RBA’s Friday Five Revue

Friday Five Product Revue” is our weekly roundup of new bikes and products that have made their way through the doors of RBA headquarters or have simply caught our eye. Many will be featured in upcoming issues of Road Bike Action magazine, so be sure to subscribe!



Marin Gestalt 3

Pioneering Marin’s Beyond Road platform is the Gestalt, an endurance type bike that allows you to comfortably take any road you choose. The Gestalt 3 is built around an aluminum frame that can accommodate up to a 35mm tire with 142x12mm thru axles. For a wide range of road surfaces, the bike features a SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain and Rival Hydro disc brakes. Integrated mounts make it easy to install racks or fenders for commuting or light tour. The Gestalt is a do-it-all bike. Learn more about the Gestalt at www.marinbikes.com!



Kali Tava

When speed and protection are paramount, the Tava aero road helmet is the only option for Kali Protectives. Featuring Kali’s proprietary Composite Fusion™ Squared, LDL™, and a wind tunnel optimized shape make the Tava one of the fastest and most advanced helmets in Kali’s lineup. This is the first helmet we have seen that utilizes a Boa Closure System for the retention system. Find out more about the Tava and the rest of their lineup at www.kaliprotectives.com!



Chapul Cricket Bars

Though they have been eaten for thousands of years in the Aztecan cuisine, crickets are still rarely found in the American Diet. The people at Chapul are trying to change that with their nutrient packed nutritional bars. Jammed with 15% more iron than Spinach and 2x more protein than beef, the bars are made from cricket flour. Pick your choice of four different tasty flavors from www.chapul.com!



Speedsleev Nylon Seatsleev

The Seatsleev is a minimalist compression saddle pack that securely holds your daily ride essentials. It easily stores a tube, CO2 cartridges, tire levers and a multi-tool, and is ideal for roadies. The Speedsleev is a cinch to install. The pack lays out flat to easily slide your ride essentials into the pockets. When you are ready to ride, the pack rolls together tightly and securely with Velcro. Another set of straps wrap behind the saddle rails and around the Speedsleev to secure it your bike. Check out everything they have to offer at www.speedsleev.com!



POC Do Half Blade Glasses

The Do Half Blade has been developed from POC Sports for road cycling and is injected in grilamid for low weight and durability. It allows for flexibility with the option to change your lens according to the conditions. The rubber inserts and the adjustable nose piece in hydrophilic rubber keeps the frame in place. The Half Blade only has half the frame the Do Blade has and this is for improved visibility and ventilation. Check out Poc’s helmets, gear, and other glasses at www.pocsports.com!




Now here’s your chance to win a prize package from the RBA office’s schwag pile. Each week, we will grab at random from our schwag pile, a few items to send to the winner. To win, all you have to do is send us an email at letters@roadbikeaction.com with an answer to the following question and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. (The winner must be a resident of the U.S., as we are only authorized to ship goods to the U.S.) Good luck!
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