by Dave Anderson
May 10, 2013
It’s Friday! And the bike ridin’, trail shreddin’, drop nailin’, sweet jump jumpin’ weekend is nearly here.
But first here’s the Freshest Goods to hit the ST Towers doormat this week…
Saracen Ariel 16x
We’re getting our Gnar! on and building up a Saracen Ariel 16x with Shimano Zee. The 16x features a bombproof 6061 frame and offers 160mm of Fox Float Factory Kashima CTD travel. All Chip Slot swappable dropouts give the option of running 135x9mm, 135 x 12mm, and 142x12mm back end.
Watch out for a ST staffer ripping it up on the ‘manslaughtered’ (ahem) out bling bling black and gold frameset on a trail near you…
Bontrager XR4 and 29-4 tyres
More rubber for our all rounder tyre test this time from Bontrager.
Geax Gato and Aka Tyres
And from Geax we have the 26″ Gato and 29″ Aka
Price: Gat0 £33.99 Aka £29.99
From: RJ Chicken
Fox F29 120 CTD fork
The Fox F29 features 120mm of plush travel with three levels of damping (climb, trail, descend) and a 15mm bolt thru axle. This pair’s destined for Chipps’ Orange Gyro.
GoPro Hero3 Black
A tiny camera capable of filming in a wide range of formats (4kps / 2.7kps / 1440p / 1080p / 960p / 720p / WVGA). The GoPro Hero3 Black edition features built in wifi which when linked to a smartphone app allows easy setting up of shots, a wifi remote is also included.
The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide
The Great British Mountain Bike Trail guide boasts ‘All the best trails to ride across the British Isles’. We’ll be reading up to check out that claim.
From: All good bookshops
The tried and trusted Gamma has had a design tweak. With a Cree XPC main LED,green/red/white 5mm secondary LEDs and a red LED on the rear battery case it’s a top little bit of kit.
New from Alpkit is the Manta headtorch; a dimmable 100 lumen XP-C Cree LED and able to be tuned between flood and spot via the focussing ring. Secondary LEDs offer green, double red or blue lighting options.
Alpkit Glowe and Trinity
Dinky lanterns for all your campsite needs with the Glowe’s 170 lumens and Trinity’s 190 lumens. Both lanterns work as torches when compressed.
Price: £12.50 Glowe and £18.00 Trinity
An inflatable and lightweight sleeping mat offering 7cm of slumber comfort.
All From: Alpkit
That’s your lot for this week; we’re off to drink coffee and shred some trails. See you Monday for the Debrief.