Fresh Goods Friday 577 – The warm up before listening edition

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You may find that the music in this week’s edition causes neck injuries. Please undertake some gentle warm up exercises before going full mosh.

It’s started. We are in it. The final month of 2021. We made it. It’s time for countdowns and roundups and best-ofs and ‘your Spotify mood is angst’ all that stuff. Maybe your kids have used your phone a bit too often so you’re too embarrassed to share your music highlights? Don’t be shy, you’re among friends here… we won’t tell anyone your top artist this year was Journey.

If you’re trying to avoid all such stuff, or you only come here for the Fresh Goods, we invite you to broaden your horizons into the Megasack Countdown because we’ve got amazing prizes to give away every day.

And now, if you’ve been out to the shops and encountered rather too many ear worm Christmas tunes, here’s an antidote to see you on your way into this week’s Fresh Goods Friday…

Raaar!

Pace RC529 Frame

  • Price: £568.33 (Correction: £682.00 with VAT)
  • From: Pace Cycles

It’s hardtail season! This Pace RC529 frame was ordered in July and has just landed in time for a winter build. Can be run as a 29er or a mullet thanks to the ‘sexy dropouts’ that have got Rhys pouting. First look of the build coming soon.

Magura Storm HC 203mm Rotors

The Storm HC from Magura are 2mm thick and made from a high grade carbon steel. Designed to offer powerful braking under high loads, Magura recommend them for their harder hitting 4 piston brakes and also for e-bikes. Available in sizes form 160m tot 203mm, our 203mm set weigh in at 171g each and there are 6 torque bolts included in the box.

Singletrack Recycled Belts

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Charlie says… we managed to get a fresh delivery of one of our Christmas best sellers… the Singletrack recycled innertube belt. The last delivery was mugged by My Hermes. One of the best things about these is the small amount of stretch that the innertube allows. This means that your trousers are held securely in place no matter how much wriggling, riding, wrestling and eating you do.

Singletrack Dog Supplies

A dog is for life – not just for awesome Christmas presents.  New in the Singletrack Merch Store we have a great selection of cool dog accessories. We have leads, bowls, and collars, plus a neat bundle deal where you get all the dog merch plus a key fob at an extra special price.

The collar has a super sturdy metal buckle (rather like a little seat belt buckle, in a Chrome courier bag style), and a bottle opener. The lead also has a bottle opener too, which will make you and your dog extra welcome at parties.

#TOTW Singletrack Forum Thread Of The week

From: The Singletrack Forum

pie forum

This weeks Singletrack forum thread of the week is on the super seasonal subject of mince pies. Love them, hate them, or scoff them down with custard… we all have an opinion. However please consider this: if mince pies are such a great item of food, why do we only have them at Christmas? (the answer is they are not that great and it’s a case of tradition and nostalgia over substance – Charlie).

Forum user “Jambourgie” will be receiving a small bundle of Singletrack merch for his xmas services to the Singletrack forum.

Funn Hilt ES Grip

  • Price: £7.90
  • From: FUNN

The Hilt ES is the latest grip from component brand FUNN. designed as a push on version of their popular Hilt grip, the Hilt ES is available in 9 different colours and weighs in at just 100g, the Hilt ES is made from a proprietary compound that is designed to comfortable yet hard wearing and as a 30mm diameter.

Boone Technologies Twist! V2.0 Cranks

  • Price: US$345 for the cranks, $185 for the chainring, $21 crank caps
  • From: Boone Ti

Andy Carter, our local Cargodale cargo bike rider and all-round bike tart/afficionado popped in with these cranks from Boone Titanium in the US. While looking not unlike a pair of 1993 Grafton Speed Stix, these are bang up to date CNC alloy cranks from the pioneer of the titanium single speed sprocket. They come in a mirror polish finish if too, if you don’t ride your bike anywhere gritty. Oh, and that natty, direct mount chainring? It’s titanium. And yes, that’s what it costs.
Thanks to Andy for letting us look. He’s still got to get a bottom bracket yet. And then they can go on his titanium hardtail. See? Someone buys all this stuff…

Dissent 133 Ultimate Glove Pack

This is not just a pair of gloves, this is a whole system of gloves. It’s the Turducken of the glove world. With four different gloves in the system, you layer them up according to your needs and the weather. There’s a 100% silk base layer to act as a thermal and wicking layer. On a cold day, you can pair it up with the knitted Cordura thermal layer. This is seamless for comfort, and has silicone palm and finger grips, so you can wear it on its own if you want. The Showerlite layer is a flexible windproof layer with some water resistance, and they’re lighter than the HDry Lite waterproof layer, rated to 10,000mm, which will be your choice of outer for the wettest of days. It all comes in this laptop-type case, and while they’re designed for gravel and road riding we’re going to take them out on the trails, because it rains there too.

