May 14, 2010
Biciklo is “The comprehensive guide to cycling tours around the world.” The book is compiled by David Houghton, the man behind the Tour d’Afrique book we had on here a while back. The website contains details on over 7,000 cycling tours worldwide so you’ll be sure to find one of interest.
Kinesis Maxlight XC Pro 3
From: Upgrade Bikes
This is a new, race ready frame from Kinesis. The welded gusset has gone, replaced by a Square section, SPF [Superplastic Formed] down tube. The carbon wishbone has a smoother, slimmer profile and a new layup. Hydroformed chainstays.
Reynolds MTN T Wheel Set
From: Upgrade Bikes
At a quoted 1385 grams per set, these carbon wheels are super light and look pretty sleek. They are for glue-on (tubular) tyres so Chippshas been given the task of getting them sorted in the next few days.
M:m:Part Star Nuts
We’re running a 100mm travel, race styled fork group test in the next issue of Singletrack. As we were short of star fangled nuts, Madison jumped in to help us out.
Straitline Silent Guide
These chain guides are designed to be extremely light with a claimed 195grams total weight, rugged and maintenance free. And you get a free sticker!
Blackspire NSX C4 Chain Tensioner
The NSX C4 is a freeride / Dirt Jump styled guide made with a Thermoplastic C plate and polycarbonate bashring. Available in black, white, blue, red, pink and green.
Shimano SLX 10Speed Chain
It’s not only a chain, but it’s a 10 speed chain.
Shimano SLX 10-Speed Cassette
No point having a 10 speed chain if you don’t have a 10 speed cassette. (We have all the other bits of the SLX 10spd gruppo but you get the idea now…)
Gore Bike Alp X GT Pants
These are lightweight, waterproof and breathable rain pants with a 3/4 length to offer you protection against the weather while keeping your knees warm.
Gore Ap X Jacket
This jacket is light and well vented making it perfect for summer riding, but it’s also waterproof just in case the summer decides to turn cloudy. Benji’s been trying it out for a few days but hasn’t put the waterproof claim to test yet.
Panaracer Cedric Gracia Tyre
These 4x/ All Mountain styled tyres are 2.35 wide with unusual “soft on the insisde, hard on the outside” dual compound.
AirAce Infinity Floor Pump
From: Fisher Outdoor
Another week, another track pump turns up. It inflates tyres and looks very sleek.
Squirt Sweatsucker (and Matt’s new haircut and beard trim)
Squirt say the “Sweatsucker is a unique sweatband that keeps sweat out of the eyes and off protective eyewear. It stays cool and works continually, even when saturated.”
Rockford Fosgate Punch Plug Earphones
Chipps got these, not yet available in the UK, Rockford Fosgate, bass-boosting, music pumping earphones and he couldn’t help but show them off to the rest of us. The hat’s new too – custom knitted by Laura Bontrager.
Singletrack 2010 Jersey Designs
We’ve been umming and ahhing with some designs for a new Singletrack jersey. Here’s just a sample of the ones we’ve been contemplating.
Lapierre X-Control 410
100mm rear travel with a 120mm travel fork this Lapierre is in for test in Issue 59 of the magazine. “With 100mm of rear travel and our patented FPS2 rear suspension platform, the X-Control is the perfect companion for all types of cross country riding: competition, marathon, trail or epic rides.”
Psst..! Lapierre & Evans Cycles Offer For Premier Users
Evans Cycles have come up with a rather spiffing deal for our lovely Premier Users – a 20% discount on two great Lapierre mountain bikes. The 2010 Lapierre Zesty 214 and the Lapierre X-Control 310.
Nukeproof bars and stem have been fitted to the Lapierre X-Control to bring out the fun side of the bike’s character…
Nukeproof Warhead 760mm Riser Bar (20mm rise)
Nukeproof Warhead Stem (50mm)