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Product of the day is our daily roundup of a new bike or product that have made their way through the doors of RBA headquarters or have simply caught our eye.

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Product of the day is our daily roundup of a new bike or product 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!

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Today’s Product of the Day is…

OSPREY TRAILKIT

The new Osprey TrailKit is a highly organized duffle designed for road riders, mountain bikers and triathletes. Features include a ventilated shoe compartment, easily accessible helmet carry, zippered side panel nutrition and small items organization pocket, stowaway harness for comfortable backpack carry, and a weather-protected main compartment with overlapping rain flaps. This 40L duffel is carry on size for air travel and can also act as a grab-and-go-basecamp at home as well an organized pack station for race day. MSRP $120
Also available as a BigKit 65L $150.  Head over to ospreypacks.com for more info!

 

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RBA’s Product of the Day

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Bern Unlimited FL-1 Pave Helmet Features BOA Adjustment https://roadbikeaction.com/bern-unlimited-fl-1-pave-helmet-features-boa-adjustment/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:45:29 +0000 http://roadbikeaction.com/?p=23775

Bern adds race inspired FL-1 series

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Bern Unlimited has been offering helmets for a variety of sports since 2004, but they have just released their newest line with a more traditional road design. The FL-1 line of helmets has three different models (Pave, XC and Trail), with the Pave targeted for the road market. Bern says the FL-1 Pave design was inspired by the original leather Tour de France helmets but with the latest in helmet safety innovations and protection. Bern’s In-Mold chassis is comprised of a polycarbonate micro shell lined with EPS foam to create a lightweight helmet. The shell is lined with MIPS for added protection and the BOA Velo retention system that offers 360 degrees of adjustments.

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The retention system from BOA gives 360 degrees of adjustment with three vertical positions available as well.

The Pave is offered in three sizes with or without MIPS (S 52-55.5 cm, M 55.5-59cm and L 59-62cm) and has a claimed weight of only 248 grams for the non-MIPS version, with the MIPS equipped version at 288 grams. There are four color options: matte black, satin dark silver, gloss white and matte royal blue. The non-MIPS version will retail for $99.99 while the MIPS equipped version will be $119.99. Availability for the entire line will be summer 2017 with a few options available now.

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The MIPS version was on display at Interbike and as you can see it has 18 large vents to keep your head cool and well protected.

Visit www.bernunlimited.com for more info.

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TESTED: Issi All-Terrain Cycling Pedals https://roadbikeaction.com/tested-issi-all-terrain-cycling-pedals/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:30:36 +0000 http://roadbikeaction.com/?p=19455

Two pedals with a certain pop

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A few years ago major bicycle parts distributor QBP decided to throw their hat into the pedal ring. Without changing much on the tech side, iSSi broke into the market of nondescript mountain bike pedals by offering eight different color options. With mountain bike pedals being a must for cyclocross racing and helpful for gravel riding, they are also a popular choice for recreational road riders due to their interface with shoes with walkable soles. The iSSi pedals provide an inexpensive and lightweight option for all riders—road, mountain, gravel or otherwise.

THE TECH
The iSSi pedals are available in two styles: a minimal lightweight design, plus the Trail version that uses a cage built around the pedal body to protect the exposed, spring-tensioned mechanisms. Both iSSi pedals use chromoly axles, and are available in three different lengths—52.2mm, 58.2mm and 64.2mm—which is a boon for riders with different fit needs. Though the longer-axle lengths are available only in the black Trail and standard pedal body, you can purchase an aftermarket axle in any of the color bodies for an extra $52.

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The iSSi pedals use a bushing and seal bearing to provide low maintenance and a durable internal for constant use and abuse. Because of the pedal’s minimalistic design, a set of standard-body iSSi pedals weigh in at 309 grams, while the Trail pedals tip the scales at 403 grams.

THE RIDE
Our test rider decided to embark on his gravel journeys with the Trail pedal since he was unsure of what obstacles and terrain he might face, and the pedal body held up to a barrage of constant jarring and hard hits just fine. It’s always a moot point to say if there is any durability advantage to the internals without a long-term (year or more) test. During mild conditions (dry dirt, rocks and sand), the pedal engagement was without flaw, but when in muddy, mucky conditions, disengagement proved less-than-satisfying. Large gaps in the mechanism allow the cleat to slide into the pedal with ease when dry; however, when the cleat is sandwiched with mud between the pedal platform and the fore-and-aft retention plates, it can require an immense amount of extra force to clip out of the pedal. And if you are in need of a quick escape, well, “quick” probably won’t be the first word that comes to mind.

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We’d actually see this as an improvement, since we rode the previous version last year and found getting out of the pedals difficult when they were just clogged with dust!

THE VERDICT
For riders looking for a lightweight, inexpensive and colorful pedal to start your gravel adventures with, iSSi has a pedal for you. If you expect to be riding in muddy conditions, you may want to decide on a pedal that will clear mud more efficiently. It is impressive having a pedal at 309 grams and only $75, where most would be at the same weight and at about twice the price.

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PUNCH LINES
• Inexpensive and lightweight
• Durable internals
• Disengagement difficult when muddy

STATS
Price: $75 (standard body), $100 (Trail body)
Weight: 309 grams (standard body), 403 grams (Trail body)
Colors: Intense Black, Really Red, Pink, Hi-Vis Yellow, Lime Green, Bright Silver, Hi-Vis Orange, Sky Blue

For more information check out rideissi.com

TESTED: Issi All-Terrain Cycling Pedals

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