Musical/bran connection interlude…System of gloves…System of a Down…extraordinary beards for those just finishing Movember and looking for future inspiration…

Torq DFND 180 and DFND Ultra

These supplements are not designed to take you into the Matrix, but are instead to boost your immunity by initially lifting your levels up to a healthy level (with the DFND Ultra red pills), then maintaining that level with the blue pills. The red pills contain an ultra high dose (4000iu, 2000% of RDV) of Vitamin D3, which taken for 90 days will apparently boost Vitamin D up to desirable healthy levels within the body. They also include15mg (156% of RDV) of Zinc. The red pills are designed to be a course of pills only followed once. Then you follow it up with one blue pill per day to maintain the levels you have built up. Each blue tablet contains 1000iu Vitamin D3 (500% of RDV) and 15mg Zinc.

Torq aTAC Lime and aTAC Orange

These Torq aTAC drink mixes contain a combination of Vitamin C, Glutamine and Echinacea. When mixed with water and taken frequently, it’s claimed this 5 day course will work to stop a cold or flu in its tracks.

Ride Concepts Hellion Elite

These very normal looking trainers are in fact women’s riding shoes from Ride Concepts – there’s a men’s version too, in two colours. Using the softest DST 4.0 max grip rubber compound, these promise plenty of grip on the pedals. There’s a D30 liner in the sole for those heel slams, and the tongue is gusseted to keep the trail crumbs out. The synthetic upper is weather resistant, and there are reinforced areas on the toe and heel to protect your shoes. An elastic lace tidy keeps you flap free, and antibacterial mesh linings promise to keep the stink under control.

And finally, how about some whole body exercise to go with the moshing. Dance your way through a whole album to start off your weekend with a few beverages. You’ll need them once you realise that this came out 30 years ago…

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  • Premier Icon argee
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    The Pace frame looks like a winner with a price that’s not horrific compared to the rest, just a shame i’m not ready to build a hardtail just now

    Premier Icon whonickedmename
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    The price of the Pace frame caught my eye – then realised it was exc. VAT…might be worth clarifying for those of us in the UK?

    Premier Icon andyspaceman
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    I’ve been admiring that Rioja red Pace frame for a while. It’s almost a shame that I already have a perfectly good trail hardtail.

    Never seem to see those out in the wild, maybe people don’t look past the offerings from Cotic, Stanton, etc.

    Looks like great value next to that new Mason Raw, lovely looking as that is too.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Goodness me those cranks are pretty

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    Sooo… those cranks, what BB are they supposed to go with? I’m out of touch with anything that isn’t Hollowtech 2, is that the Cannondale BB spline pattern?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    KLF awesome.
    SOAD is just a noise.

    Nice frame that.

    Premier Icon DB
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    I like that Pace frame a lot. Must not buy another bike, must not buy another bike…

    Premier Icon rockandrollmark
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    Yep. Another fan of that Pace right here. However it’s an indication of what’s happened to pricing lately when one looks at a £682 hardtail and the reaction is “you know what, that’s not a bad price”.

    I blame Santa Cruz.

    Premier Icon Mark Gibson
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    A common as muck primer 529😉

    Premier Icon DB
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    It’s the primer I have sat in the basket. Frame only as I was hoping to build it up with some of my spares box and just buy a fork and a few other things.

    Obvious question but how does it ride?

    Premier Icon comet
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    The price of the Boone cranks seems pretty reasonable, … when you compare it to the price of the chainring. Holy moly!

    And BTW, whilst the elasticity of titanium is great for hardtail frames, I’m not convinced its a good material for chainrings, at any price.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Whose loafers are those on the worktop?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I blame Santa Cruz.

    Not even up into mid price band for a HT these days!

