Singletrack Issue 57
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From: Orange Bikes
Price: Five range from £1999.99 to £3369.99
We got this new Orange Five in during the week. It’s built up with race face evolve cranks, tapered headtube, comes with Fox float forks and an RP23 shock , shimano SLX shifters and a Crank Bros remote adjust seatpost. Look out for more in next issues Bike Test. Doesn’t it look clean?
(Oh, and did we mention that it’s a prototype 2011 bike? Orange won’t be making this bike just yet, though there are plans to release something along these lines in time for the end of the summer – expect it to cost a little more than a regular Five though…
Saracen Ariel 2
The Ariel is an All-mountain styled bike from Saracen. It uses a single pivot suspension design and the frame is made from triple butted 7005/T6 custom formed alloy tubing. There are three different finish levels, the Ariel 2 we have is finished with race face bar respond bar, stem and seatpost and has Shimano SLX shifting groupset. The frame comes decal free and the free decal sticker pack lets you create your own design. The Ariel 1 retails at £1599.99 and the Ariel 3 at £2499.99.
Genesis Altitude – 10 Speed
This Altitude is set up with a new 10 speed SLX system from Shimano – we’ll be bringing you more information on how it performs in the coming future.
Next issue’s Group Test is going to be on race styled, 100mm travel forks. We’ve got these three samples from Rock Shox, Fox and Magura in so far – look out for more info in Issue 58. White is right!
Howies Tomproof jeans
Matt modelling his Tomproof jeans – notice Chipps with a cheeky glance in the background. The back yoke seam has been removed from these jeans as it’s where Tom (a skater for Howies) ripped his jeans – all the time, and the inseam has been removed and replaced with a full length inside leg panel that makes them more durable. Matt has still managed to wear out the back pocket patch already.
PocketToolX MAKO Bike Tool
This one piece tool comes straight from USA. It has a bottle opener, two spoke tools, a philips screwdriver, torx bit, and 5 box wrench sizes.
Abel & Cole Fruit Box
From: Abel & Cole
We’re on a quest to become healthy at ST Towers. This fruit box is delivered to our door by the organic fruit company Abel & Cole. Now all we have to do is swap the biscuits for a banana.
Altura Semi Dry 3/4
These shorts are made with a waterproof, stretch rear panel, with zipped hand pockets and leg vents and leg opening adjusters.
Altura Apex Shorts
All mountain trail baggies, made from a polyester / nylon shell with a stretch crotch and rear panels for increased comfort.
Altura Quantum X Womens Short
The Quantum X is branded a “hard wearing ladies short”, made with zip vent openings, a stretch seat and padded rear and an adjustable rear waist.
Altura Asymetrix SS Jersey
A “performance fit summer jersey”, this top is designed with warm summer riding in mind and is constructed of a high wicking, stretch fabric.
Altura Summit SS Jersey
A loose fit trail jersey. Simple
Altura Summit Shorts
Made from Dura-plus fabric with rear gill vents for increased air flow, these shorts are a “trail baggy designed for performance” according to Altura.
Altura Quantum Womens Tee
A woman specific, high wicking, quick dry tee.
Altura Spirit Womens Jersey
The Spirit is a summer stlyed top for women, with a large front zip and a zipped rear pocket.
Altura Flexx Shorts
Price: £69.99 / £49.99 (no liner)
With an optional removable multi density stretch insert, the Flexx is a stretchy, vented short made with comfort in mind.
Altura Mayhem Tee
Trail riding tee.
From: Somhairle MacDonald
We got these images sent in from a graphic designer from Glasgow. We think they look pretty cool so here they are for your enjoyment!