Fresh Goods Friday 510 – Where’d They Go? Where’d Who Go?

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We’ll start you off with five points if you got the ‘Top Gun’ reference. We actually know one bike journalist who would begin every single ride with the first ten minutes of Top Gun on the big screen to fire them and their riding crew up before they hit the trails. You can bet that they never stopped for Haribo at the top of the hill. Or at all…

Now, Top Gun is finally getting its sequel after many years and we were wondering what other things of that era needed revisiting. 1986 was still the very, very early days of production mountain bikes, though a few were around – the Stumpjumper, the Muddy Fox, early Oranges (or were they still Tushinghams back then?) and a few handmade bikes like Overbury and Roberts. Mind you, it was the year that Queen played Wembley for the ‘Kind of Magic’ tour, so it wasn’t entirely lost in a sea of stonewash denim.

Sonder Signal ST

You may have seen the news we posted earlier this week and also the mahoosive site takeover ad that’s running right now, but what is better than actual news is an actual bike, and we’ve got one. This is the steel version of Sonder’s Signal Ti. It’s a bit cheaper and made of classic 4130 tubing. Mark has been giving it a test run or four over the last few days and he’s got a first look video in the works. head to our Youtube channel and subscribe – then tick the bell icon to be notified when it’s ready to roll.

Specialized XC Tyres

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Fast Trak, Renegade and Ground Control. Keep up!

It’s XC season, even if there aren’t any races on. And here are some Specialized treads for some groomed summer loam, regardless of whether you have a number on. All of these tyres are fast and light, tubeless compatible, £40 each and 2.3in. Simple!

Elite Sterzo Smart

You can steer a way out, but you can never leave…

As you might have seen from our story earlier, Zwift now lets your steer your own bike (though not, apparently into other riders – boo!) and that’s been helped by this gadget from Elite, the Sterzo Smart, which takes your steering input and translates it in the game to the smoothest lines or the sneakiest passing moves. It’s powered by AAA batteries that last hundreds of hours and works via Bluetooth or ANT+ with your trainer setup.

Giro Rincon Shoes

In our attempt to seemingly sample every different model of Giro mountain bike shoe this year, this is the Rincon. It’s not as racy as the Sector but probably a bit more businesslike compared to the Ventana. It does feature a BOA dial like the Ventana but does so in a more ‘fast trail’ way that would translate well to the gravel world too. It uses Giro’s clever Synchwire construction with a carbon plate in the sole for pedalling stiffness. Comes in green and also in a light grey too.

Rene Herse Steilacoom TC 700c x38 Tyre

  • Price: Around £87

A charming tyre from the rather historical company Rene Herse who go all the way back to the 1930’s.

The idea here is that the knobs are low and wide to reduce squirm and offer a smooth transition when going from upright to cornering. They also claim to clear mud well, and equally happy in a cross race or on an adventure.  They are available in three toughness/weight options: Lightweight, standard, and endurance. But what gets Charlie’s somewhat easily pleased attention is that there are two shades of tanwall available soon, tan and dark tan. These are “tan”.

Charlie’s Delightful Merch Shop

Singletrack Slicy Enduro-DH Ultimate Mudguard

Price: £18.99 with discounts for members

“There’s something funny about mud flaps. I know there are a load of puns to be made here, but my mind is blank, so you will have to make up your own gags. Meanwhile you need to know they fit real good, look great, and really help keep dog poo out of your face. No one signed up to this sport for the unmistakable taste of dog poo. Having said that, if you don’t buy one of these, we will have to assume that is the reason you ride. Compatible with all MTB wheel sizes, up to 3in wide.” – Charlie

Singletrack Issue 132

It’s out! And it’s lovely…

Yep, the new issue is out! We’ve heard tales of it plopping on to doorsteps and Premier Dealer countertops already, so the new issue should be around if you’re after it. The digital issue is already out too. Lots of fun stuff to read in the August issue.

