“Friday Five Product Revue” is our weekly roundup of new bikes and products that have made their way through the doors of RBA headquarters. Many will be featured in upcoming issues of Road Bike Action magazine, so be sure to subscribe.
Hammer Nutrition Electrolytes Fizz
Cramping? You may need some electrolytes. Luckily, Hammer Nutrition has some quick effervescent tablets chocked full of electrolyte nutrients needed for proper muscle functions. The Electrolyte Fizz tablets are available in four flavors: grapefruit, mango, grape and lemon-lime. You can pick up Hammer Fizz in 13 count tubes or a bag of 25 single serving packets.
Fouriers CR-DX005 & CR-DX006 Chainrings
Cyclocross season is fast approaching, it is time to start picking out your new gear for the upcoming events. That also includes deciding if you are going to keep your 2-by drivetrain or switch over to the increasingly popular 1-by drivetrain setup. Fouriers has designed chainrings to be used for a 1-by drivetrain for either 110 or 130 BCD cranks. The chainrings feature narrow-wide teeth with mud-shedding cutouts on each tooth. The chainrings are made from 7075-T9 CNC aluminum and are anodized with your choice of black, red or blue.
Schwalbe Sammy Slick
Here is another option for your next on/off road adventure. The Schwalbe Sammy Slick is a mostly file-tread designed tire with large knobs on the edges that promote more comfortable handling through slightly soft dirt corners. It uses a dual compound rubber for increased traction on hard packed terrain and includes a built in two-layer nylon protective belt for flat tire prevention.The Sammy Slick is available only in a 700x35mm or 26×2.10.
Enduro Beta Red Pre-workout Performance Formula
As most of us know, hydration before your workout is as important, and sometime more-so, than hydration during your workout. Enduro Nutrition had developed a pre work out formula to help speed up the process of hydration while adding Beta Alanine, Betaine and Beta Vulgaris to promote efficiency and decrease muscle fatigue. Beta Red is beet juice flavored with its main ingredient being beet juice powder. Beta Red is available in a 30 serving bag for $50.
Arundel Mandible Bottle Cage
Carbon cages are becoming a dime-a-dozen right now, but a problem can still remain, losing your bottle by a bump in the road. The Arundel Mandible combats that with their strong grasping arm to lock the bottle into place with minimal movement. The Mandible has two position mounting points for adjustable of where the bottle sits. Along with the Matte Weave color, the Mandible is available in 10 other colors and designs.
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What do you typically carry for your on-the-ride repair kit? (tools, tubes, patches, etc)