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!





Hammer Nutrition’s most popular long distance fuel source is now available in a new flavor, chocolate. For all you sweet lovers, the chocolate flavor updates their pre existing line of flavors with the same formula. Th drink mix uses a specific maltodexterin carbohydrate, a calcium enhanced soy protein, and a de-oiled lecethin to cover all nutritional needs. Head over to www.hammernutrition.com to learn more about the chocolate Perpetuem!



USAmade just launched their Control line of products. These chainrings, priced at $28.95 each, are 110/130 BCD narrow-wide chainrings for cyclocross and any 1X setups. Available in all popular cyclocross sizes; 38, 40, 42, and 44 tooth count, these rings are easy on the wallet and easily mounted with most cranksets. USAmade has these chainrings and more at their website www.usamadeco.com!



Gear Aid is widely known for its outdoors products and also their patches. The Tenacious Tape Mini Repair patches are available for a mere $4.95 and come in a small container. Three black patches and three clear patches come ready to go with no cutting required. Tenacious Tape works with more than just cycling needs, but also to cover holes on ripped jackets and anything else you could think of. Gear Aid has many products waiting for you to check out at www.mcnett.com!



The Jetty Plus was designed by IRC to be the all around tire for all types of road riding. Seven different options of colors allow you to pick and choose and add a little flare to your bike. This tire won’t be the fastest race tire and won’t give you the most traction, but is a great option for when there is no specific ride plan. Pick either a 23c tire or a 28c version of the Jetty Plus and get rolling. Find out more about the Jetty Plus and the rest of IRC’s lineup at www.irc-tire.com



Small adjustments here ad big adjustments there came together for a complete redesign of the Norco Tactic. One big change for 2016 is disc brakes. Thats right, now available in a disc brake platform, you can get a full Shimano Dura Ace build with 3T carbon rims for $5,850. This race ready bike was designed to keep the rider comfortable during long, hard efforts. Stay tuned for a full test on the Norco Tactic SL in an upcoming issue of Road Bike Action! In the meantime, head over to www.norco.com to learn more about this bike!



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!

  • Disc brakes are coming; how do you feel about them?

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