Fresh Goods

MSC Zion Carbon R
From: MSC Bikes
Price: £4,399

MSC Bikes class the Zion as their “All Mountain/Trail Bike”. It has 5 or 6 inches of travel (depending which position you mount the rear shock in the linkage) and weighs about 27.5 lbs. Comes with Sram Fox TALAS 32 RL 100/120/150mm, Fox RP23, Avid Elixirs CR and MSC teelscopic seat post.

Intense Spider 2
From: Extra UK
Price: Frame Only £ 1,699

The new Spider 2 is the latest Spider featuring the new 2nd generation VPP suspension design, with adjustable travel from 4.5′-5.0′. Our version has been finished with Shimano SLX kit, easton wheels and a Fox Float fork.

Black Jack Sniper DH Wheelset
From: Moore Large
Price: £189.99

If you’ve never heard of them before, Black Jack are a Portugese company – whose slogan is “High Performance Wheels”. This DH set seems pretty lightweight and look the business given the price. Look out for a more in depth review of these at a later stage.

DT Swiss EXM LS10 Forks
From: Madison
Price:£649.99

With 150mm of air travel, some shiny white lowers and Launch control, these forks from DT look as good as you’d expect from them. To activate the Launch control you push down the red dial and the fork will stay compressed under loading, keeping the front end low for steep technical climb, but hit a sizeable bump and the fork will automatically re-open to full travel. We’re looking forward to getting them rigged up to put the system to the test.

Lake MX330C Shoes
From:
Moore Large
Price: £199.99

These shoes from Lake feature a heel mounted push/pull closure system to remove the hassle of laces and a fully carbon sole. Sim reckons they do look a little like football boots though!

Lake MX140 MTB Boot
From: Moore Large
Price: £135.99

These boots have the same closure system as the MX330 shoe but also have an eVent™ waterproof, breathable bootie with adjustable neoprene collar. They’re framed within a fully adjustable harness with molded heel counter and toe guard.

ONE23 Headset Compressor
From: Moore Large
Price: £3.99

Knog Switch Gloves
From: Moore Large
Price: Approx £30

These gloves are designed to be optimised for riding in 12-22 degree temperatures.

Knog Knuckle Gloves
From: Moore Large
Price: Approx £30

If it’s a colder day, the 10-20 degree orientated Knuckle is more for you.

Vanguard 906 Baselayer
From: Moore Large

Kenda El Moco Tyre
From: Moore Large
Price: £30.99

Nikwak SkitoStop Sun Cream
From: Nikwak

This sun cream was especially sent in for Chipps and has built in insect repellent.

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