This week Andi reports on a brand new bike parking opening in West Yorkshire, fills us in on the £2500 Trust Message fork and explains how subscribing to Singletrack Magazine will save the planet.
As always you can watch the Singletrack Newsdesk video or you can skip it and read the highlights below.
New Bike Park Opening in West Yorkshire
A volunteer group in Wetherby West Yorkshire has built a new bike park with pumptrack and jump lines to suit all levels and abilities. The project started out as a group of local riders building a small pump track and XC loop but over the years the project has grown.
The group has now built trails for all ability of riders with help from locals groups and even landowners who have donated land to the project. The new bike park is due to open on Saturday, April 13th.
Trust Performance Message Available in the UK for £2500
If you follow Singletrack on IG then last week you may have seen this. Its a specialised Evo but we added a pair of Spengle wheels and a Trust Message linkage fork. If you like the look of that build then you’ll be happy to learn that the Trust Message fork is now available in the UK for £2500 through Upgrade. The Message will only be available through physical bike shops, where the fork will be fitted and you’ll be talked through the setup process. If you’re considering to buy one then get down to one of the demo days at Leisure Lakes, the Malverns and Ard Rock, more info here.
New Sonder Transmitter
Sonder has updated its popular Transmitter hardtail for 2019. The new bike has updated geometry including a longer reach and a true 65° HA based on a 150mm fork at sag. The new changes also include size specific chainstay lengths, updated dropouts and internal cable routing. There are also 3 new glossy colours. Pricing for the frame only costs £300 while complete bikes range from £999-£2799. Full details here.
Hero Skin body protection
A new protection kid on the block Hero Skin is an up an coming company who claims to be releasing a next-generation body armour. We don’t know much about it other than the protection system will be designed for cycling, snow and extreme sports and will be fully flexible and breathable. Watch this space.
The next Singletrack Magazine will come in a potato!
Singletrack Magazine subscriptions cut off at midnight on 15th of March so be quick if you want to get the latest edition of the mag delivered to your door. The upcoming issue features a bike test of cargo mountain bikes from Salsa, Trek and Mason plus an interview with Dan Atherton. Full description here.
And! If you get our next magazine delivered you will also be helping us to save the environment as we are now using eco-friendly potato starch bags for packaging.
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