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!


Union Sport Harz MXSE

Union Sport is new to the game in the cycling industry. Trying to make a name for themselves, they have developed a line of saddles with a unique look, designed for maximum comfort and style. The Harz MXSE is 135mm wide and 280mm long. It weighs in a 210grams and is made of carbon fiber rails, a polycarbonate shell and a synthetic leather cover. The Harz MXSE can land happily land on your seat post for $199.99. Roll on over to www.union-sport.com to check out all of their saddles!

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Gevenalle CX Pulleys

Gevenalle does not put product out into the market unless there is actually a need. These new CX pulleys do just that, serve a purpose for those serious about Cyclocross. It’s not about weight savings, for Gevenalle it’s about durability and performance.Designed in collaboration with bearing specialist Kogel, the CX Pulley Set utilizes machined alloy jockey wheels and element proof double seals. The result is a component that will not only perform better for longer, but also provide ongoing savings by enabling users to service the pulleys and replace the seals as needed. Learn more about the new Cx pulleys by heading over to www.gevenalle.com!

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Sigma Pure 1

The Pure 1 is the newest computer in Sigma Sport’s Trendline series of bicycle electronics. With a full approach for simplicity, the Pure 1 is designed to be easy to read and simple to use. On the large display, only three functions are shown; speed, distance and ride time. For only $29.99, the Pure 1 only has one button to maximize their original idea of simplicity. On their website, www.sigmasport.com, there is an abundance of information about the Pure 1!

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Attaquer Bande de Filles

Although Bande de Filles has many meanings, “girl gang” or “band of women” defines their core value. Dedicated exclusively to women, this fresh collaborative release is no different. The kit features camo and polka dot patterns designed by Rachel Peck, combined with Attaquer’s ultra comfortable chamois and soft bib mesh which offer a lightweight, breathable, and stylish ride. Other highlights, such as the compression lycra, help fight muscle fatigue, while the silicon grippers and ergonomic design ensure a snug fit. The matching socks by The Athletic are designed with silver yarn technology to ensure your feet remain sweat and odor-free. Head over to attaquercycling.com to learn more about this colab project!

Altamont Alloy

Boyd Altamont

Boyd Johnson, the namesake behind Boyd Cycling, created the ‘well-rounded’ 2016 Altamont Alloy wheels.  Boyd can tailor all of their wheels to meet your needs. The Altamont Alloy wheels are one of the best wheelsets available at $700 and are great for all-purpose riding and for faster in-the-drop riding on flat to rolling terrain.  At 30 mm deep and with three spoke count options –  20/24, 24/28, and 28/32 – they are also ideal for bigger riders looking for a super strong wheelset. For more info, head over to www.boydcycling.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!
– The Tour de France starts tomorrow. In your opinion, who do you think will be the big winner? Why?

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