by Dave Anderson
January 18, 2013
What with getting Issue 79 finished and most of the bike industry being down in that London at The London Bike Show it’s a slim harvest this week for Fresh Goods Friday.
First up; Chipps has gone for an Orange Gyro to manage his mile munching desire for all round XC long rides and adventures in 2013. The 6061 – T6 custom butted frame features 110mm of rear travel and comes with a 1.5in head tube so could take an Angleset if you’re that way inclined. We’re expecting to see a special shock and forks in the next couple of weeks so the bike can be built up.
Charge Faucet Plus
We’ve another Charge bikes, erm, bike in for review; this time the Faucet Plus. The 29er hardtail features a 6061 frame with semi-integrated head tube, Rockshox XC30 TM 100mm fork, an Alvio/Deore mixed drivetrain and Pro Max Decipher hydraulic 160mm disc brakes. As we’ve come to expect from Charge, the Faucet Plus comes equipped with 2.1 WTB Prowler SL Race skinwall tyres.
From: Charge Bikes
PRO FRS Components
The PRO FRS range of finishing kit is aimed firmly at the freerde end of the market offering strength and rigidity. We’ve got a set of 800mm wide, 20mm rise handlebars, 50mm stem and a 27.2 x 300mm seat post in for test.
Handlebars: £ 34.99 Stem: £29.99 Seatpost:£29.99
PRO Tharsis components
The Tharsis range ‘takes its name from the highest mountain range in the universe’, our finishing kit comes in 740mm wide 20mm rise handlebars, 60mm stem and 27.2 x 375mm seat post.
Handlebars: £ 59.99 Stem: £64.99 Seatpost:£49.99
Lizard Skins Bearclaw and Northshore grips
The Bearclaws are Lizard Skins thinnest lock on grip. 130mm long with a low profile and grippy pattern. Need a thicker pair of grips? You’ll be wanting the Lizard Skin Northshore which feature a shock absorbing textured pattern, perfect for big hands. They’re either named after Darren Berrecloth, or a tasty American pastry treat.
From: Lizard Skins
Lock Laces are an ‘elastic lacing system’ that combine elastic laces with a spring loaded locking device. Fit them and never have to tie a bow again.
From: Lock Laces
EDZ Merino Touch Screen Gloves
Need to use a touch screen but want warm hands? The EDZ merino touch screen gloves could be just the thing for you. Wool for warmth but with a rubberised palm and silver yarn that make them suitable for all touch screens. Now you CAN text and ride…
From EDZ Layering
That’s it for this week, we’re heading out into the snow and may be some time. Have a good weekend folks!