by Dave Anderson
November 15, 2013
Friday’s here and the weekend’s knocking on the door. Let’s peruse the Fresh Goods while we plan some rides yeah?
Nukeproof Mega TR 275 Comp
A 150mm/130mm bike for all day adventures? That’ll do.
The Nukeproof Mega looks to be a very tidy trail bike and perfect for a bit of everything. The 6061 aluminium hydroformed frame is Stealth Reverb compatible, a dropper post being the only thing that seems to be missing from the package.
Suspension is handled by Rockshox Monarch and Revelation and the bike comes with a 2×10 mix of SRAM X5 and X7, 180mm Avid Elixir 5’s deal with scrubbing speed.
Jorji’s just taken delivery of her Long Termer – a 100mm full suspension marathon/endurance focussed Whyte M-109.
With a Fox Float 32 Evolution up front and a matching Float CTD boost valved shock handling everything else, the M-109 comes with a 3×10 Deore/SLX mixed drivetrain and 1180mm Shimano BR596 brakes taking care of stopping.
From: Whyte Bikes
Forget mail order brides, we’d rather have beans on demand. Pact offer a discreet postal service to fuel your kicks.
Price: £6.95 per 250g
From: Pact Coffee
A 1080p HD camera with a built in Chroma display to check that epic footage. Tiny, rugged and waterproof to IPX7 standard.
A multi tool for the steam punk mountain biker? Comes complete with it’s own leather pouch.
From: The Full Windsor
Cook food by burning biomass and charge your smart phone while you’re at it. The outdoors just got a little smaller…
RSP Plummet Seat Post
Grime Boss heavy duty hand wipes
Heavy duty hand wipes for the workshop.
From: Grime Boss
Ford Transit Custom Kombi
Ford has sent us a van to review as part of our ‘Project Singletrack New Van’ and we’ve been out trying this Transit Custom Kombi. It’s an eight seater (still with luggage room) or you can remove three, or six, seats to get more bikes and gear in. We’ll be back with a full review, but first impressions are mighty good.
Price: From £30,954 (though ours has many fancy extras)
Right we’re outta here. See you Monday; go shred some Gnar, skirt some brown pow or just enjoy riding your bike.