A £1000 titanium crank, a £6000 bike and a £2000 car! Fresh Goods Friday 435

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What a jam-packed episode of Fresh Goods we have for you this week! Below we have 17 of the freshest, ripest and ready to consume goods available from the bike industry this week, oh, and there’s an 11-year-old Fiat Panda thrown in for some reason too.

Fiat Panda 100hp

  • Price: £2000
  • From: A nice chap
Panda growl!

Everyone in the office is worried that Andi might be having an early mid-life crisis as he turned up to work in this! This is a 2008 Fiat Panda, not a standard shopping model but the 100hp ‘warm hatch’ version. Andi claims that it has a “little Panda growl” and it’s “extremely good fun in the corners”.  He seems very happy with it, and it just goes to show that you really can “buy a car for that price”.

Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Cranks

eeWings don’t come cheap but they are stunning.
  • Price: £999.99
  • From: Extra

If you put a premium on stiffness and durability then Cane Creek tells us that you should opt for their new eeWings crankset as they claim these polished beauties are as much as 30% stiffer than carbon cranks. As the eeWings are made from titanium and lovingly welded together, they’re lightweight too hitting the scales at only 400g. They don’t come cheap though, our test set costs a cool £999.99, but if that’s not spendy enough for you there’s a power meter version for £1499.99.

Absolute Black Oval Chainring

Oh, an oval ring to match your Ti chainset. Fancy!
  • Price: £49.99
  • From: Extra

If you’ve splashed out on a set of eeWings then you’re going to want a fancy chainring to match it and they don’t come much fancier than this absoluteBlack stunner. We’ve been sent an Oval Boost chainring designed to fit the Titanium Cane Creek cranks with 30 narrow wide teeth. Oh, just lovely!

Dynaplug Racer

For speedy repairs.
  • Price: £34.99
  • From: Madison

Dynaplug’s Racer is a slim puncture repair tool made from machined 6061 aluminium. The double-ended tool comes preloaded with Dyanplugs own regular plugs on one end and a Megaplug on the other. The Megaplug, for those of you who haven’t heard of one before, is 3 times thicker than a standard plug and will fix those holes sealant simply cannot plug. We’ve been sent a rather lovely blue model but there are other options available including orange, purple, red, gunmetal and more.

Dynaplug Megapill Pink

It’s pink which means it’s Andi’s!
  • Price: £59.99
  • From: Madison

The Megapill is the 7 shooter of the tubeless repair world. The large pill shaped alloy body unthreads to reveal a prong in to which various plugs can be loaded. Around the prong, there’s space for even more plugs so you can be sure you’ll have plenty of sticky rubber on tap for those rocky Alpine rides.

Dynaplug Carbon Ultralite

Super lightweight tubeless repair tool.
  • Price: £19.99
  • From: Madison

The Carbon Ultralite from Dynaplug offers the all in one package of the other models but in a lightweight Glass-Filled Nylon body rather than machined aluminium. Not only does this ensure a low-weight but it also keeps the price lower too. A threaded base means that additional plugs can be stored too.

Zine Beer Your Bike

Show the world how much beer you drink with Beer my Bike.

Show the world how much you love IPA with the Zine-sports range of Beer Your Bike accessories. What we have here is a front mech blank (top left), fork air valve cover (middle) and a headset top cap (top right) which can all be customised with a bottle top from your favourite alcoholic tipple, or we suppose you could put a soft drink bottle top on there if you really wanted to.

Crank Bros F15 Syndicate Edition multitool

The only tool the Syndicate mechanics use.
  • Price: £39.99
  • From: Extra

Sure you allegiance to the Santa Cruz Syndicate with this special edition red Syndicate F15 trail tool from Crank Bros. The compact tool has an anodized red alloy body in which a set of tools slips safely inside and are securely held in place with MAGIC magnets. The F15 includes various allen keys including an 8mm for pedals, torx keys, and even a mini-chain splitter.

Crank Bros Speedier tyre lever

Knuckle duster or tyre lever?

Are you a serial tyre lever snapper? If yes you’re going to love this tyre lever as it comes with a lifetime warranty! Crank Bros. also claims that the unique design will protect your knuckles from scrapes (not fist fights) and you’ll be able to remove and install tyres in a matter of seconds.

Crank Bros Sterling SG mini pump

A teeny tiny mini pump.
  • Price: £44.99 with gauge
  • From: Extra

Crankbrothers offers the Sterling short pump in either silver or black and with or without a pressure gauge. Although small on size, just 198mm long, this tiny blower is good for 100psi, has a CNC machined alloy body and feels like it will last longer than its 5-year warranty.

Crank Bros CO2 cartridges with inflator head

For when you don’t want to pump.
  • Price: TBA
  • From: Extra

Once you’ve plugged your puncture with a Megapill you’re not going to want to waste any time pumping your tyre up by hand. Crank Brothers knows the score and is now offering own brand C02 cartridges to get you rolling in a matter of seconds.

