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!


Roots of which run deep in the mountain bike community for Kitsbow, but now they have entered a new realm. Just entering February, Kitsbow released their all new road cycling line, complete with the Geyser’s Jersey, Coleman Valley Bib Short, King Ridge Windbreaker, Road Arm Warmers and Road Knee Warmers. Make the purchase of Kitsbow’s new product line at www.kitsbow.com!


An inspirational story behind Ridge Supply’s base shows the reason why they strive to provide fine cycling apparel to the world. The Skyline Sock fronts their line, available in ten colors. Made in North Carolina, the 6inch tall socks are available on their site for a mere $15. Read their story and browse their products at www.ridgesupplysocks.com!


Cat 5 Gear saw a hole in the market, this being a void of ways to carry all of our cycling gear. Starting with a sectioned duffel bag, they later have expanded their line, now with the Mini Companion. This pocket friendly bag takes the place of a saddle bag, holding your phone, tube, CO2, and whatever else you can fit in. Check out the Mini Companion and the rest of Cat 5 Gear products at us.cat5gear.ca!


One can never have enough gloves and Alpinestars makes a pair for every occasion. The Stratus glove is a fairly lightweight glove made with a water-resistant and windproof soft-shell for all weather performance and to keep your hands warm.The thermal lining within the glove features a moisture wicking material to keep you warm and comfortable. Available in six sizes. Head over to Alpinestars.com to view the whole line!


Schwalbe has been a staple in cycling for keeping the rubber on the ground. This tire manufacturer just released their newest generation of tubeless tires, the Pro One is their highest end road tire. Schwalbe used their patented MircoSkin construction to reduce weight and roll resistance. View this tire and all of it’s advantages here, at www.schwalbe.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 letters@roadbikeaction.com 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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