Fresh Goods Friday

Every Friday we feature all the kit, clothing, bikes and general unsolicited bits and bobs that arrive at our door. It heads through the often unflattering filter of our unique FGF photographic style policy before being considered for onward full review. Be prepared for shocking poses and facial expressions and as a supplier, we invite you to send us your latest products at your own risk – the results may not be what you expect.

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 World 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 thoroughly tested.

Fresh Goods Friday 629: The All Wrapped-Up Edition

Time to down tools and check out what the various couriers and posties have lobbed at us this past seven days.

Fresh Goods Friday 628: Rear Guard Action Edition

This is the yintro... it's a bit like the yangtro except the complete opposite. Which brings us in no relevant way whatsoever to this week's Eff Gee Eff!

Fresh Goods Friday 627: In It To Win It Init Edition

This is the Zinntro... the intro inspired by the author of Zinn & The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance (the N-tastic Lennard Zinn).

Fresh Goods Friday 626: Silver Serfing Edition

This is the bintro... the intro that actually got written on bin day (which is Thursday round here).

Fresh Goods Friday 625: Oh, that’s actually quite reasonable edition

Everyone sitting bored at home and wondering what to do with themselves this weekend? Kids getting antsy cooped up? Adults getting antsy looking at their bank statements? Let me present...

Fresh Goods Friday 624: Gold Leaf Edition

Eee... I don't know about you but there seems to be an inordinate amount of leaves on my lines all of a sudden.

Fresh Goods Friday 623: Rechargeable Battering Edition

This is the "Wintro". The intro of winners. What have we won exactly? We've won the satisfaction of making it through another week. We've won ourselves a weekend.

Fresh Goods Friday 622: Get Yr Vote On Edition

Hip hop hooray it is Friday! Round these parts it's all been about the Singletrack World Reader Awards.

Fresh Goods Friday 621: Soup and/or Sandwich Edition

Have you made the switch to soup yet? Or are you still bringing a sandwich in your packed lunch?

Fresh Goods Friday 620: The Harnessing Cyclists Edition

Reassuringly just about lunch time. Chant your 'how much!' mantras and feel that feeling of calm descend upon you.

Fresh Goods Friday 619: Accept No Substitutes Edition

Truth bombs: George Benson sang "The Greatest Love Of All". Rupert Holmes sang "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)".

Fresh Goods Friday 618: Standing In A Line Edition

Bank Holiday incoming! What better way to celebrate an extra day off work than taking a look at FGF618? And look! Thread Of The Week has returned.

Fresh Goods Friday 617: End of an Era Edition

Six James Bonds, seven Popes, fourteen US presidents, fifteen UK prime Ministers, 144 Issues of Singletrack Magazine, 62 Italian Governments.

Fresh Goods Friday 616: The Loamer Edition

Loamer. This appears to be the word of the year within hip mountain bike circles. WTF does it mean? I'm not exactly sure. Something very soily?

Fresh Goods Friday 615: Rave On Edition

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...

Fresh Goods Friday: Smell The Cheese

We’re feeling all fuzzy and loved here at Singletrack World this week. Following Mark’s appeal, Charlie has been busily skipping to and from the post office with your merch orders,...

Fresh Goods Friday 613: One In One Out Edition

It's peak holiday season and we've installed a revolving door at the front of Singletrack Towers to deal with the high turnover of suntanned/stressed-out staff.

FGF 612: Very Common Not Very Wealthy Edition

It's a photo-heavy edition of Fresh Goods Friday this week. We hope your broadband connection or cellular data network can handle it!

Fresh Goods Friday 611: The Skeleton Crew Edition

Hello? Is there anybody there? Can anybody hear me? The mass exodus continues. Cliff Richard has taken everybody on a summer holiday.

Fresh Goods Friday 610: After The Heat Edition

We hope you, your pets, your plants and so on all made it through the extreme heat this week, and if you have got school holiday getaways, may they go…

Fresh Goods Friday 609: Missing In Action Edition

Ride your bike. Stay in the trees. Plot routes near watering holes (AKA 'shops'). Strap another bottle cage on to your bike/body. Sun cream.

Fresh Goods Friday 608: The Bike Heavy Edition

I'm writing this with stinging fingers. Summer is well and true upon us. The trails have grown their hair out and every ride sees regular brushes with nettles, brambles and…

Fresh Goods Friday 607: Glance Mastering Edition

The Tour Of The France begins today. But before you open up a browser tab to listen/watch the opening stage (which is probably a time trial in Denmark somewhere IIRC),...

FGF 606: Roland Just Wants To Help You Edition

Did someone say 606? Remember the Roland TR-606 drum machine? You don't but you do. 303, 909, 606... which is your favourite device?

Fresh Goods Friday 605: The Highly Erratic Edition

I (Amanda), am in the Lake District with Benji and Mark, fumbling around with bikes and cameras. It’s far too rare an occasion that this job actually takes us outside...

Fresh Goods Friday 604: The Great Power & Responsibility Edition

We trust you’ve had a most splendid week. If you haven’t, we’re sorry about that. There’s always next week. This too shall pass. Anyway. Here’s this week’s Fresh Goods for...

Fresh Goods Friday 603 – The Cat’s Whiskers Edition

Whether you’re dodging your neighbours at a street party, or just trying to drown out the fact they’ve decided to spend the entire bank holiday jet washing their patio, you’ve...

FGF 602: We Mean It Maan Edition

Please try and keep those forelocks untugged for a few more days as we delve into the People's Republic of Fresh Goods.

FGF 601: Fort Bill is Back Edition

We're all just clockwatching today - yes, even more than normal - because it's Fort William Weekend once more!

FGF 600: At Least We Made It This Far Edition

As real life feels more and more like the opening fifteen minutes of Threads (sorry!), let's console ourselves with some product gawping.