“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.
Speedsleev Elastic Pro Seatsleeve
The Seatsleev is a minimalist compression saddle pack that securely holds your ride essentials. High, light and tight, the Speedsleev is everything you want in a saddle pack: it keeps your items organized, prevents rattle and chafing. The Seatsleeve has room for a tube, two Co2 canisters, tire levers and a multi tool. The small version is available for road tubes, while the large Seatsleeve is available for mountain bike tubes.
Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather
Developed with their new AWS compound, the Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather tires are designed to promote excellent traction in wet conditions. Their Curve Control System allows for improved grip though corners. The Senso All Weather tires are available in all black, red, blue, and white, in 23mm, 25mm and 28mm widths.
Sealskinz Lightweight Halo Overshoe Cover
At night during the winter shoe covers are always a must-have piece of equipment if you want to keep your toes from freezing off. Since cyclists riding in low light conditions will wear shoe covers, Sealskinz has integrated rear safety light into the back of their shoe covers for increase visibility. The water and wind resistant top layer of the Lightweight Overshoe Cover will keep your feet dry and warm during moderately cold rides. Open under sole cover allowed for different types of cycling shoes, while Kevlar heal and toe material grants long term wear.
Bontrager Stormshell Gloves
Gloves are a necessity in the winter to decrease discomfort on cold rides, as well as being able to feel the brake and shift levers with your fingers. The Bontrager Stormshell Gloves feature a water resistant Stormshell layer on the back of the hand and AX Suede palm provides grip during wet conditions while remaining waterproof. Even though these gloves are thick they still sport a touch screen compatible fabric so you won’t have to take off your gloves to use your phone.
Lezyne Deca Drive 1500 XXL
Whether intentionally getting out on a night ride or accidentally getting stuck in the dark, it is a good idea to start riding with a high power light in the late afternoon. If you want a powerful riding light, but want one that is not too obtrusive, Lezyne’s Deca Drive lights might be for you. The Deca Drive 1500 XXL is an light and battery all in one boasting a 1500 lumens maximum light output. At the full 1500 lumens output the light will run for 1 hour 45 minutes, and the light (without mounting bracket) is only 247 grams. Lezyne also has three other lower lumens front light options.
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 variety pack of socks. To win, all you have to do is send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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