Fresh Goods Friday 178

by Dave Anderson 16

Fresher than a Prince from Bel Air, it’s Friday so let’s deliver the goods.

Commencal Meta Hip Hop 2

Brighter than Kermit
Brighter than Kermit

The 26″ wheeled Hip Hop 2 is a 66° headangled 140mm/120mm trail bike with braaaaaap written all over it. Fox 34’s up front and a SRAM X5 2 x 10 drive train.


Price: £2699.99

From: Decade Europe

Devinci Dixon Carbon RXS

Like Leonardo
Like Leonardo

The carbon framed Dixon is a 160mm/145mm bike that features Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension. With a SLX/XT drivetrain and SLX 180mm/160mm stoppers it’s a sensibly specced all mountain/enduro capable bike.


Price: £3999.99

From: Freeborn

Giro New Road Insulated Pack Vest

Office lolz
Office lolz

Primaloft gilets are the business, reckons our Dave. Either for a bit of insulation on cold rides or packed in your Camelbak for post ride schmoozing.

Price: TBC

Giro New Road Mechanic Jacket

Blue steal
Catalogue poser

Classic workwear looks for Giro’s 3-layer waterproof jacket. Embrace your inner hipster with the Mechanic.

Price: £199.99

From: Zyro

Gamut Trail  S Guide and Race Ring

Put a ring on it
Put a ring on it

A nice and light chain guide available in all the options you could possibly need BB/ISCG/ISCG 05 and will accommodate 28-40 teeth chain rings. The hard anodised race ring has now been re-profiled to allow better mud clearance and less bind on a geared system.

Price: Guide £89.99 / Race Ring £39.99

From: Madison

Avid Code

Monster stoppers

Dan’s been tweaking his Demo and has opted for some 200mm rotored Codes to take care of downhill stopping duties.

Price: £179.99

Rockshox Vivid Air

Now that's an air can
Now that’s an air can

Probably the most supple and responsive shock we’ve felt in a while. Dan’s already got this strapped to his Demo and headed out to the hills.

Price: £499.99

Avid X0 Trail brakes

X ooh
X ooh

All mountain/enduro brakes that’ll cope with extended alpine descents? That’ll do nicely.

Price: £179.99

Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm and 50mm Stem

Short stems
Short stems

You can never have too many short stems for chucking on test bikes in our experience. The Holzfeller is short, steers where you want to go and holds onto bars just fine.

Price: £59.99

All From: Fisher Outdoor

Broken Riders Long Sleeve Contour Jersey

Not broken
Not broken

Everybody breaks sometime. Show your allegiance with a lovely jumper.

Price: £40.00

From: Broken Riders

 Mud Hugger 29er Front and Rear Pack

Mudder hugger
Mudder hugger

All the mudguard you need for 29ers and full suss 27.5 bikes.

Price: £42.00

From: Mudhugger

Apres Chocmalt Recovery Drink

Coco recovery
Coco recovery

Been battling the cold and wet? Put your feet up and start your recovery with a Chocomalt drink. Go on, you’ve earned it.

Price: Six sachets for £11.40


That’s it for this week. We’re all off to shred the gnar, while Dave heads out to the Alps for a bit of snow action.

See you Monday.

Comments (16)

  1. Very nice to see some new 26ers.
    Nothing wrong with the other 2 sizes but my next bike will be 26″. Encouraging to see some brands not trying to force things.

  2. For once I’m ahead of Singletrack! Got a box of the Apres drinks at the bike show last week, very nice after I got in from the downs last Sunday.
    The Dixon carbon is really nice in real life, Freeborn are my LBS so saw these a few weeks ago, liked the alu Dixon and Dexter when I tried them couple of years ago.

  3. All hail Commencal for making a new bike with old school wheels!

  4. Gillet looks good, any idea on ££££?

  5. As above, new choice for lovers of 26″… Very good!

  6. Have a Gamut ring on my DH bike – looks great, is light, and the anodising hasn’t worn off (the ring is on it’s 2nd bike), the finish is the most durable of any ring I’ve seen.

    Can’t help looking at the above and thinking they didn’t get the memo about narrow/wide though

  7. odds on that thats Chipp’s jacket hanging up.

  8. Primaloft gilet gets a double thumbs up from me as well. I’d be interested to know the price…

    Oh, my next bike will be 26″ as well. It’s either that or throw away the tyre mountain…

  9. Gamut & Narrow/Wide….. watch this space

  10. It’s the jacket that Chipps wore for our xmas festive goods, but it’s actually from Jorji’s ‘dressing up box’, ahem. 😉

  11. New bike? Sounds like a mega tr to me (still swithering)

  12. I told you that Mudhugger had the 29er ones on the way and after complaining the old ones didn’t fit here ya go! Interesting that you say they are for 29 and 650b as the smaller size says they fit 26 and 650b and they do, cos thats what I have fitted on mine!

  13. oooh i like that commencal

  14. Proper sized wheels! Yay!
    I too like the Commencal, maybe its the lush green colour. It just looks spot on.

  15. “Primaloft gilet gets a double thumbs up from me as well. I’d be interested to know the price…”
    £130 it seems –
    Maybe not this month ….

  16. Yep, good to see 26ers still featuring.

    My first new MTB in years was a humble entry level Commie, so I owe it a lot (since sold to a mate).

    Love that Devinci too!

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