Welcome to the second of 2015s Fresh Goods Fridays! It’s been quite a quiet week here in the office, as various people assuage 9-day-old hangovers with more sloe gin. For some reason this isn’t working, but it doesn’t stop us trying. Anyway, onward! Here are some bike things we think you might like to look at…
We know the frame and bits have already appeared in Fresh Goods, but complete bikes are fun to look at, and complete assemblages looks just as fresh as the kit they’re made from. Chipps’ Big Red has been festooned (great word, that – should be used more often) with a Fabric saddle, Stan’s Valor carbon wheels (mmm), a KS stealth dropper post and Marzocchi 44 forks complementing a SRAM X1 drivetrain.
It’s also got a Vredestein Bobcat front tyre, and a Maxxis Ardent rear. It’s now running a supershort Renthal Apex stem.
Price: Frame from £1500. Total bike: more than that.
From: Orange, and loads of other people.
Giro New Road Ride Crew
In for a Merino jerseys mag grouptest are a couple of tasty morsels from Giro’s New Road range. This one is the Ride Crew. Looks like a t-shirt from the front, but it’s got handy stowage pockets at the back.
Giro New Road Ladies Jersey
75% Merino construction, raglan sleeves, 3 pockets and contrast side panels. Sweet.
Both from: Zyro
Mavic Stratos gloves
Black and yellow hand-protection from Mavic. Complete with silicon finger grips and no padding for maximum bar feel. We have no idea why they’re holding a lucky cat in this picture. It looks just as confused as we are.
Mavic Crossmax LS Jersey
Tom looks petulant in the enthusiastically coloured and rather spiffing looking Crossmax LS jersey. It’s rammed with ‘optimal freedom of movement, comfort and breathability.’
Both from: Mavic
Bike Thrones Saddles
‘For your royal arse’ apparently. Mine’s more of a prole I suspect, unfortunately.
Price: US$99 including shipping.
That’s it for this week – we’re loading the bikes into the van and heading to high ground… See you next week – happy trails!