RBA’s Friday Five Product 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. Many will be featured in upcoming issues of  Road Bike Action magazine, so be sure to subscribe.

IMG_0794Specialized S-Works 6 Shoes
In specialized pursuit for efficiency, including stiffness comfort and aerodynamics, the sum of all those parts in footwear came to the Specialized 6 shoe. Laser cut holes provide greater breathability to keep your feet cooler. Specialized’s new Powerline sole increases the shoe stiffness while even further reducing weight from their previous S-Works shoe. The PadLock heel cup is a  molded for extra comfort and less slip on the heel. Two Boa closure systems add even more comfort that are a light weight, simple and aerodynamic solution.
For more about their new products visit specialized.com

Scottoiler_S1_image1Scottoiler CYCLE S1
Scottoiler is an automatic chain lubrication system that lubricates your chain while you ride to reduce friction, increase drivetrain longevity, and maintain cleaner drivetrain. Scottoiler has different functions depending on they style of riding you are doing. They can also provide different different lubricants whether you prefer dry, wet, or wax lubricants. Scottoiler is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter with options from $3 to $2500.
Go and support this start up innovation at kickstarter.com

IMG_0815Kogel Bearings Full Ceramic Derailleur Pulleys
There are a few things that come through our doors that really impress us, there are one of those products that dropped our jaws. We have seen some metal pulley that had low rolling resistance but nothing that would literally spin for a few minutes. Kogels Full Ceramic Derailleur pulleys use anodized CNC 11T pull wheels with bearings that are entirely ceramic. Both the ball bearings and the races are ceramic which greatly reduces resistance because you don’t need grease or heavy seals to prevent corrosion or rust. The Kogal Full Ceramic Derailleur Pulleys are $250.
Check out all of their high precision bearing products at kogel.cc


OXYGEN 2.0 GORE-TEX Active Jacket
Our freak rainstorm in Southern California reminded us of one thing, even though we are in a dry environment we will still get random rain. You always should have your wet gear in arms reach in case you find yourself in a pinch with some weird weather. Gore’s Oxygen 2.0 Jacket is that perfect blend of lightweight water resistance and breathability if like us you are experiencing unusually warm rain. you can pick up the Gore Oxygen 2.0 Active Jacket for $289.99.

IMG_0812Clement X’Plor MSO Tires
We are continuously seeing people making the jump onto the dirt with their drop bars all the time. Tires are the essential part that can give you the advantage for traction on the dirt. Clement’s X’plor tires use a more aggressive tread than most gravel oriented file tread tires which allow us to explore more trails, roads, and terrain. Clement uses a 120 TPI casing with a puncture protection belt under the tread. The X’Plor MSO is available in either a 32mm or 40mm wide tire.
See clementcycling.com for more information


Now here’s your chance to win a prize package from the RBA office’s schwag pile. This week winner will take home a pair of 700x28mm Vee Apache tires. To win, all you have to do is send us an email at [email protected] with answers to the following question(s) 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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