Fresh Goods Friday 685 – The ‘What did Santa bring?’ Edition

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Have you been out riding every day, making the best use of every day off? Are you back at work already? Did you not even stop for Christmas? Or are you under a sludge of Baileys and selection box wrappers, trying to keep the momentum going until New Year?

The Singletrack team has been oscillating between extreme over-keenness and slovenly over-indulgence, so you’ve come to the right place. It’s obviously been a little quiet on the deliveries front, but we still have some great new bike stuff to bring you, as well as a selection of things we got for Christmas. Feel free to add your own, or to vent your disappointment at Santa in the comments below. And seeing as you didn’t get the Muppets before Christmas, here we go…

YT Jeffsy Core 4

The 29in wheeled YT Jeffsy Core 4 sits second from best in the YT range. According to YT Industries, it’s for ‘day in, day out rippers… loaded for unrelenting speed on your favourite trails.’ More practically, YT reckons that the Jeffsy is designed for days out of 50% up and 50% down – and for those riders that like to travel everywhere far (and relatively fast). The carbon frame offers a Stash Box and room for a bottle, while the transmission is SRAM’s new GX Eagle AXS. 

Ere Wheels SRAM XD Ratchet Freehub

It’s 10 episodes since FGF 675 when the Tenaci GA40 Aero wheels arrived, making it 10 weeks that Amanda has been waiting to use them. Maybe she should have asked Ere Research for a SRAM freehub instead of Santa?

Fox Dropframe Pro Helmet

Not just new colours for the Dropframe Pro, there’s a bunch of updated features too. ‘Maximum coverage’ full face helmet with Mips, BOA fitment, Fidlock closure, under visor GoPro mount included, 3-position adjustable visor compatible with goggles and Big Bore front vents include eyewear storage recess.

Formula Selva C Super Soft Spring & Precious Fluid

For Benji. A softer spring for his Selva C fork and some shock oil for replacing lost drips and drops during CTS valvings swap-outs.

Canyon Grizl AL

  • $1699
  • canyon USA

Fahzure Freeride has gone gravel. Consider it cross training for freeride. Or sharing in your wife’s hobbies and interests. This Grizl is for putting in the miles, pedalling up to fishing spots, and roaming round some of the most scenic gravel imaginable. He’s actually bought it for himself with his own money, so has had the full ‘unpacking as a customer’ experience. He’s impressed- it was very well packaged, with no plastic, and clear assembly procedure. This 1x Grizl with Shimano GRX and ‘grape’ colour is only available in the USA in XL and 2XL sizes. Damned big and loud Americans!


Here’s a new product from long-time Singletrack watercolour contributor Beate Kubitz. Developed over the last two years, it’s a solution for everyone who’s reached into their commuting luggage for a laptop and flung their T-shirt and pants across the room. 

It’s a fabric roll that will easily swallow a change of clothes (cycling or civvy), is made in the EU out of organic jersey and uses no fasteners, Velcro or straps, relying instead on the tension in the material to keep everything secure and out of sight. We’re going to be stocking them in the Singletrack shop, so head there for pre-orders, or head to Beate’s website to see videos of how it all works. 


  • Price: £15-£25
  • From: Cook shops or Amazon

Talking of things that need a video so you can see how they work, here’s a new Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher from the Chippendale household. It’s literally an “egg shell pre-determined breaking point causer” – you put the cup end over your boiled egg, lift the weight up the pole and release – to create a perfectly circular break around the top of your egg.

What is Fresh Goods Friday?

It’s Singletrack’s long running, weekly roundup of all of the new products that have been sent in to the magazine.

Where do all of the goods come from?

They’re sent in by bike companies and marketing agencies

What happens to all of the products?

They’re featured and then some are reviewed down the line in either Singletrack Magazine or in online reviews and photoshoots.

What happens to them when you’ve finished with them?

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.

I’m a company making the next big thing. How much does it cost to feature in FGF?

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.

Orange Switch 6er. Stif Squatcher. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. Ebikes are not evil. I have been a writer for nigh on 20 years, a photographer for 25 years and a mountain biker for 30 years. I have written countless magazine and website features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrackworld. Although I am a Lancastrian, I freely admit that West Yorkshire is my favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without me riding and exploring the South Pennines.

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  • Fresh Goods Friday 685 – The ‘What did Santa bring?’ Edition
  • ton
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    that Canyon bike is very nice.     i think i may need a cheap-ish bike to replace one i sold.

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    Those egg breakers are surprisingly effective and useful. Used them on a few holidays. Not yet got one for home as a well-placed tap with a knife or spoon works. But nowhere near as well as one of those egg breakers.

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    That eggshell device is magnificent.  Bring back Charlie and he can sell them in the shop. Much more fun than Bum  Butter.

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    It’s Friday?

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    We think so.

    Hard to tell.

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    We have a sprung loaded version of the wgg cracker. Uses the string force instead of the height of the bead drop.

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    It was more like Hey Santa by UK Subs for me this year.

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    YT reckons that the Jeffsy is designed for days out of 50% up and 50% down

    Aren’t all rides 50% up and 50% down? 🤔

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    I need

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    I’d like to see what the eierschalaballabah can do to a tough Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

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    Maximum coverage full face

    If there is ever a review of this helmet there could be a bit of a revelation 😀

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    I am so looking forward to seeing all the “bunch of undated features ” on that Fox helmet 🙂

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    The yt Jeffsy looks class and well specced! Great bike, I have the 2017 version and am very happy with it!

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    Ahh a “Clack”. We’ve had one for years. Brilliant piece of German engineering you didn’t know you needed.

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    Aren’t all rides 50% up and 50% down? 🤔

    Not if you get a lift to the top in a van…

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    Still 50% riding up and 50% riding down, just not on a bike.

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    Egg clackers are the biz! There is a bit of an art to it, and using the right eggcup is important, but the satisfaction of clacking perfectly and lifting off a clean egg lid is… satisfying. 🙂

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