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!



The sun’s harmful rays take a toll on your skin after continuous long days in the saddle and Bull Frog took the initiative to develop a sunscreen specifically designed for land sports. The Land Sport sunscreen is a gel based sunscreen with their Breathable Sweat TECH for a long lasting, sweat proof protection for 80 minutes at a time in seriously sweaty situations. www.bullfrogsunscreen.com has all you need to know about their products and more!



Chain tools can come in handy, but easily forgotten about. Never forget you chain breaker at home again with the Topeak Ninja C. This tool conceals itself as a pair of bar ends and easily slip into the bar. Easily accessed, the 11 speed compatible chain tool includes a chain pin, chain hook, and a 4mm allen wrench for easy operation. You must have a handlebar with at least 70mm of flat section for these to work. Check out www.topeak.com for more info about the Ninja C bar ends and the rest of their extensive line!



Store a bit of extra fluids or even your gel mixtures in your back pocket in a cleaner, more simple way than we have seen before with Hydrapak’s SoftFlask. For a starting price of $12.99, there are multiple sizes available in two colors. The removable cap and easy bite valve make for easy cleaning and consumption of your favorite products. Head over to www.hydrapak.com to grab yourself a SoftFlask!



Rudy Project’s newest offering to their helmet line, the Airstorm, is a do it all helmet made for any type of riding. Whether you want to be ripping the road or headed to dirt, the Airstorm accommodates with a removable visor and interchangeable pads for each weather conditions. Reflective decals around the rear of the helmet increase the safety factor of being seen. www.e-rudy.com will get you set up with a new Airstorm that is completely dialed into your liking.



For your everyday kit, Botrager just released their Velocis line, a collection that will have you hammering with ease on the daily. A new material and an all new inForm chamois were brought into the design of this kit for optimum fit and comfort. An assortment of colors are available in the Velocis line and the average range of sizes. Take a look at www.trekbikes.com for your own look at the all new kits!



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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