Women’s Wear, Cranks Worth More Than Your Bike & a DOG | FGF 444

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There are several reasons behind the number 444 being spiritual (yes, I’m going there…).

  1. You are on the path of awakening – are you new to mountain biking? If so, welcome to the beginning of a life of muddy floors, empty bank accounts and bruised limbs.
  2. You are fully supported in your life journey – that must mean your partner supports your decision to purchase a new bike, right?
  3. You are on the right path, just trust – I feel this is in some way referencing line choice. Or it’s more general, and really this edition of Fresh Goods Friday is just confirmation that bikes are life.

There’s also the belief that the number 444 is a sign of an angel trying to contact you. Speaking of angels, let’s take a look at our first item of Fresh Goods…


  • Price: Priceless
  • From: Australia
Robyn can hear you.

This beautiful pooch is a two year old Kelpie, rescued by our Art Director and her trail builder boyfriend. Robyn likes to pretend she can’t hear you, dig, herd sheep at the local bike park and annoy Jess the Office Dog.

SKS Airstep Footpump

Integrated storage space for the hose.

Now for a bit of German engineering we have the SKS Airstep, which is not for pumping up air beds as first glances may have you believe. Featuring a large pressure gauge so you can see it down on the floor, storage for the spiral hose and a multivalve head.

Big pumping range.

The aluminium foot pedal allows pumping without straining your back or having your glasses fall off your face. The stirrup folds down and locks in place with the push of a button. Its compact form and the wall bracket are a perfect space-saving solution.

100% Ridecamp Women’s Shorts

‘Brick’ red, also available in black or navy.

These women’s specific shorts from 100% are made from polyester 2-way mechanical stretch fabric for comfort and feature an adjustable snap waist closure, zip pockets, and reflective tape for safety on the road when you’re heading for a post ride pint.

100% Airmatic Women’s Shorts

Also available in red or blue.

Also from 100% we have these lightweight shorts made from polyester/elastane 4-way stretch construction. They have a stretch-mesh back panel to promote airflow and motion, velcro waist tabs for the perfect fit, several zippered pockets for security of essentials and a really simple hook closure that sits flush with the shorts instead of having a bulky popper/button closure.

100% Airmatic Women’s Jersey

We’re not sure what happened at the moment this photo was taken.

This short sleeved jersey is made from anti-microbial knit with mesh paneling. It has flat-locked stitching for seamless comfort, fade resistant graphics and an internal goggle wipe keeps your eye protection clean. It’s also really soft!

Lazer Impala Helmet

  • Price: £119.99 with MIPS / £99.99 without MIPS
  • From: Freewheel
Goggle storage available with the peak clicked up.

The new Impala helmet from Lazer features extended coverage on all sides, EPS impact protection, twenty-two vents AND even features brow vents, because who wants sweaty eyebrows? It also has a large adjustable visor with three settings and Turnfit System for horizontal and vertical fitment to keep it right tight on your head. 

FSA Powerbox Carbon Crankset

One for the racers.

Ultralight hollow carbon composite arms, thick-thin tooth design and the ability to track your power output during training via bluetooth, if you’re into that.

FSA MegaEvo BB Cup Wrench

Can also be used to measure spaghetti for a family of four.

A nice raw finish BB wrench for FSA MegaExo bottom brackets, with a hole to hook it up neatly in your workshop.

Shimano Non-Series Di2 External Battery Charger (without power lead) plus battery

  • Price: Charger £74.99 / Battery £69.99
  • From: Freewheel


At that price, you’ll want to take good care of these!

The power house of Shimano Di2 is a 7.4V Li-Ion compact battery with a 1.5 hour charge time. Shimano claim the battery can be recharged up to 500 times, making each ride cost only 14p. Bargain!

Clif Nut Butter Filled

Those wont last long.

A great source of protein and healthy fats with an organic, creamy, gooey nut filling. Chocolate hazelnut butter and chocolate peanut butter flavours are also available, and they’re all dangerously moreish. Thanks to Extra UK for sending us such an apt Easter gift!

Selle San Marco GND Dynamic Saddle

Pictured in Wide, also available in Narrow.

Designed to offer a good balance of pressure relief and support zones, the front is quite wide and soft to offer comfort on the climbs. The saddle also features dual-density padding to optimise support zones (front and rear), completed by two “shock-absorber” inserts to reduce vibration generated by off-road terrain.

Selle San Marco GND Gel Racing Saddle

Pictured in Wide, also available in Narrow. There’s some wide loads at Singletrack…

As above, only the gel version comes with the addition of some gel inserts between the padding and cover. This should increase comfort during long rides and is particularly suitable for use with E-Bikes. The saddle is covered with a double material – resistant “microfeel” for the support zones and two areas in “woven” to guarantee maximum resistance to abrasion and scratching on the sides of the saddle itself.

What a good variety, apart from the lack of bikes once again. SOMEBODY SEND US A BICYCLE PLEASE. For now, it’s time we all went and enjoyed our Bank Holiday. Happy ridings, easter tidings.

Friday Tunes & #themtbchain

Here’s our regular playlist of the week to go along with our Fresh Goods. Each track is picked by a staff member here in the office and added to their individual playlist over on our Spotify page. Head over there to identify exactly who is responsible for each choice.

The Singletrack MTB Chain

If you’ve been using the hashtag #themtbchain to suggest you addition to our MTB themed playlist then now is the time to find out if you’ve won a Singletrack t-shirt. If we like your suggested tune and your reason for adding it then it will be included in the playlist. This week’s added tune is Drive by Apocalyptica. If you can tell us what the MTB link is with this one in the comments below you could win yourself a Singletrack t-shirt.

Check out our MTB Chain page here to keep up on the additions and to try out more of our Singletrack playlists. This week’s featured staffer is Art Director, Amanda Wishart.

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (6)

    How much for that crank?!?! The world has finally gone mad

    The fsa cranks a power meter as well so not that far out there.
    But what’s with the old di2 battery ? Are madison bribing you to help clear old crap ?

    Isn’t the whole point of that FSA crankset that it contains a power meter. You’d hardly buy it for general use. The non-power meter equipped equivalent FSA carbon mtb crankset is approximately half the price.

    Buying the Power Box ones and not using the power meter would be a bit like buying a full suspension bike, locking the rear end out permanently and then pointing out that it’s really expensive for a hardtail, oh, but it has rear suspension, if you’re into that sort of thing.

    The Di2 battery is a replacement for an old bike of mine, Orangeboy. Not everyone’s frames fit the new style seatpost (or even fork steerer) batteries, so I’m refreshing the old Kinesis (with the fancy gears…) 🙂

    Clif Bar palm oil fail there. You should’ve sent them back.

    Who will be running the Powerbox cranks? Is somebody at Singletrack towers going XCM/shaved legs this year?!

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