“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.
Going on a down the road on a fast group ride the only signs you have that the group is slowing down is the sound of brakes chirping and the slowing of momentum. Sigma has developed a light weight brake light that alerts riders behind you that you will be slowing right away. The light weighs a claimed six grams and can be set on brake light or continuous solid for a small night riding light. The Brakelight is available in five colors and will run steady for 200 hours or approximately 100,000 brake squeezes.
HANDUP ‘Merican Short Finger Gloves
If you are looking for a set minimalist with a bit of American theme, Handup’s ‘Merican gloves would be a perfect fit. Four-way stretch fabric backing with a durable, silicone-layered, leather palm. Laser cut holes in the palm provide breathability, while two loops on each glove give easy removal of the gloves. These Handup gloves are great for those riders that want a durable glove, without the padding, for the added protection from the ground.
Brooks Cambium 13 Saddle
Brooks’ history goes way back to the 1800’s with leather saddles with close relation to the saddles we currently ride today. Brooks has historically only made leather saddles up until the last few years when they introduced the Cambium saddle line up. Their newest iteration of the Cambium saddle is the Cambium 13 which is a 130mm wide saddle with a vulcanized rubber shell and a thin cotton canvas layer on top. What differentiates the 13 from the rest of the Cambiums is the carbon fiber rails that it uses, making the Cambium 13 the lightest saddle that Brooks has produced.
Turkey Feet Sock Guy Socks
In celebration of Turkey day (Thanksgiving) Sock Guy has designed three socks inspired by this thankful holiday. You can rock them at your next Turkey Trot ride or enjoy them all year long for the love of pie and turkey. Riders have a choice of two highly vented light weight socks or a pair of thicker wool socks for colder weather or moisture wicking.
ALÉ Bike Wear PRR Kit
Ale’s PRR cycling clothing is comprised with high-end Italian fabrics and is fully manufactured in Italy as well. The PRR apparel is sized and cut to fit an aggressive position without any fabric bunching. Their ultra-thin light weight fabrics are perfect for hot rides and long windless climbs where evaporation is a must. Carbon fiber stitching on the back panel of the jersey and straps of the bib are light weight, resistant to stretch and degradation, it also repels static so the kit will not stick to your body. It is a surprise to us that a kit from them is only $310 for an entire high end kit from Ale, compared to some companies, of the same quality, that sell jerseys or shorts for over $300.
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 bottle of Slime Tubeless Sealant and Genuine Innovations Second Wind Pump. 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!
You go to the garage and look at your stable of bike (road, gravel, cyclocross, endurance or tour bikes) which one do you grab? Why?