March 26, 2010
Singular Pegasus Titanium
From: Singular Cycles
We had this bike in Fresh Goods last week but Sam from Singular sent in a few bits and bobs so we can build up the versatile frame in a number of different guises. We’ve made a few changes this week. We’ve removed the carbon wheels and Dugast tub tyres and put on a standard MTB wheelset, we switched the fork to a bolt-through 29er reba and replaced the stem and bar combination. There’s also some added dirt!
From: Surf Sales
Matt has been keeping this machine to himself recently and will have a full review of the bike in the next issue Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine (on sale late April).
Bontrager Rhythm Pro 29er wheelset
From: Trek UK
These wheels are labelled as “Bontrager’s best All Mountain wheelset.” The hubs are made from aluminium and the 28mm rims from scandium, which helps keep the overall weight low. RRP approx £280 front and £320 rear
Bontrager Rhythm Elite Seatpost
From: Trek UK
A 3D forged inline seatpost from Bontrager. Nice graphic. SRP £44.99
Bontrager Rhythm PRO Stem
From: Trek UK
Bontrager call this “a freeride capable stem in a cross country weight.” It’s made from forged 7050-T6 aluminium and has a wide 4-bolt clamp which should spread out the clamping force over a wider area. SRP £49.99
Middleburn External BB Crankset
Hurrah! Middleburn are finally doing cranks for external BB’s. These cranks are for Mark’s Nicolai Long Termer.
Fox Suspension Fluid
We reviewed a pair of Fox 831 forks in the current issue with their travel set at 100mm. The next task is to run them at 120mm. So Fox sent us in all the fluids and instructions. It appears to be quite a simple process – we shall see! RRP £16.99 Suspension 7 fluid, £9.99 Float Fluid
Saracen CR1 Jump Bike
We’ve had a Saracen jump bike in as our next Impulse Bike (more to come soon) and after playing about on it for a while we’ve decided to change a few of the standard features. The original 25T chainring was far too spinny and so has been eplaced by a 30T Gusset one (above). We also felt the OEM bars (although a lovely colour!) were too low so we’re trying some high rise Funn bars on there. The supplied grips spun and squirmed on (painted) bars quite bit so we’ve put a pair of Bontrager Lock-On grips on there.
Saris SOLO Bike Rack
The SOLO is “the first and only 1–bike trunk rack with 0 mechanical frame adjustments.” It’s small and can be stored in a car boot or compartment and the compact uni–body frame fits a variety of vehicle makes and models. SRP £45
Saris BONES 3 Bike Rack
The first of multiple bike racks for the upcoming group test in next month’s mag. The BONES uses ratchet straps that keep your bike secure to the rack arms and has exclusive anti–sways and articulated rubber feet to protect the finish on your vehicle. SRP £140
Twin Six Top and Socks
From: Twin Six
This is The Speedy USA top from Twin Six made from 100% soft polyester microfibre. RRP $75. The matching socks are made by the Sock Guy
Shimano Anti Seize Lube
For use where you have metal on metal contact such as a seattube and want to ensure your products don’t get damaged. RRP £12.49