April 11, 2014
Fresh Goods this week brought to you once again by Dan “power ballad” Bladon, featured this week is the whole shebang of schwag that’s dropped on the St Towers doormat this week…
DMR Muta Loc-on Grip
The Muta is a full lock-on grip for easy and secure fit. Its 135mm in length and 30mm in diameter with dual compound kraton rubber for comfort. The small 42mm flange can be used alongside most shifters and the grip comes with alloy end caps. The grip comes in a variety of 6 colors, all viewed above.
From: Upgrade Bikes
DMR Sect Grip
The Sect grip is the perfect Dirtjump/Park grip. They have taken classic mushroom design and added a thumb patch where previous mushroom grips wear-out first. They also took out the bulge at the end. This is so you can catch the bars right at the end of the grip and still finish the line. The grip comes in a variety of 6 colors, there is also a tango color (not pictured above)
From: Upgrade Bikes
ION Universal Utility Bag
The Universal Utility Bag is exactly what it is called: A large, waterrepellent bag to carry all your riding gear before hitting the road to thebike park or for packing away the dirty gear afteryour ride. It’s big enough to hold a protection vest, neckbrace, knee and elbow pads, gloves &clothing – a whole set.
ION Frame Saver
Protect your valuable companion with our well proven protection sticker set: scratches on downtube or chainstay are a thing of the past. The set contains multiple pieces that are on top easy to cut and customize.
ION Ram Set Zeiss
Functional bike sunglasses in a state of the art design: not too sportive, but also not a hipster wall of glasses. Cool, casual look with highly functional features & snug fit. Exchange your lenses in seconds thanks to the new hidden Quick Change Lens System.
ION Sunglasses Flare
Stylish set of sunglasses backed up with high UV protection, and also high scratch and break resistant lenses.
ION Protection K Sleeve
You don’t want to carry too much protection gear with you but need some basic impact and abrasion protection? Well, the K_SLEEVE is your choice! Super lightweight using ION’s well proved Flex_Protection. So light and stretchy, you can ride them all day long, doesn’t matter, if on a fast all mountain or not too hardcore enduro tour. The very small pack size of the pads makes it easy to store in any tiny backpack as well.
ION Protection K Pact Select, And The K Pact.
K Pact Select, ION put a lot of brain power in to their new, Eurobike Award winning knee-shin combo: how to construct a pad that offers best protection but at the same time enables you to pedal uphill as good as without. The patent pending ION Tectonic_Fit is the key – overlapping and sliding protection panels keep the pad always close to your knee but guarantee a maximum freedom of movement at the same time. Perforated Air_prene neoprene for additional breathability. Asymmetrical side padding for protection from impacts and top tube contacts. The main SAS-TEC performance padding is famous for its cushioning characteristics and the ION Anti_Smell Sanitized® feature for providing long lasting freshness.
Price: K Pact Select £93.95, K Pact £50.95
ION Protection E Sleeve
You don’t want to carry too much protection gear with you but need some minimum impact and abrasion protection? Well, the E_SLEEVE is your choice! Super lightweight using ION’s well proved Flex_Protection. So light and stretchy, you can ride them all day long, doesn’t matter if on a fast all mountain or not too hardcore enduro tour. The very small pack size of the pads makes it easy to store in any tiny backpack as well. Price: £25.95
ION Protection BD Sock
A classic skate-style sock that offers hidden shin protection. Of course, because of the “stealth” protection, the used HD-Memory foam protection panel is quite thin, but it gives a perfect minimum protection against bloody shins. In short: looks like a regular sock, but offers basic protection for your shins.
ION Gloves Path, Ledge And Haze
A light and fully ventilated glove. An additional gel pad guarantees a perfect grip, improved ergonomics without fatigue and increased impact protection in case of a bail. The palm is made from a single piece to avoid irritating seams and give you an excellent feel for the handlebars. The new Digital_Tips feature (improved fabric for 2014) makes it easy to use your GPS app or answer a call with gloves on.
Price: Path £18.95, Ledge £31.95, Haze £37.95
ION Hoody ION Logo
A comfortable all weather hoody.
ION Bike Short Keen Women
Very lightweight and flexible bike shorts in ION’s unique surf shorts style with a relaxed fit. A double weave construction of the water repellency treated fabric protects on rainy and muddy days without losing any breathability. Two zip pockets on the front including an integrated Phone_Neo to protect your mobile device against light showers and small impacts. The Sanitized® Air_Prene back yoke as well as an adjustable waistband ensures a perfect fit and maximum freedom of movements. Hi tech look due to a lot of bonded details, like the surf inspired closing system with Lace_Ports, to store the laces away. These shorts match all female tops in the collection.
ION Shelljacket Vario
Waterproof 2.5 layer bike jacket with taped seams and YKK waterproof zippers. The perfect jacket for those rainy and cold days on and off the bike. The VARIO jacket is a 100% bike specific, highly functional rain jacket with great breathability. 3_Point_Hood regulation (helmet ready) and adjustable hem for a perfect fit and freedom of movement. Two front zipper pockets, one lift pass pocket and an integrated lens / glasses cleaning fabric.
ION Pant Impact
Very lightweight, flexible and durable bike pants. Perfect combination of very flexible fabrics and non flex materials for maximum comfort and durability. Non flex materials on bottom, inner leg and hem for protection. 4way_Stretch fabric where you need it most, for a perfect freedom of movement. Triple_Stitched seams in all stressed areas. The special DWR (Durable Water Repellency) treatment and the coating of the non flex material makes these pants comfortable and easy to clean on those wet days in the dirt. Adjustable waistband and leg hem for an individual fit.
