The long weekend approaches and naturally our minds turn to fancy new RockShox forks, comfy saddles, fresh threads, and suncream. Oh, and pickles…
Fabric Scoop Shallow Race Ti
- Price: £69.99 (model shown is not available to buy)
- From: Fabric.cc
Ross has been sent an ambassador only version of the rather comfortable Fabric Scoop Shallow Race saddle, so if you see him attempting a 50:01 style manoeuvre in the woods, please whoop and holler or he will be upset.
For us regular Joes, the Fabric Scoop Shallow Race Ti saddle is available for £69.99 without the obvious Fabric branding. Saddle features include a shallow profile, 7mm Titanium rails and a flexible nylon base for comfort.
Little Rider Company Jersey
- Price: £24.97
- From: Littleridercompany.com
Little Rider Co is a kids clothing brand that is targeting early riders with its range of high-performance, race-inspired jerseys. The brand caters for riders aged between 1-5 years old but also produces clothing for mums and dads so they don’t feel left out.
Pictured above is Devon, Andi’s youngest, in her Little Rider Co ‘Classic’ STEALTH jersey which costs £24.97. The tailored, long-sleeved jersey is made of lightweight Polyester and receives the official “Devon 2 thumbs up seal of approval”.
Santa Cruz 5010 Alloy R
- Price: £3399
- From: Santa Cruz UK
Anyone following the exploits of Santa Cruz sponsored riders Danny MacAskill or Josh Lewis will be well aware of what this short travel bike is capable of. We’ve ordered in an R spec build of the alloy framed model for an upcoming magazine test, which comes with a Fox Rhythm 34 fork an SRAM 1 x 12 Eagle drive train made up of components from both the GX and NX ranges.
Interestingly our test bike has arrived with 2.6in plus tyres, and before you ask ‘No’ you can’t fit a 29er wheel in the rear (although, you might be able to squeeze one in the fork).
Bioderma Photoderm MAX 50+ SPF Sun Mist
- Price: £17.00
- From: Bioderma/Look Fantastic
Ever been riding on a beautiful sunny day only to have it ruined by suncream slowly flowing down your face and painfully stinging your eyes? Yup, it’s brutal, isn’t it? That’s why we’re testing this factor 50+ suncream from Bioderma which is meant to stay put.
Bioderma says the Photoderma Max 50+ is ideal for outdoor activities as it offers “very high protection without spreading”. The UVB and UVA filters make this sun protection formula ideal for all the family (ages 3+) but is especially good for hairy men…
RockShox Pike Ultimate
- Price: £920
- From: Zyrofisher
This pair of shiny sliver RockShox Pike Ulitmate is of the 29er variant and have 150mm of stiction-free travel thanks to an update to the wiper seals. This fresh set of forks has already been bagsied by Andi for an upcoming retromod enduro bike build featuring svelte steel and swanky new XTR. Watch this space!
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RockShox Lyrik Ultimate
- Price: £990
- From: Zyrofisher
After 12 months of thorough thrashing, the RockShox Lyrik Ross reviewed last year is finally going to get some rest time because this fresh monster is about to get plugged in. Like the rest of the Ultimate Signature range of RockShox forks, this updated Lyrik Ultimate has slippery new SKF seals, better performing oil out of the box, and a few damper tweaks. Watch out for a Ross shaped object flying through the trees on a trail near you soon.
RockShox SID Ultimate
- Price: £990
- From: Zyrofisher
If we’re going to get RockShox Ultimate forks in we may as well get an (almost) complete set. We’re not sure where this set of blue SIDs are going to finally live, but whoever runs them better be prepared for a lot of trailside chat and fork envy. Just look at that sexy carbon crown and steerer!
Misuzu Inari and Shinshin Washoku Juman Pickles
- Price: £5.65 and £1.34
- From: Japan Centre
Chipps has been on the sake again, ordering up giant boxes of Japanese ingredients for his famous sushi parties that we never get invited to. Here we have Inari (rather delicious – no really! – fried tofu wraps) and some Pickled Cucumber too. There are other fun looking things in the box, but we don’t want to make you hungry if you’ve not had lunch yet.
So there we have another Fresh Goods Friday and the last one before we turn 50, yup next week will be Fresh Goods Friday 450! Can you believe it?
Anyway, on the tunes which were inspired by one of the above products. Can you guess which one?
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 sun has shone some more this week and issue 125 has been packed off to print, so this week’s staff tunes are a reflection of yet another deadline successfully navigated. If you like what we do at Singletrack then joining us as a Premier Member would really help us
The Singletrack MTB Chain
Remember to use the hashtag #themtbchain to suggest your additions. If we like your suggested tune and your reason for adding it then it will be included in the playlist.
Check out our MTB Chain page here to keep up on the additions and to try out more of our Singletrack playlists.
All of the Singletrack staff have their own playlists that list all their choices for each FGF. So if you want to see who is responsible for which song you can find out by checking out their personal choices. Hey, maybe follow their playlist and boost their egos in the office. Not that any of us need reader validation of our musical tastes or anything.
Staff playlist | Andi
Here’s Andi’s personal selection, which we are publishing here as a pity tactic as his playlist is one of just two staffers that have no followers as yet. The other staffer currently rocking a golden duck in the follower stakes is Chipps.