Fresh Goods

January 29, 2010

Magura Marta SL
From: Magura

We’re getting a lot of “build kit” stuff in at the mo. We’ve got a lot of frames to turn into complete bikes. These brakes are pencilled in for Matt’s new Long Termer bike (more about that below).

Bontrager XR4 tyre
From: Trek UK

Bontrager are releasing a whole new load of tyres. Any tyre with “X” in its name is for XC/trail type riding. The number (either “2” or “4” at the moment) denotes how knobbly it is. So this “XR4” is a very knobbly tyre for XC/trail riding.

Mystery tyre
From: Not telling.

We’ll have a bit more info about this tyre early next week. Ooh, how exciting! Or not.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine Issue 55
From: Singletrack Magazine

It’s herrrrrre! Cover looks great. The stuff inside is nice too.

Biologic iPhone Mounting Kit

iPhones are everywhere, so Biologic have made a bike mounting kit for all the Iphone users out there. Effectively its a mp3, GPS and speedometer all rolled into one, but whether you’d want to risk your iPhone by mounting it is another matter entirely. RRP – we’re not sure yet.

Giro Remedy Gloves
From: Madison

The remedy glove from Giro has a new D30 shock absorbtion system which is supposed to stiffen on impact to reduce the likelyhood of injury. We have a hammer ready, we just need a willing volunteer to test the theory. RRP £34.99

Shimano XT Gruppo
From: Madison

Madison have sent us through a load of shimano kit for Matt’s new Santa Cruz Blur LT build. Stay tuned for more about that bike early next week.

DT Swiss 20mm Front Hub
From: Madison

A neat looking hub, the 240s is made with corrosion resistant stainless steel bearnings and improved cantact-free double flanged sealing for added durability. They cost a pretty penny though. RRP £174.99

DT Swiss QR Rear Hub
From: Madison

The 240s rear hub has 18 engagement teeth for a more positive pick-up and the same orrosion resistant bearnings as the front hub. The star ratchet drive system in Freehub offers low maintenance, strength and quick engagement. RRP £289.99

DT Swiss EXC Wheels
From: Madison

These funky wheelshave come in for Chipps’ Orange Blood. They are made from carbon fibre and weigh next to nothing with 1550grams the weight reported by DT Swiss themselves. They look impressive but the price tag will shock many people. RRP £799 front, £999 rear. DT claims that the rims are stronger than its own downhill rims. Chipps is under instruction to go out and try to pinch flat as much as possible to see if they explode. We don’t think they will. He might though.

Gamut P30 DualGuide
From: Madison

A nice looking chain guide device to combat chain retention and aggressive trail obstacles. There’s not much equipment for your money though. RRP £99.99

Gary Fisher RumbleFish 2
From: Trek UK

The RumbleFish is cited as Gary Fisher’s technical 29er. How technical it will be remains to be seen as it looks bulky and awkward and not suitable for anyone under 7 foot tall. 29er looks can be deceiving though and a quick spin has shown it to be a good size for most of us here. Next stop, the Steps of Death…

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