Fresh Goods

What with Good Friday last week and the Royal Wedding thing today, you’ve probably been missing your dose of Fresh Goods. Well, to make this special day that bit more special, here’s a round-up of all the nice things that have landed in the office lately…

DMR Reptoid

With the completion of Lee Quarry’s pump track, Benji has got in this 26″ wheeled jumpy bike for getting some Singletrack Classic Weekender practise in. This bike was used by Bernard Kerr to win the first round of the DMR Pumptrack Challenge, so if he’s rubbish on the track he can’t blame the bike. 4130 tubing, horizontal drops, steel three piece cranks, neat stubby saddle and you can get it in a 24″ wheeled version if you so desire.

Price: £699.99

From: Upgrade

Lockjaw saddle offers little in the way of cushioningbut will be tough when the inevitable stack happens

Gumwalls. RAD.

Dinky Microdrive at the back means more clearance up front.

Singletrack Issue 65

 

It’s out in shops now and better than something extremely good. Loads of nice pics, words and thoughts for you to consume…

From: All good newsagents

Osprey Verve 10

We’ve been liking the Osprey packs a lot and this is their women’s specific model, designed to fit a ladylike back. It’s got all the nice features of the men’s packs though, with plenty of storage (10 litres) and a 3 litre Hydraform bladder inside.

Price: £64.99

From: Osprey Europe

Tenn Outdoors Men’s Winter Weight Cycling Jersey Long Sleeve

Tenn Outdoors are doing some excellent value riding kit. This jersey doesn’t have the catchiest of names but it does have breathable, brush backed and wicking fabric to keep you warm and dry, plus all the technical features are present, with silicone grippers and hidden zips at the back.

Price: £32.99 – although they’re on offer at £12.99 at the moment…

From: Tenn Outdoors

 

Tenn Outdoors Men’s Cool Flo Breathable Cycling Jersey

This short sleeve jersey uses ‘Delight Tairilin’ yarn, which has an ‘X’ shaped cross section to aid its wicking properties and draw moisture away from the skin. There’s a half length non-slip zip so you don’t have to expose any more of your chest bush than is strictly needed and silicone grippers stop it from riding up.

Price: £19.99 – although they’re on offer at £14.49 at the moment…

From: Tenn Outdoors

Tenn Outdoors Lightweight Compact Breathable Cycling Jacket

It’s another Tenn product whose name describes it’s purpose exactly! It’s got fully taped seams to keep the water out, ripstop style waterproof and breathable fabric with mesh lining and fleece collar and zipped pits to let the stank/heat out. It’ll pack down into the supplied stuff sack and weighs around 240g…

Price: £47.99 – but – you guessed it – they’re on offer at £19.49 at the moment. Bargain.

From: Tenn Outdoors

Camelback Fresh Reservoir Filter

With the start of bivvy season upon us, we’ve been sent this in-line filter for Camelbak bladders that’ll remove bad tastes and smells from the stangant water you just refilled you pack from. It doesn’t affect the flow rate either and it’s removable using the new Camelback Quick Link system…

Price: £19.99

From: Zyro

Tifosi Dolomite glasses
 

Tifosi aim to bring quality cycling glasses to the masses, with affordable prices and decent optics. These glasses are nicely understated and come with three sets of polycarbonate lenses for you to pick and mix from – clear, anti glare red and smoke. Best to stick to one style at a time though. The frames are meant to fit large to medium heads and have rubber inserts to keep everything in place and venting to prevent them misting up. Also available in white…

Price: £49.99

From: Zyro

Genuine Innovations Race Day Big Air CO2 inflator

CO2 inflators are just the thing for seating tubeless tyres when you’re out and about but if you’re running big volume tyres they lack to puff to get them all the way up. Enter the Big Air – it’s got a 40g cartridge which should be enough to seat and inflate the fattest of fat tyres or two normal (2.35″ish) tyres. Alternatively you could play inner tube Russian roulette and use it to inflate a road tyre to roughly a billion psi…

Price: £24.99 including mount, air chuck and one 40g cartridge

From: Zyro

Genuine Innovations Fat 20g CO2 cartridges

Again designed for fat MTB tyres and 29ers, these 20g cartridges are threaded and they reckon it’ll take a 2.4″ tyre to 32psi with no problem at all.

