Fresh Goods Friday has returned! Here’s a quick list of what everyone in the office has got in to test, stroke or otherwise play with this week..
Adidas Evil Eye Pro
Price: £155. (prescription prices vary, but start at around £75 for the insert.)
Tom’s had these sent in with some prescription lenses, due to his blind as a bat status. The hip breakage means he hasn’t had chance to test them in active environments but there have been plenty of lounging around moments. The review will consists of not only the glasses but also what you need to know about prescriptions. Evil Eyes come in two sizes for different head widths, replaceable lenses, adjustable and replaceable arms, truly customisable for any situation.
Orange Fort William T-Shirt
Orange originally produced this as special edition t-shirt for the Fort William World Cup and ended up selling the lot. There must be a lot of Scottish Orange riders, or just riders with a tartan fetish, as demand was so high they’ve re-issued the design, but this time on a black rather than grey t-shirt.
Turner 5 Spot
Price: £1,995 Frame only
The 2011 Turner 5 Spot now comes with a neat little rear cable guide and a matching colour front and rear end. The transparent red is beautiful. Just like our Pete, seen here.
Price: £1,895 Frame only
Ladies and blokes, we present the new Cove G-Spot. Six point five inches of skill compensation covers all your freeride needs. The knurled edge round the BB shell is to mount a chain device to, an ISCG mount would have meant fouling of the linkages.
Price: £29.95 (chromo rails) £49.95 (Titanium rails)
A lot of us here at the office have SDG Bel-Air loving bums, but they’ve never been a particularly cheap option. The Aliso aims to set that right. A bit wider and more padded than a Bel-Air and yours from just under £30 for a chromo model. Available in black, white and this Silverfish exclusive design, turquoise checker.
SDG Bel-Air RL
Price: £44.95 (chromo rails) £59.95 (Titanium rails)
More exclusive Silverfish designs, black or white with green stitching or purple plaid. Rockin’ or rankin’ you decide.
Price: £1,599 frame only, £1,950 rolling chassis kit.
Jon has just received this Chumba VF2 through the post. The VF2 is designed as an all round trail bike with 5″ travel front and rear and the carbon back end uses a pivot on the chainstay. The rolling chassis kits includes Fox Float FIT 32 forks, Hope hubs on your rims of choice, Chumba grips and saddle and Thomson stem and post.
This one has got a rather trick Cane Creek Double Barrel shock, which is a £150 option, as well as a Joplin uppy-downy post and should be ideal for riding up, down and over things in a do it all fashion. Jon will be taking the Chumba to the Passportes Du Soleil this weekend to see how it gets on..
Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB
Price: £24.99 (Front) / £24.99 (Rear) F&R Combi Pack also available £44.99
We like the Flea a lot, it’s just so practical. When are you most likely to use a rear red LED? On your commute to work of course, so why not make it USB chargeable so when you get to work you can just plug it into your computer.
Light and Motion Stella 400 Dual
Is what it says on the tin, two 200 lumen units, one spot and one flood, from Light and Motion. Run times are 2.30hrs on high, 5.00hrs on medium and 16hrs on low. Both lights are controlled by one button to save on stabbing at various buttons whilst riding along.
Finish Line 1-Step
Price: £8.99 Also available in 4oz bottle £6.99.
Take two bottles into the bike shed? This 1- Step from Finish Line cleans and lubricates leaving your bike looking like it just stepped out of the bike shop and smelling like an alpine meadow.*
*Only some of this is true.
Singletrack Classic Weekender Bottle Opener
Price: £1.50 or £1 if you’re a Premier member.
From: Singletrack Classic Weekender
Going to the Singletrack Classic Weekender? Course you are! While you’re there pop over to the Singletrack stand and pick up one of these awesome bottle openers. If you’re a Premier member you get 50p off too!
TRP Dash Carbon Brakes
Price: £174.99 an end.
These sleek and stylish brakes from TRP have caused a bit of a stir in the office especially with our resident black and red component obsessive Dave. Everything seems to have been whittled away to help drop weight, a caliper, rotor, lever and postmount adaptor weigh in at 380g.