A round up of fresh products Dirt recommend if you’re looking to spruce up your ride…
Taken from Dirt issue 63, May 2007CYCLO UNIVERSAL BLEED KIT
Does what it says on the tin, and it’ll work with pretty much anything apart from Avid. It might not be that cheap, but it’s likely to be the last one you ever need to buy. About time too.
Price: £38.00 (RRP £44.99), available from Chain Reaction Cycles.
SHIMANO CENTRE LOCK 6 BOLT ADAPTOR
Want to run 6 bolt disc rotors on a Shimano Centre Lock hub? Well, now you can finally add Shimano themselves to the list of people who make such an adaptor.
Price: £16.99, available from Evans Cycles.IMPERIAL DISC ROTORS AND PADS
Imperial are new to these shores, they’ve got a simple aim, to produce quality components at a price you wouldn’t normally expect. These brake pads and wavy rotors seem like just the ticket, there’s nothing particularly special to write home about, but they do the job admirably without emptying your wallet. We hope they make some more equally ‘bargain’ products in the near future.
Rotors: £9.99 – £13.99 (depending on size)
Pads: £7.50 – £8.50 (depending on model)
MRP SB–3 CHAINGUIDE AND PARTY CRASHER BASH RING
Two new products from MRP, one is a more affordable version of the ever faithful System 3, and the other a super thick full-polycarbonate bash ring. You can buy either separately, but seeing as this looks like it’s going to be one of the best value set-ups you can lay your hands on, you might as well buy them together.
Chainguide Only: £59.99 (ISCG & B/B mount available)
Bash Ring: £24.99 (either 34 or 40t max chainring size)Chainguide & Bash Ring: £74.99
NOKIAN SHUTTLE TYRES
A new DH/FR tyre, as yet only available in a 2.5” size, but it features Nokian’s new slow rebound 40a sticky rubber. As we’ve come to expect with tyre compounds though, this one feels nothing like a Maxxis 40a, the tread is much stiffer, maybe it’s got something to do with the fact that it’s ‘non-toxic’ rubber? We’ll see how these fair…Price: £39.95
Windwave 02392 505 320
GUSSET SLIM JIM MAGNESIUM PEDALS
These are a lightweight version of the popular Slim Jim pedal, and as the name suggests they’re suitably low-profile. The Cro-mo axles are plenty strong enough, and the quality sealed bearing and DU bush should mean it’s a fair old while before these start to rattle. All the pins are replaceable, but the winning factor could well be the price.Price: £44.99 Weight: 435g Colours: Black, Barrel Grey
Ison Distribution 01223 213 800