“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.
The brain child of professional cyclist Ted King, Untapped is maple syrup inspired nutrition. Ted King wanted a easy and natural way to take in carbs without the chemicals that are associated with gel packets, living in New England, he turned to maple syrup. For people who loved the maple syrup taste, they would always respond “where is the waffles,” so Untapped came out with the Maple Waffle, which is sweetened by maple sugar and filled with maple syrup.
Fizik R1B Shoes
Popular saddle company, Fizik, also produces some nice high-end cycling shoes. The R1B is their premier cycling shoe that features a laser perforated Microtex upper that is cinched together by a dual boa dial system. The R1B also uses a highly vented carbon sole that remains still and allows for extra comfort from airflow through the shoe on hot days. The R1b is available in either black or white and in sizes 40-47 and 48.
Hammer Nutrition Vegan Recovery Bar
The typical hardship of a vegan diet it attempting to intake enough protein for muscle recovery. Hammer make struggle a bit easier with their newest line of vegan recovery bars. Each bar contains 15 grams of protein and is gluten free. The Vegan Recovery Bar is available in two flavors: Almond Cacao and Chocolate Peanut.
Shoulder to Shoulder
Shoulder to Shoulder is a time capsule of photos from the 1960 where the Jacques Anquetil era of cycling came about. The photos show a typical day as professional cyclist during that time; the good and the bad, the funny and the ugly. This is also a great book to check out all of the vintage steel bikes we all dream of owning one day.
Defeet Levitator Trail Gravel Socks
The Leviator was originally designed to be an Enduro style sock but has been adopted by gravel riders to provide extra protection from rocks and prickly debris that may kick up while riding on the dirt. The Levitator features a 6 inch cuff for extra protection, and is made with a blend of Coolmax, Nylon and Lycra fabrics.
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 medium Tasco Shirt, Challenge hat, large Sugoi gloves and SockGuy socks. 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!
What is your nutrition and hydration plan on a century ride?