Fresh Goods Friday 204

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Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend! Come inside, come inside…

There’s a bumper crop of new stuff in the office to show you: It’s the two hundred and fourth Fresh Goods Friday!

Boardman TXC 650b


A SRAM X7, Avid Elixir 3 and 120mm Rockshox 30 gold fork equipped 27.5in trail hound. Catchily named, too.

Price: £850

From: Boardman Bikes

Specialized Roval SL AM wheels.


29er wheels: chi-chi hubs by DT, rims in that so-hot-right-now carbonium in a nice fat 30mm internal width. Beadless flange, too. Perfect for shredding, schralping or, indeed, hooning.


And if you’re less than enamoured with the murdered-out black on black look, the wheels come with a variety of  coloured decals.

Price: £1,200


Niterider Lights

IMG_9540Now the nights are drawing in again (sorry) it’s time to think about lights. And here are two compact little helmet numbers from Niterider. The Lumina Flare has a 650 lumen main light and a built-in rear. The Lumina 750 has a brightness of.. can you guess?

Price: Lumina Flare – £135; Lumina 750 – £99.99

From: 2Pure

Craft clothing

Active Bike Hybrid Shorts

Rich – a hybrid of man and sausage

Euro-style baggies – not to be worn over jeans..

Active Extreme Crew

Young Sam does his best Men’s Health pose..

Underwear for the colder days

PR Hybrid Tee

…while Richard looks on admiringly.

Soft fabric-ed Euro-style riding top.

Price: Shorts – £34.99 Crew Top – £32.99 Hybrid Tee – £39.99

From: Craft

Lizard Skins DSP grips


130mm length, 30g in weight, and lots of colours. Available in 2 different diameters – 30.3mm and 32.3mm

Price: £21.99

From: 2Pure

ODI AG-1 Grip


The new AG-1 grip  has been developed in cooperation with Aaron Gwin. The new grip comes in at 99grams and a length of 135mm and a range of four colours.

Price: £24.99

From: Ison Distribution LTD

Polaris Axial Pod

Hmm I wonder whats inside
Hmm I wonder what’s inside

Polaris’s new lightweight bike case. Suitable for bikes of all wheel sizes with a host of features to help keep your steed safe during transit.

Price: £299.99

From: Polaris Apparel LTD

Polaris Pulse Jacket

Its a jacket
It’s a jacket

The Polaris Pulse jacket is a 2.5 layer cycle specific waterproof jacket, and features a nifty back window for your light.

Price: £144.99

From: Polaris Apparel LTD

Polaris Siren Jersey

Dot Cotton's let hereself go
Dot Cotton’s let herself go

The Siren jersey is ladies specific long sleeve trail jersey. MTB loose fit for comfort and easy movement.

Price: £TBC

From: Polaris Apparel LTD

Polaris Ladies Trail Short

The shorts over trousers look will return
The shorts over trousers look will return

The Trail shorts include a 4 way stretch DWR finish fabric, Adjustable waistband velcro tabs for ease of fit. Print detailing on leg panels and a silicon gripper printed waistband to ensure comfort.

Price: £TBC

From: Polaris Apparel LTD

Middleburn Mono TT Ring

Mono ring

Thick-thin monocogged Middleburn goodness.

Price: £45 for black, or £47.50 for hard anodised.

From: Middleburn

 Showers Pass Double Century Jacket

So young...
So young…

Superlight packable shell, waterproof with scotchlite bits and pieces…

Price: £119

Showers Pass Refuge Jacket

Seek refuge
Completely bereft of gorm, Barney sees something horrifying in the corner

A gnarly, horrid-conditions jacket, for full on epics in hideous weather, or really, really grim commutes. Lots of zips and vents and little finishing touches.

Price: £220

Both From: Showers Pass

Sugoi Icon Jacket

Be afraid...
Be afraid…

‘All Mountain’ waterproofness from Sugoi. Magnetic hood, and funky detailings.

Price: £159.99

Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket

The Crow's let himself go
The Crow’s let himself go

More black-with-detailing waterproof stealthstuff from Sugoi. Be aware – this is a large, and Barney’s usually an XL, hence the German-clubber look (with librarian glasses)..

Price: £269.00

Both From: CSG

Shimano U4E Pack


Unzen For Enduro, apparently. I’m glad he is.

Price: £69.99

From: Madison

Off Road Cycle Trails Hampshire

Let’s Offroad!

Price: £2.99

From: Hampshire County Council

And now, some more pumps!

TruFlo Mountain CNC Flex

Mmm pump it, pump it real good.

Price: £29.99

From: Madison


Price: £35

From: Paligap

Crank Brothers Gem


Price: £19.99

From: Extra

Cannondale Airspeed Max


Price: £29.99

From: CSG

Park PMP4


Price: £22.99

From: Madison

Pro Performance Pump


Price: £29.99

From: Madison

And that’s yer lot! We’re off to hit the trails and see what sort of a squelching noise they make. Have a good weekend!

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