Are we still within the New Year period? It matters not. New things can happen whatever the calendar may say. What’s new this FGF? Well, we’ve decided to get with the now and make a weekly video to go with the web story.
Now then, perhaps the New Year was not the best time to debut the Audio Visual FGF; there’s not actually been very much delivered through the door this past week. Oops. Well, not in time for the actual day of shooting. (Sorry the smash the illusion before it’s even started)
In the absence of actually having anything shiny and new to show, just WTF did Hannah and Benji talk about? You’ll have to watch the vid. If you watched any of our MegaSack videos, you’ll be well aware of the sort of high level primo drivel waffle that these two can emit on demand.
Yamaha YDX Moro 07 30th Anniversary
- Price: £4,350
- From: Yamaha
An actual Yamaha. We’ve had Yamaha motor-ed ebikes in before (such as the E-Bike Of The Year no less) but this is the first fully Yamaha machine. Despite the split tube frame design, those of you with keen eye may see visual echoes of another giant bike brand in some of the tube shaping here. Well, we can anyway. The vital stats are 150mm rear travel, 160mm fork. 85Nm torque. 500Wh battery. Magura MT5 four-opots with 203mm rotors. 170mm dropper on this Large. And yep, 27.5in wheels front and rear. This particular Moro 7 is in the shiny 30th Anniversary colourway. 30 years? 30 years since what? 30 years since Yamaha’s first foray into the world of pedal assist bicycles. 1993 and all that. Fair dos.
Fresh Goods Friday 687 Video
- Price: £0.00
- From: YouTube
Well, here goes nothing. Almost literally.
- Price: £0.00
- From: Kona
What’s a New Year version of a Spring Clean? Whatever one of those is, we did. And we happened upon a baggie of stickers from Kona. These stickers could well push my [Benji] stickered-up garage cupboard doors into a state of total completion. I guess we’ll have to move house now. Favourite sticker? The yellow ‘EST. 1988’ ones of course!
Kona Wah Wah Small Composite Pedals
- Price: £55.00
- From: Kona
Keeping it Kona, here we have some purple placky peggles. The Wah Wah 2 Small is a composite pedal “made for people with smaller feet or kids with regular feet or anyone who just wants a smaller platform.” 13mm thick. 110mm by 108mm platform size. 7 pins per side. I might put them on my daughter’s bike to see if it inspires even more rad riding in 2024.
Aeroe 12L Dry Bag
- Price: £54.99
- From: Freewheel
We’ve been fairly loving the new mounts-to-anything Aeroe Spider rack luggage system stuff. A review is imminent by the way. But before we write/publish the sucker we wanted to give the system a go with a single 12L capacity drybag (as opposed to the standard 2 x 8L twin dry bag setup). Compatible with the Spider Rear Rack or Handlebar/Front Fork Cradle. Load limit: 4kgs. Heavy duty TPU fully welded. Fully waterproof.
Shimano ET7 Shoes
- Price: £119.00 (currently on sale for £79.00)
- From: Freewheel
Performance touring shoes… what? These natty Shimano shoes are ‘multi-weather’ flat pedal shoes for riders who don’t want to go riding, or multi-day touring in FiveTens or skate shoes.
To that end, the Shimano ET7 shoes have a performance-style upper, complete with single BOA dial, paired with a semi-knobbly sole that is designed to work with flat pedals (or even toe clips…) while still giving plenty of traction for off-bike use. There’s a ‘Splash Shield’ forefoot membrane to protect toes from, well, splashes and a semi-rigid midsole that’ll transfer power while still letting you browse the bakeries and bars in comfort and safety.
Amtech U2573 15m Garden Hose Pipe Reinforced PVC
- Price: £9.90
- From: Amazon
New year, new hose pipe. In a bid to keep the piece with the neighbours, a repositioning of The Place Where I Wash Filthy Bikes is required. Which necessitated a slightly longer length hose. Hopefully thi will reduce the amount flooding and over-silting mucktide that ends up in the neighbour’s gaff. Sorry about that pal.
Singletrack World Subscribers Newsletter Revamp
- Price: £0.00
- From: Newsletter Sign-up
If you are a Singletrack World subscriber, this one’s for you. The newsletter is having a kick up the arse for 2024. It’s increasing in frequency to fortnightly (from monthly) and will have a rotating editorship bringing you interesting and entertaining BTS* bits ‘n’ bobs. The first of the new look Subscriber Newsletter is going out next Monday and will have a feature from Chipps detailing a bit more about what the relaunch of the magazine is going to look like. New mag, new newsletter, new year, new… newness. Anyway, get yerself signed up. If you’re not on The List, you’re not coming in.
*hipspeak for Behind The Scenes
Vegan Wild Rocket
- Price: 11p
- From: Morrisons
Possibly taking veganuary to new marketing lows, you’ll be reassured to hear that this wild rocket is suitable for vegans. If you have not welcomed rocket into your life, now may be the time to do so. Pile it on top of some nice crusty bread and hummus, mix it in with some pasta and parmesan shavings and a splash of olive oil, or eat with a hearty risotto. Mmm. Hungry? Head to this thread for more snack ideas…
Thread Of The Week
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