Hello, Good Evening (lunchtime), And Welcome to this, the latest, the two hundred and seventh Fresh Goods Friday! We’ve got another bumper edition for you. Here’s the newshiny that’s hit our office this week:
Orange Segment RS
We’ve got a GREEN Orange Segment in as part of an upcoming short-travel gnarrrrrbike(tm) test. 29er, short travel, and built for tech.
120mm Pikes upfront for maximum stiffness per bounce (SPB)…
..a 1×11 SRAM X1 groupset, and..
..110mm of single-pivot rear travel courtesy of a RockShox Monarch RL.
Panasonic HX-A500 Wearable Camera
Mark does his best Universal Soldier with this piece of Panasonic retro-futuretech. It can shoot in a spectacular 4K resolution at 25 frames per second, it shoots slo-mo up to 200 fps, and it’s WiFi enabled. It’s also orange.
Here’s Mark’s attempt to look like the chap on the box – only more baffled.
The BarFly Hopper Saddle Bag
Some minimalist velcro straps to secure your spare tube (or coffee, the packaging bizarrely says) to your seat rails.
661 Wrist braces
Our Dave has had an op on his wrist – now the cast is off he’s looking for some protection while his withered appendage gains strength. And his wrist.
Top: 661 Wristwrap Pro. Price: £13.99
Left and Right: 661 Wristwrap; L and M respectively. Price: £9.99
From: ONE Industries Europe
Haglofs L.I.M. III Jacket
Packable waterproofness from Haglofs.
Spot Trace Tracker
To help prevent our nice new van from getting half-inched, we’ve got this GPS tracker in to test.
Price: from €125 or £99 plus service plan
XT Rear Mech
Jenn’s holiday spare.
We’ve got loads of clothing from Gore in of a distinctly dodgy-weather bent: it’s all destined for Grinder, as well as a couple of waterproof jackets for an upcoming grouptest.
From left to right:
Men’s Element Thermal bibtights+ £89.99
Men’s Element Windstopper Softshell Bibtights+ XL and L £129.99
Oxygen Partial Thermal Bib 3/4s £149.99.
Element Windstopper Softshell Ladies’ Jacket Black and Lumi Orange (looks more like pink to me)
Element Thermal Ladies’ jersey £79.99
Element Thermal ladies’ 3/4 shorts £139.99
Element Ladies’ thermal bibtights, £89.99
Element Goretex ActiveShell Ladies’ Jacket £159.99
Power Goretex ActiveShell Jacket £179.99
Oxygen 2.0 GoreTex ActiveShell Jacket £209.99
Fusion Cosmo Softshell Jacket £179.99
Element WindStopper SoftShell Jacket £119.99
All from: Gore
TMR Imprint Grips
The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Dunk’em in hot water, apply a mesh mould if you so wish, grasp, and voila! Your own, customised grip.
Price: £24.99 – 39.99
From: TMR Designs
Lots of nifty design, carbon-fibre and special Koroyd straw-alike shock-absorbtion material:
Rich models the Smith Overtake:
And Dave’s hand is wafting the Smith Forefront about:
Both from Saddleback.
That’s it for this week – while the tenuous weather holds, we’re turning rubber-side down and doing some trail-railing. See you on Monday!