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!




Whether for storage or transportation, Bopworx set out to design high quality bike protection equipment to complement any bike and case. Also making packing easier, the Bopworx product line includes a double bumper, a rear derailleur guide, a fork guard, a bop bumper, and the bop wrap which all feature sleek designs made to protect your bike from the harshest conditions. These easy to use products will ensure to increase the safety of your bike. Check out all of their products at www.bopworx.com!



Bike bells haven’t seen any change in quiet some time, from the dome shaped to the typical echoing ring, they are all pretty similar. Now, from the brand Knog comes the all new Oi, a sleek and elegant go at a bike bell. With an effort to keep the bell from perturbing from the handlebar and rather stay close and almost flush with the handlebar. Between the two sizes, all Oi’s are available in five colors to fit around any bar. See the Oi for yourself and get a chance to have one of the first renditions of the product at their kickstarter page!



Wilderness Trail Bikes is know for there extensive line of off road products, especially with their saddles and tires. Now they have jumped on to the pavement for a bit on their all new Horizon tire. These Road Plus tires are 650b tires with a 47c width which pairs a plus sized tire with a 650b rim to deliver the same overall diameter as a 700c road wheel for all day endurance or gravel rides. The all road platform of bikes and accessories is booming and we can’t wait to get a set on a bike, but for now head over to www.wtb.com for more info on the Horizon!



Tailwind Nutrition has added two new caffeinated flavors to its Endurance Fuel line of products. The two new flavors, Green Tea Buzz and Tropical Buzz, each contain 35mg of caffeine per 100 calories, just like Tailwind’s Caffeinated Raspberry Buzz. They are gluten-free, vegan, contain no soy or dairy and are completely made in the USA at their facility in Bayfield, Colorado. Two sizes, 30 or 50 serving bags or in 200 calorie stick packs are available on their website and in stores along with their pre existing line of drink mixes. Head over to www.tailwindnutrition.com to pick up a bag of these new caffeinated flavors!



Stages Cycling power meters are no new face to the game, but their carbon crank arms are. Now stages offers a variety of carbon crank arms that include their left side only power meters built in. Their carbon power meters are offered in a SRAM crank arm, FSA, or even Campagnolo! These new additions also come with the updated battery door for better durability. All power meters offered by stages have an accuracy of plus or minus 2%, range from 0-2500watts and picks up your cadence from 20-1220. See the 20g addition to any crank arm for yourself at www.stagescycling.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!


  • Mostly, we ask questions about your dream bike and dream build, but this week we would like to ask which bike you would least like to be seen on? Why?

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