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
- Price: £4,999
- From: YT Industries
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
- Price: £89.00
- From: Ere Research
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
- Price: £269.99
- From: Fox Racing
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
- Price: £35.00
- From: Elro Distribution
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
- 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.
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.