“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.
Attaquer Cycling Kits
Cyclists in many respects can be very eccentric people and their apparel can surely match their personality. Sometimes its hard to find non-custom cycling clothing that suite riders style as they would prefer. Attaquer makes clothing that appeals to the eccentric style as well as some more conservative pieces for others. Most of their jerseys are compiled with Swiss-made Eschler fabrics while their lycra shorts feature a two-piece chamois with race fabric or all day fabric.
Scott Road Premium Shoes
Scott, like many companies, have been making almost all products that any cyclist would need from the bike, to components, to apparel and gear. Shoes have been one of Scott’s main products, which they design for many levels and price ranges. Their Road Premium shoes sit at the second highest tier, next to their top RC level shoe. The Premium’s top is comprised if an asymmetric microfiber mesh for comfort and breathability. It uses a single Boa dial closure system with two other velcro straps. The carbon fiber sole of the Premium has a stiffness index of 9 vs. the RC at 10.
Crankbrothers Candy 7
It seems that this year the an El Nino is going to hit the West pretty hard, that means a lot of road grit that might clog up and damage your road pedals. Crankbrothers pedals are perfect for wet and gritty conditions with their open cleat engagement that doesn’t get interfered by grime. The Candy 7 is Crankbrothers semi-platform clipless design that gives a better contact patch for your shoe to increase stability on the pedal. The Candy 7 uses a Chromoly axle, CNC body, stainless steel springs and engagement wings. Internally the Candy 7 uses a double seal to detract dirt into the pedal, a glide bearing close to the crank, and an Enduro roller bearing at the end of the spindle.
Selle San Marco Condor CarbonFX
Based on their historic anatomical saddle, the Condor CarbonFX adds modern technological features to the old saddle design. The carbon fiber body and rails make a flexible, comfortable and ultra light saddle. The upper part of the saddle is topped with Pebax foam that adds minimal weight but provides great comfort and durability that is then wrapped with a Microfeel fabric that is flexible durable and of course light weight. All together the Condor CarbonFX only weighs 133 grams.
Endura Xtract Armwarmers
Brighten up your ride with the new Endura Xtract Armwarmers and keep warm, visible and safe in style. These soft-touch thermal warmers feature minimal seams for comfort, reflective trim for visibility and silicon grippers to keep them place. Available in super bright high-viz green, yellow, or pink for $30, they are a sure fire way to brighten up your kit this winter.
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 nutrition grab bag. 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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