by Dave Anderson
June 7, 2013
It’s Friday and it’s almost time to stop working for ‘the man’ and head to the hills, man.
But before you throw that monitor out the window, strap your tie round your head, and run off to far horizons. Pause a moment and take in this week’s Fresh Goods
Genesis High Latitude
All new for 2013 is the High Latitude, an evolution on Genesis’ Latitude. A 69° head angle, low BB and short chainstays should add up to a lively riding bike that’ll be fun when things get tight and twisty. We’ve got the 1×10 version in for testing which features a Rockshox XC32 TK 100mm air sprung fork up front with a SRAM X5 drivetrain.
There’s a seat tube mounted Mr Control chain guide to keep the 32 x 11/36 gearing running sweet through the rough stuff and the bike comes equipped with Continental Mountain King II’s.
Thomson 6° Titanium Handlebar
The very definition of bombproof bars, the Thomson Titanium come in 730mm width and weigh in at a claimed 310g. They claim an ‘unparalleled ride’; we’ll be putting that to the test.
Birzman Dragonfly Chain Rivet Tool
A shiny and sculpturally designed chain tool that’ll cope with 8,9,10 and even 11 speed chains.
Birzman Feexman E Version 20
Everything you need for trailside repairs in a handy pocket sized package.
Birzman Infinite Mini CO2 Pump
A mini pump and CO2 inflator
Birzman Zacoo Maha MTB Specific Track Pump
A high volume, high polished track pump with a nice big gauge and wooden twin handle. what more could you want?
All From: I-Ride
ODI Vans Lock On Grips
Love Vans? Or love waffles?
Now you can imprint that design on your hands.
From: Ison Distribution
Bontrager XSE4 Team Issue
Fresh back from Sedona, Mark’s been winning favours with 29″ of rubbery treats in the guise of these SE4 tyres from Trek. Read about them here.
T2 Lightweight Trailer
A dinky single wheeled trailer for hauling stuff on bikepacking or touring trips. Or turn the weekly shop into a training session.
Endura Snype Helmet
Endura continue their march to world domination with the introduction of a new helmet range. First up is the MTB orientated Snype; a 220g, well vented offering that comes with anti bacterial fast wicking padding to prevent any sweaty helmet issues, ahem.
Endura Airshell Helmet
The Airshell is the more road orientated peak less stable mate which shares most of the Snype’s features.
Endura Helmet Pod
Want to keep your helmet shiny when travelling? The Helmet Pod provides all the padding it’ll need.
Endura Clickfast Liners
For padding at the other end. There’s Endura’s wicking mesh undershorts which feature click fast poppers to help keep them in place when worn under Endura’s baggies.
Price: Men’s £29.99/ Women’s £17.99
Endura MT500 Spray Baggy Short
Did someone mention baggies? Here’s the MT500 Spray baggy which mates a stretch cordura front panel to a 3 layer seam tape sealed fully waterproof rear to ‘prevent splashback’.
Endura Women’s Singletrack II Shorts
The Women’s Singletrack II shorts are constructed from Cordura with stretch panels in the thigh and back yoke and are treated with a water repellent finish. Front pockets feature magnetic closures and are match by rear cargo pockets.
Endura Women’s Pakagilet
The Pakagilet is an ultra light packable and showerproof top perfect for those summer emergencies.
All From: Endura
That’s it for this week, we’re outta here. See you Monday for the Debrief.
Go shred some gnar, yeah?