Fresh Goods Friday 561 – The Chipps Gets Married Edition

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One might suspect that a container ship has landed, as this week there’s a flurry of product launches and a whole three bikes in today’s Fresh Goods Friday. But never mind that, it’s wedding weekend, and all of us are wondering what the groom is going to be wearing. The bride has a track record of style and simplicity, the groom however…

What will Chipps be wearing? We wish everyone a great day, whatever outfits marks the occasion.

SRAM XPLR and RockShox Rudy Suspension Fork

  • Price: £some
  • From: SRAM

This is all the new gravel gear from SRAM and RockShox put together on a Rå Valravn frame. Wireless everything, carbon everywhere (except on that lovely steel frame), and 30-40mm of suspension. If all you care about it the price list, here it is, but you should really go and read Chipps’ review:

  • XPLR – Rear Mech: Red £610, Force £415, Rival £236
  • XPLR Cassette 10-44T: XG-1271 £200, XG-1251 £145
  • XPLR Chainset (no BB): Red £625, Force £390
  • RockShox Rudy Fork: Ultimate/RaceDay £779
  • Rockshox Reverb AXS XPLR: £500 (remote sold separately – or run SRAM AXS road levers)
  • ZIPP Service Course SL 70 XPLR bars: £109
  • ZIPP G40 tyres: 700 x 40C only £64
  • ZIPP AM 101 XPLR Wheels: £780 front, £866 rear

Singletrack Ride And Shine Organic Unisex T Shirt

Charlie says… We have taken Amanda’s awesome “Ride N Shine” coffee artwork and popped it on an organic unisex T-shirt, in a groovy coffee colour. We have all been tied up, shut out and locked down for a while, and now is the time to get out and ride.

Juliana Wilder Carbon CC – XO1 AXS TR Reserve Kit

  • Price: £8,299.00
  • From: Stif

This racey Juliana Wilder XC trail bike has turned up for some big days out, and several races for a thorough testing. We’ve got two builds in, this one from Juliana and a more XC version from Santa Cruz. The TR model features slightly knobblier tyres, 115mm rear 120mm front travel, 150mm dropper post and no lockouts.

Santa Cruz Blur Carbon CC – XO1 AXS Reserve Kit

  • Price: £8,099.00
  • From: Stif

Ready to race against the Wilder, we have a Santa Cruz Blur with the most XC build we could get our hands on. 100mm travel front and rear, suspension lockout, a bigger front chainring and 100mm dropper post. Check out the First Look article here.

BTR Fabrications Trail Tool

If you have a giant back yard or you’ve signed up to a local trail maintenance day, maybe you’ll be needing one of these. Shape your lips and hips, pack down your berms, and rake up your garden weeds. This tool has many functions all built in and is made by BTR.

BTR Fabrications Hat and Bikes College Socks

  • Price: £25.00 each, £10.00 socks
  • From: TBCLeeds

For those that wish to pledge full allegiance to BTR, or still have lockdown hair, a hat for your head. Bikes College sounds like one of those schools that you really want go do, but your parents think is a waste of time and you ought to do something useful like business studies at somewhere serious and proper instead. (It’s actually a community interest bike shop.)

Smith Engage MIPS

The Engage, from well established protection brand Smith, is designed to offer top end protection at a more attainable price. It features a light weight in mold construction and has 21 vents, along with Smith’s AirEvac air channel system, to keep riders cool. There’s extended coverage at the rear for added protection, and its trump card is the inclusion of a MIPS liner.

Smith Flywheel Glasses

The Flywheel are retro inspired performance cycling glasses that features Smith’s own ChromaPop lens. The lens is designed to enhance natural contrast and colour and make trail detail ‘pop’. They feature a lightweight and durable TR90 frame and a two position Megol nose to ensure they don’t slip, and are designed to offer a medium fit and coverage.