Crank Bros Cleats

Cleats for all occasions.
  • Price: around £24.99
  • From: Extra

We’ve cleats coming out of our ears! This range of optional clip in connectors offer various degrees of float, easier releasing or are simply made from a longer lasting material. There are lots of options to choose from to suit all types for rider from XC racer to downhill thrasher.

Crank Bros Stamp 7 (large) DANNY MACASKILL pedals

Not guaranteed to give you Danny Mac powers.
  • Price: £129.99
  • From: Extra

We’re practising our Danny Mac skills so it’s good news that we’ve just received a fresh pair of signature Stamp 7 flat pedals. These whoppers are the large version so have a platform measuring 114 x 111mm and weighs in at 375g. While these pedals are box fresh, we have already reviewed a similar set here.

Crank Bros Stamp 3 (small) DANNY MACASKILL pedals

Same here.
  • Price: £89.99
  • From: Extra

The Stamp 3 are the more affordable version of the Stamp 7 and like those pedals above these are special edition Danny Macaskill flavoured. In the case of the silver Stamp 3, Crank Brothers have sent us a small pedal which has a platform of just 100 x 100mm. Again, we’ve already tested the Crank Brothers Stamp 3 which you can read right here.

Crank Bros Stamp 1 (large) pedals

Crank Bros goes composite.
  • Price: £44.99
  • From: Extra

Composite pedals are gaining traction with many brands taking what they’ve learned from flat metal pedals and applying that knowledge to composite. The benefit of a composite pedal is that they can offer very similar performance to more expensive pedals but be priced at more accessible pricing. The Stamp 1 is Crank Brothers first composite model, it comes in a large (seen here in blue) with a 111 x 114mm body and smaller 100 x 100mm platform (pictured below). Although more affordable than the metal pedals, the Stamp 1 still boasts Enduro cartridge bearings, replaceable pins and a 5 year warranty.

Crank Bros Stamp 1 (small) pedals

Composite pedals for smaller feet.
  • Price: £44.99
  • From: Extra

The same as above only in the smaller 100 x 100mm platform option.

Giant Contact SL Switch 150mm Dropper Post

giant dropper post saddle
More stroke = more stoke?

As well as making well-known mountain bikes including the Anthem, Trance and Reign, Giant also produces a whole range of components including wheelsets, bars ‘n’ stems, and dropper posts like the Contact Switch SL. This particular post is a 150mm banger, which is currently the longest stroke dropper from Giant. It’s been fitted to the Trance 29er that Wil’s currently testing, replacing the stock 125mm travel unit for a little more vertical enjoyment.

Merida One-Twenty 8000

merida one-twenty
This tough-looking green machine is Merida’s latest carbon fibre trail bike.

Also just in at Singletrack Southern HQ is this spangly new Merida One-Twenty trail bike. Featuring a carbon frameset, carbon cranks and carbon rims, it’s a high-end double bouncer designed for all-round Good Times™. There’s a devilish-looking build kit that includes a 130mm travel RockShox Pike RCT3, powerful SRAM Code RSC disc brakes, and a chunky Maxxis Minion DHR II front tyre. Sounds just a little bit naughty no?

Now for the tunes.

Comments (15)

    1. That looks like a tidy little pap pap Andi has bought. 2. Those cranks are dam noce!

    @pmurden It’s very tidy thanks. The cranks are really good looking and so beautifully well made!

    Monkey Man riding down the canal at Dunham Massey on a stupid bike – ace 🙂

    @terrahawk eh? (edit) now I see…more coffee needed…

    For me the Dynaplug Air is the best in the range, inflates at the same time you’re plugging your tyre, simple.

    I also have a Fiat Panda 100hp! If you try, you can get 2 bikes in the back along with all the gear and still have space for a driver and passenger. It’s a bit Tetris, especially as I’m 6’3″ and my bike is an XL, but it works! Pic here from the Green Dragon on the Long Mynd: https://thumbsnap.com/sc/lgoBjz9S.jpg

    Dynaplugs (aka the shiny) have been around for yonks… have Madison just picked up distribution?

    A metre wide pedal, now that’s what I call Large!

    Yup, Madison have them now, in stock and everything, my LBS just had a load land.

    @paracij that is good to know, but I’ve kind of fallen in love with it and don’t really want to spoil the interior with muddy bikes. Might be enough of an excuse for the Mr’s to let me go old Subaru shopping soon 😉

    @timraven they’re uber, mega, super boost compatible don’t you know 😉 I’ll edit that…..

    I so want some eeWing cranks…

    @edd I quite fancy a pair too they are lovely!

    We got 2 bikes in a mate’s Panda 100, it was like driving around in a rollerskate, excellent wee thing

    Also, those plastic pedals might make me break my 32nd rule of MTBing: Never buy a Crank Bros product with moving parts.

    @Northwind I’ve still to try getting a bike in mine, I don’t even think the back seats have been used….

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