Fresh Goods

by Nathan 17

It’s the last Friday before Christmas – that means fresh goods!


Cane Creek Cloud Nine
From: ExtraUK

The Cloud Nine is air sprung and air damp and the compression and adjustment knobs are easily accessible on the side of the shock allowing on-the-fly adjustment. It also has a Rapid Compression Adapter that allows the user to change o the firmest compression settings at the touch of a button. It weights around 240grams. RRP £239.99


SueMe Tee
From: SueME

This lightweight Tee is made from organic cotton and bamboo viscose, and has a soft and silky feel to it, meaning instant comfort after a long ride. There is a hidden zip pocket and all seams are fabric bound to reduce itching. The sizing seems a bit strange though, as our version is a medium and it is super long. RRP £29.99


SueMe Hooded Sweat
From: SueMe

Like the T-shirt, this sweat top is super soft and seems well insulated. There’s a handy headphone hole in the pocket so you can have your tunes playing without a stream of wires getting in the way. RRP £49.99


SueMe Polar Buff
From: SueMe

A wooly Buff. Simple, yet effective. At one end of the buff there is a Polartec 100 fleece layer for added winter warmth. RRP £23.99


Sram XX Crankset
From: FisherOutdoor

The XX crank has been designed specifically for 2×10, has a 49.5mm chainline and features a new 120/80 bcd to support the rings during shifting. Chainrings are cnc’d 7075-T6 with X-glide technology that provides 4 chain pick up points and 4 release points. Shifting up and down the rings even under pressure is both easy and quick. This version is the BB30 and all the various cranksets have Blackbox ceramic bearings as standard. RRP £419.99


Sram XX Front Mech
From: FisherOutdoor

The low profile XX front derailleur is available in over 40 different versions, high mount, low mount, direct mount, top and bottom pull. No issues of rubbing in extreme combinations means all the ratios are available. Our version is a low mount bottom pull. RRP £105.99


Sram BB30 Components
From: FisherOutdoor

BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.


Azonic World Force Bars
From: HotLines

We’re having a handlebar test coming up in 2010 and we’ve already started to get some testers in. These funky white bars from Azonic are made with double-butted 2014-T6 aluminium and have a 3×9 degree sweep. RRP £44.99


Control Tech Venom Bars
From: HotLines

These bars, made from 7075 T6 aluminium have a four degree upsweep and five degree backsweep. They are 720 mm wide and have 20mm rise. RRP £59.99


Answer ProTaper
From: HotLines

The ProTaper is an all-mountain aimed bar, made with added strength in the clamp and rise sections of the bar and comes in either a 1″ or 2″ rise option. RRP £54.99

Comments (17)

  1. Whats the thinking for having the axle on the non drive side on the XX cranks? Is that a BB30 thing? They look very sleek almost like road cranks.

  2. Also if the SueMe shirts are long thats a massive bonus as I am yet to find a T shirt/work shirt long enough for my freaky torso 🙂

  3. my crankset cost a quarter of that, and its got more rings!

  4. Raceface used to have the spindle on the non drive side crank, but changed a few years ago. I’m not sure if one way is better than the other, it certainly makes the packaging smaller for storage & posting 😉

  5. Probably makes sense, as it’s always the non driveside crank that comes loose first – as it’s not supported by the chain under load (if you see what i mean).

  6. That does make sense 🙂

  7. XX looks nice but who’s got £525 to splash out on a chainset and front mech?

  8. Its easier to package…cant see any other reason

  9. 40 different front mechs?
    What’s the chance of your LBS having the one YOU need in stock?

  10. The low profile XX front derailleur is available in over 40 different versions, high mount, low mount, direct mount, top and bottom pull.

    Does anyone else make that 6 versions?

  11. Some idea of the handlebar weights would be good.

  12. Hmm, good call.

    Still don’t think that makes it up to 40, though.

  13. I’ve worked it out to 14 versions….

  14. the front derailleurs are also chainring combo specific, direct mount for different frames etc…

  15. Srams high end chainsets are way over priced, the only reason they look just expensive is becuase you still need to buy extra bits for them and thats when you realise you just got ripped off.

    Plus it looks like if you change frame you’ll need to add an extra £100+ on to the price becuase mech wont fit unless you lucky.

  16. I’ll stay with Shimano for the moment then. XTR begins to look inexpensive somehow.

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