Fresh Goods Friday 349

by
June 16, 2017

Dude, we are so stoked! Super stoked! It’s, like, Friday again, bro! We’re gonna be hittin’ them gnarly trails, grabbin’ us a couple of beers, and it’s gonna be sweeeet.

One free image was provided each day for every competitor. This is Hannah!
Enduro racing may have gone to Hannah’s brain

Ahem. Let’s try that again.

Hello Singletrackers, we are truly delighted to welcome you here again, to that coalition of chaos that is Fresh Goods Friday. Here we go…

Zerode Taniwha

What's going on here then?
What’s going on here then?

27.5in wheeled, carbon frame with 160mm travel front and rear – so far, standard. But with a 12-Speed Pinion gearbox, this bike from the New Zealand brand has a very different looking rear end. Let’s takes a closer look at that, shall we?

Ahem. Avert your eyes, young readers.
Ahem. Avert your eyes, young readers.

Zerode is perhaps better known for downhill bikes, but this is most definitely an enduro bike, so we’re going to get our mad men Ross and Andi on it for a good thrashing. For a much closer look, wait for our First Look feature, coming soon.

So much stealth black.
So much stealth black.

ZyroFisher Outfits

Let us start with Wil.
Let us start with Wil.

We have an exciting road trip coming up (ooh!), and we’ve been given some fresh threads for the occasion by ZyroFisher.

Alpinestars Drop 2 LS Jersey

Hold that stomach, Wil.
Hold that stomach, Wil.

With mesh panels on the chest and back to keep you ventilated, and a pocket for your tunes with headphone conduit to keep you motivated. Or so Wil can listen to tunes, instead of the rest of the road trippers yelling at him to slow down on the climbs.

Bell Super 3 Helmet

Oh, those eyes.
Oh, those eyes.

Plenty of head protection, right down to the important bits of brain at the back of Wil’s head. Compatible with the Super 3R chin bar for those full enduro moments, although possibly not with a pout so extensive as this.

Alpinestars Flow Glove

Hands of jazz.
Hands of jazz.

Lightweight gloves with a terry cloth snot, sweat and tears thumb strip, and silicone finger grips for better clinging on abilities.

Drop 2 Shorts

Work it, Wil.
Work it, Wil.

Lightweight but tough shorts with liner included. Zipped pockets plus zipped vents for extra airflow. Adjustable waist and stretch crotch for extra manoeuvrability when getting all enduro. Or climbing down that steep bit.

Giro Terraduro Mid Shoes and Alpinestars Summer Socks

  • Price: £159.99 (shoes) £12 (socks)
  • From: ZyroFisher
What's wrong here?
What’s wrong here?

The higher fit of these Mid Terraduro clipless shoes gives your ankles a bit more protection from stones, and you feet more protection from weather. With seven points of adjustment, Wil’s feet should be very comfy.

Drop 2 SS Jersey

Ah, he's so loveable.
Ah, he’s so loveable.

A short sleeve jersey with mesh panels front and rear, for days when it gets hot, or you just want to show off your forearms.

On to our next outfit…

Hannah, didn't get the job with Vogue.
Hannah, didn’t get the job with Vogue.

Alpinestars Stella Drop 2 LS Jersey

Limbering up?
Limbering up?

With two hip pockets with velcro closures for carrying pies, as with the men’s version this jersey also features a headphone conduit. So Hannah will be able to keep her tunes to herself, and Rob and Wil will continue to remain ignorant of music which contains actual instruments.

Giro Cartelle Mips Womens Helmet

'If I stretch my neck, there'll be no wrinkles, right?'
‘If I stretch my neck, there’ll be no wrinkles, right?’

Designed for goggle compatibility with many of the features of the premium Montara helmet. 14 vents and CoolMax padding should keep Hannah’s head from overheating when she’s chasing Wil up the hill.

Alpinestars Stella F-Lite Glove

No cameras please.
No cameras please.

Lightweight and breathable stretch gloves. Silicon grip on fingers for confident braking – which Hannah will be needing as she tries not to snag Wil’s rear wheel, obviously.

Alpinestars Stella Drop 2 Shorts

Those legs, 100% enduro (ish)
Those legs, 100% enduro (ish)

With seamless crotch construction for added comfort, these shorts come with a padded liner short too. Plus, as with the men’s version, there are zipped vents for added airflow. Three colours are available, none of which include pink – hurrah!

Giro Jacket Shoes and Alpinestars Summer Socks

  • Price: £99.99 (shoes), £12 (socks)
  • From: ZyroFisher
Walk this way.
Walk this way.

