“Friday Five Product Revue” is our weekly roundup of new bikes and products that have made their way through the doors of RBA headquarters or have simply caught our eye. Many will be featured in upcoming issues of Road Bike Action magazine, so be sure to subscribe!
KNOG BLINDER MOB
Known widely for their lights and locks, Knog keeps it fresh with a stylish look at being safe. The Blinder Mob collection comes in quite a few different shapes and sizes. The Blinder Mob Four Eyes and V Four Eyes are pictured above. These high powered lights focus on you being seen rather than you actually seeing. The headlight casts a bright but wide light in front of the rider and the taillight emits strong rays of light behind the rider for maximum security. Different patterns vary the battery life and the built in USB port makes charging easy. Head over to usd.knog.au for more info!
Take a trip down memory lane with the Scapin Eleanor, a vintage look with modern day technologies. The full steel frame is highlighted by small lugs throughout the frame with a polished Campagnolo Athena build. A direct result of the Scapin mastery in the machining of steel, the CFS Comfort Flex System principle is applied to all rear stays, even to those of composite. Xentis wheels top off the build along with a classic Brooks Saddle and bar tape. Find out more about the Eleanor and the remainder of Scapin’s bikes at www.scapin.com.
Though the 2.0 is an older rendition of Barfly’s mounts, it still remains to be a favorite. The low sweep design places your GPS device out in front of the handlebar, almost flush with the top of the stem. The complete plastic build is tightened down by one simple bolt and is safe to use on any bar. Check out www.barfly.com to learn more about their products and to grab yourself one!
CLEMENT LCV 25c
Clement has announced its newest line of performance rubber with the LCV road tire. Named after the Italian town of Lucca, famous for its legendary races and roads, the LCV is the second road-specific tire from a company that was once considered a niche cyclocross and gravel brand. The high-performance, competition-level LCV tire follows the success of Clement’s Strada LLG road tire. At 240 TPI, the LCV features a vulcanized casing that incorporates varying thread counts, which Clement claims gives the tire both tough and supple qualities. Stay tuned for a first ride review and head over to www.clementcycling.com!
KitBrix are gaining popularity quickly here in the states and now they are launching a new product. From their original KitBrix designed to zip together a few smaller compartments, the CityBrix is now two storage brix in the form of a backpack. Waterproof and heavy duty, this pack is built to last and keep your kit safe. Head over to www.kitbrix.co.uk to get your hands on a set first!
WIN SOME RBA SCHWAG!
Now here’s your chance to win a prize package from the RBA office’s schwag pile. Each week, we will grab at random from our schwag pile, a few items to send to the winner. To win, all you have to do is send us an email at [email protected] with an answer to the following question and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. (The winner must be a resident of the U.S., as we are only authorized to ship goods to the U.S. ) Good luck!
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