Fresh Goods Friday 133

by Dave Anderson 14

Roll up, roll up. A pleasant last hurdle of Fresh Goods to get us to the weekend…

Specialized Camber Comp

Who's at the door?

The 110mm travel 29er Camber Comp is aimed firmly at the ‘trail’ market and comes equipped with a M5 alloy FSR frame complete with a Rockshox Monarch RL with AutoSag. Up front suspension duties are taken care of with a matching RockShox Reba RL. The Camber Comp comes with a X9/X7 mixed 2×10 drivetrain and Avid Elixir 3R 180/160mm brakes complete the SRAM themed kit.

Linked and shocked

Roval rimmed wheels with Specialized’s own brand hubs featuring 12mm QR’s keep the bike sure footed, rear spacing is 142mm. A 720mm wide bar sounds like a good starting point for where this bike’s headed though we may need to tweak the 100mm stem length back a bit.


Price: £2000

From: Specialized

Ibis Mojo HD

The future's bright

It’s only visiting for a quick photoshoot before heading home but the Ibis Mojo HD looks mighty fine in Vitamin P Green. The carbon frame offers 160mm of pure all-mountain travel via a DW-Link and Fox Float RP23.

To misquote the creme egg ad; how would you build yours?

Sweet badge

Price: £2399.99

From: Ibis Cycles UK

USE Carbon Wheels


Destined for Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball Carbon longtermer are the all new USE XC 29er carbon wheels. These performance wheels are light, stiff and strong and have ‘nano surface technology’ to prevent mud build up on their shiny surfaces. Tubeless-ready and built with Sapim CX Ray spokes on to USE’s hubs which feature fully sealed bearings and six pawl, 30 point engagement.

Nano nano?

Price: £1249.99

From: USE

Ortlieb Seatpack

Cycle touring's Abu Hamza?

After a  waterproof roll-top saddlebag suitable for minimalist bikepacking? Ortlieb may just have the thing for you. We’ve got the 4litre model in for testing which features an integrated mounting system that looks very simple to use.

Price: £70

From: Lyon Equipment

Bryton Rider 50E GPS

We'll never be lost again

A GPS enabled cycle computer complete with 1:50k mapping, the Bryton Rider 50 is perfect for all those with Strava addictions or riders who get lost easily. Waterproof with a 2.2″ colour screen and a customisable display, Dave’s planning to use it to for an upcoming feature where he doesn’t know where he’s going.

Price: £199.99

From: Zyro

Connex 10spd Chain Black Edition


114 links of pure Black! The Wippermann Connex 10SB chain offers extra corrosion protection, long term wear resistance and is perfect for goths riding bikes, yeah?

Price: £44.99

From: Extra UK

Specialized Ground Control

Twice two tyred

‘Resurrected from the archives’; Specialized’s Ground Controls are back having been modernised to give an all conditions grippy but fast tyre option for the masses. We’ve got 26in and 29er flavours for our upcoming one tyre to rule them all test.

Price: TBC

From: Specialized

iXS Dagger knee armour

Knee'd armour?

Sim’s modelling iXS Dagger knee and shin-top armour because the office can be a dangerous place. Aimed at downhill and gravity extreme sports the armour features Aeromesh combined with a ArmadilloDuo protective shell.

Price: €75.95

From: iXS

That’s it for this week, enjoy shredding the buff trails this weekend folks and we’ll see you next week… We’ve already got some interesting stuff knocking on that door.

Comments (14)

  1. Jesus Jones T-Shirt 🙂

  2. Paceman i was just admiring the same thing…..

  3. Good to see Ground Control tyres are back – they where ‘The tyre’ to have in 1987!

  4. I want a black-chain.

  5. I see the GC’s are 2.1…anyone know if the bigger size is coming from the US anytime soon?

  6. I’ve got one of those black chains – its t’awesomeness

  7. Yay! Groondies are back!

  8. Those Ground Controls are a fantastic tread- especially when paired with a fat FastTrak on the rear: fast and predictable. Had to give up buying them for desert use, though- even the Control sidewalls weren’t up to it (and the USTs are pretty porky). Hoping for a ProTection-ish casing soon.

  9. Whoops – that’s from enduramarty, rather than endurakatrin…

  10. The GC tyres must have been on the market long, I have been using them since SEP or OCT 2012. What I Know of the only come in 2.1 and 1.9

  11. Uh oh. Flashback. Jesus Jones. Reading. 1989. Dancing like a fool.

    Those were the days…

  12. £2400 on a frame and the badge on the head tube is “attached” with two shonky looking pop rivets. Surely they can do better than that!

  13. If there is any kind of consistency to Specializeds tyre sizes then the 2.1 will be pretty big. My 2.2 Captain doesn’t leave much room in my Rebas.

  14. JJ. No longer an International Bright Young Thing I suspect

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