January 25, 2013
It’s Friday, which means Fresh Goods. Here are the products that’ve been sent to us the last week as the couriers battle with the falling snow.
Scott Genius 710
We’ve had a Genius 720 in for a while, but this has now been replaced/upgraded with a brand-new Genius 710. This top-end beastie has XT all over, a Stealth Reverb post and still those in-betweeny 27.5in wheels.
This Genius 710 trail bike features a totally redesigned for 2013 carbon frame optimised for 27.5in, FOX 34 TALAS 650b fork and Shimano XT brakes. With the DT/Syncros TR 2.0 wheels and middle-size Nobby Nics on top of that, Scott claims this is “the ultimate trail bike”.
Trek Fuel EX 9.8
Trek claims this Fuel EX 9.8 sets the bar for mountain bike versitality. The OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and Rockshox Reverb Stealth seatpost are two of the main upgrades from the Fuel EX 9.7 version. It comes with a Fox Performance Series 32 Float w/DRCV fork and Bontrager Rhythm Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole disc wheel system.
We’ve had a delivery of Fox forks in – partly for an upcoming grouptest and partly because Fox wanted to make sure we don’t get all carried away with the longer, beefy forks and remember that many of its forks sold are regular XC jobs like the 32 CTD ones for 26in and 29in.
Prices: F29 120 CTD adj £739
F120 CTD adj £729
160 TALAS RC2 £959
CTD Factory shock £329
From: Mojo mojo.co.uk
Cane Creek 40-Series
The 40-series headset from Cane Creek offers durability and performance. Its parts are cross-compatible with the 10 and 110 series. With a bewildering choice of sizes these days, Cane Creek now offers a ‘Headset Fit Finder’ to help steer you towards the model number you need. Its here: http://canecreek.com/headset-finder
From: Cane Creek
Crazy Cane Creek track rims.
We tried to stop him, but Chipps seems intent on trying to build these 80mm deep New Old Stock carbon track rims into his ultimate cyclocross wheels…
It’s going to involve some bodging and at least one drill…
If you don’t know what it is, then you probably don’t need it… But we managed to pick one up down at the Bike Show and it’s going to get tested ‘in the field’ as it were.
“All eventualities” are covered with this Shrewee Extreme. A longer length outlet pipe makes aiming easier, and it is available in Pink or the eyebrow-raisingly named Nato Green. “It has never been easier for women to urinate while standing without removing clothes.”
Look for a test in Grinder soon…
And introducing Truls. Truls is the new Nathan and is here to help us once a week by helping to assemble Fresh Goods. Expect some witty Norwegian banter and a sharp eye for detail…