Flat pedal shoes with Vibram MegaGrip rubber soles. With EVA cushioning in the mid-sole and a Poron XRD heel pad that helps minimize the impact of hard landings and bailouts, Hannah’s feet should be safe.

Stellar Drop 2 SS Jersey

No bike. Sad face.
No bike. Sad face.

With elasticated and velcro fastened hip pockets for stowage of snacks or tools, plus mesh panels on the chest and back for ventilation, this is a loose enduro style jersey in a women’s specific cut.

After all that photography, Crayons needed a little lie down:

Unconventional posing, or passed out?
Unconventional posing, or passed out?

Giro Chronicle MIPs Helmet

Look at the helmet, not the muscles.
Look at the helmet, not the muscles.

Available in a whopping six colours, this helmet has MIPs to protect Rob’s head, and 14 vents to stop it getting sweaty. As with the women’s Cartelle helmet, the Chronicle takes its lead from the premium Montaro helmet, giving you many of the same features at a lower price.

Alpinestars Mesa SS Jersey

No holding it in for Crayons. Solid.
No holding it in for Crayons. Solid.

With mesh back and sides to stop our Rob Crayons getting all hot and bothered (and with his artistic temperament, this is important), this jersey has a side pocket with multimedia compartment and headphone conduit.

Alpinestars Predator Shorts

Legs of a champion (at colouring in)
Legs of a champion (at colouring in)

These shorts don’t come with a liner, but they do contain poppers to join them to the Alpinestars liners should you wish to do so. They’re very lightweight, so should be floaty light to ride in, yet with ripstop fabric they’ll be tough if Crayons bins it.

Alpinestars Vector Glove

These are the hands that do the colouring in.
These are the hands that do the colouring in.

When you need your hands for colouring in, it’s important to protect them on a ride. Rob will be wearing these lightweight, single piece spandex upper gloves. They have reinforced thumbs for added strength, so they won’t wear out while he’s dishing out the high fives.

Giro Jacket Shoes and Alpinestars Crew Socks

Thin ankles, or big feet?
Slim ankles, or big feet?

While Wil and Hannah have the lightweight socks to stop their feet getting too hot, Rob has these socks which feature light protection on the shins. The shoes are the same as Hannah’s turquoise ones, just a different colour, and bigger.

Mesa LS Jersey

Crayons and his imaginary bike.
Crayons practicing.

This long sleeved version of the short sleeved Mesa features contoured and tapered sleeves, so Crayons can continue looking buff.

Hannah's own Corbyn moment.
Hannah’s own Corbyn moment.

World Bicycle Relief T-Shirt

The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be televised.

You can’t buy this, but showing you it gives us another opportunity to talk about this great charity. If you missed it earlier this week, check out the Buffalo Bike from World Bicycle Relief. It’s a different kind of wonderful thing to a carbon superbike, but it’s still wonderful. Why not donate and feel a little warm and fuzzy?

Burgtec Premium Socks

Not a fish.
Not a fish.

Socks suitable for downhill and enduro…we’re tempted to take them XC racing and see what happens. Apparently they are however compatible with all wheel sizes.

Cable Bobbin

Darling! You bought me earrings?!
Darling! You bought me earrings?!

A 3D printed, really useful cable clamp to stop your cables rattling about and keep your front end from looking like the nest of large bird. The two halves securely screw together and rotate to match the curvature of cables. Wil fit 4 & 5mm cable outers and are available in lots of colours to match your favourite toy.

Cufflinks?
Cufflinks?

Marin Wolf Ridge Hip Flask

  • Price: £NFS
  • From: Marin
Sadly, this comes empty.
Sadly, this comes empty.

If you were at Tweedlove and had a ride on the new Marin Wolf ridge, then you could have earned yourself one of these. Though after Andi’s performance we can’t help but think it’s Andi who should have been giving gifts to Marin.

SRAM Reverb 1x Specific Remote

  • Price: £90
  • From: SRAM
Fun popper actuator.
Fun popper actuator.

This is the 1x specific Reverb remote launched by SRAM in April. With a hydraulic action and paddle shifter, this may well be a popular upgrade from the original push button style remote.

And so the weekend begins. Many of the Singletrack crew are off to Mountain Mayhem, hopefully we’ll see lots of you there. Hannah is going to be attempting a solo effort, since the team that invited her to join in have all dropped out. Perhaps it’s all been a cunning plot from the start. Anyhow, when 24 hours on a bike beckons, it is important to get your earworms right. This should help in the wee small hours. And indeed might be an appropriate anthem for the week after the event too.

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