It’s a bit nippy here, good job we have all these fresh goods to keep us warm. Some of us, anyway. Fresh Goods Friday 412!

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It’s been a busy week here at Singletrack. Hannah has become so used to her gnarly riding, foam pit sessions and BMX tracks that the moment she got back on her gravel bike she fell off (and incurred several injuries). Chipps is shopping for some sequin dungarees to wear to the Singletrack Reader Awards, Amanda has bought a Rover Metro, Andi has bought ANOTHER bike, and there’s a huge hole in the road stopping some staff members making it into the office. And to top it all off, the seasons are changing. Here is your first warning: WINTER IS APPROACHING. There are Christmas decorations out in the supermarket and it is no longer ok to go for a ride without a spare layer of warmth. Check out this week’s fresh offering of goods to help prepare yourself for the coming winter.

Can’t face lots of words? Then whet your appetite with Fresh Goods Friday Live:

2019 Transition Scout Alloy

As light as 8lb 14oz of feathers

Andi has treated himself to a new frame, this rather nice slate blue 650b Transition Scout. The Scout is a 130mm travel frame designed for 150mm forks, but Andi has gone for a 160mm to make up for his lack of skill. The rest of the build will include that Joystick cockpit we had in FGF 411 last week, a Shimano SLX drivetrain, and whatever else he finds laying around.

R3 Women GORE-TEX Active Hooded Jacket

  • Price: £179.99
  • From: Gore
What’s Hannah hiding under there?

Available in six colours, this lightweight jacket claims to be windproof, waterproof, breathable AND quiet. Yes, quiet. Both hood and hem are adjustable, there’s reflective bits and it’s quite soft for waterproof material.

C3 GORE Windstopper Helmet Cap

  • Price: £29.99
  • From: Gore
A helmet cap! Sneaky Hannah.

Keep your head and ears warm this winter with a moisture wicking windproof cap. This cap is water repellant and features some reflective details for added safety on the roads.

R3 GORE Women’s Tights

  • Price: £59.99
  • From: Gore
Stretching out her foam pit aches.

In cool, dry conditions, these tights claim to be both warm and breathable. They feature some mesh panels keep you the right temperature from the start to the end of your ride or run. They make Hannah become immediately more flexible.

R5 Women GORE® Windstopper Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Price: £159.99
  • From: Gore
Practicing her no-handers.

This new windstopper from Gore claims to protect you from the wind whilst remaining breathable. Inside there is an added layer of insulation in waffle form. Not actual waffles, although they would keep you warm! There are three colour variations available and sizes range from XS to XL, so all of us can be windproof this winter.

M GORE® Windstopper Headband

  • Price: £29.99
  • From: Gore
‘I jumped THIS HIGH!’

Forehead and ear temperature control unit. Also known as a windproof, water repellent headband. Keeping your head warm is essential for winter riding comfort.

C5 GORE-TEX Shakedry Cap

  • Price: £39.99
  • From: Gore
That’s a scab on Hannah’s hand, not chocolate .

This road cycling cap is waterproof, breathable and has a shield that can be flipped up. The name Shakedry suggests you can shake it dry (Good grief, I’m good) so it might be handy to wear as a post ride cap, in the rain, as you shiver away in the car park trying to get your bike on the roof rack with numb fingers. Or you could wear it in the shower. OR just as a fashionable hat.

GORE M Neckwarmer

  • Price: £24.99
  • From: Gore
‘Is that for your Tinder profile’ – Man of Todmorden, walking by at the right moment. #truestory

A neckwarmer that can be doubled up as a headband depending on which part you consider the most important. A very a handy item to stuff in your pack for a sudden temperature drop, this GORE neckwarmer is available in three colours.

M GORE Windstopper Thermo Gloves

  • Price: £59.99
  • From: Gore
Hannah you’re at work. Stop raving.

With an insulated layer underneath the windstopper outer shell, these gloves should keep your fingers warm on the coldest of rides, and the elasticated wrist should prevent the weather creeping up your arms. The thumbs feature a panel of absorbent material to wipe your glasses, and the silicone print on the index finger offers extra grip.

Endura Thermolite II Sock

  • Price: £27.99 twin pack
  • From: Endura
Quite a dramatic pose for a pair of socks.

Extra warm insulated socks that are anatomically engineered for cycling. These have a long cuff for added warmth, and are apparently so comfortable they caused Beate to have a street nap.

Endura SingleTrack Lite Jersey

  • Price: £44.99 twin pack
  • From: Endura
Hopefully there’s a jacket in the box, temperatures have dropped…

Soft touch, high wicking fabric with an antibacterial treatment to prevent odour build up. This jersey includes a short front zip for ventilation, a rear zipped security pocket and comes in a flattering women’s fit with two colour options.

