Christmas Panic Buying Ideas

by singletrackjon 24

There are five days left to Christmas and if you’re looking for something for the cyclist in your life then now is the time to panic wildly and dash into the nearest bike shop so you don’t see the sad, half-hidden look of disappointment in their eyes when all they get is a puncture repair kit.

The only problem, once you’ve got the staff away from their cups of tea while they warm their hands around the till, is what to get. Here’s the first in our last minute series of helpful suggestions…

Singletrack Diner Mug

If you get a wriggle on you might just be able to beat the postal rush and have one of these lovely Singletrack branded mugs come through just in time to sit under the tree, ready to be filled with coffee, eggnog or just a nice cup of tea. It’s our classic diner coffee mug but now in blue. There’s something really satisfying about this mug. The combination of intense colour; an ultra deep ultramarine, and a proper weight to makes it the best hot beverage bearing device we could find.

If you haven’t come across these before, make no mistake, this is a FAT mug. An ordinary chunky mug we had lurking around in the kitchen weighed 280g but this thick bugger weighs in at a staggering 549g! It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest, fattest, heaviest mugs we’ve ever seen and we had to have these made and printed in the USA and shipped over because there was no one in the UK who could make these for us. It’ll keep you full of hot drinks and also make your forearms ripped…

Price: Subscribers can buy this mug for just £7.99, while it’ll be £9.48 for everyone else. If you’d like to combine a new mug with a year’s subscription to the magazine then it’ll cost you just £33.99

From: Singletrack Shop

We’re sending out anything bought from the Singletrack Shop using First Class post.

Comments (24)

  1. I have the 2009 ST mug. It is awesome.

    It works for coffee, tea and warm Vimto.

    Mega.

  2. Don’t you find that hot things cool in it very quickly due to the large thermal mass of the mug? Preheated with some boiling water, it’s good, but from a cold cupboard your beverage can be sub-optimally cooled rapidly. Our kid.

  3. I use that to my advantage. If I want a hot drink I want it now, not in 10 minutes.

    Oddly, cold drinks don’t warm up in it.

  4. can I add ‘Hit the North entry’ to the panic gift ideas list?

    http://www.hitthenorth.net

    oh. I just did.

  5. Presumably you don’t plan on using RM for posting out last minute Chrimbo gifts. Still no mag.

  6. Its certainly a very robust mug. Possibly one of the oldest in our cupboard, and may well have crushed other mugs in it’s path due to it’s incredibly sturdy construction.

    I think I’ll have a coffee in it now actually.

  7. “I use that to my advantage. If I want a hot drink I want it now, not in 10 minutes.”

    i’ve got one and i agree! I save loads of time thanks to STW’s accidental thermal mass engineering genius. 😉

    i use mine for Bovril though, even though it doesn’t say it on the side.

  8. Steven,

    Stuff from our shop is posted by 1st class post. That’s a different service to the bulk mailed (presstream) magazine service that RM provide. RM are prioritising 1st class post well above their Presstream service so a mug is likely to arrive in just a couple of days still.

  9. If they made a Single Track plate I would eat beans and sausage off it. They don’t, so I had a sandwich.

  10. I use the kids plastic plates when I make toast and no one is watching.

    This is because a plastic plate has lower thermal mass.

    I’m chuffing obsessed with this. I’ve only just noticed.

    Still not had that coffee. Got talking to Dieter from Hotlines about stuff. And then had to vac up some glitter.

    Back in a bit.

  11. vacuuming up glitter is really hard. You’ll always miss a bit. then you’ll notice a small piece of it on your face later on.

  12. I’d like my sub magazine as my xmas present please. Mr postie seems to driving around in my area but not stopping at my house 🙁

  13. Stick my sub in a mug and I might be able to read it over Xmas.

  14. Our stand-in Despatch Fairy, Beate, has weighed one of the new blue mugs and they appear to be 50g heavier(!) than the original, and substantial diner mug. This is due to a lack of butting in the coffee/lip liquid transfer interface. This makes it more suited for All-(Blue)-Mountain use and a bit of FreeSlurping(tm). It uses the new I.S. 75mm/7mm i/d+wall thickness standard for advanced performance coffee mugs… You can get a tapered adaptor if you’d like to run lighter drinks, like Vimto or Bovril, but it’s really designed for coffee.

    The joy of these mugs is that you warm the cup first and then your drink remains hot and refreshing for longer. It also retains the heat so that your second cuppa is as good as the first.

  15. Upgraded design eh?

    Should I put my classic white ’09 on the classifieds and get a “Blue’10”?

  16. Same as the last version with just a minor tweak. Do you think we don’t notice?

  17. It’s not just Bold New Graphics – this mug has ‘Densathon’ in it to make it more dense. This new, heavier, mug makes it less likely to be deflected as it travels to your mouth.

  18. HOW MUCH FOR A MUG! I know the price of ceramics has gone up in china but this is a joke, I got my 08 mug for £5 and this is the mug industry taking us for mugs plain and simple. If you buy this you are just a rich idiot, plus I reckon I can drink tea faster than you from my old 08 mug, even with all your fancy Densathon in the 10 model.

  19. I would buy one if I could get my subscriber logon to work … pffff come on STW still no mag shop logon doesn’t work .. doing really well here.

  20. What did our Despatch Fairy say when you called her?

    🙂

  21. I emailed .. still not recieved a reply … but since this post my logon has mysteriously been resolved and I have access … hurrray !!

  22. Pfft, I drink my coffee from paper cups.

  23. Credit where credit’s due .. ordered this mug yesterday.. hey presto it’s here today … well done STW

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