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.
CARBONPRO SPORTS BICYCLE CLEANERS AND LUBRICANTS
CarbonPro’s cleaning goods are all eco-friendly and biodegradable products that cleans and protects components and frames. The only frame cleaners with built in UV protection helps deter discoloration and corrosion from hour of being in the sun. CarbonPro has a four lubricants for both wet and dry conditions and also for extreme conditions whether arid and dusty to stormy wet.
Visit carbonpro-sports.com for more information
VELO ANGEL SADDLE
Velo Saddles, The largest saddle manufacturer in the world, has just release their newest performance saddle. The Angel provides a well padded top and a wide cutout for optimal comfort. Velo saddles also uses their Arctech rail system to create additional shock and vibration dampening at the saddle’s rail contact points. The Angel is available in three titanium alloy rails options between 220 and 245 grams, while there light weight carbon fiber rail model weighs in at a claimed 122 grams.
For a full range of their saddles, check out velosaddles.com
3T ORBIS C40 LTD WHEELS
In addition to their massive line of handlebars, stems, seatposts and aerobars, 3t also produces a handful of innovative wheels. 3T’s Orbis wheels are available in a 60mm and 40mm as well as clincher and tubular. Their unique spoke pocket makes for easy maintenance when the wheel goes out of true or break a spoke, there is no need to take the tire off, ever. By far the coolest thing about these 3T wheels is the wacky Multisys Freehub Body. It allows for any cassette to be used on the same freehub; Shimano, Campagnolo, Sram, or otherwise.
Check out 3tcycling.com for all their products
SCOTT RC PRO TEC CYCLING KIT
Scott cycling may have just introduced the first flexible, breathable, lightweight, and minimal body armor for road cyclist. Scott’s Pro Tec project had produced what they call DuroWear fabric that resists tearing up if, god forbid, you crash and slide on the asphalt. Both the RC Pro Tec jersey and shorts have the DuroWear material; the complete shoulders and sleeves are covers on the jersey, while the entire side panels of the bib utilized this material. These are the areas most likely to experience abrasion on the ground in the case of an unfortunate crash.
Visit scott-sports.com for more information about there technologies
LOUIS GARNEAU COURSE HELMET
As most helmet manufactures, Louis Garneau is throwing their hand into the ever growing pot of aerodynamic road helmet. Garneau utilizes bridges between the EPS foam on their Course helmet to optimize airflow without sacrificing aerodynamics. 27 large vents cover the helm to cool the head while their spider lock ratchet sets the perfect fit for anyone’s head searching for ultimate comfort. The bridges act as braces to keep the helmet together and are shaped like blades to allow for uninterrupted airflow.
See more of their products at louisgarneau.com