Endura Hummvee Plus Bike Glove II

  • Price: £24.99 twin pack
  • From: Endura
Beate realised she was cold.

Endura’s best-selling bike glove comes with gel padding and grip ideal for all types of riding. Tough, stretch rib mesh backhand panels, neoprene knuckle protection panel and mesh web between the fingers for ventilation, available in black or purple.

Endura MT500 Waterproof Jacket

Phew! A nice warm jacket.

Available in Cobalt Blue (AKA purple) and black, this breathable waterproof jacket from Endura is quite a head turner. The hood fits over your helmet, there’s pockets-galore, optional ventilation, reflective bits and internal stretchy cuffs to keep your hands warm.

Endura SingleTrack Lite Short II

Nice shorts to match nice jacket. Nice.

These lightweight trail shorts come in Coral, Cobalt Blue and Black. Made from stretchy nylon fabric with an adjustable velcro waistband, they should offer a great level of comfort on the trails.

Endura Hummvee Lite Bike Glove

Glasses throwing the coordination right out.

Danny MacAskill’s favourite glove – simple, light-weight with a silicone palm. Stretchy material with a pull on stretch cuff, this gloves have zero padding but instead offer a durable synthetic leather palm with ventilation holes.

Endura MT500 Helmet

Don’t just look away and think you got away with it. Go and get some new glasses!

This high performance Enduro style mountain bike helmet features large vents including top “air intake” zone, a wide adjustment visor, and is available in white, mango, navy or black. The inner material is made from antibacterial, fast wicking spacer fabric padding and there’s adjustment at the back.

Endura SingleTrack Lite Knee Protector

Knee warmers

Lightweight, flexible sleeve style pads offering all day knee protection. The pads feature high impact resistant, multi density perforated PU foam inserts and elastic cuffs with silicone grip to provide secure comfort.

Endura SingleTrack II Short

Oh heck she’s taken the jacket back off…

Baggy shorts from Endura that are compatible with their Clickfast liners. The front pockets have magnetic closures, and there’s a zipped pocket lower down for more important items such as snacks.

Endura SingleTrack Hoodie

That’s not keeping you warm.

Sold as ‘technical casualwear’, this hoodie offers casual look with a technical performance. Soft, high wicking fabric with front pockets and a hood to be worm pre, during or post ride.

Oxford Ultratorch Slimline LED Light Set

Winter is coming. Are you prepared for the darkness?

Slimline 100 lumen front light and 50 lumen rear light. This LED light set combines tool free fitting with a compact design, with an integrated tool free handlebar/seatpost fitting. The lights have USB rechargeable Li-ion batteries and a chip on board LED claims to give the lights great battery life.

Oxford CommuterX4 Fibre Optic Rear Light

Hannah is opening her Friday beer. Turn around. HANNAH TURN AROUND. It’s 10am for goodness sake.
Ready for her next 90’s rave.

This wearable commuter light makes you more visible from from behind. The straps and Iron Man Heart can be operated separately, so there’s some good fancy dress cross over potential there – or you could wear it for riding a horse, or running too. It fits over most packs up to 35litres, offers up to 70 lumens, and is USB rechargeable.

WPL Cleaning and Maintenance Products

  • Price: Bio-solvent Degreaser £8.49, Bio Bike Wash £9.00, Forkboost Lube £8.99, Chain Lube £7.99, Bike Grease £9.49
  • From: TF Tuned
Amanda the happy hippy approves of bio bike wash.

This range of cleaning and maintenance items is all fully bio-based and bio degradable. Created in Whistler, made in Canada, all WPL products are nature approved and aimed at the high-performance cyclist.

Singletrack Classifieds

‘It’s easier to use than eBay’ – User review

We’d like to welcome you all to our new classified channel on the site! It’s super easy to use, you can drag and drop a bunch of images for uploads (no having to create a gallery…), choose a product category from a dropdown menu, format your text to make your advert look good, and you can edit the post at any time by the click of a button. It’s that good, someone has already added a house for sale.

Right, there’s a magazine deadline looming so whilst we get on with that, please enjoy Hannah’s shape throwing and Amanda’s theme tune.

Who wants to see a remake of this video, with Danny Mac jumping around the treadmills on his bike?

 

Comments (4)

  1. What a Mashup in a hectic good kinda way – me likey!

  2. A magazine deadline? Already? Last issue was genuinely great imo. Keep up the good work.

  3. How do you know when someone is a vegan?
    Because they’ll tell you…………………… Da Daaaahhhhh

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