Reductivist Ringtool

Best American Made Cycling Gear – Top 5

Bicycling Magazine just wrote a great article about American made cycling gear, which is something that we have a passion for here at The article goes over the top 10 American made cycling accessories for under $175.

Here are a few of our favorites from the list!

1. Road Runner Bike Tool Roll

A sweet american made cycling tool roll that we’ve written about before.

 Cycling tol roll

2. Aerotech Men’s Peloton Cycling Jersey

A great inexpensive jersey that is full featured with 3 rear pockets and a full zipper.

Cycling Jersey

3. Search and State S1-A Women’s Riding Jersey

Available in Black as well as white, this women’s jersey is made in New York, and you know we love that.

Women's Cycling Jersey

4. Dargelos Lightening Vest

The Dargelos reflective vest is quickly becoming a favorite.  This is a great accessory to keep you visible on any long ride or bike commute.

Dargelos Reflective Vest

5. Reductivist Ringtool

It doesn’t get much cooler than this.  Get rid of your multitool and keep all of your tool necessities on a key chain.

Reductivist Ringtool

These are such awesome accessories made in America and NYC that we just can’t get enough of.  Hope you enjoyed this article, and be sure to read the full list at Bicycling Mag!


The RBA Team

Bike To Work Month 2015

Bike To Work Month 2015

It’s pretty awesome to bike to work.  In fact, cycling to work is growing across the United States and the world, and cities are finally starting to learn that investing in cycling infrastructure is worth the time, effort, and money.  Even cities as busy as New York City are starting to get the point and pony up to build protect bike lanes, paint sharrows, get bike share programs, and more to encourage people to bike in the city.

Bike To Work Month 2015

There are many reasons to bike to work.  Just ask the League of American Bicyclists.  They’re all about bike month…or so I hear.  These are a few of the reasons we came up with to bike to work on bike to work day, week, month, and all year!

You may even be inspired to bike as much as this guy.

  • It’s good for your health
  • Keeps you in shape!
  • It’s fun -> skip the traffic!
  • It’s fast
  • Most trips are less than 2 miles from your house
  • It’s good for the environment
  • It’s an excuse to buy cool stuff for your bike!
  • It’s a social activity
  • You get some fresh air and vitamin D

Originally I’m from New York, but the last 2 years I’ve been in San Francisco, and in weather like this and in a city so accessible, there is no excuse!  You can get anywhere in the city by bike in 30 minutes, you don’t need a change of clothes, and you don’t need to sit on the MUNI or BART.  It’s awesome.

Let us know: why do you bike to work?  Or why are you thinking about it?

There are a lot of great reasons, so just pick one and go for it!


The RBA Team!