Nut runner? Gearhead? Of course. But with style. The ION APRON keeps you clean, holds small tools and looks just great. Special waxed canvas, elastic straps for non fatigued fit, quick adjuster and faux suede to wipe off your hands. Get a second one for BBQ sessions.
All From: ION Products
Bluegrass Bobcat Knee and Super Bobcat D30 Knee/Shin pads
Knee protection from Bluegrass. Bobcat knee pads have EVA foam inserts with a pre-curved ergonomic fit, guaranteeing they are held perfectly in place around the joint. Silicon grippers, guided velcro fasteners, stretchy net fabric and perforated neoprene ensure ultimate comfort and breathability.
The Super Bobcat D30 knee and shin protectors are soft and malleable ‘at rest’ giving full freedom of movement, yet harden instantly on impact. Again silicon grippers and velcro fastenings keep them in place.
POC VPD Joint VPD 2.0 Knee
A multipurpose knee protector offering high levels of protection and great freedom of movement. VPD adapts to the shape of the body, but when exposed to impact, the material stiffens and has extreme impact absorption properties. Perforated for heat and moisture control, with a secure fit with kevlar reinforced stretch fabric. Optional elastic strap for enhanced protection and fit.
Dainese Trail Skins Knee Guard
Ultra-light and thin soft knee protection, with a protective ‘sandwich’ made of Pro shape and Crash absorb®, approximately 7 mm thick. Protection is integrated in a supporting structure of soft biaxial elasticated fabric apparently. Adjustment is by means of straps and elastics.
Platypus 3.0L Big Zip™ LP hydration system and B-Line Women’s XC hydration pack (2.0L)
Further to Jorji’s review of the Platypus Siouxon women’s hydration pack (issue 87), their new 3.0L Big Zip™ LP hydration reservoir now fits the Siouxion. So they’ve very kindly sent her one, to replace the 2.0L version her pack came with. Identical to its 2.0L sibling – the premium 3.0L reservoir comes with an easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening with Slidelock™, for super simples refilling and closure – with secure locking. It’s taste-free and BPA-free for clean drinking, with silver-ion antimicrobial to keep it fresh.
Oh and they also sent a women’s B-Line pack, just because they’re extra lovely. Specifically designed for the female shape – the B-Line is their XC pack with 6L space for packing the essentials for a good spin in the hills. Jorji loved the bigger Siouxon version of the pack – and this pack looks to incorporate much of the same nifty little features.
From: Cascade Designs.
Azonic Wicked Pedal
Hello you little beauties! CNC machined extruded aluminium pedals from Azonic. Double anodized, high polished finish – with a platform of between 6.5 and 9mm thickness. DU/sealed bearings and CNCed CR-MO spindles – weighing in at 316g/pair.
O’Neal Helter Skelter jersey
Light and fast-wicking AM jersey, with mesh inserts and a useful wee back pocket with zipper.
O’Neal Pin It II jersey
Another light and fast-wicking AM jersey, with back pocket and zipper. Embossed, tonal graphics for the more demure rider.
Both from O’Neal.
Madison Peloton 3/4 bib shorts
Richard jumps for joy about the high quality Italian Lycra, which is supportive, durable and close fitting for added strength and comfort! He’s over the moon that the flat-lock stitching eliminates irritation – and the deluxe chamois offers maximum comfort so he can spend longer in the saddle. The elasticated bib section makes him sing with glee about the secure and comfortable fit, whilst the vented mesh panel behind his knees avoids irritation and regulates his temperature to perfection. The elasticated leg hem with silicone grippers offer him a secure and comfortable fit – and the reflective detailing and limited lifetime warranty have just made his day!
Madison Oslo women’s jacket
Specifically tailored female cycle specific fit, with a 2.5 layer construction – fully taped and waterproof, windproof and breathable. Light weight and easy to stow in a pack with a large zippered rear pocket. Articulated arms offer an excellent fit and the extended cuffs give maximum coverage from the elements. A reflective print over the jacket gives great night time visibility. Limited lifetime warranty
Madison Flo women’s waterproof jacket
Loaded with an arsenal of useful features, the Madison Flo 3-Layer storm jacket is the ultimate women’s specific MTB jacket. Constructed from a hard wearing fully seam sealed fabric that boasts 12,000mm waterproof and 15,000gms breathability. The front facing chest vents work around a hydration pack whilst the silicone print over the shoulders prevents pack straps from sliding around. Pockets are fully waterproof , whilst the storm flap behind the front zipper features a laser-cut breathe panel and pop studs for ultimate weather control. The 3D hood has been designed to integrate with a peaked mountain bike helmet. Limited lifetime warranty.
All from Madison.
iXS Trail RS Enduro/Trail Helmet
A late arrival but too good to miss out this week. The iXS Trail RS Enduro/Trail lid, is protection we have used and got on with very well in recent times. Packed with features and fully adjustable, 22 large vents for noggin cooling but enough coverage for peace of mind. Fitted with a dial adjuster for closure and weighing in at a reported 310g.
This one is destined for lucky subscriber Robbespierre who missed out on initially receiving his Tuesday Treats prize, until the ace people at Hotlines stepped in to fill the void.