by Dave Anderson
October 18, 2013
What’s that coming over the hill? Is it the weekend? Just before we head out to meet it, here’s the Freshest of this week’s Fresh Goods…
Saracen Ariel 16x
Just for the 26″ fans here’s the Saracen 16x long termer in it’s current guise. It’s currently acting as a testbed for Mavic’s Crossmax Enduro WTS wheel set, Shimano Zee, KS Lev dropper post and E*Thirteen’s TRS Race crankset.
Ultimate drinking vessel for caffeination or rehydration for the nation.
From: Singletrack Shop
All the casual/bike office favourite bike mag branded smart wear you’ll ever need.
From: Singletrack Shop
Pacenti/Chris King 27.5 Wheels
31mm wide Pacenti rims? Don’t mind if we do. Ours are spoked up to a pair of Chris King hubs and weigh not a lot.
From: Evolution Imports
Osprey Pixel Port 14
It’s all about the commuting bag in the office at the moment. Here’s Osprey’s Pixel Port for all your laptop carrying needs.
Here’s the enduro flavoured Parabellum; venty, peaky and light goodness.
From: MET Helmets
Mavic Crossmax SL Ti Pedals
Super light Carbon and Ti pedals for cross country and all mountain riding. We’ve also got the slightly heavier but £100 cheaper Crossmax SL’s in to test.
Northwave Extreme Winter GTX Boots
Anyone would think that summer’s over by the flow of winter product heading into the office right now, Northwave’s Extreme Winter boots promise warm and dry toes no matter how grim the weather turns out.
From: i – ride
Truflo Airess Track Pump
A tasty track pump for ease of effort workshop tyre pumping.
Continental Trail Kings
The Rubber Queen (name) is dead, long live the Trail King! Same tyre, same performance, here’s the tubeless ready 29er flavour option.
Continental Mountain King 27.5 2.4
Griptastic tubeless ready middle way rubber for the new kids on the block, 27.5, riders.
Both From: Continental Tyres
Next issue we’ll be testing winter gloves.
Gore Bike Wear Universal Thermo Beany
Thermo wear for under helmets or playing pirates.
Gore Bike Wear Universal SO Face Warmer
Depth of winter face protection, also works for ‘bank jobs’.
Gore Bike Wear Element GT Lady and Alp-X 2.0 GT AS Lady Jackets
Waterproofs for the biking Alp-X generation.
Price: £219 Alp-X / £149 Element
Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Thermo Lady Jersey and Power 2.0 SO Lady
Insulation for the lady.
Price: £79.99 Power Thermo / £139.99 Power 2.0
Gore Bike Wear Fusion Tool SO Jacket
Depth of winter’s warmth in one jacket.
All From: Gore Bike Wear
That’s it for this week, we’re off out for the office ride to ease ourselves into the weekend.
See you Monday for the Debrief…