    Premier Icon andyspaceman
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    @sparkyrhino – Pretty & purposeful. I like.

    Premier Icon Mark Gibson
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    DB Have sent you my rambblings about the 529 in a pm👍🏼

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The Pace looks gert nice and My Kind of Ride.
    I also want to hear the review of those gloves/system. That could be a great idea / way of doing things in practice.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Those cranks look amazing, a bit Esher-esque…

    Premier Icon Angus Wells
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    So the dog stuff is good and I applaud the green recycling angle but…………it comes all the way from Portland, Oregon. Is there not a UK supplier of similar for a lower carbon footprint?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Gloves do look really good, but forget that pointless case.

    Premier Icon fettlin
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    Sign me up for the Pace fan club as well! There’s been a large RC529 frame in the basket in one or other colour for ages, cand decide between primer or rioja though.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    I also want to hear the review of those gloves/system. That could be a great idea / way of doing things in practice.

    I’ve got the Dissent waterproof outer shells, they seem really well made but even though I sized up they still seemed a little snug with a Merino liner underneath. Might actually punt them and get next size bigger because currently they’re not really any use once it gets cold! So do your research on sizing before you invest.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    I do like those cranks, they would go nicely on my Ti Tarn.

    It is not obvious on the product page but the axle you need is a Raceface cinch axle (though Easton and Cannondale also make some). The nice thing with this is the RF make a variety of lengths so you could easily swap the cranks between a boost, super boost and even fat bike. As they use a RF axle you can therefore also use the tarty RF coloured crank bolts. What I couldn’t work out is if you need the cinch preload ring, I’m assuming yes.

    Premier Icon Charlie Hobbs
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    I want to know more about the USB chargeable blue tooth loafers on Rhys’s work bench… I heard that Giro are making hipster office shoes that not only measure your wattage but also your gravitational pull of your facial hair.
    bluetooth loafers

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    has just landed in time for a winter build

    Did it arrive 6 weeks ago??

    Anyone else thinking you’ll need plasters on your ankle (or thick socks) with those cranks?

    Agree, KLF awesome. I have 2.5 hours driving later today for which I’d love to get lost in that. However. it’ll be a Charlie & Chocolate Factory audio book instead.

    Premier Icon pipthepenguin
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    I wonder why dropouts for mixing 29″ & 27.5″ are always horizontal? They could be made at an angle so that the BB height is maintained also. Or should I copyright my idea… ?

    Premier Icon alanclarke
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    Um that glove system looks really neat – I could replace the 3 pairs I currently use through the year – summer/mid-season/cold’n’wet with just…4 pairs!

    Premier Icon Amanda Wishart
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    The loafers are a prototype. They’re heated, they count your steps, and they have a sensor to alert when you need to cut your nails. They vibrate if you stand too close to instant coffee, and beep loudly anytime they hear the word ‘steed’ used in reference to a bike.

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    SOAD is just a noise.

    A wondrous, marvelous noise.

    Premier Icon tonygee2003
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    Loving my primer RC529!

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    I have the Pace 129 (the 529’s predecessor). It has the same dropouts. They are designed to lengthen or shorten the wheelbase so great for singlespeed, but what makes these suitable for a mullet? They don’t change the geo of the ST, HT or BB.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    That pace is lovely. Sort of boggles my mind that replacable/adjustable dropouts aren’t more common, it’s just such a sensible way of doing mullet bikes. Or, you know, bikes in general, for axle standards etc.

    Premier Icon thepodge
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    Back when 650b was kicking off someone was making new dropouts for a few bikes that were angled so it didn’t mess up the geo, they were in Dirt being used on a GT.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    The loafers are a prototype…

    …and beep loudly anytime they hear the word ‘steed’ used in reference to a bike.

    Hopefully the release version will be updated to automatically kick the nearest person in the shins, see also “quiver”.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    They vibrate if you stand too close to instant coffee

    Lol’d 😁

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    Northwind

    That pace is lovely. Sort of boggles my mind that replacable/adjustable dropouts aren’t more common, it’s just such a sensible way of doing mullet bikes. Or, you know, bikes in general, for axle standards etc.

    See Banshee since forever.

    Premier Icon Rhys Wainwright
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    @sparkyrhino Having not ridden mine yet, I’m keen to hear what you think of the 529 too?

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