Direct: Cycle trade launch soon
With plans to host a cycle trade launch in February, Sugru has demonstrated its worth to the cyclist by introducing a handy magnet kit – making it simple as can be to mount lights to lids and GPS units to handlebars.
For the uninitiated, Sugru is a clay like substance that is packaged in foil to keep it fresh. Remove it from the packaging and apply it to anything you’d like held down, or modified to suit. After 24 hours Sugru sets and becomes very difficult to remove, making it ideal for fixing down bike lights and the like.
To keep up to date with the label and its plans for the cycling business, follow @sugru on Twitter, or check in with BikeBiz for more soon.
Whackjob Bamboo socks
Direct to retail: www.whackjob.co.uk
Devon’s ethical cycle clothing maker Whackjob has announced the addition of bamboo fibre socks at £12 a pair.
Reinforced in key areas for longevity, the socks don’t go over the top on design, instead choosing to let the fabric do the talking. Bamboo is ideal for socks, being naturally anti-microbial, as well as extremely soft and fast wicking.
Like all other garments from Whackjob, the bamboo is ethically sourced. Retail partners are sought to carry the label, which offers no minimum order terms. Founder Joel Teague is readily available to discuss opportunities.
Need an all round stock of gloves for your
outdoor loving customers? MacWet’s gloves aren’t specific to cycling, but are nonetheless ideal for two wheels, four hooves, or simply for walking through the woods.
With a keen focus on fit, the label has a wide size chart. The gloves are designed to adapt to changes
in temperature and moisture levels, ensuring that the wearer benefits from their ‘all grip, no slip’ technology.
The glove range is priced at between £27.99 and £29.99 and sizing information can be found at Macwet.com.
Sigma Sport: 01692 650673
Three new lights have joined the Sigma catalogue – the Mono RL and FL, as well as the Siggi. Thanks to the integrated lithium ion batteries with a Micro USB recharging function, these effervescent lights are ready to use after a day in the office.
Available in black or white, the circular Mono FL is perfect for use in cities. The practical click switch with a clear on/off response can be easily operated while wearing gloves. The light lasts for up to five hours in power mode and eight hours in flashing mode. The ultra-bright white 0.5-watt power LED provides excellent illumination.
Available in black or white, the Mono RL lasts for up to seven hours in power mode. The ultra-bright red 0.5-watt power LED and Sigma loop light system ensure good visibility from up to 400 meters.
Whether in the black and white or red and white version, the Siggi is visually attractive. This unit
lasts for up to five hours in power mode, up to nine hours in standard mode, and up to eight hours in flashing mode.
Renthal Fatbar Lite carbon
Ison: 01353 662662
Renthal’s popular FatBar has evolved with the introduction of four carbon handlebars to the range.
The Fatbar Lite Carbon is designed for Trail, Enduro and XC riders and racers. This all-new handlebar is – in terms of weight, strength, stiffness – up there with the best. An extensive R&D process ensures the Fatbar Lite Carbon feels like a Renthal handlebar, whilst retaining the strength and durability of a Renthal handlebar. The firm has achieved all of this, but at a super-low, market leading weight of just 180g, with a trail spec 740mm width. You’ll find 10, 20, 30 and 40mm rise options now in stock with Ison.
Renthal assures us that an extensive research and development process took place to ensure the correct ‘feel’. Blind tests with a variety of riders, as well as lab quantifying results were gathered and the Renthal FatBar performed ‘very well’ against the market’s best competition, according to the firm.
Jungle Products: 01423 780 088
Built from the ground up, the new steel ROS9 hardtail from Niner is one for the 29er aficionados. Featuring a burly 4130 Cro-Mo tubeset and 142mm bolt thru rear dropouts, it's built to last and track the trail responsively. Niner’s Bio-Centric 2 EBB system lends versatility to run either geared or singlespeed kits with fully removable cable guides added for a sleek finish. Furthermore, internal dropper post routing adds to a clean finish.
The 44mm headtube allows a variety of fork fitments from 120 – 140mm travel, while BB tabs to run a custom MRP XCG bash guard complete the package.
A frame, including Maxle, headset, dropouts for both geared and singlespeed use and cable hardware comes in at £899. A complete Sram XO1 bike with custom coloured Revelation RCT3 fork will cost £3,799 at retail.
Silverfish: 01752 843882
e*thirteen has added dual width chainrings, with M-Ring tooth profiling, designed to keep your chain locked on your ring, not dropped on the trail.
Machined with precision faces and chamfers to control both tooth height and width, M-Ring single speed chainrings are designed to work with 8, 9, 10 and 11-speed set-ups and to keep control of the chain, leaving your customer to focus on the trail.
Manufactured from 4.5mm thick EXAr aluminium, e*thirteen’s highest grade alloy, M-Rings are compatible with all 104BCD or e*thirteen direct mount chainsets and are light enough for mounting to your XC race bike, yet strong enough to take the hits on your DH rig.
All 104BCD M-Rings also feature 1mm of chainline adjustment thanks to their flip-flop design making finding the perfect chainline even easier.