Happy Rampage Day earthlets! Or Unhappy Rampage Day if you’re not keen on the event. There’s several debates occurring across several forum posts and myriad news stories and social postings at the moment.
Anyway. Best of luck to everyone risking it for a biking biscuit over at Red Bull Rampage 2023 later today. IN the meantime, here is this week’s collection of Fresh Goods…
Something a bit different this week. Sylvie Heath, who recently featured in our Calder Divide VLOG, has a company called Creative Heights that focuses on Connecting Nature & the Arts through Adventure in the Outdoors. Here’s the result of a day out in the Lake District. Personally, my mountain soundtrack tends to be a bad-flute-music version of the Indiana Jones theme, so I think I need to connect with nature more.
- From: Privateer BIkes
A full-on full-bore e-MTB from Privateer. Privateer: “We’ve slackened the seat angle to 78.7° to place the rider over the rear wheel to get the traction down when tackling loose, steep climbs where the torque from the Shimano EP801 really comes into its own while retaining a 64° head angle that keeps the front wheel nicely planted for immense levels of grip. The Privateer E161’s forward-thinking geometry includes size specific chainstay lengths, which increase from 446mm in the P1-P2 sizes to 456mm on the P3 and 466mm on the P4.”
We’d like to give a particular shout-out (do people still say that?) for the hard-anodised bash guard for the motor and the alloy cover that shields the 630Wh battery in the downtube.
100% Brisker Gloves
- Price: £31.99
- From: Silverfish UK
Is there any Brit biker who doesn’t know about the existence of 100% Brisker gloves yet? They are pretty much compulsory clobber for any and every mountain biker who rides in the UK when the clocks change for the winter. Thin-of-palm but thicker-of-back-of-hand, they are excellent for 99% of conditions you’ll encounter for the next three or four months. In fact, we recommend having two pairs (one to keep dry in your bag/pockets to change into halfway around a ride).
100% Brisker Extreme Gloves
- Price: £39.99
- From: Silverfish UK
As if by magic, here is the glove to get us through the days when not even the regular Brisker can cope with it all. The Brisker Extreme. Insulated embossed soft-shell top hand provides protection against colder temperatures. Extended cuff length. Moisture-wicking microfiber interior. Fleece-backed finger gussets. Fleece backed single-layer Axe Suede palm. Slip-on brushed elastic jacquard cuff.
Bluetti AC180 Portable Power Station
- From: Bluetti
The Bluetti AC180 is a portable powerstation. Charge it up at home – or on the go in the car – and you’ve got more electricity than you can shake a stick at. Well, more than enough to charge a whole max power ebike, plus some left over for phones, ipads, bike lights… An interesting option for those wanting to have the convenience of van life without a whole leisure battery install, or for those without power to their sheds.
7Mesh Grit Pant Women’s
- Price: £280.00
- From: 7mesh
Part of 7Mesh’s Airmap collection, the Grit is a trail riding pant that uses a combination of two, and three layer fabrics to be water resistant where it needs to be, and giving breathability ‘in key areas’. The face fabric is made with 88% recycled nylon, and the whole garment is bluesign approved. 7Mesh being one of the few companies based somewhere as wet as the UK, and where people actually ride in prolonged rain, Hannah has high hopes.
Fizik Terra Ergolace GTX shoes
- Price: £199.99
- From: Extra UK
Amanda: All-weather MTB and gravel shoes with GORE-TEX protection. They are white, so we’ll see how long they look so lovely for. Having tested the more racey XC shoe from Fizik recently, I am really keen to have better walking traction and a slightly less stiff shoe!
Fizik Team Edition Cycling Socks
- Price: £16.00
- From: Extra UK
Very long socks to save your ankles from nettles. These match Amanda’s new shoes perfectly, which is The Most Important Thing in a sock.
Singletrack World Magazine: Season 2022 Boxset
- From: The SIngletrack World Shop
We’re selling more and more back issues these days. Which is odd. But really nice. It seems like the olde analogue contente deliverye systemes are making a comeback.
No doubt you’ve seen all these youngster types buying vinyl records again. It must be something like that that’s happening with paper mag sales. People are clearly connecting screentime with screamtime. Screens can be good but everything in moderation. Sometimes you should be pointing your eyeballs and brains at something Actually Present In Your Hands.
With this in mind we’ve gathered up all of our 2022AD issues and bundled them together. Think of it like a DVD boxset of a complete season of Prestige TV (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Wire etc). This is Season 2022 of Singletrack Magazine, basically.
(Psst… You can also get hold of this Season 2022 Boxset if you take out a subscription to Singletrack Magazine today; go to the Singletracsk World Membership page and use code “freeboxset” and the boxset will be added to your basket – FOR FREE!)
The Big Flip-Off STW Shop Sale
- Price: from only £3.99
- From: Save up to 50% in our big flip-off STW Shop Sale
Charlie says: “We could do with clearing the shop shelves in preparation for next season. Which is great news for YOU because you can snag a bargain. It’s great news for US as we get a few quid and some much needed storage space back at Singletrack Towers! We only have single digit numbers left of some of these items. Don’t miss out!”
Thread Of The Week
A hearty “well done” this week goes to delicious Singletrack World Member fatmountain for this actually-useful, actually-entertaining forum thread. Pen and paper at the ready…
The winning TOTW in FGF gets a prize. So @fatmountain please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your random prize. Don’t forget to include your postal address, as it really speeds up delivery logistics like. Ta!
It’s Singletrack’s long running, weekly roundup of all of the new products that have been sent in to the magazine.
They’re sent in by bike companies and marketing agencies
They’re featured and then some are reviewed down the line in either Singletrack Magazine or in online reviews and photoshoots.
They’re usually sent back after review, or kept on long-term test bikes. But no one ever asks for shorts and shoes back. Trust us on that. Once we were asked to return some brake pads.
Nothing. Nil. Zero. Diddlysquat. Sod all. Just send all ‘next big things’ to us at – Fresh Goods Friday, Singletrack Magazine, Lockside Mill, Dale Street, Todmorden. OL14 5PX. Please note that if you require the products back after they have featured then you are responsible for arranging collection at your cost. While it is our policy to feature everything we receive in FGF if we decide your product is not suitable for publication we won’t do it. Publication is at our discretion. Whether a product goes on for publication as a review is at editorial discretion. Beer, coffee & spirits will ALWAYS be tested.