The Salsa Fargo is kinda funny lookin'. A 29er built for drops? A Monster 'Cross bike? An epic chunky 700c tourer with discs? It's up to you. Or rather it's up to Chipps, as it's his current pet project. Bontrager bits and bobs. Of particular interest are the super racer boy XR1 Team Issue tyres. 490g apparently… The new Tektro Auriga disc brakes. Looking better than the previous version.. here's hoping they work as well as the old ones. Torq Singles. Easy to pack into your kit bag or to take on a tour, they contain a single serving of energy powder. Just add to a 750ml bottle and you're set. Saves lugging plastic bags of white powder around and getting them mixed up with your washing powder. Lifeventure's new 'extreme sports' trek towel is tiny, light and its highly absorbent hydro fibre material absorbs up to six times its weight. Ideal for camping and tours. We've just heard that Saddleback are now importing Vredestein tyres, they've sent us a few samples for evaluation. Matt has taken delivery of a Maxle rear end for his Orange Alpine 5 to turn it into a baby 224. Bar + stem + locking grips "Freeride Upgrade Kit" combo pack from Outland. The grips use 3mm Allen key bolts. The bars are 720mm wide - woop! First Aid and survival gear. Look for a feature in the May issue on First Aid. Dakine Amp 18L hydration pack - featured in the new issue of Singletrack which goes on sale later this week. Some not-as-pale-as-the-photo-suggests brown Dakine shorts. 3/4 sleeve top and nice-length baggy shorts from Dakine. DVD of the latest (and arguably greatest) Red Bull Rampage event. Sim's new fisheye lens shows Work Experience Lad George putting together some of the test bikes for the next issue. Related posts Clothing Review: Bontrager Vella Stormshell, A Jacket Amanda Is Actually Willing To Wear by Amanda Wishart - 4 days ago Online Feature Wil’s Top 5 Products Of 2017 – The Singletrack Editors’ Choice Awards by Wil Barrett - 7 days ago Fresh Goods Fresh Goods Friday 384 – Two bikes and a guitar! by Hannah Dobson - February 16, 2018 12:48 pm Fresh Goods What’s New In The Office This Week? Check out Fresh Goods Friday 382 by Hannah Dobson - February 2, 2018 11:51 am Fresh Goods Nipples! Rubber Ear Muffs! Rambo and The Fall! They’re ALL In Fresh Goods Friday 381 by Hannah Dobson - January 26, 2018 11:03 am Fresh Goods Friday 377 – Your Final Chance To See Shiny Stuff In 2017 by Chipps - December 29, 2017 1:36 pm Comments (9) leftyboy March 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm DVD of the latest (and arguably greatest) Red Bull Rampage event. journo copy only or retail? showerman March 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm Good idea from torq but use a 3.ltr camelback how about a oneshot for us, have never used a bottle since i gave up breast milk IWH March 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm I’ve been using old (and cleaned out) film canisters to do exactly what Torq are doing there for a rather long time now. Nice idea but as showerman says it’s not great if you run a ‘bak. miketually March 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm Just stick four longshots into your bladder? AdamM March 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm I may be the only one (except Chipps?) but I really, really like the Salsa Fargo. Looking forward to hearing what Chipps thinks of it. Sea-Urchin March 9, 2009 at 11:08 pm Is it just me or does ‘George’ looka little, erm, old, for work experience…?? Mof March 10, 2009 at 12:22 am So that’s what Del Amitri’s ex frontman Justin Currie is doing now. captain_bastard March 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm I’ve been looking at the Fargo – may just be the bike i’m looking for (29er, discs, off-road worthy, racks), Chipps – let us know how you get on with it, i’ve seen a couple built up with H-bars rather than drops… mocha March 11, 2009 at 9:58 pm would that be a mebbe slightly lighter Karate Monkey then? Comments are closed.