Price: £14.99 for six

From: Zyro

Mission Workshop Vandal pack

It’s a rather large cargo pack from cycle messenger favourites Mission Workshop. It’ll expand with up to 65l of cargo space, enough to permanently destroy your posture. Waterproof roll top for things you need in a hurry (City A-Z, talc for your tight jeans) and it’s got the est waterproof zips we’ve seen for a while.

Blackspire Sub 4 pedals

 

 

We’ve tested out the insanely light and blingin’ Sub 3 pedals which have Ti spindles, low weight and high price tag but these are their more affordable brethren, using the same 17mm deep machined alloy body but a cromo spindle to come in at around 350g a pair.

Price: £74.99

From: Hotlines UK

Boccalone cycling cap

 

 

Show your love of salty pig parts with this lovely cycling cap from San Francisco based meat-eatery Boccalone. Mmm. Probably not destined for office vegan Tom dB…

Price: $20.00

From: Boccalone

Vaude Parkride gloves

 

German brand Vaude are doing more cycling kit and they’ve sent these gloves for us to try out. They’ve got gel in the palm for shock absorption, silicone covered finger tips and those nice little stretch pleats to make them comfy.

Price: £32

From: Vaude UK

Blackspire Stinger

This is designed to keep you chain on when using a double and bash setup. There’s a tough aluminium backplate and a stepped moulded roller for quiet running. You can also adapt it for single ring use by using a separate back plate. It’s available in ISCG, ISCG-05, BB and BMX mounts, so there should be one to fit your bike…

Price: £24.99

From: Hotlines UK

Vaude Optic Jacket

It’s a gilet!

It’s one of those weird things girls wear! No, hang on…

It’s the convertible Optic jacket! It’s a lightweight windproof that can adapt to any situation with zip off arms and a mesh back. The material is a tightly woven and stretchy polamide/elastane mix and it’s available in a load of more understated hues and also a ladie’s version.

Price: £80

From: Vaude UK

Blackspire DSX C4

The burly C4 has a new lightweight back plate and 3/8th inch polycarbonate bashguard. It’ll work with rings from 36-40T and should keep you chain on the straight and narrow. There are loads of colours and mounting options available too…

Price: £89.99

From: Hotlines UK

 

Blackspire Downhill 36T chainring

Thirty six would seem to be the number of the moment, and this rampless ring is made from CNC’d 7075 alloy and is designed to work with Blackspire’s guides. It’s 8/9spd specific and as ever there are loads more sizes and colours.

Price: from £29.99

From: Hotlines UK

Nema Telonix Ride shorts

Made using a tough 400D Cordura outer with plenty of adjustment and a removeable liner, the Telonix aims to be a hard wearing do-it-all short, with stretch panels in the groin and back meaning it’s fine for extended wear.

Price: £69.99

From: Hotlines UK

Nema Apeks Ride jersey

A nice, white and lightweight jersey with stretchy bits, side vents and a loose fit. You’ll look extremely natty on the first ride…

Price: £31.99

From: Hotlines UK

Nema Breather and Digi gloves

The Breather glove (in red) is a stretch backed glove with perforated Clarino palm, Terry snotwipe and stretch cuff. The rave coloured Digi is a super light backed glove and has a nice wide cuff, again with perforated palm and silicone grippers.

Price: Breather: £19.99 Digi: £24.99

From: Hotlines UK

We get a bit of pre-production prototype stuff turning up occasionally – the guys at Gore Bike Wear sent this high-fashion box – would it be a silky and low cut dress?

No, much better. It’s a new lightweight Goretex shell riding jacket. It packs down nice and small and it’s got neoprene cuffs and neck to keep the drizzle out…