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Here we go again with another cascade of the stuff that’s landed on the ST doormat this week, it’s Fresh Goods Friday!

Hope Hoops Pro 2 Evo 29er Flow EX Wheels

They give us hope
They give us hope

Light, strong and with massive Flow Ex rims, we’ve got a pair of 29er Pro 2 Evo Hope Hoops delivered. The straight pull hubs now come with stainless steel bearings and should be bomb proof.

XD Drive
XD Drive

Our pair are equipped with SRAM 11 speed compatible XD drive and are destined for Dave’s LTc build, which in typical fashion is being hastily built for an alpine roadtrip to Eurobike.

It's getting there
It’s getting there

It’s nearly there but will it be finished in time?

Price: £340.00

From: Hope Technology

Park Tools Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit

Crazy tools
Crazy tools

All the shop quality tools you need for a bit of home fettling and the toolbox to match to keep them neatly in. Mmmmm tools.

Price: £299.99

Shimano XT Chainset


XT chainsets are available now in more 29er friendly ratios of 40/30/22. Winchtastic.

Price: £199.99

Shimano Deore Chainset

Deore - it means deer y'know
Deore – it means deer y’know

We’ve also taken delivery of the new Deore groupset , here’s the not at all budget looking chainset. Nicely sculpted.


Shimano Deore Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur

Clutch tight
Clutch tight

The Deore Shadow Plus rear derailleur now features a clutch delivering “no chain bounce” technology  at a bargain price.

Price: £49.99

Shimano Deore 10 speed Rapidfire Pods


Nice clean looking shifters.

Price: £59.99

Shimano Deore Hydraulic Brakes


These could be the bargain priced stoppers of the year. Nice.

Price: £59.99

Shimano Deore cassette

10 rings to rule them all
10 rings to rule them all

10 speed 11 – 36 cassette for all your gearing needs.

Price: £44.99

All from: Madison

Marzocchi 55 Micro STA 160mm Fork


Own everything with Bombers. 160mm of air sprung travel that’s adjustable down to 120mm, 20mm thru axle and weighing in at a claimed 2330g.

Price: £899.95

From: Windwave

Lupine Betty R7

Ooooh (you can fill in the rest of this one yourself)

4500 lumens to bring summer to even the darkest winter night. Is this the brightest light in the world?

Price: £735

Betty R7 –
Piko TL minimax – £274
Piko 4 – £261

Lupine Piko TL Minimax

Piko cho
Piko cho

1200 lumens from a tiny 145g package. Flashlight, bar light you choose.

Price: £261

Lupine Piko 4

Piko cho
Piko choose

55 gram, 1200 lumen helmet light complete with SmartCore battery.

Price: £261

All From: Leveret Productions

Stans No Tubes ZTR IronCross Wheelset

Quite cross
Quite cross

Designed for burp resistant low pressure cross action. A 20mm internal rim width should make for decent tyre profile too.

Price: £425.00

From: Paligap


That’s it for this week. We’re heading out for some sweet brown pow action and last minute bike building. See you on Monday for the debrief.

Comments (11)

    What is the BCD on the 29er friendly chainsets? Assuming its smaller, else the middle 30t ring would need to be threaded.

    Looks like about 94mm from a quick eye-up, Al.

    That Deore stuff looks really quite nice

    These have just turned up on Madison’s site actually. Says 104BCD. I suspect thats wrong though.

    How very curious. 94 would make more sense (old 5bolt compact IIRC).

    The Deore stuff looks mint.

    Consider getting some some of these (in yellow) for that wheelset on your yellow TallBoy, it will will look classy:

    Wish they’d have left the deore levers alone though, they were the nicest in the range as they had the least silver and chrome on (even on the ‘black’ models).

    Aren’t the SRAM X01 cranks 94BCD as well?

    And people just give you all this stuff? Almost worth running a magazine 🙂

    The Marzocchi’s look real nice, shame only available in a tapered steerer. Finding a decent upgrade to my Revelations in a 1 1/8 steerer is becoming nigh on impossible 🙁

    unless my eyes really have stopped working – those Marzocchi’s look like a standard 1 1/8″ steerer to me…

    It doesn’t currently say so on the Marzocchi site, but they’re definitely offering that version of the 55 in a normal steerer alongside the tapered one.

    Those 55’s have an 1 1/8th steerer..

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