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 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.

Fresh Goods Friday 599: Democracy Inaction Edition

We hope everyone (in the UK at least) is recovering from the white heat of excitement that comes with taking part in western democracy.

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Fresh Goods Friday 598: Bluebell Search Edition

Hannah is back from the USA in body but not mind. She keeps waking up in the night convinced she’s still camping out in some California woodland, or jerking awake...

O say, can you see Fresh Goods Friday 597?

Apologies in advance for any USA pricing. Hannah is on holiday and can't figure out how to get UK websites to display on her laptop.

Fresh Goods Friday 596 Good Friday Edition! Goodness.

Here we are, sliding into the weekend early! It’s Good Friday and Hannah is still in America bike-bothering, Amanda is off to the Cairngorms to play ‘It’ll Go’ on her...

Fresh Goods Friday 595 – Big Fork, Little Bar, Cardboard Box Edition

It’s Friday again. Easter is approaching and, soon, summer will be here. Or is it spring? When does it all start? Anyway, not long now until those blue sky days...

Fresh Goods Friday 594: The Fifth Season

Here we are, back to winter, just in time for our energy bills to rise an unfathomable amount. So get your insulated jackets out, your merino base layers, your buffs...

Fresh Goods Friday 593: Sunland vs Iceland edition

I would write a slightly longer introduction to this week's FGF but... the sun's out. I'm off out on my bike to ride all the trails that have been off-limits-soggy…

Fresh Goods Friday 592: Too many birthdays edition

What is it with March? It seems like it’s someone’s birthday every day. Well, obviously it is someone’s birthday every day, every day. But you know what I mean. Don’t...

Fresh Goods Friday 591: looking out for bluebells edition

Although the pesky wall calendar may claim that it's not spring until March 27th or something ri-dic-u-lous, we've already spotted bluebell shoots er, shooting up.

FGF 590: Back 2 Life, Back 2 Reality

This week saw Singletrack head back to the office. For the first time since The Before Times, we were pretty much all in the building for one day.