag Brakes (Orange Blood)
From: FisherOutdoor

The new brakes for Chipps. The Elixir CR Mag use Avid’s Tri-Align Calliper Positioning System to make instillation and aligning simple and Avid’s Power Reserve Geometry which results in less inward travel and an arc motion more natural to your fingers movements. These brakes use Dot 5.1 fluid which is claimed takes 3 times longer to boil that Dot 4, meaning improved performance. RRP £244.99 per brake


Truvativ HammerSchmidt AM Chainset
From: FisherOutdoor

The HammerSchmidt AM chainset has removed the need for a front mech as the drive system can produce two gears out of a single chainring in any condition and under any load. It works through a system of planetary gears contained within the housing, and yields a 1:1.6 gear ratio, giving a 24T ring the same range as a 24/38T. However, the Truvativ HammerSchmidt AM crankset will only mount on frames ISCG 05 tabs, though, and also requires the matching proprietary bottom bracket and trigger shifter. RRP £572.99


Sram X.O Rear Derailleur
From: FisherOutdoor

Chipps had to get this mech installed as the HammerSchmidt uses a shorter chain than standard. This derailleur uses a 1.1 actuation ration and Direct Route technology for lighter effort shifting. It also looks pretty cool. RRP £179.99


Singular Cycles Cap
From: Singular Cycles

A throwback to the era of road racing minus safety helmets, this hat, as modelled by Chipps, can be stylishly worn either peak up, or peak down.


Topeak Aero Wedge Pack(s)
From: Extra UK

These incredibly small, 0.41l packwill just about hold a multi-tool, spare tube, tyre levers and some keys etc, but it will fit perfectly underneath a saddle. It comes in two styles, with either the QuickClick fixer bersion, or the strap-on version available. RRP £10.99 with straps, £15.99 with QuickClip.


Easton EA90 Stem
From: Extra UK

The 31.8mm EA90 stem comes in 90-130mm sizes and with a 0deg or 10deg rise option. It is made from 3D forged aluminium for ultimate strength and weight saving and is shot-peen finished for maximum fatigue strength. The white version we have looks and feels super smooth. RRP £69.99


Easton EA70 Handlebars
From: Extra UK

The A70 bars use Easton’s TaperWall technology, which offers maximum variation in wall thickness and increases strength. The EA70 comes in 3deg or 9deg bend options and in 580mm or 685mm length options. RRP £39.99


Mule Bar – Energy Bars
From: Extra UK

Mule Bars claim to be made from 100% natural ingredients. Said to be perfect for climbers, walkers and bikers, our bars are all Summer Pudding flavour. Chipps was first to try them: “They’re certainly fruity” was his comment


Montane Atomic DT Pants
From: Extra UK

These are ultra lightweight, waterproof overtrousers which come with a handy storage pouch so you can bundle them up into a tiny, easy to store package. They have an elasticated waist with adjustable draw-cord, boot-compatible side zips and have press stud adjustable ankles. RRP £69.99


Montane Velocity Ladies Jacket
From: Extra UK

The Velocity jacket has a full length, water resistant zip with storm flap and rain drain. It’s made with a cycle specific cut and has pre-bent extra length arms and an extended drop tail. It’s quite practical too, with a zipped rear storage pocket and a laser cut front pocket. It also comes with a storage pouch like the men’s trousers, allowing it to be stored in the smallest of spaces. RRP £119.99

Comments (16)

  1. Chipps is gonna love the schmitt. They are a rip off I’ll admit that but they are great.

  2. “RRP £244.99 per brake” ?????? so £490 per bike?????

  3. i was thinking that when you factor in the cost of many chainsets and front mech shifer combinations these days, the asking price for herr schmitt is beginning to look a bit more sensible….

  4. I guess instead of the shcmidt you would need

    1 LH Shifter
    1 Front Mech
    1 Double chainset
    1 Chaindevice

    How much would that be in terms of XT/Saint level spec?

  5. That Boardman is a nice looking bike. If it rides anything like it looks (think Turner 5-Spot of 4 or 5 years ago – THE bike of the mid-Noughties) then they could be onto a winner.

    Simple, proven design. Benchmark kit. As long as they’ve got it stiff where it matters then they’re going to fly off the shelves. And down the trails.

    Nice to see a complete bike with plenty of stem stackers for the owner to tune their own position before cutting down the steerer tube too.

    Well thought out Chris.

  6. How come the Schmit uses a shorter chain??

  7. How come the Schmit uses a shorter chain??

    because it has a chainring the size of a 50 pence?

  8. Chipps,
    Have you ever reviewed the blood in the mag or on here?

  9. Would love one of those Alpinestar vests. If one happened to come on the public market in XL, send me a mail please!
    Thought the hat said shagular at first. Don’t know what I was thinking?!

  10. Currently riding a bike with Schmit, Elixir CRs and XO rear mech so I’m not sure if that makes me more or less interested in Chipps opinion….. anyway they all rock.

  11. and there was me thinking you’d bagged a XX groupset. Maybe Santa will drop one down the STW office chimney?

  12. XX should be weighed and photo’d early next week :o)

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