Fresh Goods Friday 160

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How does Friday come around so quick? We must really love our jobs…

So here’s the Fresh schwag Goods that have landed this week.

 Pivot Vault

Dirty
Dirty Pivot

It’s a bit belated but here’s Chipps’ ride for the 3 Peaks CX last weekend. A bike that weighs next to nothing, goes dead quick™ but was still let down by it’s engine failing to get it on the podium, eh Chipps? (was that too harsh?)

SRAM stoppers
SRAM stoppers

Fully SRAM Red’d up with hydro stoppers and Reynolds aluminium hoops, it could’a been a contender.

What's this?
What’s this?

Especially considering the sneaky X-Fusion dropper post for skinny tyred but enduro style pinning it on the descents.

Price: £1800 frame only. This build £5700.

From: Upgrade Bikes

 Packa Shack

A Shack that you pack
A Shack that you pack

Dave’s going to be testing this Packa Shack, a tailgate awning you can strap to the back of your van for getting nekkid in and other purposes too probably…

*Family not included

Price: from £174.99 (Camper version)

From: Packa Shack

KS Lev

Dropped off
Dropped off

It’s all about the dropper in the new enduro flavoured world we live in now no? Here’s the KS Lev in all it’s beauty.

Price: From £320

From: Jungle

Sweet Protection Carbon Bushwhacker

Helmet
Helmet

A helmet with MIPS in an enduro style. The Bushwhacker offers added protection from rotational injuries.

Price: £199.99

From: Sweet Protection

Cateye Volt 1200

Cat
Volt’age

1200 lumens to help keep you going through the winter darkness with stealthy charge at work USB opportunities.

Price: £149.99

From: Zyro 

Endura MTR Windproof S/S Jersey

Suck it in
Windproof lulz

Perfect autumnal bike wear from Endura? The MTR windproof jersey cuts the chill and risk of jogger nips while still venting and wicking under your hydration pack.

Price: £54.99

Endura MTR Softshell Bibshort

Bib tastaic
Bib tastic

Keep your boys nice and warm with  MTR softshell bibshorts all the protection you need for your jewels this winter?

Price: £89.99

From: Endura

Sealskinz Full Finger Glove

gLoved up
(g)Loved up

It’s almost like winter’s coming eh? Here’s Sealskinz full finger (g)love to keep your hands warm and dry..

Price: £25.00

Sealskinz Thick Mid Length Sock

Not disturbing at all, oh no
Not disturbing at all, oh no

And for your feet in the cold and wet there’s mid length socks. We’re sending Mark off to stand in puddles to test these.

Price: £35.00

From: Sealskinz

That’s it for this week, we’re off out to taste some sweet autumnal loam. Tune in Monday for the Debrief.

 

 

Comments (22)

    I didn’t get on the podium, it’s true, Dave. However, it was my quickest Peaks time ever!
    (Although still not actually ‘quick’…)

    SealSkinz socks never work.

    Sure they are great if you just stand in a puddle. But if you actually wear them in heavy rain then the it just runs down your leg and into the sock – slowly filling it until you are riding around with a litre of water in each shoe.

    Almost as fast as the speed of sound I heard….

    Did i read that wrong? £5700 ? Cripes!

    GrahamS said: On October 4, 2013

    SealSkinz socks never work.

    Sure they are great if you just stand in a puddle. But if you actually wear them in heavy rain then the it just runs down your leg and into the sock – slowly filling it until you are riding around with a litre of water in each shoe.
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    I agree. Never feel comfortable either with their baggy shape,

    Sealskins have always worked for me…if it’s raining, I just put ‘livestrong’ style wrist bands over the top of sock to improve the seal against the water running down my legs

    I find the trick with the Sealskins is to use the full height just under knee versions and wear a pair of thin socks underneath.
    Add spesh Defrosters and I’ve never had a wet foot yet.

    I tried short versions (without the nice wool lining) first and suffered through two winters thinking that I was doing all I could.

    Would that quick time be in part due to the cheeky line you took coming off Whernside. Whizzing past everyone on the other side of the fence.

    Interesting idea nuke. I had previously considered just ducktaping them to my leg – but I didn’t fancy trying to peel tape off my hairy monkey legs.

    Not sure a LiveStrong band will actually go around my super muscly tree-trunk calf though! 😉

    Packa Shack. What’s wrong with a carrier bag on the floor and a towel round your waist when getting changed? If it’s to shelter you from the rain then surely you’re going to get wet whilst putting it away, then you have to put a wet Packa Shack in the car. And it cost more than many family tents.
    I’m sorry but I’m out.

    The trick with Sealskinz I’ve found is to make sure you don’t leave the cuff exposed. In the depths of winter I’ll wear full length bib tights and so long my Sealskinz are worn under the tights and not over them, they work fine as water doesn’t dribble down inside them.

    Wearing them with shorts only does open them to slowly seepage.

    Dropper post on a cross bike, whatever next discs as well, ok that’s there as well. Next mountain bikes will be running same size wheels as a cross bike. Begs the question is the cross bike the ultimate evolution of bikes?

    > “I’ll wear full length bib tights and so long my Sealskinz are worn under the tights and not over them”

    And they say cyclists have no fashion sense 😀
    I suppose that would at least hide the “blue/black support stocking”, though it must give you an interesting lumpy deformed calf look.

    Still, if it’s raining then I don’t suppose anyone is watching 🙂

    “And they say cyclists have no fashion sense”

    wearing socks under bibtights isn’t anything new is it?

    Packa Shack – What a rip off!

    Black for a softshell top in autumn? Hope there’s a load of scotchlite accents at the rear on the hems else it’s a poor design choice.

    It has quite a bit of scotchlite on the back, its not a softshell though, but is windproof, decent option instead of gilet. I like mine

    The mid-length sealskinz work miles better than the short ones most people use. Obvious really, the top is above more of the splashing. I’ve had decent results from the short ones but the mid ones have proved fantastic, won’t go back to the old ones.

    But they do have to fit, and it really doens’t look like those do?

    You think the PackaShack is a rip off? You did see the price of that glorified winter hack, yes?

    Why is there a picture of someone pope like in the background of the gorgeous Pivot Vault?

    “But they do have to fit, and it really doens’t look like those do?”
    That’s the issue I had with sealskinz socks; they’d do better if they made them in proper sizes, instead of S, M & L.

    “But they do have to fit, and it really doens’t look like those do?”
    Onto the model’s hands? I’d think not.

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