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.

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.

Fresh Goods Friday 589: The attraction of distraction edition

Are you familiar with that meme of the 'This Is Fine' cartoon dog calmly drinking from a mug whilst its house is burning down all around it?

Fresh Goods Friday 588: Sheltering from the storm edition

There’s a fun thread on the Forum (though it’s not thread of the week, soz) about bikes you wish brands would make. After the recent flurry of giant wheeled trail...

Fresh Goods Friday 587: Bad Gateway Drug Edition

Another Friday is upon us. After another week of digital trials and tribulations. Here's a rundown of what the beautiful rogue's gallery of couriers and posties has cobbed at us…

Fresh Goods Friday 586: digital thirst edition

You may have noticed the Singletrackworld homepage looked a bit different yesterday. This was due to the new issue of the magazine coming out.

Fresh Goods Friday 585: keep off the roading edition

After a strangely traffic-heavy tarmac week on singletrackworld.com it’s nice to head into the weekend planning our big weekend off-road rides. Most of us here are lucky enough to be...

Fresh Goods Friday 584: UKIP or Cadbury Twirl edition

Ben said: Can someone with a functioning mind write an intro pls? So you’ve got Hannah’s ramblings… April Parker, I wonder where she is now, and if she’s distressed today?...

Fresh Goods Friday 583 – The BYOB edition

We believe implicitly that it’s Friday and the goods are fresh, though it could be Saturday by the time you are reading this, and perhaps you have seen the goods...

Fresh Goods Friday 582 – do you wish for Swedish squish?

This week’s Fresh Goods Friday is brought to you by Dr Seuss. Not really. It’s brought to you by several Singletrackworld staffers who are ensconced in different levels of fleece...

Fresh Goods Friday 581 – Keeping Things Regular

What tyres for a ploughed field? What mountain bike tyres for mostly road use? Is there such a thing as a mudguard with a built in mud scraper? Why aren’t...

FGF 579 – The Case of the Pie Case Mystery Edition

For the last few weeks, thanks to a blocked gutter, anyone venturing into Singletrack Towers had to make their way through a waterfall. Not so much a nice Timotei advert,...

FGF 578 – The nothing happened that shouldn’t have happened edition

We have been repeatedly assured that no cheeky trails have been ridden and that no rules were broken. That is what we have been repeatedly assured. All trails were sanctioned...

Fresh Goods Friday 577 – The warm up before listening edition

You may find that the music in this week’s edition causes neck injuries. Please undertake some gentle warm up exercises before going full mosh. It’s started. We are in it....

FGF 576 – The Launch It All Into Space Edition

Maybe *some* of us need to get out and ride a bike more. Luckily, Hannah is in the office all by herself so no one is around to endure her...

Fresh Goods Friday 575 – Tah Dah! All the Fuzzy Feels

This is a warm and fuzzy Fresh Goods Friday – good vibes all round, as you lot kindly donated over £1000 to World Bicycle Relief last weekend, which will get...

Fresh Goods Friday 574 – Welsh Caves and French Punk

We’re going to assume you’re here for a little escapism and don’t want us to remind you of all the things in the news that might make you a teensy...

Fresh Goods Friday 573 – Snacks, Slacks and Old Words

Get your boosters, wear a mask, play outside. Try not to be a dick. Be nice to people, say hi, take your litter home. Make someone else happy, hug your...

Fresh Goods Friday 572 – Firing On Most Cylinders

A combination of staffers taking half term off, and three staff households having the Covid has led to a half-staffed Singletrack this week. Many of us have been pinged by...

Fresh Goods Friday 571 – The ‘Quick! It’s briefly sunny outside’ issue

It’s all got a bit ping-tastic up here, so some of us are diving outside and enjoying a bike ride while we can, others have their fingers crossed for half...

A Very Colourful Fresh Goods Friday 570

What joys will this weekend bring? Hopefully some clear skies, low winds and crunchy trails. If autumnal rides aren’t your bag, how about a duvet day with the latest issue...

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FGF 569 – The Week That Social Media Broke

It seems a long time ago now that some poor employee at Facebook HQ had to stand on a colleague’s shoulder, shimmy in through an open bathroom window, crawl through...

Fresh Goods Friday 568 – Vive La Revolution!

Welcome to the corner of smug. Hasn’t it been a great week? All that sailing past queues of cars, all that totally not worrying about fuel because you don’t need...

FGF 567 – The Duvet Edition

This Fresh Goods Friday comes to you from under a duvet. We’ve kissed goodbye to Drink Beer At Your Desk Friday and said hello to Drink Hot Chocolate Under Your...

FGF 566 – Happy Days, Sad Days

We start this Fresh Goods Friday with sad/happy news. Sad for us, and you, but happy for Lauren. She’s been head hunted by a marketing company and lured away from...

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FGF 565 – The future has landed

We’ve made it through another week of mis-forecasts, warm nights, high pollen levels and it’s finally the weekend. We’re sure you all have lots planned, but if you find the...

FGF 564 – Everything Is Different But The Same

This week while some of the STW crew had our first taste of heading back to the office, Chipps started larging it as Editor as Large – starting with a...

Fresh Goods Friday 563 – Bank Holiday Treats

The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, the bees are buzzing, and it’s the weekend! If you’ve failed to make plans for this summery treat of an August Bank...

Fresh Goods Friday 561 – The Chipps Gets Married Edition

One might suspect that a container ship has landed, as this week there’s a flurry of product launches and a whole three bikes in today’s Fresh Goods Friday. But never...

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Fresh Goods Friday 559 – Le Freak, C’est Chic

How very odd. Tonight, at the Trades Club just along the road from Singletrack Towers, it is possible to go to a disco. Not an outdoor silent disco with headphones,...

Fresh Goods Friday 558 – The I’m Not Too Hot, YOU’RE Too Hot Edition

The current heatwave is both a treat and a challenge. Riding bikes in anything over 24°C seems more challenging in the UK than it does abroad. Our shops and cafes...