A couple of days late with this edition of your favourite weekly rundown of new stuff and hilariously witty (or hurriedly cut-and-pasted) captions. Enjoy!
Continental tub cement
Holy schlauchreifenkitts Batman! Here’s some glue for your tub tyres. Don’t know what tubs are? They’re strange and alluring things that are best left unspoken to normal riders.
Cateye Enduro computer
Is this a computer designed specifically for Enduro racing or is it just an odd bit of re-naming of an existing model? Hmm… Wotevz. If you want a rugged wired computer for less than £20 – here it is.
Giro Cipher full facer
The perfect lid for the Downhill or Enduro racer who doesn’t like to be noticed. Camouflage design basically guarantees that you will never be seen whilst on the trail. It will be as if the headless horseman is riding your bike. It’s also available in black if you prefer not to be seen whilst downhilling at night.
Hope SL grips
According to one of esteemed customers: “These are the best grips I have ever had, got them in black, proper bling too.” So there you go.
OTE Carbo Booster
Designed with the intention to be used to increase the amount of carbohydrate in your energy or recovery drink or to be used for carbohydrate loading. It’s effective in a variety of circumstances including when performing a workout of high intensity, training In cooler conditions when more carbohydrate energy is ideal, or when used in a team sport or high risk situation where the time available to take on fluid is at a minimum and every given mouthful can make a difference.
Velox Jantex tub tape
If you’re not into glue sniffing you may wish to try what is effectively double-sided Sellotaping your tyres to your rims.
Speedplay Aero Walkable cleats
You have to admire the madness of Speedplay pedals. In a sea of conformity and samey products, Speedplay stand out by being insane/brilliant (delete as prejudice dictates). There’s very few companies who can make so many accessories for addressing the potential shortcomings of their product whilst somehow making their products seem cooler and strangely more desirable.
Uvex Sunsation sunglasses
Do you like black and orange and are concerned about ball bearings flying at your eyes? These shades have been mechanical strength tested using 6mm steel balls which are fired at the lens at an impact velocity of almost 160km/h.
A lightweight and streamlined enduro pack with integrated back protection, 12 litres of cargo and armour carry. The Impact Protector™ is made of flexible, lightweight foam that moves with your body, so you’ll get the protection you need without feeling like a tank. And the wider waist belt and dual sternum straps keep the pack positioned securely. If the weather turns, an integrated rain cover pops up to shield your gear, and there’s a secure half-shell helmet carry for aggressive descents while wearing your full face. The pack also features a bike tool organizer roll that fits into a cargo space, so you can easily grab your tools and get to work.
RockShox Boxxer World Cup Solo Air forks
Kane (the owner of the grasping hand in the photo above) wanted to look at some Boxxers in the flesh and who are we to refuse such a desperate plea?
Shimano Saint M820 disc brakes (F&R set)
Extra long banjo hose. We’ll say that again. Extra long banjo hose. If you suffer from a short banjo you’ll appreciate these big black disc brakes.
VP Harrier flat pedals
From extra long to ultra thin, the Harriers take the modern vogue for thin pedals and push it to minimal extremes. 120 x 110 x 12mm. CNC nachined forged cromoly axle, heat treated. Forged aluminium body. Forged steel pins, heat treated and replaceable. Weight: 362g per pair.
Halo Proactive Sports Wash and Kit Refresher
Do you have some older garments that pong a bit as soon as you put them on and move around? Halo’s sports wash and kit refresher removes odours from clothing instead of just masking them. Approved fungicidal and antibacterial formulation keeps your clothes feeling and smelling like new for longer.
XLab Aerobar Torpedo Hydration System 400
No it’s not a new Nerf gun, it’s pretty much Camelbak-meets=water-bottle for triathletes’ handlebars. Very aero. Height adjustable. Ability to mount your computer out in front for eyes-down head-still glancing. Holds 768ml of liquid. Looks weird to most cyclists. Looks great to experienced triathletes.
XLab Chimp carbon bottle cage
Built for triathlon bikes that have tight front triangles, we can also predict this cage being popular with nu-skool MTB Enduro racers who use bottles and also have front triangles that are often cramped for space.
Ass Savers Extended mudguard
Ass Savers are not designed to protect your posterior from everything. They’re designed to cut down on the permanent ‘spray tap’ that flies up from your rear tyre in wet conditions straight on to your lower back and bum. Fits in seconds. Removes in seconds too.
Castelli Womens Fortuna jersey
Prosecco 3D fabric for light and airy feel. Waist and sleeves in stretch mesh for extra-soft feel. YKK Invisible zipper. Three rear pockets with reflective tabs.
Guerciotti bikes now in stock
Guerciotti frames always get all the attention, which is fair enough but we reckon the other bits on the bikes have some swish aesthetic touches too. The Ursus hubs with Italain green, white and red striping are lovely.
Guerciotti Record frameset
Smith Optics Fuel V.2 Sweat-X
If you thought Camelbak had a way with colour names then wait until you delve into wild world of Smith Optics goggles! For example, this particular set of goggles are described as “Navy Dr. Bob” colour. This is sure to delight bike shop assistants all over the world when Spotty Herberts come in asking for them.
Transition Ripcord 24″ wheel kids MTB
For spoilt brats of dirt everywhere. Transition have based the design around a 100mm travel 26″ fork (yes, the wheels are 24″) and a standard size rear shock so you have plenty of upgrade options down the road.