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 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 tested.

Fresh Goods Friday 650: Fashionable Goods Friday

FGF is often a series of photos of bad modelling, so it seems in keeping to share some wedding dress shopping nonsense.

Fresh Goods Friday 649 – Sparkling Finger Magic Edition

Hello, good evening and welcome to this week’s Eff Gee Eff. It must be evening somewhere, right? We’ve been struggling for instrospiration this week, possibly due to motivation being carried...

Fresh Goods Friday 648 – Sort It Out Edition

Enough with the chocolate, it\'s time for everyone\'s favourite end-of-the-week shiny bits showcase: Fresh Goods Friday!

Fresh Goods Friday 647: Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Spring arrived earlier this week, and what a treat it has been. How have you chosen to use all that extra daylight? I have spent it taking a longer way...

Fresh Goods Friday 646 – The Weird Galactic Soup Edition

Let’s start out with something approaching normal service… For the CNC and skate nerds, it’s kinda cool, but also seems like a vest waste of metal. Beware the wormhole that...

Fresh Good Friday 645 – Things that make you go Mmm…

Mmm… Pentax 645. Benji wrote that, and then went on holiday. So who knows? What sort of ‘Mmm’ is it? Perhaps it’s a ‘Mmm’ of the variety you give to...

Fresh Goods Friday 644 – The Where Am I Edition

It is, inexplicably, Friday again. The longest fastest week to date. Are we sliding ever faster, reaching terminal velocity, and then about to hit British Summer Time? Hopefully it’s like...

Fresh Goods Friday 643 – The Chiller Aisle Edition

Let’s be truly British and talk about the weather, eh? It seems that no sooner have you been given a glimpse of spring than it all goes bonkers again and...

Fresh Goods Friday 642 – Cake For Me, Corned Beef For You

It’s been mixed up week here at STW Towers, mostly thanks to everyone suddenly realising they haven’t used up their annual leave so they’d better take some time off. We...

Fresh Goods Friday 641: The Big Purple Edition

We hope you\'re not struggling too much with the absence of baby plum tomatoes in your packed lunch, or pepper sticks to dip in your hummus.

BTR trail tool

Fresh Goods Friday 640: Three Feet High Edition

This is the shintro... coming at you like a BMX shark bite pedal at your 1980s shins.

Fresh Goods Friday 639: Beating The Heating Edition

This is the tintro... eerily reminiscent of the pewtero but a bit more silvery. What? No idea. We\'re just riffing here.

Fresh Goods Friday 638: Blasting From The Pasting Edition

This is the bintro... very much like an intro but please be careful to sort the cardboard and paper from the glass and plastics.

Fresh Goods Friday 637: The Warranty Edition

This in the \'kin-tro... A bit like the flippin-tro but just that little bit coarser. Because we all just want to go out and ride our ATBs today, let\'s dive…

Fresh Goods Friday 636: The OnlyFan Heaters Edition

After an unexpectedly hectic - and just plain odd - week of rolling news, it\'s nice to finally kick back and unwind with a nice slice of FGF.

Fresh Goods Friday 635: Veg & Two Fruits Edition

This is the yintro... it\'s a bit like the yangtro but totally the polar opposite. What does FGF have in store for us all this week?

Fresh Goods Friday 634: The Home Improvements Edition

It\'s dark and cold and wet outside, and we\'re sick of staring at our walls and wondering if that\'s magnolia or nicotine, a rat or a mouse

Fresh Goods Friday 633 – the no deep thoughts edition

It may come as a surprise, but today is Friday! Yay! The last Friday of 2022. Where did that year go? It’s probably time to sit back and reflect on...

Fresh Goods Friday 632: The Brandy Absorbing Edition

This is the second to last Fresh Goods Friday of the year, so you may be hoping for an abundance of nifty gadgets that we’ve been gathering as gifts for...

Fresh Goods Friday 631: Not Just For Christmas Edition

This is the inntro… much like a usual intro except there’s no room for messiahs. What have the Four Wise Couriers brought for us this week? Certainly not any gold,...

Fresh Goods Friday 630: Behind The Radiator Edition

The orange-chested robin redbreast is called redbreast because there was no English word for the colour orange until the 16th century.

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.

Mudhugger MK2 Rear

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?