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!


From kicking around, to pedaling your bike, DZR has come out with the Shift shoe for a seamless transition between the two. These flat pedal, urban cycling shoes have roots on the streets while maintaining all performance aspects like a stiffened midsole, directional tread/ counter griped gum rubber sole, and a reflective heel badge. Comfortable enough to wear around or hop on the bike, the Sprint aims to be very versatile. Available in two colors and from sizes 41-47. Head over to www.dzrshoes.com to learn more on their recently released shoes!


SLF Motion is just about to release their flagship product, their Hyper Pulley Wheels. Come Monday, March 14th, you can get your hands on their top of the line full ceramic bearing wheels. Weighing in at a mere 18 grams, these pulley wheels are designed for racers looking for any advantage they can get. Each wheel is individually built to order and CMC machined from their specially formulated self lubricating plastic. Available in three different models to fit any derailleur. Check out www.slfmotion.com and grab yourself a pair of pulley wheels!


Look is widely known for their bikes and pedals, especially the Keo 2 Max Blade. Look’s most aerodynamic pedal has enhanced clip in/clip out sensations and an aerodynamic profile. The Keo 2 Max has a larger and wider platform than any of their other pedals to provide more stability and better power transfer. 2 tension settings are available for purchase for a customized feel. www.lookcycle.com has all you need and more, go check it out!


Now available in eight colors, ESI’s silicone tape has endless uses to protect your bike. No adhesives at all make for a easy, mess free tape that bonds to itself within seconds or to their silicone grips. Wrap your chain stay, cable housing, contact points, and anything else you can think of to protect your bike. Grab yourself a roll at www.esigrips.com for only $8.99!


The typical CO2 cartridges can use a little help from time to time and Effetto Mariposa believes they have that help with their Espresso. The Espresso is a multi purpose inflate and repair cartridge that acts as a CO2 with their sealant inside to help seal any extra punctures. Fit the silicone tube right over the presto valve and hit the trigger. Sealant will flow in and repair any tube, tubeless, or tubular tire. Head over to www.effettomariposa.eu for more info!


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!

  • What bike accessory or product can you not live without? Why?
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