“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.
Want an American made cycling kit but with Italian grade fabrics, here is your chance. Eliel cycling apparel, in San Diego, California, uses laser cut Italian fabrics in all of their pieced of clothing, which are then assembled in the US. The Rincon kit features a race fit jersey with aero sleeves, easy access pockets and a full length locking zipper. The bibs use a carbon fiber woven chamois, breathable non-silicon leg grippers. The bib’s CyTech chamois has bacteria killing and moisture wicking fabrics which helps prevent riders from discomfort and saddle sores.
Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Ultegra
Continuous development of technology to improve ride comfort and the rider’s experience on the bike is Cannondale’s main objective with their new Synapse. The Cannondale Synapse uses what they call Save Plus, which they describe as a micro suspension to improve comfort even more. The Cannondale Synapse is available with disc-brake or without in both standard and hi-modulus carbon fiber frames, as well as aluminum with price ranges from $870-$9590.
Shimano SH-R321 Shoes
Cycling shoes are something every aspiring cyclist needs whether you are just starting out or on your hundredth century. You are going to be on the saddle and stomping on the pedals for hours on end, might as well splurge if it means staying comfortable for all of those hours. Shimano’s Custom-Fit program allows the SH-R123 to be heat molded to your foot, also with their Dynalast geometry what help with comfort and efficiency. The SH-R321 use a carbon sole that has a extra for-aft adjustments for the cleat.
Book: How Bad Do You Want It?
Do you need some motivation to get you to the next level of your sport? Here is a book to help you break through the mental barriers of your endurance training and events. Sport psychologist Matt Fitzgerald has taken accounts from top athletes that have struggled through doubts, setbacks, fears and sufferings and how they have pushed though all of their issue to excel in their sport.
Every once and a while you may find yourself riding in the dirt, you need to make sure you are using the right equipment to prevent you from having issues when you venture off the pavement. Xpedo’s CXR pedals are a great choice for your next off-road adventure. It’s forged aluminum body and triple cartridge bearing system greatly improves durability inside and out. Xpedo used their own proprietary XPT cleat which features 6 degrees of float. The CXR is available in five anodized colors.
WIN SOME RBA SCHWAG!
Now here’s your chance to win a prize package from the RBA office’s schwag pile. This week winner will take home a GQ6 Backpack made by Timbik2, black Lizard Skin tape and Mechanix Wear gloves. To win, all you have to do is simply answer the question below in the Facebook comments section, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. (The winner must be a resident of the U.S.) Good luck!
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