by Dave Anderson
August 9, 2013
Hey, hey it’s Friday! It’s time to down tools and prep for the weekend. Here’s the Fresh Goods to ease us in…
Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
The destination for last week’s SRAM delivery; Dave’s new big mountain adventure bike. After playing on Issue78‘s test Tallboy LTc he’s dipped into his pocket to splash out actual money™ and buy one. Big wheels and 135mm/140mm of travel, yum.
Carbon frame, VPP suspension and a 142x12mm back end. Should make for a nice tough but light build.
Price: £2599 (Frame only)
From: Santa Cruz
Bell Super helmet
Now available in the UK is Bell’s enduro flavoured Super helmet, in three sizes and four colours (three more coming in 2014). It’s crammed with all the latest tech that helmets evidentyl need such as; GoggleGuide™, Integrated Camera Mount and OverBrow™ Ventilation System. Breezy and gnarly all in one package.
Thomson Elite dropper post
Aimed at a long service life, the Thomson Elite dropper post is designed with custom Norglide bearing bushings and Trelleborg O-Rings and seals. There’s 5mm of layback is built into the seat post and it weighs in at a claimed 592 grams including lever and cable.
ECO V Aqua Tritan Filter and Steripen.
Need to get you adventure on? Here’s a solution for clean water sources. The Eco V Tritan is a water bottle with integrated filter which has Micraguard antimicrobial technology to keep it mould free. The Steripen uses UV light to purify.
Price: Tritan £24.95 / Steripen £96.00
From: Whitby and Co
Thanks to Chipps’ trip to PressCamp we’ve had a drop of hydration packs from Camelbak. We’re not sure if all the models and colourways are available in the UK yet but you could always ask Zyro nicely if you particularly like one.
Camelbak L.U.X.E and Spark 10 LR
Camelbak Charge 10 LR
All From: Zyro
Silva Trail Speed Elite
Is this the smallest light on the market? An all round ‘strong commuter/light trail’ according to our Chipps.
Cateye Volt 300
300 lumens of neatly stealth USB rechargeable bar or helmet light, the Volt 300 will light your way for between 3 to 20 hours. Perfect for commute or helmet light duties.
Gaerne Carbon G.Kobra
Gaerne Carbon G.Kobra shoes: they’re racy, they’re shiny, they’re Eye-talian. The dual Boa system is remarkably comfortable, the carbon sole appropriately stiff, and there’s some surprise flex in the forefoot for those scary sections. Almost too pretty to get dirty. Almost.
Price: £299.99 in the UK/$499.99 in the US
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That’s it for this week, we’re off out to hit the brown pow/shred the GNAR/roost some hero dirt/just ride our bikes*
See you Monday for the Debrief…
*delete as appropriate