April 23, 2010
Charge Bikes Surface Shorts
From: Charge Bikes
Brought back from Sea Otter. These shorts are made from a light, stretchy material that does a decent job of “beading off” rain. Not quite sold on the aesthetics, they look a bit like (really nice) girls shorts to us! Each to their own though eh?
Ultra Light Weight Mount Kits
From: TF Tuned
For the rider who must have everything. Each kit comprises lightweight aluminium pin, two gold anodised spacers, two rubber seals and a polymer bush. These offer a massive 33-50% weight saving on existing bushes (or a less-massive sounding 4-30g).
Vertebrae Ceramic Housing
Price: If you have to ask…
Kinda like Nokon cabling but made from ceramic rather than metal. “Combining engineering science & industrial design:Vértebræ gear and brake lines are the ultimate upgrade for cable-operated bicycle brake and gear systems. We use the very latest technology and exlusive, advanced materials to create products that will outperform and outlast everything else with absolutely minimal maintenance. Vertebrae cable housing ultimately requires less attention than the competition, not more. The world’s most advanced cable housing.”
Easton Haven Stem
From: Extra UK
More purloined goods from Sea Otter. Rufty-tufty but also cute-and-dinkyish stem from Easton. Destined for Matt’s Santa Cruz Blur LT.
Pedro’s Domestique Track Pump
Another week, another track pump. You can never have enough right? And at least this one is a charming green colour.
Lizard Skins Aaron Chase Grips
Apparently Aaron was a right ole fussy bleeder when it came to designing his own signature grip. Numerous designs were designed, produced and then binned before they came up with this final version. Not lock-on. Long, but not too long. Skinny, but not too skinny. Sticky, but not too sticky. You get the idea… Loads of colour options.
Evoc Freeride Trail M-L Backpack
From: Silverfish UK
A backpack and back protector all in one. The back protector can also be detached and worn separately under a jersey for when you want to leave your pack on the side of the trail and just session a section of trail. Swing-open tool pocket with an arrangement for a pump, tube, repair kit, tool kit, an extra-long map pocket and a fleece lined pocket for glasses. There is also a compartment for a bladder.
Lezyne Great Divide Pack
Rugged and comfortable, cycling specific, DH/Freeride style hydration pack. 1,500 in3 / 24L total volume. Custom adjustable aluminium spine. Fleece-lined music pocket with water-resistant port. Trail-side tool organization. Multiple compression straps hold gear securely. Ventilated lower pocket. Easy access waist pockets. Includes Lezyne high-flow 3-litre bladder.
Genuine Innovations Mountain Pipe
The all-alloy Mountain Pipe is a hand pump with a CO2 inflator built right in. The CO2 cartridge stores in the handle when not in use but also doubles as a handle extension for manual inflation. Includes 1 x 16g threaded cartridge, a magnetic closure to keep the barrel locked firmly in place and a hidden container inside the handle containing a Schraeder adapter and 2 glueless patches.
Bontrager Inner Tubes
From: Trek UK
Well, everyone needs inner tubes! 🙂
Squirt Long Lasting Dry Lube
Price: 120ml £7.99, 500ml £24.95
Squirt is a new generation emulsion chain lubricant. It is a wax based, long lasting dry lube that does not contain harmful solvents and is environmentally friendly which means it “lubricates better, stays on the chain longer and keeps the chain clean” according to the makers.
Time Attac XS Pedals
From: Chicken & Sons
Made from a composite body and steel axle, these pedals are “Self Cleaning”, with the makers claiming “mud and dirt cannot stick to the simple “open arch” engagement mechanism which is wiped clean by the cleat as you step into your ATAC XS. The new body design improves self-cleaning of the engagement mechanism”
Ospray Raptor 10
This is the final, no more tinkering, we’re ready to roll, verion of the raptor pack. It’s already raved about in the mtb world and Chipps and Matt were luky enough to secure a few models for useage.