The office dog is better dressed than the lot of us! It’s Fresh Goods Friday 421

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If you could design your own bike, what colour would you go for? Would you just choose your favourite colour, or would that mean you’re too matchy-matchy given that your riding kit has been selected on that basis? So maybe a contrasting colour, or a complimentary colour to your kit. But then you won’t have that kit forever, so do you go for something completely unrelated to the items you own? Do you just play it safe and go for black? It’s always in fashion, it clashes with nothing, and stealth is always popular. Do you go for a colour that suits your hair? Well I did that when I rattle canned my BMX. I live to regret it, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to sand that frame back down for a respray.

Hannah needs to choose a colour scheme for a bike. Hannah’s favourite colour is grey. Hannah has been told, by me, that grey doesn’t photograph well, so she must choose a better colour. So those of you with some time to kill (be honest, you’re reading this at work, you have all the time in the world), if you would like to be involved in this exciting new bike please comment with some RAL colour options. Frame, rear triangle and decals can all be customised. GO!

ShredXS Enduro Retro Jersey

Enduro-fringe.

This retro raglan design has a slim body length, short sleeves and is constructed of a very light fabric to keep young riders cool and comfortable on the trails. The reverse has a go-faster stripe with ‘Love it, wear it, shred it’ written on and I can confirm that Toby loves it, wears it, and has shredded in it. Available in sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL.

ShredXS Downhill Dino Jersey

Next week in Fresh Goods Friday, a hairbrush! Hopefully…

The downhill jersey from ShredXS is available in 5 designs – Rhino, Shark, Tiger, Raptor and T-Rex. Made from an elasticated CoolMax material, this jersey should fit comfortably over body armour whilst providing a good level of breathability. All jerseys are made to be fade resistant, so the bold designs will hold long after your child has grown out of it.

ShredXS Downhill Shorts

All the gear.

Enduro shorts with removable hip pads, press button and double looped Velcro adjustable waist strap, mesh zipped air vents and a raised waistline at the back to stop the weather sneaking in.

Matching his outfit to his BMX.

Available in two colour ways you can mix and match with a variety of jerseys, and they’re available in 7 sizes: 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32.

ShredXS Youth Glove

‘I don’t know what to do with my hands.’

Stretchy material with fully opening fasteners to make them easier to get on, there’s no excuse for not having their gloves on! The palms are synthetic leather for comfort, and there are silicone markings on two fingers to assist braking.

DT Swiss Micro Spline Freehub Body

dt swiss micro drive freehub body xtr m9100
DT Swiss is more XTReady than Shimano…

Shimano’s factories may still be dragging their heels on the latest XTR groupset, but for anyone out there who’s chomping at the bit to get the new M9100 goodies onto their bike, this may be of interest to you. It’s a Micro Spline freehub from DT Swiss, and it’ll allow you to fit Shimano’s new 12-speed XTR cassette onto any modern DT Swiss mountain bike hub – just unplug your current freehub body, and pop this one in place.

Shimano SH-XC901 S-Phyre Shoes

shimano xc9 shoes xc spd
More speed holes.

Not suede, but possibly made with concentrated Smurf Tears™, the new XC-901 from Shimano replace the previous XC9 shoes (which we reviewed not long ago). They still have the dual BOA dials, carbon fibre shank and Michelin rubber outsole, but the BOA lacing has been updated, the internal tongue configuration has changed, and the guy in the factory with the sharp pointy thing has been given free rein to punch as many holes in the upper as he likes. Proper XC racing toe tappers these ones.

Singletrack Tshirts

  • Price: £19.99 – Discounts available for members
  • From: Singletrack
He’s happy. It must be that T-shirt.

New stock has landed, and you’re spoilt for choice. Someone spent a long time tracing the contours of Todmorden and put them on a T-shirt for you fantastic folk.

Dreaming of that one time it was warm in Todmorden.

‘Enjoy the ride’ – We will, Andi. We will.

That is a full sized door to the right.

James just learnt the definition of the word ‘Singletrack,’ and I think his face says it all.

Andi Main.

