Fresh Goods: Warehouse Round-up By Guest Editor Julia Barfoot
Following on from March’s Warehouse Round up, we’ve got a whole bunch of new brightly coloured biking bling to show you all. This week we’ve gone for a fluro theme picking out some of the hottest products this season including comfy saddles from Fabric, swanky shorts from Troy Lee Designs and the new range of active wear from the top brand Specialized to name a few.
First up we have three shorts from Troy Lee Designs. (In order of warehouse washing line appearance) The Skyline Ripstop shorts in army green are a really durable pair of shorts which are great for trail riding, featuring pedal friendly side pockets and handy waist adjustments for the perfect fit.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Ripstop Shorts RRP £59.98
The Fluorescent yellow sprint shorts are perfect for enduro and downhill riders alike. The shorts feature two front zip pockets and a neat silicon gripper along the back of the waist band to keep them in check, loads of adjustment on the waist and are super breathable for those hot days in the saddle.
Troy Lee Designs Sprint Shorts RRP £79.98
Here we have the Skyline Race Shorts in charcoal grey. These bad boys have a removable chamois liner with padding for rider looking for extra comfort. These feature rich shorts wouldn’t look out of place down the pub and include a rear zipped pocket on the waist band which can fit a phone, ID and cash.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Race Shorts RRP £79.98
Next up we have the new range of specialized active wear for women. The first thing you notice is how soft the fabric feels thanks to the Vaporize knit fabric which also happens to be highly effective at wicking moisture away from the skin, is comfortable to wear and warm. The Shasta short sleeve jersey features two rear pockets perfect for any of your small essentials.
The Specialized Shasta Long Sleeve Jersey is made from the same Vaporize fabric and features a reflective strip down the back and two concealed rear zip pockets with a hole for the lead on your headphones. The leggings as well as the rest of the range have been designed with versatility in mind; perfect for cycling, going to the gym, running in the park or walking the dog.
Also delivered this morning were a sack load of fabulous fabric saddles. We are stocking the entire range including the gnarly ALM Shallow Ultimate made from a single piece of carbon fiber weighing a mere 148 grams, according to our workshop scales.
Fabric ALM Shallow Ultimate Saddle RRP £224.99 (weight 148 grams)
Fabric Scoop Radius Pro Saddle RRP £99.99 (weight 192 grams)
Fabric Scoop Flat Elite Saddle RRP £39.99 (weight 260 grams)
Fabric Line Shallow Elite Saddle RRP £39.99 (weight 240 grams)
Just to prove we did actually weigh the saddles!
These Cube HPP bottle cages caught our eye as we scoured the warehouse for pretty products. HPP stands for high performance plastic by the way. According to cube they’re matte red, but we reckon there a firey fluro tango.
Cube HPP Matte Cage RRP £10.99
There’s a whole range of matching Cube accessories including this pimp little shock pump. An absolute essential for anyone riding a bike with suspension this season.
Cube Shock Pump RRP £29.99
Continuing the colourful theme the Fox Ranger gloves are available in aqua blue, fluro yellow and black. The palm is made from a Clarino fabric which is breathable, soft and durable. The wrist closure is super low profile so shouldn’t rub or be uncomfortable and the index and middle fingers have a grippy silicon strip perfect for gripping the break leavers.
Fox Ranger Gloves RRP £21.99
Last but definitely not least we have the Lezyne Zecto Rear Light. Whilst this isn’t a ‘new’ product its an important one. Why? Well most of you are probably starting to head out on evening rides and whilst it’s light between 5-7:30pm it’s worth having a rear light just in case you enjoy your ride so much you decide to stay out longer, get an unexpected mechanical, flat tyre or have an extended pub stop! #safetyfirst.
Lezyne Zecto Rear Light RRP £27.77
That’s it for this week, thanks for checking out the latest fresh goods straight from the warehouse. We’ll keep an eye out as new stuff arrives and keep you all posted with the latest bike related bling!