Fresh Goods Friday 265

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We’ve naturally had a selection of choice gear come in to the office this week, and, ladies and gentlemen, it is our profound pleasure to herewith present it to you. Please take a moment out from your worries and your busy lives to drool over the latest kit – welcome to Fresh Goods Friday!

BTR RangerDSC_0594

A steel hardtail frame specifically designed for going “up hill, down dale, through the jumps and probably to the pub after” from the boys down in Frome. You can get it in ALL THE FLAVOURS – 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ wheels are available; 120mm fork for all but the 29er, which runs 100mm.


BTR – Burf and Tam Racing. Bikes To Ride? Brilliant! Tea’s Ready! etc etc.
DSC_0596Your frame’s precise provenance is clearly displayed…
DSC_0600Cute cable routing possibilities – and that’s one hell of a head-tube reinforcement. Should withstand a dodgy landing or two…
DSC_0598Our one is a 1×11 with SRAM GX drivetrain. Cute dropouts too.DSC_0601More reinforcement – plates at the back end keep things short and stiff.DSC_0602

Renthal cockpit – short, stiff and wide.

Price: Frame only – £1000.

From: BTR Fabrications

Islabikes Cnoc 16

DSC_0616A test bike for the youngest member of the test team.  Eliza has served her time on her balance bike, and feels that in order to more closely emulate her hero Brandon Semenuk, she needs to move up to a machine with more pedals. Hence the Cnoc 16. A 7005 T5 aluminium frame keeps the weight down, and a deep pink colourscheme. Sweet.DSC_0621Short cranks, and a tool-free free-floating mudguard to keep oil off Frozen leggings whilst hucking the steps. DSC_0619V-brakes for stop, and multi surface Kenda rubber for maximum traction. There’s plenty of room for fatter treads for the gnarlier sections of park, too.DSC_0624Oh yes – transfers create that custom look.

DSC_0620Small diameter cromo bars, and special small-pull brake levers
DSC_0618Attached to that cromo fork is a wheel with lightweight alloy rims. Plus, colour-coded decals!
DSC_0625Arty. Oh, yes.

Price: £249.99. Name transfer: £9.99.

From: Islabikes

Platypus Duthie


A 3 litre reservoir, body armour compression straps, magnetic hose placement and a gert big space to put yer sarnies, or whatever else you want to take with you…

Price: £110-£120

Platypus Tokul


Like the Duthie, but smaller – so a 2l bladder, and less sarnie space.

Price: £65-85

From: ProAgencies

Troy Lee Moto Women’s Shorts


Magnificently coloured tough baggies for riding bikes in, and looking sharpy sharp sharp. 600 dernier polyester, ratchet closure system, cargo pocket packed with win

Price: £79.99

From: Fisher Outdoor Leisure

Cannondale Levers, 15 Function Minitool and Bottle Cage


Multitool with lots of bits and pieces going on – 15 of them to be precise (how did you know?), some hard-to-lose tyre levers and a very natty black and white nylon bottle cage.

Price: Cage £8.99, Tool, £17.99, Tyre Levers, 7.99

From: CSG

Stans Sealant and Valves


Well, it’s sealant. Virtually eliminates flats, so we’ll all be living in houses soon. Oh, my aching sides. And some universal tubeless valves – which are more handy than you can believe…

Price: Sealant – £15, Valves – £14

From: Paligap

RaceFace Ambush Shorts


Stylish, comfy, yellowy-green. Tweedster fabric (really!) and touted as the ‘burliest shorts in the RaceFace collection.  Cargo pockets, bags of adjustment, zips, velcro, poppers, pad-compatible… what more do you need?

Price: £89.95

RaceFace Agent Winter Shorts


Fully sealed, 3-ply fabric shorts which – critically – don’t feel like waterproof shorts at all. Which is awesome. Kneepad compatible, pockets, 10K waterproofing. Yes, please.

Price: £76.95

RaceFace DIY Women’s Shorts


A soft feel stretch fabric, fancy tags, zippered pockets and vents and things, water repellancy and pad compatibility.  Boom!

Price: £67.95

All RaceFace from: Silverfish

HOTEL Chocolat Box Set

… and just in. Many thanks to subscriber Graham, who is practically helping Team ST (not our waistlines mind) to get to the end of this difficult week. Indeed, thanks to all those who have sent best wishes, commented on stories, social media and lifted our spirits.

We’ll pedal twice as hard tomorrow to offset/rebalance:

Our reader’s rock! X Team ST.

Price: £Priceless

And that’s yer lot for this week. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and the weekend to come! If it’s at all possible, get out for a ride, even if it’s raining. You’ll be glad you did.


ST out.


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