Fresh Goods Part 2

As Grace sang, it’s not over, not over, not over yet. Here are all the other things we’ve had in for test this week, starting with a set of Endura MT500 overshoes. Designed to keep you feet warm over the coming winter months they use nylon faced neoprene with zip and velcro heel closure. They’ve also got Kevlar sole and toe pieces to prevent rapid wear. We can’t say we’re looking forward to needing them but we’re sure they’ll be welcome additions to the winter wardrobe.

Price: £24.99

From: Endura

We’ve also had these retro Halo Twin Rail 26 Skinwall tyres. They’ve got a wire bead and fast rolling tread for dirt jumping or (more likely around the ST offices if we’re honest) commuting duties. Available in a range of sizes from 20″ to 700c, you can also get pink versions if you really need to stand out.

Price: £22.99

From: Ison Distribution

We also have a Halo Choir Master R-SL tyre. Again it’s got a skinwall side but there’s some proper knobbly tread for offroad riding.

Price: £22.99

From: Ison Distribution

This bike rack from Cycleloc is ideal for anyone that’s lacking a shed or garage to store bikes in. You mount it to a wall then place the bike’s seatpost or top tube on the rubber coated hooky bits, where the bike’s weight will hold it in position. There’s a loop to pass a cable lock through to slow down anyone that’s trying to nick your pride and joy to. You can get them in black, ‘popsicle (orange) or ‘icicle’ (white) too..

Price: £59.99

From: Cycleloc

Here’s the moment so many of you (we imagine) have been waiting for. It’s Matt’s outfits! This week Matt is modelling an Alpinestars Gravity 3/4 jersey. Made from multi panel polyester microfibre material it should be tough enough to resist thorns and gravel surfing incidents plus the mesh pits should keep you nicely ventilated.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

To match we have these super durable Alpinestars Gravity shorts. They’re made from thick Cordura Nylon with a ballistic nylon seat and are definitely aimed at the burlier end of the riding spectrum, although we reckon they’ll be good in wintery condition too. You get dual tab waist adjustment as well as a thigh shock cord to tailor the fit.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

..and in black. Arms are not models own.

Also from the Alpinestars stable we’ve got a long sleeved Techstar Jersey that’s roughly a million times too big for Jon no matter how hard he tries. It’s a shame because it looks quite nice and understated in black and should prove as durable as it’s 3/4 length cousin.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

We’ve got gloves to match – these are Alpinestars Moab gloves, again for burly riding with a padded ‘landing zone’ palm, mesh backing and lycra finger gussets. Mm, finger gussets.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

Alpinestars are mainly known for their protective motorbike clothing and they’re translated this experience into a range of mountain bike kit. These are the Moab Knee/Shin Combo guards. They have a plastic TPU overmoulding on the knee and shin areas and use a vented dual density foam elsewhere. They should stay put too, with robust clip straps on the calf and thigh and a wraparound ankle strap.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

The matching Moab Elbow guards use a similar exterior design but have a rather nice crossover strap on the forearm which holds them in place without being too restrictive.

Price: TBC

From: Alpinestars

Keeping with the winter kit, Ed has got these Endura Venturi II PTFE Protection 3/4s waterproof trousers to keep him dry in a wetter world. they use fully bonded waterproof zips, have a stretchy bottom panel and will keep at least three quarters of your legs dry thanks to the waterproof and breathable fabric.

Price: £99.99

From: Endura

These Endura MT500 Spray Baggy Shorts are also going into Ed’s upcoming waterproof trousers grouptest. While not fully waterproof they use a lightweight and stretchy Cordura front with a proper waterproof bum and crotch to keep the worst of the rear wheel spray off you. You get zipped thigh vents and they’re compatible with Endura’s range of Clickfast liners.

Price: £64.99

From: Endura

To round off this week we’ve got a bat. Dave “natureboy” Anderson popped in to the office with this frisky little winged mouse that he’s rescued from someone’s attic. Dave is going to release him so that he can get back to the task in hand (mating, moths) without scaring anyone, not that he’d do that on purpose (the bat, not Dave).

Price: N/A

From: Someone’s loft

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