by Dave Anderson
July 12, 2013
As workers across the UK start to wind down for the weekend we’ve been putting together this week’s sweet, sweet, serving of Fresh Goods. So before we all head out the door, let’s hit it …
SANTA CRUZ SOLO C
There aren’t many of us who’ll visit the local bike shop and end up one £8000 bike richer. Fortunately you can score a complete Solo for less than half the price of our test bike. First impressions are that it’s the perfect blend of up, down and along thrills.
Price: £2600 (Frame). Complete bike as tested approx £7985
Craft Bike Featherlight Vest
An extra layer that packs to nearly nothing. Warm and with a strong ninja look, what more could you want?
Craft Bike Featherlight Jacket
Featherlight and tiny packet jacket that’s perfect for that summer deluge.
Craft Performance Featherlight Vest
An anti SMIDSY packable vest. Small, light and easy to stuff in a pocket ‘just in case’…
All from: Craft
Altura Women’s Ascent Baggy Short
The Altura Women’s Ascent short matches a lightweight shell to a removable inner short with Coolmax insert. The shorts feature two hand pockets, two zipped cargo pockets, waist popper and zipped fly
Altura Men’s Summit Baggy Short
The Summit features a hard wearing outer baggy with stretch panels with a removable inner short. The shorts feature zipped mesh vents, waist poppers and a zipped fly.
Altura Women’s Quantum X Baggy Short
Aimed at all day comfort with a hard wearing durable outer short which features stretch seat and rear panels, zipped mesh vents and triple waist poppers and a zipped fly. The removable 6 panel inner short has a multi density stretch insert.
Altura Men’s Mayhem Baggy Short
Altura’s Mayhem has a long baggy cut with plenty of space for pads. Hardwearing fabric and zipped mesh vents combine with a multi density stretch insert for in the saddle comfort.
All from: Altura
Trail 42 Tech Tees
Ethically made technical riding t shirts made from soft bamboo fabric, which is anti bacterial and wicking, for when you’re keen to rock the casual look. Nice and long to ensure coverage when riding.
Get your suspension dialled with a Saggle. It’s a neat way to measure sag as a percentage of travel, with scales for most lengths of travel and shaped neatly to fit against your fork stanchion.
Drift Ghost HD
1080p HD videocam for all your movie making needs; waterproof to 3m, wifi enabled with downloadable app and a 2″ LCD screen.
From: Ison Distribution
IXS Trail RS Enduro Helmet
Developed in cooperation with freeride legend Richie Schley, the Trail RS has 22 vents and offers extended rear coverage. The peak has a quick release mechanism so it does not break in a crash and it weighs in at 320g.
Duck Smart Earthmover and Smart’n’Eezee
Magic liquids to keep your moving parts clean and free from filth.
Price: Smart’n’eezee £6.44 / Earthmover £6.96
Duck Smart Helmet Cleaner and Kit Cleaner Kits
Everything you need to keep your kit and, erm, helmet clean in handy kit form.
All from: Duck Smart
Lezyne Classic Dirt Floor Pump
A high volume floor pump with a steel barrel and ergo wooden handle. Features an oversized barrel, piston and hose for double air flow per stroke and a 2.5″ gauge to make reading pressures easy.
From: Upgrade Bikes
Caffelatex Tubeless Conversion Kits
Kits to help you lose your tubes. Available in heavy duty and race flavours for all your riding needs.
A special saw for special carbon and kevlar cutting duties. Trim your bars without damaging them.
From: Effetto Mariposa
A bottle cage mountable wireless bluetooth sound system for all your boy racer dubstep needs. Hear me now!
Ginger and French Greeting Cards
Greetings cards with a bikey design, blank inside so you can let the love poetry flow.
Price: £2.50/ 5 for £10
Ginger and French Prints
A4 190gsm satin matt laminated prints to brighten up that empty wall.
All from: Ginger and French
That’s it for this week, we’re off to shred some sunbleached gnar and roost some sweet loam dust. Check in on Monday for the debrief….