by Dave Anderson
February 21, 2014
Fresher than a Prince from Bel Air, it’s Friday so let’s deliver the goods.
Commencal Meta Hip Hop 2
The 26″ wheeled Hip Hop 2 is a 66° headangled 140mm/120mm trail bike with braaaaaap written all over it. Fox 34’s up front and a SRAM X5 2 x 10 drive train.
From: Decade Europe
Devinci Dixon Carbon RXS
The carbon framed Dixon is a 160mm/145mm bike that features Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension. With a SLX/XT drivetrain and SLX 180mm/160mm stoppers it’s a sensibly specced all mountain/enduro capable bike.
Giro New Road Insulated Pack Vest
Primaloft gilets are the business, reckons our Dave. Either for a bit of insulation on cold rides or packed in your Camelbak for post ride schmoozing.
Giro New Road Mechanic Jacket
Classic workwear looks for Giro’s 3-layer waterproof jacket. Embrace your inner hipster with the Mechanic.
Gamut Trail S Guide and Race Ring
A nice and light chain guide available in all the options you could possibly need BB/ISCG/ISCG 05 and will accommodate 28-40 teeth chain rings. The hard anodised race ring has now been re-profiled to allow better mud clearance and less bind on a geared system.
Price: Guide £89.99 / Race Ring £39.99
Dan’s been tweaking his Demo and has opted for some 200mm rotored Codes to take care of downhill stopping duties.
Rockshox Vivid Air
Probably the most supple and responsive shock we’ve felt in a while. Dan’s already got this strapped to his Demo and headed out to the hills.
Avid X0 Trail brakes
All mountain/enduro brakes that’ll cope with extended alpine descents? That’ll do nicely.
Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm and 50mm Stem
You can never have too many short stems for chucking on test bikes in our experience. The Holzfeller is short, steers where you want to go and holds onto bars just fine.
All From: Fisher Outdoor
Broken Riders Long Sleeve Contour Jersey
Everybody breaks sometime. Show your allegiance with a lovely jumper.
From: Broken Riders
Mud Hugger 29er Front and Rear Pack
All the mudguard you need for 29ers and full suss 27.5 bikes.
Apres Chocmalt Recovery Drink
Been battling the cold and wet? Put your feet up and start your recovery with a Chocomalt drink. Go on, you’ve earned it.
Price: Six sachets for £11.40
That’s it for this week. We’re all off to shred the gnar, while Dave heads out to the Alps for a bit of snow action.
See you Monday.