RBA’s Friday Five Revue

“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!



Laguna 17g Carbon Cage

The Laguna Bicycles 17g Carbon Cage is among the super lightweight cages we hardly get in the office, so when they do show up, its a battle to get it. The full carbon cage is said to be tough enough and secure enough to work in both road or mountain bike conditions without fault. Laguna makes this cage with two lettering options both in the raw carbon colorway. Laguna’s 17g carbon cage is available now at www.lagunabicycles.com, so click here to find out more!


Fi’zi:k R1B Uomo

Available in either black or white, Fizik’s newest shoe offering is a sleek new look at cycling shoes. The two boa design cinches the overlapping tongue downward on your foot while a rubber tip prevents any irritation at your ankle. Using a microfiber upper and a full carbon sole, the R1B Uomo has a clean look that features a patterned perforation patch for optimized ventilation. Learn more about the R1B Uomo and the rest of Fizik’s lineup at www.fizik.com! 


Smoove Chainlube

Smoove’s ultimate goal is just as the name sounds. Developed for the Cape Epic race, the developers knew that they wanted a long lasting, smooth chainlube that could work on any chain. Each 125 ml bottle is said to easily last up to 5000km. The oval design of the bottle was implemented with the needle nose to make sure you get each and every drop out there. www.smoovelube.com has all the info you need to get a bottle for yourself.


Rie:sel Design Fender

With a strong intent to add some personality and color to your bike, Rie:sel Design creates bike accessories for everyone’s liking. From their kits to their mountain bike mud guards, all of their products have no shortage of color. For the road, they have the Rit:ze mud guard, a rear fender that clips into the back of any saddle offering a bit of protection from the water and mud that flies off of the rear tire. Find out more about the Rit:ze and other Rie:sel Design products at www.riesel-design.com!


Paul Components Rasta Quick Releases

Based out of Northern California, Paul Components take pride in all of their cycling accessories. From their extensive line of products, the second piece they ever made was their quick releases. A stainless steel shaft screws into the 7075 aluminum, oval shaped head. These updated quick releases just got added back into their line with a rasta color for flare! Head on over to www.paulcomp.com and check out the rest of their line! 


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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!

  • We had some fiery response with last weeks question, so we will stick on the topic; Do you see yourself owning a disc brake bike in the future?

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