Fresh Goods Friday 172

by Dave Anderson 12

Hey look it’s nearly the weekend. So why not peruse the freshest of the Fresh Goods that have hit the ST Towers doormat this week.

Focus SAM 2.0

Hi my name's Sam
Hi my name’s Sam

Here’s the serious all mountain (SAM geddit?) bike from Focus.  It’s a 160mm/160mm travel with a Fox 34 up front and Magura TS RC out back. With a 2×10 XT drivetrain, KS Lev and a Reynolds wheel set, we reckon it’s a pretty sorted bike for that confusing AM/Trail/Enduro overlapping venn diagram.


Bang tidy
Bang tidy

Price: £3129.00

From: Focus

Pashley Speed 5

It's super
It’s super

Chipps has taken delivery of this beauty. It’s a bike inspired by historic gentlemanly adventures, in British Racing Green, and ideal for the tweed wearing mega-retro hipster about town.

Price: £995.00

From: Pashley

Mavic Crossmax Ti and Crossroc XL pedals.

Just lovely
Just lovely

Lightweight large platform pedals for all mountain and enduro riding. Crossmax XL’s come complete with a Ti spindle whereas the Crossroc are steel.

Price: Crossxax Ti £230.00/ Crossroc £90.00

From: Mavic

Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon

Don't tell him there's no bike
Don’t tell him there’s no bike

740mm of 180g carbon low rise goodness.

Price: £129.99

From: Renthal

Torq Energy 1.5kg

More energy!
More energy!

1.5kg mix of pure carbohydrate and electrolyte power for your engine.

Price: £27.99

From: Zyro

Abus U Mini

Lock it or lose it
Lock it or lose it

Perfect for a bit of sold secure silver peace of mind around town.

Price: £49.99

From: Zyro

That’s it for this week, we’re off to shred the gnar or something. See you Monday…

Comments (12)

  1. Nice bars time to upgrade methinks

  2. Pashley mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  3. Hi ST i am looking to get the Focus sam 2 which you have just got your mits on 😉 what size is the one your going to test ? i currently ride a 17.5 xc bike ( im 5f 8″ ) so im a little stuck on sizing as the top tube on sam bikes are longggg so plz include as much in your review as poss plz… Thanks and i await your verdict 🙂

  4. How does the seat tube on that Focus not snap in two?!!

  5. I wouldn’t normally want to buy a bike because of its name… but in this case 😉

  6. I like that Pashley but I’m not sure I own any clothes suitable to wear while riding it.

  7. ” Fox 36 up front”
    To me that looks like a QR15 axle, so not 36’s?

  8. No mention of the Focus being 650b. Is this wheel size now considered to be the norm?

  9. Pashley needs briar pipe and/or tweed breeks. CFH?

  10. The 27.5 on the tyres gives it away really.

  11. Both of the bikes look very nice! Chips new toy looks especially impressive, I had to look iy up on Pashley’s website! Those Mavic pedals look remarkably similar to my Times!

  12. PS I’ve had those bars on my wish list for a while, mm tasty!

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