by Dave Anderson
November 23, 2012
Can you hear that? If we strain our ears hard enough, we can just about make out the sound of the weekend coming around the bend. Which means it must be time for this week’s look at what’s dropped through the door at Singletrack Towers this week – it’s Fresh Goods Friday!
Intense Hard Eddie 29
First up we’ve got the Intense Hard Eddie 29 in naked carbon, a bike that screams out ‘race me until you blow’. We reckon Fast Eddie is a name that would also be suitable, though with the amount of carbon componentry on display this bike isn’t very metal (oof).
The frame weighs in at a svelte 2lb 7oz (or 1100g) with a decent amount of material around the bottom bracket to ensure a nice stiff pedalling platform for its cross-country/race focus. The frame features a tapered headtube, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, integrated headset, internal cable routing and a choice of 135mm quick release, 142mm x 12mm quick release or singlespeed replaceable dropouts.
Price: £1,649.00 frame only.
Galibier Pro One Ventoux socks
The Pro One Ventoux socks feature Air Mesh uppers to help breathability and Coolmax lowers with a double reinforced heel and toe. The socks also feature antibacterial fibres to keep your feet box fresh that little bit longer.
Helps Stop Snoring
Noisy tent partner on that mountain marathon where every minute of sleep really counts?
Helps Stop Snoring uses a unique blend of natural essential oils to reduce or eliminate snoring in four out of five users, apparently. We’re giving it the ultimate test by getting ad man Matt to give it a go…
Muc-Off winter care package
With it currently only being dry in our dreams (ahem) we were glad to receive a bumper package of cleaning products from the ever lovely Muc-Off collective. Our package contained every item needed to counter all our excuses for just coming back off a ride and leaving the bike until next time.
Microfibre polishing cloth – £6.00, C3 Ceramic Lube – £12.00, Dirty Work Wipes – £3.00, Dry Shower – £7.00, Drivetrain Cleaner – £12.00, Bike Care Pack – £14.00
There’s even a pack of brushes for extra cleaning muscle. No excuses now, Mister Chipps! Three Brush Set – £17.00
Hiplok Flip Stand
The Flip Stand is a combination of high density EVA foam C-clips and saddle mat to allow you to work on your bike upside down without damaging it. Nice and simple.
The Scrubba is like a dry bag but intended to keep the water in so that you can wash clothes on the move. It’s got a knobbly inner panel and a valve for letting the water out once you’ve done the scrubbing bit and are ready to rinse – a lightweight washing machine for the touring generation.
Price: $59.95 (UK Price TBC)
Bell Segment helmet
The Bell Segment is a skate-style helmet for BMX and mountain bike use. We’re loving the bright blue sample we’ve been sent. To the skate park! And then on to A&E!
Bell Full-9 helmet
The Full-9 has been designed from the ground up with input from Aaron Gwin. Design features like integrated camera mounts, Bell’s Overbrow ventilation system (ten vents and three brow ports) and a carbon shell make for a pretty sorted full face helmet.
The Full-9 also comes with the integrated Eject Helmet Removal System to aid in emergency situations without risking neck or spinal injury to the rider and the cheek pads are held in with magnets to help ease removal.
The Striker is Fox’s premium trail riding and cross-country helmet. Light, well vented and comes in stealth black for an extra couple of miles per hour.
From: Fox Europe
That’s all folks. To the weekend! And don’t spare the horses.