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  • Fresh Goods Friday 608: The Bike Heavy Edition
  • Ben_Haworth
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    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 other various whipping green things.

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    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    had to google claymore, thinking a Mine, also a sword.. very nice Red

    is the bluegrass d30 back protector cool?, my fox one is well hot..

    ps. £110 for the canvas sleuth, black leather ladies ones are £30 on Evanscycles

    teethgrinder
    Full Member

    Headset-routed cables can get to ****

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    is the bluegrass d30 back protector cool?, my fox one is well hot..

    I’ve got the slightly bigger one with shoulder pads in and it’s not bad at all in the grand scheme of these things. You’d never forget you’re wearing it but it’s not bad.

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    thanks @ dangeourbrain, i’ll see if they drop in price

    nickc
    Full Member

    Amongst some strong contenders for the title of “worlds’s ugliest E-bike” that Whyte goes straight into the top 5. Why are they (as a group) so uniformly bad?

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    FWIW The pockets are a good size and there’s space for a bladder in with the back protector of mine too.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Why are they (as a group) so uniformly bad?

    I guess its just that we’re used to seeing skinny tubes and the like. Give it a decade or two and I reckon they’ll look the same but we’ll think that’s very normal rather than awful

    IHN
    Full Member

    We all know the vitamin stuff is nonsense, right?

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    It is absolutely not @IHN its even more potent than purest rattle snake distillate

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    May as well replace every side on those dice to “crash horrificly” for me…..

    voodoo-rich
    Full Member

    Pretty standard vitamins and readily-available supplements, with added marketing… for £££

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    That T140 looks like the play bike I want. Please tell me its less than £3k…

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Tell me I’m not the only one who opened the article so see what these ridiculously overweight bikes were that pushed even STW to title it the Heavy Bikes Edition

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    and offer the purest ingredients without the use of any additives.

    Where are they mining this pure vitamin ore?

    Such bollocks and £30 a month! 🤣

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Give it a decade or two and I reckon they’ll look the same but we’ll think that’s very normal rather than awful

    Maybe mountain bikers will evolve cat-like pupils so we see things slimmer and massive shoulder muscles so we don’t notice 40kg bike weight when lifting them over gates.

    darlobiker
    Full Member

    Not THE Bryan Steel?

    zerocool
    Full Member

    Headset routed cables and flat mount brakes can go do one.

    HoratioHufnagel
    Free Member

    I reckon if you add a decent waterbottle to that Whyte E160, it will weigh roughly the same as 3 of those Canyon bikes.

    tuboflard
    Full Member

    Those dice should have “compound” and “fracture” along with “dislocated” and “shoulder” on them.

    voodoo-rich
    Full Member

    @Kryton57 the Whyte is listed at £4099 by Balfes, cheaper model at £3299 has full Deore groupset and Rockshox at both ends. I saw the Guy Kesteven review and went looking, no idea if the prices or spec are correct.

    dawson
    Full Member

    It’s coming to something when the title of FGF makes it sound like it is an anomaly for it to actually contain several bikes

    Sandwich
    Full Member

    its even more potent than purest rattle snake distillate

    As good as directional hi-fi interconnect cables?

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Doesn’t help that the Whyte is in Flymo orange.

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    That Claymore looks ace, has turned my head more than any other recent bike I can think of

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    As good as directional hi-fi interconnect cables?

    Better than that, it’s like directional cables crossed with conti vert pros.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Where are they mining this pure vitamin ore?

    Such bollocks and £30 a month!

    There isn’t even an out of date discount code in the member’s area

    brakestoomuch
    Full Member

    I love you all. I may have been drinking.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    @whatyadoinsucka so as it came up yesterday…

    I’ve been out for an all day and wholly inappropriate for a back protector ride in mine today, under a thin ls jersey, and I haven’t been too hot despite the weather.

    As to why I would do this there is a reason, its not very good, so I’ll pretend it was in the interest of science and being able to tell you if I died of heat exhaustion or not. I didn’t.

    argee
    Full Member

    Whyte have got rid of that horrible seat tube brace, the T140 now looks like most of the bikes in that 4-bar style, but at least they have UK company and support backing them up, would have been a contender before i got the norco if this had been out.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    Has the integrated Canyon handlebar/stem combo broken yet? Like many other needless bollox designs they’ve put out in the past couple of years on road and TT Bikes ? If not, it’ll probably be doing so before long.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    £1 per vitamin pill on a monthly subscription vs £3 for 90 pills in Aldi. That is quite some mark up!

    And zero evidence they do any good.

    tykebike
    Free Member

    Are nettle stings more powerful than they used to be? Not for people who wear gloves like they used to do.

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