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!



Slammers SuperFood Protein Snacks

Ever want a little extra protein in a tasty smoothie? Slammers just launched their two newest products; Watermelon Kiwi Burst  and Creamy Banana Chocolate. Each pouch packs 7 grams of protein in with a variety of fruits and vegetables into 100-120 calories for a filling smoothie style puree. Originally designed to be a tasteful snack for kids, the vitamin filled pouches can fit perfectly in your back pocket for a mid-ride snack. Click on over to www.slammerssnacks.com to learn more about the delicious products!


Bell Zephyr

One of the newest additions to come to the Bell Helmet line is the Zephyr. Available in October, this lid is MIPS equipped and will be offered in an array of colors. The Zephyr features a bifurcated construction, which essentially means there are two main components to the helmet: a harder, denser EPS foam outer shell, and a less-dense inner shell. The two are then mated together to form the complete shell. Learn more about the upcoming release of the Zephyr at www.bellbikehelmets.com!


Giro Factor Techlace

At Eurobike just one week ago, Giro announced their newest shoe, the Factor Techlace. Still somewhat utilizing laces, Giro forever changed the way they tighten their kicks. The shoe replaces the Factor ACC, which was one step down from the company’s top-of-the-line Empire SLX, and features the same last as its predecessor and the Empire. Two Techlace “bands” secure the midfoot and adjust for foot volume, and a Boa IP6 dial goes across the top of the instep. Www.giro.com has all the info you need on these new shoes and much much more!


Vision Metron 5D Handlebar

The Metron 5D integrated handlebar is said to be one of the stiffest and most aero integrated handlebar and stem system.
Mixing aerodynamics and ergonomics, the unique shape includes our Aero-Ergo central section. With a slight rise from the stem clamp and a 10 degree forward bend, the 5D accommodates the natural position of your arms for more comfort and easier breathing, while the wing-like shape of the bar top aids aerodynamics. Reinforced carbon fiber construction gives a great strength-to-weight ratio. The 5D features internal cable routing, with guides that accommodate wiring for electronic shifting. Click here to hop over to www.visiontechusa.com to learn more about the 5D!




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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