The new Andy Stand. It’s still designed by a bloke called Andy, but it’s now silver (less scuffy than white) and made by Lancashire expert pipe benders and welders Pendle Racks. This one has been enlarged too – so that it’s even more stable and even big pedaled downhill bikes can be spun through the gears without the pedal smacking the frame. More details from www.andystand.co.uk £39.99 inc postage.
Peaty’s World Champion book. A great bit of coincidence to decide to do a book with Victor Lucas and to then win the World Champs, but that’s what happened – and it’s all recorded here in this bumper coffee table book. You can get a copy from www.stevepeat.com
MyTinySun is a German company that makes neat, bright, LED lights for endurance racing. They feature precise cable joins, diminutive batteries and a high level of waterproofing. It has sent over two light sets – both 900Lumens, but with two different battery packs and lamp programmes. The base one, the Sport 900 (Google translation of the website here) is powered by a 5.2Ah Li Ion battery and lasts for 3.5 hours in full power. That one retails for 199 Euros.
The pretty coloured one we have here is the Pro 900. The Pro 900 comes with different dim modes that can be programmed individually and comes in a neat box with helmet mount and bar mount. This one retails for 249 Euros from www.mytinysun.de
What a nice problem to have: SRAM are running behind in getting XO out to the world (and X7 and X9) so they asked if it would be OK if Dave Anderson received XX instead for his latest bike-build… Dave reckoned that it would be OK. Wouldn’t you?
More lights – everyone’s gearing up for winter already and we’ve got a very early sneak at the new Light and Motion Seca 1400. The previous super-bright light was the 900… This, in Spinal Tap parlance, is 500 louder… Still the same strong mix of spot and flood, one button operation (with ‘race’ mode that’ll only give you bright and dim, rather than cycling through flashing or whatever other mode). New simpler rubber bar mount, same annoying easily knocked swivel head and ‘what do I do with this lot’ extra long, straight cable. Overall though, it’s a stunning light. We’ve used it at Mayhem and now we’re looking for some more racing and night riding before bringing you the final write-up.
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