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!


RideFast Hardline

RideFast Hardline Wheels

New to the road and gravel scene, RideFast Racing introduced one of their best selling mountain bike rims in a cross or gravel platform. The Hardline is a pure-bred tubular, disc wheel that is 35mm deep of carbon fiber with their Wind Shadow shaping for an enhanced aero experience. Hand built right here in southern California, the Hardline wheels are build around RideFast’s SPSL straight-pull hubs with a ultra-quick HexaDrive free hub body. Www.ridefastracing.com has all the info and more on the Hardlines and their other offerings!


Blackburn Wayside

A mere twenty bucks can land you with Blackburn’s newest side load cage, the Wayside. In five colors, the cage is a two piece system where you can pick which side you want to pull the bottle from without any extra hardware. It uses standard spacing so it will fit on most bikes and weighs in at 45grams. Head over to www.blackburn.com to find out more about the Wayside!


BP4 Carbon Handlebar

A higher power output with less effort, that is the claim that BP4 Design makes about their BP4 Handlebar. The key to this bar is the unique design that allows what they call the “breakaway position”. From the stem, the bar drop about 5cm and creates an angled section for a time trial bar like feel. These bars are made from T-700 carbon fiber and are available in multiple widths. Check out the BP4 handlebar for yourself at www.bp4.bike!


RynoPower Motivation

Looking for an extra boost come race day? RynoPower claims they can help with their Motivation capsules. It uses Tyrosine which helps mental focus under stressful conditions and Guarana see extract for sustained energy without a sudden spike or sudden drop. Each pill is packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep you performing at your best providing clean and comfortable energy whether it be on the bike or in the gym. Pick up a bottle of Motivation and learn more about their other products at www.rynopower.com


Showers Pass Syncline Jacket

Showers Pass set out to develop clothing and gear for cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike that can withstand any weather. The Syncline jacket is a casual jacket for all purposes with a full seam taped construction for maximum wind and waterproofness. The Artex Hardshell fabric shells the jacket so the waterproofing is still breathable coinciding with the cross core vents. Scattered throughout the jacket are 3M Scotchlite Reflective patches for maximum visibility. An adjustable hood hides in the rear and can fit under a helmet. Find out more about the Syncline and the rest of their product line at www.showerspass.com!



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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