In this extra special 30th edition of our globally-renowned Goods In series, we pass the camera reins over to Rob.
Abus Granit X-Plus 540 lock
People who work in the bike industry know whose locks are the best. And it’s Abus. The Sold Secure Gold-rated Granit X-Plus 540 replaces the legendary X-Plus 54. There’s not a lot different (no need). It’s mainly an aesthetic re-styling. An essential purchase for commuters.
Castelli Arenberg gel mitts
Designed to provide maximum gel padding to protect you hands on the toughest and roughest roads. 82% Polyester, 18% Spandex. Precurved palm design. Silicone grip on palm. Moisture wicking. Weight: 57g.
What’s in this fancy box?
Dainese Hybrid knee guard
It’s the next big thing: body armour for hybrid bikes. Not really. Although if you’re a regular commuter you’d probably be up for a bit of extra protection against wazzocks behind the wheel. In which case, go with some Dainese. It’s the best armour around.
Placky peggles in lots of nice on-trend colours. Cromo axles. Classic DMR V cage design. Light. Semi-disposable, in a good way.
Ergon GP5 grips with bar ends
You don’t see bar ends on mountain bikes very much anymore. Not even XC racers seem to use the much. Where bar ends are still being used in on touring bikes where they aren’t used so much for out-of-the-saddle climbing leverage aids but instead are there to offer different places/angles to put your hands. Ergon grips all have their usual paddle extension which supports the outside of your palm.
Garmin Vector Pedal power meter
“With the dual-sensing Vector 2, the force sensors are housed in both pedals, so it can independently measure power from each leg and report total power as well as the balance between your right and left leg”. And with that statement, the riding buddies of Stages-owners have all the bragging rights they need! Arms race.
Time Xpresso 10 Carbon Ltd Ed pedals
Limited edition pedals with Tour De France (hence the Eiffel Tower of boxes in the background) and Union Jack custom top plate designs.
Michelin Power All Season road tyres
Yeah, yeah… brilliant new tyre from Michelin that offers serious improvements in wet conditions… Blah blah blah. JUST LOOK AT THE BOX! A fabulously nu-skool retro vibe that only an esteemed brand like Michelin could pull off so nonchalantly.
Magura suspension forks
We’ve just had a drop of all sorts of excellent Magura forks. All wheel sizes catered for – yes even 26″. Mostly bolt-thru but there’s a couple of QR ones in there too. Travel options from 100mm up to 150mm. Have a shufty and consider trying some suspension from one of smaller brands.
3T Orbis II C50 Team carbon road wheel
Very modern wheels for very modern modernists. Mid-range, medium-depth clincher wheelset of the 3T Orbis II range of rim-brake wheels. Wide, 25 mm all-carbon-fiber rims ideally support fat, race-weight clincher tires at lower inflation pressures, for more grip and comfort.
Hope F20 flat pedals
It was all going so well for Rob. Until he took this pic. It’s slightly out of focus. And that’s a purple pedal, not the orange pedal he was asked to shoot. Yes, we are hard task masters. BUT THE BOY’S GOT TO LEARN!
Castelli Rodeo jersey
Inspired by the landscape and colour palettes of Colorado. Compared to a normal race-fit jersey, the Rodeo saves about 12 watts at 40 km/h. Quality Italian design and manufacture. Velocity dimpled fabric is breathable, whilst Nervato around the armholes makes this jersey more aerodynamic. 3 rear pockets with an additional zipped pocket. Full length zip. Weight: 125g (size L).
Early Rider Trail Runner XL balance bike
A fatbike for toddlers. If this is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Early Rider’s lightest frameset keeps weight to a minimum and offsets the larger tyres making grip and ride comfort the big winners. If the Fonz had a balance bike, this would have been it.
Northwave Aircrosser helmet
A proper cycling helmet for under £25. Amazing stuff. We have a limited amount of these. It’s quite a large amount but once word gets out about these they’ll not be around for long.
Santini Ducati Cotton race cap
Do you love everything two wheeled? Then you’ll no doubt be massively interested in this hat. Sport your motorbike colours whilst riding your pushbike around. Everyone will love you. Ciao for now!