And that’s it for the week. It’s been a short and sweet one as we’ve mostly been focussing on welcoming the next issue of the magazine into the shop and trying to see the world in between lockdowns and rain showers.

But hey, let’s leave you with a short few minutes of Kenny Loggins and Tom Cruise-powered inspiration! Turn and burn!

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Singletrack Lockdown 2020 Old Van T-shirt – Unisex Organic Khaki

Graeme, also known as Stormstatic, created the cover for issue 131, and it’s great. A great deal of sketches went into the concept for the cover, and amongst them we…

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Singletrack Lockdown 2020 Old Van T-shirt – Unisex Organic Anthacite

Graeme, also know as Stormstatic, created the cover for issue 131, and it’s great. A great deal of sketches went into the concept for the cover, and amongst them we…

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Singletrack Lockdown 2020 Pizza Oven T-shirt – Unisex Organic

Charlie says… A frequent topic of conversation in the Singletrack forum is the noble art of pizza making. I spent several years working as a pizza chef when I was…

Singletrack Organic Cotton Beanie

Our new beanies are organic, and that makes us rather happy. You see screwing with nature just isn’t cool, and we should all resist being a dick to nature. Big…

Singletrack Vintage Organic T-Shirt – British Khaki

Just good old boys… At Singletrack we have been kicking dirt around the mountain bike world since… well some of us predate disc brakes, suspension forks, and even helmets! Over…

Singletrack 3/4 Sleeve Tech Cycling Jersey – Green Sleeves

The Singletrack 3/4 tech jersey is a highly technical garment, that doesn’t make you look like a roadie. We have worked with a UK company to get a long sleeve…

Singletrack Vintage Bamboo Tech T-Shirt – Leaf Green

Just good old boys… At Singletrack we have been kicking dirt around the mountain bike world since… well some of us predate disc brakes, suspension forks, and even helmets! Over…

Singletrack Vintage Organic Sweatshirt – Navy Blue

Just good old boys… At Singletrack we have been kicking dirt around the mountain bike world since… well some of us predate disc brakes, suspension forks, and even the term…

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Singletrack Long Sleeve Tech Cycling Jersey – Fade to Black

The Singletrack long sleeve tech jersey is a highly technical garment, that doesn’t make you look like a roadie. We have worked with a UK company to get a long…

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Singletrack Long Sleeve Tech Cycling Jersey – Green Sleeves

The Singletrack long sleeve tech jersey is a highly technical garment, that doesn’t make you look like a roadie. We have worked with a UK company to get a long…

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Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt

Need a new belt for work, that new pair of jeans or just because? Then look no further!! The really cool thing about these belts is how they are made….

Singletrack TODAY Organic Unisex T-Shirt

NOW ORGANIC! 🙂

Singletrack Rust Bobble Hat

 

 

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Singletrack Black & White Bobble Hat

The new Singletrack Wonky Woolies hats combine the Singletrack logo with some classy wooly colours. The bobble tops it off and is sewn on by hand to make sure it…

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Singletrack Camo Whamo Hoodie

We are told that our new all-over “Camo Whamo” hoodie is incredibly fashionable right now… which is nice if you give a hoot about such things. If you would rather…

Singletrack Subliminal Message Organic Unisex T-Shirt

You have probably noticed that you are being constantly bombarded by subliminal messages… or have you? Here at Singletrack World we want to take this pernicious tool away from the shameless…

Singletrack Zigzag T-Shirt

Zigzag – Which way? Up, down & along 🙂 Hold fast! The twists and turns make the ride. Made from 100% combed cotton makes for a super soft and comfortable…

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Singletrack Full Zip Hoodie

Singletrack Full Zip Hoodie We’ve wanted to add a hoodie to our collection for a long time. Our criteria has been very tight and is principally the reason it’s taken…

Singletrack Definition T-Shirt

SINGLETRACK DEFINITION Definition hand scribbled artwork on black T. This T-shirt is super soft. Definition print on front. Round the back we have our ST cog logo screen-printed on the back…


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