Fresh Goods Friday is a little like Christmas, only instead of once a year we get it once a week! In this week’s round-up of goods, we have new hardtail bikes (one carbon and the other electric), new tools, tyres for a good cause and Andi has even treated himself to a new ride!
- Price: £3500
- From: Kinesis UK
Yes, this really is an E-Bike! Kinesis has been kind enough to bring us one of the first Kinesis Rise e-MTB’s to enter the country, in actual fact we’ve had all size of Rise in the office and even took them out for a local ride with the Kinesis guys.
As you can see, the Kinesis Rise is a hardtail e-MTB, but to keep it stealthy and non-ebike like, a compact Fazua motor and battery system is used rather than a larger Bosch or Shimano motor. Although the Fazua system isn’t as powerful as some motors we’ve found that the slight assist that it does provide is more than enough for all sorts of riding. Full review of this sleek e-MTB coming soon.
Mondraker Carbon Chrono R
- Price: £2399
- From: Silverfish
This sleek-looking race hardtail has come in for an upcoming magazine test. The Carbon Chrono R is built around a stunning carbon XC frame using Mondraker’s own Stealth carbon technology. The 1x only frame also has a threaded BB, Boost wheel spacing and is Di2 compatible for future upgrades.
Specification on this £2399 version of the Chrono includes a RockShox Sid Select fork with 100mm of travel, an SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, Truvativ Stylo cranks and powerful Shimano brakes.
VeeTire Co. Jordie Lunn Tyres
- Price: $74.00
- From: VeeTire Co.
VeeTire Co. has released a special edition Jordie Lunn tyre based on the popular Flow Snap tread. Vee has released this model in limited quantities and all the proceeds that the company receives from this model will be donated to the Road2Recovery Fund to help out Jordie’s family. Go and buy one for a good cause now!
DMR Vault Pedals
- Price: £100
- From: Upgrade
The DMR Vault pedal is a firm favourite of both Brendan Fairclough and Hannah, two of the best-known downhill and freeride mountain bikers on the planet. This is the updated Vault and so uses a large 105 x 105mm platform, 11 replicable pins and easy to service bearings and DU bushings.
Lezyne T Drive
- Price: £35.00
- From: Upgrade
A pocket-sized T-drive tool that comes in its very own soft shell carry case. Lezyne has designed the T-Drive to offer comfort and plenty of leverage for spannering on your ride while out on the trail.
This compact tool is made of machined aluminium, features a removable handle and uses an integrated magnet for holding the supplied bits in place.
Park Tool BBT 69
- Price: TBC
- From: Madison
This BB tool from Park Tool is your usual high-end machined item and although it says it’s for bottom brackets we’re probably be going to using this mostly for fitting brake discs.
Barista and Co Coffee Goodness
- Price: from £11.99
- From: Barista and Co.
Barista and Co. has sent us a trio of tools for retaining an optimal level of caffeine in our bloodstream. First up is the Brew it Stick, it kind of looks like a toilet brush but it’s actually designed to make brewing coffee as simple as possible. Simply fill the stick with coffee and pour water over and you’ll have a brew in no time (can also be used with tea).
Andi’s Honda Stepwagon
- Price: £3750
- From: Japan
Andi has finally bought himself a van, but not wanting a monster of a vehicle (and also wanting to be a little different) he has gone for a Honda Stepwagon. Motor vehicle fans may know that the Stepwagon isn’t officially available in the UK, and this example is a JDM spec and Andi is the first UK owner.
For a 12-year-old van, it’s in very good shape and like all Japanese cars, it comes with an impressive spec including motorised sliding doors, digital dashboard, 4 wheel-drive, and a 2 -litre VTEC Petrol engine.
As for music this week we’re going to enjoy another beat from Andi’s son (Andi really is hoping that he becomes a superstar and makes a ton of cash so please like and subscribe), followed by a Christmas classic!