Andi came to Singletrack following a failed modelling career. We’re not sure why he didn’t make it big, but we’re glad he’s here instead.

Singletrack Flecked Beanie

  • Price: £17.99 – Discounts available for members
  • From: Singletrack
‘I don’t want to mess my hair up.’

Ribbed for your pleasure, with a folded hem and a wonderful fleck.

Singletrack Two-Way Beanie

  • Price: £17.99 – Discounts available for members
  • From: Singletrack
How the cool kids wear theirs.

Two hats for the price of one! The latest edition to the shop is available in four different colours, and can be worn bunched up or folded.

Uncool. Nice hat though.

How grown ups wear hats.

‘But wait, I can be cool…’

James couldn’t choose a colour.

The smile of man who chose a jacket to compliment his new beanie.

Oh he’s happy! That’s the one James.

Trail Dog Uniform

  • Price: NFS, she just wanted to show off
Jess is looking for sponsorship. She is also considering going on a diet.

Let all the other dogs know that your owners are mountain bikers with this stylish and versatile checked shirt. Cold out? Pop your shirt on. Cute dog near your lamp post? Get your top button open and get over there! If you’re feeling a bit porky and have a neck-fold thing going on, you can fold the collar up and hide it.

Chipps is never going to let Amanda look after his dog again.

So there you have it, the entire contents of our in-tray this week, with bonus dog photo. And now let’s all be amazed by Herman Li:

As always, I got lost on YouTube. If anyone can guess the steps it took me to go from Herman Li guitar solos to this fantastic dancing below, I will eat one of Singletrack’s new hats:

 

Comments (15)

  1. Just paint it white RAL 9010 everything goes with white then you can play with colour on the components

  2. Blue and Orange for the win! Or maybe Charcoal grey and orange / yellow.

  3. I always wanted an electro plated copper frame with everything else in black. I’ve no idea what ral 8029 actually looks like though.

    For an actual ral colour that’s not trying to look like something else I’d struggle to get past 4006.

    As for white if you’re going down that route 9016 is the”right” one, 9010 is a better white in terms of numbers but actually looks less white.

  4. For Hannah’s colour conundrum…….Orange did an Apple Green a few yrs ago (perhaps they still do?) that looked amazing. And just because the rear triangle can be specced too (and it’s not my bike) I’ll say candy red for the rear triangle.

  5. Dictionary t ordered. Backorder though

  6. I’d go for a block colour that goes with the everything else grey like 2001

  7. Get creative, why not have the bike wrapped in the contours, as on the T’Shirt, of Todmorden, in a plethora of colours?

  8. Stumpy01. My five is that said Apple Green. Its looooverelee.

    Think they dropped it about 2 years ago and went to a v similar but non metallic ‘kermit green’ .

    And my Labrador has my permission to bite anyone who tries to put clothing on him ! He’s got a natural glossy waterproof-yet-breatheable warm coat that beads better than any treated fabric !

  9. I had a choice and went for Charcoal Grey & Red. Lovely combination, but it doesn’t photo well, for sure.

  10. Whatever colours you pick, having it painted with splattered mud effect would be cool.

    Or peeling paint effect:
    http://www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/resources-images/peeled-paint-and-other-peel-textures/peeling-paint-on-concrete-wall.jpg

  11. hannah: #painteverythinggrey.

    don’t listen to this ‘get creative’ rubbish. thats for people who wear rainbow jumpers!
    classic modernist grey. can’t go wrong : )

  12. I love grey. It goes with everything. There are lots of different shades of grey. It never goes out of fashion. It does not clash with Fox orange suspension bits, or Ohlins yellow coils (important considerations in my opinion). However, I am not allowed to have grey. So I have agreed to RAL 3004 with RAL 8019 decals. Whaddayall reckon?

  13. Grey/brown for the decals?

    Noooo…….s’borin, innit?

    Anything from the Raleigh 1970’s colour chart…
    https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/ChopperScan25.jpg

    Preferably that one…..

  14. @stwhannah 3004 looks great but the decals need to be brighter….

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