Fresh Goods Friday 238

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Like an ever turning wheel, the cycle comes around again. And why else would the Great Green Arkleseizure see fit to bestow upon us – Its cowering Jatravartid followers – the joy that is Friday, if not to stare agog at some fancy bike kit? Well, get amongst it then!

Giant Reign 27.5 1


160mm of travel in a long, low chassis. It’s also nice and slack with an oversized steerer tube. Rock and – let’s not be coy about it – Roll.


Maestro suspension, Monarch Plus Debonair shock, and nice colour-coordination there, Giant.

DT Swiss wheels
Pressfit Powercore BB Shell.

Price: £3999.99

From: Giant UK

Haibike Xduro Fat Six

DSC_0321 We’ve got a fat e-bike in to test! A FAT E-BIKE! What’s not to love? Huge tyres, a Bluto fork, a smattering of XT, and an electric motor to help you muscle the 50lb weight up climbs. Even the electric naysayers have quietly admitted it looks rad. It only works then you pedal though, and even then only under 16mph. So don’t be getting any ideas, y’hear?

Hai, battery.
Purposeful. And WIDE.
Bish bash Bosch (OK, I even hate myself now)
All this, and gears too
GPS, Satnav, computer controlled and there’s even an app.

Price: £3,900

From: Raleigh

 TSG Duff Bike Shorts

DSC_0305-2There now follows an extended period where you get to look at James’ legs. Mmmmm. These are the Duff shorts – robust, designed for mud and grime, and with a PU membrane to prevent water ingress.

Price: £54.99

From: Ison Distribution

TSG Riot Socks

DSC_0305-3Padding in all the essential places (that a sock could realistically cover, anyway).

Price: £29.99

From: Ison Distribution

TSG Bike Shirt Trunk Red

DSC_0310-2Relaxed fit trail jersey with medium sleeves

Price: £34.99

From: Ison Distribution

TSG 2nd Skin D30 Knee Sleeves

Ooooh, look at the definition on those calves. I may need a lie down.

Padding and comfort in one package. Soft and flexy when it needs to be; hard and protective when it doesn’t.

Price: £49.99

From: Ison Distribution

Bontrager Flash Charger

DSC_0312-2A pump with a primer cylinder – you charge the primer, and can then release all that pressure nice and quickly – very handy indeed for inflating tubeless tyres…

Price: £99.99

From: Trek

DT Swiss 27.5 ODL Fork

DSC_0310 Lightweight trail, enduro or all mountain forks. 32mm stanchions, 140 or 150mm travel with Open, Drive or Lockout (ODL, see?) damping system. The new forks have posh new seals, and weigh 1700g on our scales.

Price: £624.99

DT Swiss EX1501 Spline Wheels

DSC_0312EX1501 wheels are 20mm internal, all/mountain or trail wheels, 15mm F 142×12 R.

Price: F £340, R £419

From: Hotlines

And that’s yer lot! It’s sunny out (probably) – so finish up your work, quick smart, and get out there! Go on, shoo! See you on Monday…

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