To paraphrase that immortal poet, Mr 50p: Hey, it’s the weekend. Were gonna party like it’s the weekend. We’re gonna drink Bacardi like it’s the weekend. And we don’t give a..
oh, wait – it IS the weekend! Hooray! It must be time for Fresh Goods Friday!
Mondraker Vantage RR
Jones Plus 29er
The Jones came in once before, and then went away again, BUT NOW IT’S BACK! In for the same bike test as the Vantage, it’s oozing with 29+ fully rigid loveliness, typical Jones geometry and room for enormo-tyres. As photographed it’s apparently good for less-than-six-footers (this is the longer of the two sizes on offer) but switching the stem and seatpost out should mean it’s good for the loftier of altitude too.
Price: £1350 frame and fork.
Alpinestars Evolution Jacket
Jamie tries to make himself desirable in the Alpinestars Evolution body armour-and-hydration jacket. The Elvis lips are fooling no-one, Jamie.
Gore Alp – X Pro 2 in 1 shorts
Gore Alp-X Pro WS SO Z-off Jersey
Gore Alp-X Pro WS SO Shorts
All from: Gore
Roadhawk Bullet R+ camera
It’s a camera! Full HD 1080p resolution at 30FPS (it can do 720p at 60FPS if you want slomo), wrist mounted remote control, waterproof to 10 metres, and it can shoot in loop mode. Nice bullet-y form factor, too.
Swarf Stubborn tyre levers
Ridiculously pimp tyre levers to end all tyre levers from the good folk at Swarf. Apparently born out of frustration at silly-tight tyre and rim combos, the intention for these is to deal with the tightest of tyres on delicate carbon rims without damaging anything. Plus they look bling as – we’re loving the little Swarf logo on there. They’re available on a limited run basis for the time being: production should increase after April.
Price: £17.50 with a lifetime warranty
From: Swarf Cycles
Bontrager Foray Gloves
And that’s it for this week! There’s the whiff of spring in the air, so the door will be tentatively cracked open wearing fewer waterproof layers than we have been recently. Our knees will still not get an airing, though. Not yet. Have a great weekend; see you on the flipside!