Shotgun Pro Kids MTB Seat

This is the latest seat from Kids Ride Shotgun, and should fit on your eMTB as well as other bikes. Which is handy, since your child will not be pedalling while weighing you down. But their giggles and whoops will hopefully be uplifting your soul as you pedal along. For cute testing updates, head here.

Keeping it cute, with love in the air, let’s hit the weekend.


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  • Fresh Goods Friday 561 – The Chipps Gets Married Edition
  • Premier Icon Nigel Leech
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    In time honoured tradition..

    “How much…for a wedding!”

    In all seriousness, congrats and best wishes to the happy couple! 😊

    Premier Icon FOG
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    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I know the Smiths are price tbc but they will be well over £100 but the helmet is £94.99 and will be cheaper on line. You would think a piece of protective equipment would be better made and therefore more expensive than some shades

    Premier Icon Sharky
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    There’s some bikes up there that are over 8 grand each and I’m not even bothered anymore.

    Congrats on the wedding.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    What tyres for a wedding?

    Congratulations mr_chipps and mrs_chipps

    Premier Icon brakestoomuch
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    Congratulations to Beate and Chipps. I hope they have a great day and that the weather treats them well.

    Premier Icon Rich
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    Congratulations to you both & have a great day!

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    The bike industry has now reached the stage where when people ask how much for a bike, the answer is I could buy a wedding for that!

    Congratulations Chipps and enjoy!

    Premier Icon mashr
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    FOG
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    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I know the Smiths are price tbc but they will be well over £100 but the helmet is £94.99 and will be cheaper on line. You would think a piece of protective equipment would be better made and therefore more expensive than some shades

    Decent optics are far more expensive to make than something that’s designed to be squashed once

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Congrats Mr & Mrs Chipps

    Love that T-Shirt. What is the actual discount members get on it?

    Premier Icon Jay
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    Have a wonderful day!

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    Congratulations Beate & Chipps.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    oi, get that t-shirt in your shop!

    and

    CONGRATULATIONS

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    Congratulations on your wedding, Chipps! Also is that t-shirt on the store yet, am I just blind or is it yet to be added?

    Premier Icon redsnail
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    Congrats to you Chipps and Mrs Chipps.
    Hope you’ll both have a wonderful day and a happy life.

    Premier Icon Charlie Hobbs
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    Ride and Shine T-shirt. The link now works… and members get free delivery and a couple of quid off. So… that’s £23.99.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Decent optics are far more expensive to make than something that’s designed to be squashed once

    Nonsense! Shades are a fashion item, helmets are not.

    Premier Icon mashr
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    You’re kidding yourself if you don’t think any helmet over about £40 is a fashion item. Decent optics with coatings aren’t simple things, unlike a combo of plastic, foam and soft pads

    Premier Icon DezB
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    yeah, see people strolling round in their helmets on the beach all the time 😂😂

    Premier Icon b33k34
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    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I k

    Decent optics with coatings aren’t simple things, unlike a combo of plastic, foam and soft pads

    https://boingboing.net/2019/03/12/luxottica.html

    or the longer and more complete story

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/10/the-invisible-power-of-big-glasses-eyewear-industry-essilor-luxottica

    it is the lenses where they make the most money, charging markups of 700% or 800% to their customers. The largest margins of all are on complex progressive lenses and protective coatings – for scratch resistance, or to cut out blue light – features that cost Essilor a few cents to make, and which opticians sell for between £25 and £50 a pop

    I suspect theres a lot of ‘what the market will bear’ pricing. Luxotica set the upper limit price with Oakley etc. If you’re competing with them you sell at a similar price (or a little bit cheaper). If you go really low cost you lose the artificial cachet of quality.

    Galibier have a few different designs that look pretty good, with a choice of lens colours for £35-60 eg https://www.galibier.cc/product/regale-ultra/

    (I say this as someone with a few pairs of Oakleys (Prizm Trail really do work for me) and Raybans so I’m not immune to the marketing)

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