by Matt Letch
January 15, 2010
A rainy Friday in the office and The Deadline is on us.
Fortunately to break the virtual chains of bondage to our computers, Sean from Surfsales came to our rescue with a bike and parts to drool over from Transition and clothes and bags from Dakine.
The quite (in Matt’s eyes) gorgeous Tranistion Bottle Rocket in a Pollock-esque paint job, look like a weekend of skinning various bodyparts down rocks for Matt then!
Transition’s Revolution wheelset..
A pretty beefy set of wheels 20mm front and 12 mm rear – they feel like they could take a lot of abuse. £275.00 a pair as well.
Comfy looking leather saddle with some kind of topography map embossed into your guvnor for just £30.00 sheets.
Real (fool’s) gold pedals! £50.00
More gold in the form of this stem £59.00
Very chunky end caps £12.99
Highwire Glove.- Rough and tough trail/freeride glove
Ventilator – Really Breathable xc glove
Stormrider- Goretex Lined Winter Glove
Covert- Another all rounder – In tartan.
Step Up -Also available in Psychedelic (look lower down at the packs and you’ll see the colour way) which looks ace! Nice thin palm with minimal padding.
The Fairway. Lovely, lovely glove in Durafuse™ Leather (The leather is bonded together so no stitching) on palm and back panel- Super thin stretchy and grippy – they feel like they’d be great to ride (and golf?) in.
Novis 1/2 Finger- Women’s-specific fingerless glove
Girls Covert- Again Women’s specific.
Girls’ Cross X
Women’s Specific Shorts…
Mode Short – Fully Featured Women’s short.
Siren Short – Lighter weight riding short than the Mode.
Chorus Shorts – All rounder with removable liner which is new for Dakine this year.
8 Track Short – Super tough freeride short – nice little touches such as the recoil pass pocket – so you can put your lift pass in it and it’s secure but easy to reach on a piece of elastic so you can swipe your way onto the cable car easily.
Messenger- As described really but again with some nice attention to detail. If you look at the first of the two pictures you’ll see a patch of material on the back of the pack. That’s for sliding over those retractable airline style handles you get on so many travel bags these days, so you don’t have to have it on your back whilst you dragging your main bag. It’ll take all of your normal day to day stuff to with a separate laptop compartment.
Massive Dakine Shower cap/ rain cover.
Girls Drafter – Check the Liner!
Exchange pack- nice little work/college pack.
Commuter- Large (31ltr) pack with a separate lower pocket for shoes, helmet pocket on the front and a laptop pocket on the back .
Nomad – Dakine’s answer to the Swiss Army knife – can carry your kit for a day; takes a full face and armour via straps or XC lid using the pocket on the front. 3L resevoir and a nice front organizer tool kit pocket.
Cyclone Roll Top – Ortlieb-esque roll top pack 36 litre welded tarpaulin waterproof goodness.