Fresh Goods Friday 122

by Dave Anderson 16

Friday follows Thursday, as sure as tick follows tock, and from here we’re a short leap to the weekend.

So let’s get on with it, read on; it’s Fresh Goods Friday!

 SRAM XX1 Lapierre Spicy 916

One spicy SRAM groupset

It took a while to prise this from Jon’s fingers but we’ve got a rather lovely Lapierre Spicy 916 with SRAM XX1 groupset. Sim’s been inseparable from it since it arrived and he’s ready to spill the beans on his first impressions (watch out for his report this weekend).

It goes to 11

We’re aiming to put as many miles into the drivetrain as possible to see how it copes with the notorious Calderdale peaty grit mix.

The sound of one hand shifting.

Price: TBC

From: SRAM and Lapierre

Charge Cooker

One Cooking Speed

We’ve got the Charge Cooker 29er singlespeed in for an upcoming bike test. The Cooker is a classic rigid singlespeed with a Tange Infinity cro-mo frame. The frame features vertical dropouts with chain tension adjustment dealt with by an eccentric bottom bracket.

Modern wheel size meets retro sidewall tyre.

The Cooker comes supplied with 32×18 gearing, wide flat bars and 160mm hydraulic disks front and back. Custom skinwall WTB Prowler tyres complete the retro look.

Price: £599.99

From: Charge Bikes

CamelBak Volt

High Volt-age

The Camelbak Volt is an ultralight lumbar pack with a 3L reservoir and 10L of storage space weighing in at a claimed 540g. The bag features a tool organiser pocket and two additional cargo pockets on the waist strap.

Price: £94.99

From: Zyro

Glacier Super G Race Glove

Doctor Heston will see you now

Designed for racing in cold and wet conditions the Super G Race Glove is constructed from 2mm thick G-Tek neoprene with a nylon lining for durability. Light, tight and waterproof; Jenn’s going to be testing these making the most of the current winter conditions.

Price: £49.99

From: 2 Pure

 Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion and Tiger

Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion

If you’ve been tempted by a bit of bikepacking after reading the latest issue then you’re going to need something to carry your kit. The Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion is the perfect solution to carrying sleeping bags and mats in a dry bag strapped to your handlebars. It features a padded panel with ballistic nylon to prevent rub damage and enough straps to securely fix everything to your bike for stability. Price: £45.00

Tiger seatpack

The Tiger complements the Mountain Lion by providing a seatpost-based storage system. The padded harness holds a dry bag securely with a strapping system to reduce swaying and resist working loose over rough terrain, ballistic nylon provides abrasion protection. Price: £55.00

All Wildcat Gear is made in Brecon, Wales, UK.

From: Wildcat Gear

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

Let's make movies.

30% smaller, 25% lighter and Wi-Fi enabled; the GoPro Hero3 is the latest iteration of the popular camera. Capable of capturing video in 1080p-30, 720p-60, 960p-48 and WVGA-120 resolutions and frame rates. In camera mode the Hero3 takes 11MP still photos with  a burst capture rate of 10 frames per second and can also be set up to film in time lapse. We’re stoked to channel our inner Spielberg.

Price: £279.99

We’ve also got a ton of GoPro-related goodies to make filming easier.


GoPole Grenade Grip. Handy grip for handy held shots. Price: £19.99

Long arm

GoPole Helmet Arm. An, erm, arm for the helmet mount. Price: £17.99

Voooooom (official noise of a light sabre)

GoPole Mini Pole. For those funky ski pole-style POV shots. Price: £29.99

Keep your GoPro safe

And an SP POV case to keep our GoPro and bits safe. Price: £29.99

From: Madison

Shimano MW81 Gore-tex Winter Boot

Toasty toes.

The MW81’s are a full on Gore-Tex waterproof pair of boots with a high cuff to shut out the worst of winter weather. A fleece lined insole adds insulation while the boots are sized to allow thick socks to be worn. High viz reflective areas on the rear and sides add some commuter cred too.

Price: £149.99

From: Madison

Knog Locks

The Bouncer

The Knog Bouncer is a 13mm hardened steel U-lock with a silicone cover and Bronze Sold Secure rating. Price: £39.99


The Milkman is a pocket-sized 1 metre cable lock, perfect for securing your bike for short stops in areas with a low crime risk. Price: £19.99

From: Moore Large

Morvelo Cycling Jerseys and Shorts

We’ve had a care pack from Morvelo with a selection of their cycling jerseys and shorts. All jerseys feature 100% BioActive polyester with flatlock stitching, a full length zip, three rear pockets with a hidden 4th zipped pocket for keys, phone or valuables and a reflective tab on the central rear pocket.

Hot Chipps Unity

The Unity.

Duke of Hazzard?

The Hazzard.

Like a matador. Sort of.


Grace in a daze

Women’s Daze Jersey

If you’re ordering, note that jerseys are slim fit. All priced: £59.99

All Morvelo shorts are constructed from Italian Miti Power Lycra to create a compression fit aimed at reducing muscle fatigue. They feature Italian HD Ergo chamois created from two levels of high density memory foam to reduce saddle pressure points and have reflective tabs on the back of both legs. The bib is constructed from mesh fabric to aid breathability.

He's not quite got to grips with putting them on yet

The Unity 3/4 Race Short. Price: £89.99

Skyes the limit...

Skye Women’s Shorts.  Price: £79.99

From: Morvelo

Right, that’s your lot for this week. We’re all off out slip sliding away, making the most of the snow/ice/slush.

Comments (16)

  1. Liking the wildcat gear! A bit more sophisticated than lashing a dry bag to the handlebars with bungee cords, hopefully more stable too!

  2. I’d like to correct an error in the above…

    Lightsabers go ‘WOM!’ and not ‘VOOOOOOM!’

    Singletrack is profoundly sorry for publishing such an error.

    Dave has been frozen in Carbonite for the duration of the weekend.

  3. Wildcat gear looks ace…off to look at that now 🙂

  4. I got a wildcat Tiger last month – despite stuffing a compression drybag in there that was almost twice the recommended size it worked a treat – stable in use even on rooty bumpy descents, and easy to remove/repack the drybag even in the dark and rain.

    I’ve got a Mountain Lion on my christmas list now (which caused the wife some concern until I explained what it was) to spread the load a bit 🙂

  5. Loving the Charge Cooker, what issue can we read about it in?

  6. The Cooker will be in issue 79, on sale at the end of January.

  7. OK, thanks, will hopefully have one by then.

  8. Any chance of sticking the Cooker on the scales? And, what size is it please?

  9. I’ve got both a tiger and a mountain lion, both brilliant bits of kit.

  10. I’ve never wanted a bike that’s anything like the Cooker before. Now I do. Oh internet, why do you do this to me.

  11. I have just got one of those wildcat tigers for commuting on the roadbike, easy to remove for weekends and no need for a rack. 🙂

  12. That Cooker looks like a whole heap of fun, and for less than the price of a top-end fork. 😀

  13. Quite liking Grace’s Bib-thong….


  14. How much does the Charge Cooker weigh in at?

  15. Got full Wildcat luggage, including a frame bag now. All excellent stuff.

  16. Just to join the Wildcat love in, I have the a custom frame bag and the handlebar harness and it’s great kit and gives you a nice warm felling that it’s made in Wales by some lovely people 🙂

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