It’s Friday and we’re on the cusp of another weekend of tip-top shredding. So let’s get the Fresh Goods featured and head out to the hills…
Zealous Division Frame
Andy from Zealous stopped by with a Division fame built into a bike for us to play about with. The idea is to anchor the steamrollerability of 29er wheels to the taut snappy riding of a smaller bike, by making the chainstays supershort and ‘playful’.
SRAM X1 Groupset
Chipps has got his mitts on a SRAM groupset! He’ll be schralping things next… RUN AWAY!
Brakes: £135 each
Rear Mech: £179.99
XX1 Cassette and Chainring
Dave’s been busy sorting a few bits to get his Tallboy LTc nice and fresh for a new set of adventures.
RockShox Reverb Seal Kit
Watch out for a whole load of ‘How to’ videos coming soon. Given some of the staff’s mechanical ineptitude ‘Bleed’ may well be a command…
All from Fisher Outdoor Leisure
RedAnt frame polish
Everything you need to keep your bike looking fresh no matter what the frame material.
Price: £9.99 each
RearViz camera mount
You strap it on your arm, attach your GoPro, and you can swivel the mount around to get your lovely face just-so when you’re giving your ranty monologue to camera whilst riding through the traffic.
Now in 29er and 27.5 flavours, a super sweet spike for the Brown Pow ja? The Shorty comes in Maxxis’ super grippy Maxx Terra for all the steering grip you’ll ever need.
And for the rear there’s a nice fast rolling Ikon in Maxx Speed flavour.
All from: Maxxis
Shimano XTR M980 cranks
Bling cranks for matching up to Stages power meters.
XTR/XT/SLX/Alfine organic brake pads
New pads for Shimano stoppers.
Black Mamba Workshop gloves
Super stealth workshop fettlin’ protection for your hands.
Price: From £13.50 for 100
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel
Power! in a small packet. Suck it up to keep you going.
Price: £27.00 for 24
Both From: 2 Pure
Specialized Purgatory Grid 2Bliss Ready
Big grip for mountain shredding.
Specialized Slaughter Grid 2Bliss Ready
Nice and fast back tyre from the big S – enhances speed with the lower centre tread and gives you cornering happiness with the gnarly sidetreads.
Specialized Butcher Grid 2Bliss Ready
And an all rounder All Mountain for the ‘gnarliest terrain’ for good measure. Braaaaap.
All from Specialized
Mavic Stratos Thermo Gloves
A good balance of warmth and thickness to keep your hands toasty though winter rides.
Mavic Stratos H20 Short
Nice and packable waterproof shorts for a bit of weather protection.
Mavic Stratos H20 Pants
And for when it’s really bad there’s the full leg protection version.
All From: Mavic
What do you call a group of helmets? Anyhoo here’s a stack that’s been left by ‘visiting American’ Brad from Kali.
Richard’s going to be ‘measuring everything’ as part of his enduro world domination training plan with the help of this neat little Garmin. And possibly a tapemeasure.
Muc Off Bio Grease and Carbon Gripper
Workshop supplies for proper preparation.
Price: Grease – £12.00; Carbon Gripper – £8.99
From: Cycling Sports Group
Derby 27.5 x 40mm wheels
More fat rims for our upcoming test from the good folk at Derby.
Price: UK £TBC / US $1400 – 1500
That’s it for this week, we’re off to ride up and down again all weekend. Just for a change.