Fresh Goods Friday 139

by truls 16

It’s Friday and freedom is on the air, but first here’s the Fresh Goods…

Pyga One Ten 29er

Pyga mania!


Headtube detail


Big rocker


142 back end

The flagship of Pyga trail bikes is now being distributed in the UK. Framebuilder Patrick Morewood has created a 110mm rear travel 29er, and the fast beast is getting rave reviews on our forum from the riders lucky enough to test it.

Price: £1749.00 (frame)

From: R53 Sport

Teva Pivot

Teva's got sole

Look like a skater with the first ever (or should we put ‘firsTeva’?) all-mountain clipless shoe from Teva. It has several new takes on the genre, such as cleat bolts that attach from the inside of the shoe (to protect the bolt heads from wear).

The shoe ‘looks awful with spandex’ though, as per its design brief. Here’s a link to Teva’s video about the new Pivot.

Price: £110.00

From: Teva this summer.

Niner RDO bar

Attack of the Simurai

The latest addition to the RDO family is this 780mm handlebar, which has got cut-down marks to 720mm. With a weight of only 195g, it can also easily be used for other purposes, as Sim is here demonstrating.

Price: £179.00

From: Jungle UK

Maxxis tyres

Mo' rubber, no neckin'

A range of different 26ers and 29ers from Maxxis. Go with the Advantage for aggressive cross-country, the Ikon for a true light-weight tyre, the Minion for loose and muddy conditions or the Ignitor, which has several World Cup victories to its name.

Price: £39.99 (Advantage)- £54.99 (Ikon) – £39.99 (Minion) – £47.99 (Ignitor)


Howies Jacket


A jacket tailor-made for the ever-changing UK weather. With a Merino wool layer inside and softshell outer fabric, it is weatherproof yet also nice and warm.

Price: £175.00

From: Howies

Blockhead chewing gum

Energy, erm, chewing gum

We couldn’t make it up – the product we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: The… erm… energy chewing gum. It’s your handsfree way to B-vitamins and energy. For the first time ever you have to be careful with how much gum you put into your mouth if you want to get asleep at night.

Price: £1.95

From: Blockhead


Trek Slash 8

Price: £3750

Chunky enough for big rocks?

From: Trek UK.
And just sneaking in under the wire this week is this luscious new Trek Slash 8. Designed for ‘Mega’ type events and more, we’re going to be giving it a full thrashing for issue 82. Is this the kind of bike you could live with day to day, packing it off to France a couple of times a year? Well, we’ll find out.

Super co-ordinated and specially tuned.
Leather top hatters need not apply

The Albion Magazine

Price: Free from decent BMX shops, or why not just subscribe?

That's lunchtime sorted then.

Now, no one here can claim to be a rad BMXer, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love BMX magazines. Here’s our latest batch of our favourite fix; the Albion magazine. Fellow independent magazine producers and all round good eggs. The magazine is full of great pictures and stories and it smells great! It’s free from BMX shops, or you can pay to have it delivered.

That’s your lot for this week, Sim and Dave are shredding Garda and Chipps is off for a bit of Dyfi endurance. See you Monday for the debrief…

Comments (16)

  1. I’ve still got my Howies Outback jacket from when they last made them, ooh, 4-5 years ago? It’s survived daily use over that time with just a couple of repairs and a new zip (replaced dead cheaply by the local dry cleaner).

    Not quite the perfect riding jacket (it tends to guzzle water after an initial token resistance, and takes a relatively long time to dry out) but full marks for durability.

  2. Would like a go on that Pyga.

    That’s all.

  3. Those Teva’s look great. Pity about the price though.

  4. I have an old Outback Jacket too! In “very bright blue”.

    Great in chilly drizzly meh conditions when you don’t need a proper waterproof or when it’s properly cold and dry.

    It is my favorite and best jacket.

  5. Did you get a pair of Teva’s? only got to see 2 left prototypes on the list for when they are out

  6. The Tevas were very early rider samples that I muled back from the Sea Otter. I’m trying to find out UK availability dates for you now.

  7. Is that handlebar really $199.00??

  8. It’s £179. Price updated in the story.

  9. Lovely bar, just the colour to match my Solaris… Eyewatering price

  10. Pyga will ride better with less spacers and lower bar, mine has very low Hope headset, 5mm spacer and flat bars.

  11. Hey Frankers, it has a fair few spacers so it can be adjusted to fit as many people as possible as it’s a demo bike, if it was mine I would have a low rise 780mm bar and 5 – 10mm of spacers but you have to try to cater to the masses with a demo bike. Thanks for the advice though.

  12. The Teva shoe sounds neat. I like the idea of the bolt heads being inside the shoe. The strap looks like a piece of gaffer tape.

  13. My PYGA should be here next week, can’t flippin’ wait to see if it lives up to the reviews.

  14. @R53 really getting to grips with the Pyga now, OMG it’s quick on the downs…. I love this bike!!

  15. @Frankers. Great news!

  16. the colour scheme of that trek is shockingly bad

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