Welcome to 2009. Long term readers will remember last year’s advice for upgrading to the new year included the thought that there was a whole extra day. This year, in keeping with the world’s straitened circumstances, no such luck but we did get a leap second at midnight. I hope you used it wisely.
Even so, there’s always something to look forward to.
If any of you are like me then your Christmas and birthday wish lists often come with a fair percentage of bike–related paraphernalia. This Christmas was no exception, which means I have a fair number of new products lined up for review in the coming weeks!
Top of my list was an Embers Merino base layer, followed by a Blackburn Mars 4.0 rear light, some white ODI lock–on grips and some Sombrio Rogue shorts. Added to a Middleburn Slickshift Hardcote middle ring that I had to buy for my On–one it means I have quite a list of product reviews coming up in the next few weeks.
Aside from Colin’s imminent Dialled Bikes Alpine and Jem’s new build, what other bits of mountain bike kit and components did readers get this Christmas? Anything worth closer investigation?