by Dave Anderson
December 7, 2012
Friday follows Thursday, as sure as tick follows tock, and from here we’re a short leap to the weekend.
So let’s get on with it, read on; it’s Fresh Goods Friday!
SRAM XX1 Lapierre Spicy 916
It took a while to prise this from Jon’s fingers but we’ve got a rather lovely Lapierre Spicy 916 with SRAM XX1 groupset. Sim’s been inseparable from it since it arrived and he’s ready to spill the beans on his first impressions (watch out for his report this weekend).
We’re aiming to put as many miles into the drivetrain as possible to see how it copes with the notorious Calderdale peaty grit mix.
We’ve got the Charge Cooker 29er singlespeed in for an upcoming bike test. The Cooker is a classic rigid singlespeed with a Tange Infinity cro-mo frame. The frame features vertical dropouts with chain tension adjustment dealt with by an eccentric bottom bracket.
The Cooker comes supplied with 32×18 gearing, wide flat bars and 160mm hydraulic disks front and back. Custom skinwall WTB Prowler tyres complete the retro look.
From: Charge Bikes
The Camelbak Volt is an ultralight lumbar pack with a 3L reservoir and 10L of storage space weighing in at a claimed 540g. The bag features a tool organiser pocket and two additional cargo pockets on the waist strap.
Glacier Super G Race Glove
Designed for racing in cold and wet conditions the Super G Race Glove is constructed from 2mm thick G-Tek neoprene with a nylon lining for durability. Light, tight and waterproof; Jenn’s going to be testing these making the most of the current winter conditions.
From: 2 Pure
Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion and Tiger
If you’ve been tempted by a bit of bikepacking after reading the latest issue then you’re going to need something to carry your kit. The Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion is the perfect solution to carrying sleeping bags and mats in a dry bag strapped to your handlebars. It features a padded panel with ballistic nylon to prevent rub damage and enough straps to securely fix everything to your bike for stability. Price: £45.00
The Tiger complements the Mountain Lion by providing a seatpost-based storage system. The padded harness holds a dry bag securely with a strapping system to reduce swaying and resist working loose over rough terrain, ballistic nylon provides abrasion protection. Price: £55.00
All Wildcat Gear is made in Brecon, Wales, UK.
From: Wildcat Gear
GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition
30% smaller, 25% lighter and Wi-Fi enabled; the GoPro Hero3 is the latest iteration of the popular camera. Capable of capturing video in 1080p-30, 720p-60, 960p-48 and WVGA-120 resolutions and frame rates. In camera mode the Hero3 takes 11MP still photos with a burst capture rate of 10 frames per second and can also be set up to film in time lapse. We’re stoked to channel our inner Spielberg.
We’ve also got a ton of GoPro-related goodies to make filming easier.
GoPole Grenade Grip. Handy grip for handy held shots. Price: £19.99
GoPole Helmet Arm. An, erm, arm for the helmet mount. Price: £17.99
GoPole Mini Pole. For those funky ski pole-style POV shots. Price: £29.99
And an SP POV case to keep our GoPro and bits safe. Price: £29.99
Shimano MW81 Gore-tex Winter Boot
The MW81’s are a full on Gore-Tex waterproof pair of boots with a high cuff to shut out the worst of winter weather. A fleece lined insole adds insulation while the boots are sized to allow thick socks to be worn. High viz reflective areas on the rear and sides add some commuter cred too.
The Knog Bouncer is a 13mm hardened steel U-lock with a silicone cover and Bronze Sold Secure rating. Price: £39.99
The Milkman is a pocket-sized 1 metre cable lock, perfect for securing your bike for short stops in areas with a low crime risk. Price: £19.99
From: Moore Large
Morvelo Cycling Jerseys and Shorts
We’ve had a care pack from Morvelo with a selection of their cycling jerseys and shorts. All jerseys feature 100% BioActive polyester with flatlock stitching, a full length zip, three rear pockets with a hidden 4th zipped pocket for keys, phone or valuables and a reflective tab on the central rear pocket.
Women’s Daze Jersey
If you’re ordering, note that jerseys are slim fit. All priced: £59.99
All Morvelo shorts are constructed from Italian Miti Power Lycra to create a compression fit aimed at reducing muscle fatigue. They feature Italian HD Ergo chamois created from two levels of high density memory foam to reduce saddle pressure points and have reflective tabs on the back of both legs. The bib is constructed from mesh fabric to aid breathability.
The Unity 3/4 Race Short. Price: £89.99
Skye Women’s Shorts. Price: £79.99
Right, that’s your lot for this week. We’re all off out slip sliding away, making the most of the snow/ice/slush.