Fresh Goods

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It’s Friday and that means Fresh Goods! It’s like trial by fire but with comments made over the internet replacing the flamey element. First up, we featured the new Giro Xar helmet last week but we’ve got a new Giro Hex. It’s had the Roc Loc retention system reworked (this is now version 5) to be lighter as well as easier to use. Matt has been listening to Chaka Khan this morning which should explain the hand gestures…

Price: £74.99

From: Madison

Sim is enjoying the gentle touch of the first Forest Stewardship Council certified bike brush from Green Oil. The handle is made from wood from the rubber tree and you can use the pointy bit of the handle to clean your derailleur sprockets. Green Oil say the natural bristles are long enough to get into all sorts of crevices as well as being lovely and  soft when wet but regaining their shape when they dry.

Price: £9.99

From: Upgrade Bikes

You might have seen the Mucky Nutz Bender Fender 2.0 in our Pro Bike piece with Mark Weir. We’ve got a selection of their flexible fork fitted mudguards in various subtle colours. It seems to have reverted to the standard wet weather up here so we imagine we’ll get plenty of use out of them.

Price: £7

From: Mucky Nutz

Matt is modelling a 2011 Camelbak HAWG NV. It’s a all day size pack with all your usual pockets and pouches…

..the really interesting bit is the new bladder. It’s got a revised twist lock lid which should put paid to finger numbing struggling, the hose detaches from the bottom and there are little sunglasses-style arms that hold the bladder open to dry. It also uses a baffle in the bladder so that it doesn’t turn into an uncomfortable sausage shape when you fill it with water.

From: Zyro

More new Camelbak-ery! This is a Octane LR and it’s a small pack made for adventure racing and so on. It’s designed to be worn on the hips a la Wingnut rather than in the male pregnancy simulator style Matt is modeling it in.

From: Zyro

Fret not! We’re not gone all guitar-ey, it’s just that Chipps has got himself some new ones..

Andy from Andystand popped in today to show us the new, improved Andy Stand. It’s now wider and has a longer prong so it’s even more stable. It also comes in a nice shade of orange too…

Price: £39.99

From: AndyStand

We’ve also just been visited by Pat from Ison Distribution who had some shiny new Salsa bikes with him. Here’s the Salsa Ala Carte withrigid forks up front and a back end that you can run geared or as a singlespeed via rather neat adjustable hinged dropouts.

From: Ison Distribution

Here’s a better look at the Salsa CroMoto rigid unicrown forks on the front. Old skool Cannondale Fatty looks but made from steel so they should have a bit more give than the latter.

Price: £79.99

From: Ison Distribution

We also got a look at the big wheeled Salsa El Mariachi Ti, made from lovely titanium. It looks amazingly in proportion for a bike with big wheels..

The Halo XCD wheelset on the Ala Carte is also new, weighing under 1,600g and costing £250. Ace value.

Dare 2B Buckeroo Convertible Short
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Dare 2B Thumper Ladies Convertible Short
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Same features as the Mens Buckeroo short above but in a ladies cut.

Dare 2B Aftermath Jersey
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Dare 2B Ladies Loveline Jersey
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Dare 2B Ladies Headswirl Softshell
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Lightweight Ilus Core warm backed knitted stretch fabric, quick drying, half zip, multi-sports cut.

Dare 2B Brakeline Softshell
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Same features as the Ladies Headwirl Softshell above but in a Mens cut.

Dare 2B Retouch II Jacket
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Ared 5000 waterproof and breathable lightweight nylon ripstop fabric, taped seams, water repellent finish, weighs less than 190g (based on size medium), stretch bound cuff with elasticated thumb loops, packs down into a small stuff sack.

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