“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.
Many riders, among us, tend to use hydration to intake essential electrolytes without a good amount of calories and carbs that are gonna help you to keep turning those pedals. For riders who are looking for sustained energy while riding, they intake their calories through hydration which is the fastest way for your body to access energy. Hammer Nutrition’s Perpetuem drink mix gives riders a long lasting formula of long chain carbohydrates and soy protein to keep your muscles going. Each serving is 270 calories and is available in three flavors.
Bicycles tend to take up a bunch of space around the house, especially when you own more than one bike, finding a storage solution can get a bit tedious. Clug can make it easy with their quick storage solution, that you bolt to the wall and you slide your tire into the Clug which when grips and holds onto your tire. You can store the bike either horizontal or vertical to satisfy your storage needs. The Clug is available in three sizes; Roadie for tires 23-32mm tires, Hybrid for 33-42mm tires, and MTB for 1.8-2.5″ tires.
Wittson Cycles Titanium Cyclocross Fork Ele
Looking for a metal fork for this season’s cyclocross events, look no further. Wittson Cycles out of Lithuania has been making titanium road and mountain bikes since 1993. Their newest product in their lineup is a titanium cyclocross fork for disc brake bikes. The fork is make with grade 9 titanium and will allow for up to 40mm wide tires. The fork with an uncut steerer tube is a total of 790 grams. Wittson can customize the fork for what type of brakes, axle orientation, or even to change geometry to suit your type of riding.
KINETIC ROCK AND ROLL SMART
Well renowned trainer company, Kurt Kinetic makes the occasional changes to their already popular trainers to make it easier for riders to hook up their bikes, to accommodate the newest upcoming sizes in tires, or transportation. This time, Kinetic chose to renovate the Rock and Roll trainer, which gives the swaying motion a regular bike experiences. One of the upgrades they have made are getting rid of the massive swooping legs that added a bunch of weight to the trainer making it almost a two-person job to move. Kinetic also launched their new InRide fitness app that hooks up to the trainer, via bluetooth, to help put some focus to your trainer workout.
From the makers that brought you the Fly6, which was a tail light camera, Cycliq has created the Fly12. the Fly12 is a forward facing headlight with an HD camera that gives riders a multi-purpose electronic that protects you by increasing your visibility on the road, and in the case of a unfortunate accident it can tell you what really happened. Other than just a safety feature, the Fly12 can give you an interesting view while videoing a night ride.
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 RoadID backpack from Dakine. 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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