by Dave Anderson
July 19, 2013
Hey it’s Friday! Time to down tools and regain the freedom of the glorious weekend. But before we roost some dust let’s take in this week’s Fresh Goods…
Orange Five RS
Dave’s taken delivery of an Orange Five RS, a limited edition Five which comes with X01 1×11 drivetrain, 150mm Rockshox Pikes, Monarch RCT3 and Avid Elixir 9 trail brakes. Only 50 of these RS bikes are going to be made.
The frame features a redesigned shock mount, 140mm of rear travel and a 142 x 12mm back end and comes in exclusive ‘Galactic Grey’ powdercoat finish.
Like most new bikes the Five is now designed around 27.5in wheels and in keeping with its enduro/trail leanings the frame comes with both ISCG tabs and an E-Type mount for a chain device if you want to fit one.
Up front is a 1.5in headtube which will allow for head angle tinkering if the stock 66.5° is too steep for your liking.
Expect Dave’s first impressions next week, when we finally prise him off it long enough to write something down.
From: Orange Bikes
Singletrack Issue 83
Issue 83 should be hitting doormats as we speak. Filled with more beautifully put together words and pictures for your reading pleasure. Not got a copy?
GET IT NOW!
From: Us! or your loverly local newsagent or bike shop
Park Tools 50th Anniversary three-way hex wrench
What better way to celebrate 50 years in business than a limited edition hex wrench with 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm Bondhus gold guard steel hex bits.
One Industries Sector shorts
One Industries Sector: a lightweight stretch performance short, in black. Watch out for our baggy shorts test in Issue 84.
From: ONE Industries
Cube Action Team shorts
Euro-style freeride shorts with zipped ventilation and plenty of space for kneepads.
Cube FRS20 Action Team Protector backpack
A freeride backpack with 20 litres of storage and integral back protection.
Cube bobble cap
Technically winter’s on its way. Richards already prepared with his Cube bobble cap.
Cube Action Team elbow pads
Elbow protection for when you’re getting your Gnar! on.
Cube Action Team kneepads
To match that elbow protection, here’s some loving for your knees too.
Cube Action Team jersey
Long sleeved and loose fit. Embrace the inner freeride.
All from: Cube
Continental Mountain King 2.4 ProTection 29in tyre
Rob from Continental dropped in with a couple of sets of tyres for us (thanks Rob!). Both are tubeless ready and folding, with ProTection sidewalls, Black Chili and a rubberised bead instead of fabric scuff strip for improved seal. What more could you ask for?
Continental X-King 2.4 ProTection 29in tyre
The same thing in a different pattern? You’re in luck. Both tyres are also available in wire bead for £16 and folding (non-Chili) for £28.95
Continental Revo Sealant
We also got a delivery of Revo tubeless tyre sealant for the believers and a box of tubes for the more traditional among us.
Price: £9.99 sealant/ £6.98 tube
That’s it for this week. We’re off to rip some schweet single trails, see you on Montag for die debrief.