It’s Not Friday The 13th But It Is Fresh Goods Friday The 413th – The No Shock Or Gore Edition

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After the shock and Gore of last weeks Fresh Goods Friday we decided to tone things down a little for this week with a few nice items, a lovely looking bike and a quality tune to get you ready for the weekend.

Thule Chariot Cross

  • Price: £899.99, infant sling £85, jogging kit £110
  • From: Madison

Having got a bit fed up with schlepping about her baby for the last nine months, Rachel is delighted to have a Thule Chariot Cross on test so she can hand over portage duties to her husband.
The Chariot Cross is a bike trailer, come all-terrain, jogging buggy. You can even get skis for it if you have that sort of weather. Rachel’s test set up includes the infant sling (for babies one to six months old), a jogging wheel and a range of different rear axle adapters so it’ll fit onto different bikes.

MET Eldar Kids Helmet

  • Price: £45.00 or 55€
  • From: MET
MET Eldar Kids helmet
MET’s all new kids lid

The very good people over at MET have sent over some of their latest kids helmets for our little shredders to try. The MET Eldar Is designed for young riders who want to hit the trails, park, pump track or simply stay safe on the commute to school. The unisize lids weighs only 280g and has 14 vents to keep riders feeling as cool as they look. The Italian designed helmet comes in grey, orange, petrol blue camo, iridescent white, black camo, coral pink with polka dots, lime green and baby blue (pictured).

Andi’s Transition Scout Custom Build

  • Price: “More than I told my wife”
  • From: Windwave (frame only)
Andi Transition Scout
Confessions of a serial bike swapper.

We featured Andi’s new frame in Fresh Goods Friday last week now here’s the full build. Andi has plugged in a pair of Fox Factory 36 forks to match the rear Fox shock, while a modest but very functional Shimano SLX groupset handles stop and go duties. Joystick carbon bars, stem and carbon saddle from FGF 411 make an appearance, along with an Xfusion Manic dropper post and Shimano Saint flat pedals. Andi is currently running a pair of Syntace C33i carbon wheels for review, but will soon be swapping them over to a pair of top-secret wheels, it’s all very hush hush.

Ulefone Armor 5 Smartphone

First Look: Ulefone Armor 5 A Rugged Smartphone That Doesn’t Look Like A Rubber Brick
Rugged, smart and pretty cheap!

We featured the Ulefone Armour smartphone in our first look earlier this week. Believe it or not, but this is a rugged smartphone designed to withstand knocks, drops and even a swim. Although it’s is priced significantly less than the new iPhone, this Chinese handset has dual cameras, wireless charging, face ID and dual SIM. Ross is currently testing this bad boy out.

Ergon GA2 FAT Grips

ergon GA2 fat grip
Got big hands? You’ll need big grips.

These ergonomic grips are intended gnarly riders with large hands. Each grip is designed to be specifically used left of right and has a few degrees of adjustment allowing them to be set up just how your giant, oversize hands like them. The GA2 Fat is intended for riders who wear a size Large or XL glove and have a 33mm diameter compared to the standard GA2’s 30mm.

Ergon GE1 Evo

ergon ge1 evo grips
Grippy grips for Enduro racers.

The GE1 has a takes ergonomic design up a notch various shapes and width changes across its body to ensure a perfect fit. The GE1 Evo is Ergon’s top of the range enduro grip and is used by various EWS teams already, and with it being a flagship product it boasts “Factory Custom Rubber” and a 4-way directional texture for increased grip when the trail gets steep.

Insta360 One action camera

insta360 one hero
360 action video coming soon.

Another piece of technology arrived in the office this week, well actually we’ve had this for a while now but now we finally have the Android adapter so we can finally use it. The Insta360 One is a pocket-sized 360 camera that can shoot video and stills, there are even mounts available for it so you can shoot 360 riding video. Full details and first look available here.

Syncros Guide Tool Kit

syncros guide multi tool kit
Cutesy toolkit from Syncros.

First shown off at Eurobike (along with those crazy full-carbon wheels), the Syncros Guide toolkit is now available to buy through Scott dealers everywhere. It comprises of eight little tool bits and a itty-bitty ratchet driver and includes a 5nM torque bit for covering most of your various cockpit-bolt-tightening needs. Also included is a mini-chain breaker, a separate 8mm bit, glue-less patches, tyre levers and magnetic storage for a couple of chain quick links. Everything is neatly stowed in the included tool roll.

Syncros Hixon iC 1.0 Rise Handlebar & Stem

syncros hixon ic rise carbon handlebar
Syncros’ carbon handlebar/stem concept grows for 2019.

Syncros is marching forward with its integrated carbon fibre handlebar/stem concept, which first debuted on the 2018 Scott Genius. The Hixon iC SL remains for 2018, but as well as the 760mm width, there’s now a 780mm width as well. For the XC heads, there is also a lighter and narrower version called the Fraser, which you’ll see being spec’d on 2019 Spark and Scale race bikes.

At the other end of the range, Syncros has added the Hixon iC 1.0 Rise, which comes in 780mm and 800mm versions.

syncros hixon ic rise carbon handlebar
40mm ‘virtual’ stem length, because, well, there isn’t really a stem.

Shown here is the new 800mm wide Hixon iC 1.0 Rise. It gets a 6° upsweep, a 7° backsweep, and 20mm of rise. You can get it in a virtual stem length of 40mm or 50mm, and we’ve got our hands on the shorter one. Claimed weight for the 780mm width is just 270g, which is pretty darn light when you consider this is a stem and bar all-in-one.

syncros hixon ic rise carbon handlebar
Hammerhead Shark Bars.

These are destined for the Scott Ransom test bike, to replace the current 780x50mm Hixon handlebar that comes as stock. We’ll have a follow-up ride report coming in the not too distant future, so look out for that one!

Chrome Barrage Cargo Pack

chrome industries
Hannah take it off! It’s mine!

Chrome has actually been around for 20 years and in that time the brand has made a name for itself in urban biking circles. We’ve just been sent the new Barrage Cargo, a waterproof rolltop backpack for commuting, or simply looking rad in the cafe. We’re currently fighting over who will get to take this rad bag home, but in all fairness, Andi should get it really. Shouldn’t he?

Ribble Cycles Beer

Mmmmm beer!

Apparently, Ribble Cycles is holding a launch event at the Birmingham Cycle Show next week. We don’t know what they’re launching, but they sent beer so whatever it is it must be good!

7Mesh Women’s Revo Short

  • Price: £165
  • From: 7Mesh
“This is how I ride a bike!”

A very soggy Hannah has transformed into a very happy Hannah this morning thanks to these waterproof wonders. The 7Mesh Revo short is a ladies specific item of clothing which promises to be fully waterproof. Hannah will be testing these GoreTex shorts right after work! Ah… So there was Gore after all….

Tune alert!

Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

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