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New mountain biking gear
Andystand AS2 bike stand
Andystand as2: andystand as2
Looking for a simple bike stand that won’t take up too much space? Not fussed about the full functionality of a full workstand? The UK-made Andystand AS2 could be right up your street.
The AS2 uses a single arm to suspend a bike by its hollow-axle bottom bracket. This means it’ll work with most cranksets from Shimano, SRAM and FSA and many others that feature a 20mm hole. While in situ, the front wheel of the bike will touch the ground and so basic cleaning and maintenance issues can be dealt with.
It’s rated for bicycles weighing up to 43lbs, so won’t have an issue with even the heaviest of today’s downhill rigs. When not in use, the AS2 will fold down completely flat making it ideal for indoor or car storage. Those who like the idea but don’t need the folding functionality should take a look at Andystand’s original, cheaper AS1 stand.
£49.99 / overseas shipping available on request
Intense Uzzi 275A Pro Build
Intense uzzi 275a pro build:
The Uzzi has returned to the Intense lineup for 2016 and well… just look at it. With 190mm of suspension at the rear and 180mm at the front, the now 650b-wheeled Uzzi is unfashionably long in its travel. This model is what Intense calls the pro build, which pairs the alloy frame with quality Fox suspension at each end plus an X1/X01 drivetrain and Flow EX wheels from Stan’s.
Its sales blurb also states the bold claim of an ability to ‘climb like an all-mountain bike but descend like a downhill machine’. Hopefully it can live up to those good looks, and we’ll soon find out.
£4,999 / US$5,999/ AU$NA