Welcome one and all to the show your telly was made for – or the regular web feature your phone and/or computer was made for – Fresh Goods Friday!
What do have for you this week? Kids clothes, bleeding stuff, flatties, mushrooms, torture fans, jerseys, jackets, medallions and more!
Get in there.
Altura Kids Cycle Clothing
- Price: £30.00 Lightweight LS Jersey, £35.00 Spark Trail Shorts, £18.00 Spark Gloves, £10 Airstream Socks
- From: Altura
Kids kit kourtesy of Altura. Ted here is sporting a Lightweight LS Jersey made from polyester with recycled content and a big old graphic on the front. The shorts are Spark Trail made from a nylon mix fabric with a water-resistant finish with two hand pockets and a zipped pocket on thigh. Finishing off things we have a pair of Spark gloves and some Airstream socks. All looking very dapper for the photoshoot for the next issue’s kids’ bike test.
Hope Easy Brake Bleed Kit
- Price: £25.00 (for this Tech 4 kit, not including fluid)
- From: Hope Tech
We really liked the Tech 4 E4 brake setup recently. So we got the bigger bruiser Tech 4 V4 setup in for test. And this is the bleed kit for it so we can trim our hoses to the exact length required for maximum neatness points. And in typical Hope fashion, everything that could be made in-house over in Barnoldswick, has been just that. I imagine they even tried machining their own rubber hose.
Specialized Boomslang Platform Pedal
- Price: £125.00
- From: Specialized
Boomslang pedals have been around for a while. So long in fact that they’ve arguably just been a bit forgotten about. 10mm thickness at centre. Undercut pins. Pedal body carriers four spare pins for easy replacement. Tapered outside pedal edge for maximum grip and ground clearance. 110x108mm. Innovative spinny trapdoor thing for accessing needle bearings at the outer end of the axle spindle. No exactly cheap pedals but it’ll be interesting to see if their bearing-not-bushing design results in a longer lifespan compared to other pedal designs.
- From: Probably Hebden Bridge
This little chap just popped up out of nowhere, and asked if he could be on the internet.
Vacmaster Cardio54 Fitness Fan
- Price: £99.99
- From: Amazon
Originally sold as an industrial fan, Vacmaster clocked on that lots of people were using this powerhouse for indoor turbo training, so it’s now got a remote. The fitness fan, for fans of fitness. Or lovers of discomfort and indoor torture. Rhys has bought this in preparation for training for the National Hill Climb Champs… Amanda has used it to dry the bedding in record time.
Maloja TrentinoM Jersey
- Price: £55.95
- From: Alpine Trek
This lightweight, moisture-wicking jersey has a cute smiley face hidden on it! It’s a really nice material, ideal for warm days and when you want to be easily spotted.
Giro Cascade Insulated Jacket
- Price: £229.99
- From: ZyroFisher
We don’t know much about this jacket but it sure is orange.
- Price: £35.00 for 10 hours
- From: Galloway Hillbillies
Amanda went to Kirroughtree for the 10 hour endurance race again, and had an even better time than last year. The weather was worse, which made for some quite interesting line development, mostly off the track into bogs.
A musical contribution from Vicky, who was supporting/feeding the team at 10@Kirroughtree. “Like a rave in a bathtub”
“Goes perfectly with a nice cup of chamomile tea and a line of speed.”
Fist Handwear Chapter 16 – Los Taka Glove
- Price: £32.99 (members get a whopper of a discount)
- From: The Singletrack Merch Store
Charlie here… We really like these gloves, you just can’t be unhappy in gloves like these. Across the palm you have the word “Taka” printed, and we think this means “dirt”, which is cool with us. We love taka.
Where did Amanda find the severed hand for the photo shoot? Does she have a collection of them under her stairs? Or is this just a normal Sunday morning Todmorden towpath find?
We are going broader with the products we sell in the merch store. Every week or so I will hunt around the bike industry and find you a killer deal. The mega turbo special price will be for full Singletrack members only (that’s Print and/or Digital members). It’s a member perk. Sometimes it will be Mexican styled party gloves, and the next week it could be something more practical such as a great deal on chains. Watch this space.
Thread Of The Week
We’re selfishly hijacking this week’s TOTW to feature our very own tommathy‘s post about the new site design. get feedbackin’ kids!
Give us a follow please!
Until next time. Enjoy the Bank Holiday (if you get one)!
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