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  • Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    Yesterday 13:30 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    Knox Biomech gloves, £129.99 Tested by Liam Marsden Time tested: Two years/4000 miles What’s good?  Although they’re two years old now, these remain my go-to gloves for summer riding as...

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  • Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    03 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    Oxford X15 tankbag, £79.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I’ve been on a couple of trips recently and used this to carry my valuables. There’s ample space to fit...

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  • Product Review: CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger

    01 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger

    CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger £65.99 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: Two years What’s good? This eight-step, fully automatic battery charger has been on constant duty recently, keeping the battery...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    31 August 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro, £479.99 (comms system £299.99) Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: 18 months, 30,000 miles What’s good? The C3 Pro has been my everyday lid for the last year and a half and nothing...

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  • Product Review: Ixon RS Rain HP gloves

    25 August 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Ixon RS Rain HP gloves

    Ixon RS Rain HP gloves, £49.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1260 miles/eight months What's good? I like the lack of fuss with these gloves, as being short there's no extra bulk and the...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

    24 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

    Alpinestars Atem suit £999.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two months/500 miles. What’s good? These leathers were new at the beginning of the season, but I crashed in them racing at Brands Hatch...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    18 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    Alpinestars Thermal Tech Top (£59.99) and bottoms (£49.99) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/2000 miles What’s good? These thermals were my saviour over the winter months. Constructed from...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    17 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    Arai RX-7 GP, £699.99 Tester Richard Newland Time tested 30 months /34,000 miles What’s good? This RX-7 GP has been on my head for almost every mile I’ve ridden in the last two and a half years, and...

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  • Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    14 August 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    Held softshell waistcoat, £64.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months What’s good? It’s an extra layer: an over leathers-and-hump layer to ward off the cold on an early morning summer’s...

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  • Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    13 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    Courierware Messenger bag, £90 (plus shipping and £20 import duty) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/900 miles What’s good? Many years ago I bought a large travel bag from this small...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    10 August 2015 by Andy Calton

    Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    HJC RPHA10+ helmet, £349.99 Tester: Andy Calton Time tested: One year/3500 miles What’s good? This helmet is light (1300 grams), reasonably priced and is still in good condition after a year’s use. I...

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  • Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    04 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest (Frank Melling), £11.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Three days What’s good? Autobiographies are usually clouded by false humility, massive egos and the natural...

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  • Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    31 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera £167.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months What’s good? It’s an extremely light (39 grams), compact (just 80mm long), durable easy-to-use waterproof ‘bullet’...

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  • Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    29 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger, £38.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three years What's good? When it comes to bringing batteries back up to tip-top condition, usually after a period of inactivity,...

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  • Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    28 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    Michelin Power Supersport Evo, approx. £215 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Supersport Evo is the replacement for the French firm’s two-year-old Power Supersport sports tyre, and is...

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  • Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

    27 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

    Last weekend, for the sixth round of the Thundersport GP1 championship, I tested Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks for the first time on my Prime Factors BMW S1000RR. I’ve been racing on Dunlop’s superb...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    27 July 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag, £119.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two months/750 miles What's good? This is a really sturdy bag and so far the zips and straps are proving reliable and showing...

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  • Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    24 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    WD40 Chain Cleaner, £7.49 Tester: Tony Hoare Time used: One chain/20 minutes What’s good? Chain cleaners mean you can de-gunk your drive chain, add fresh lube and extend its life, saving you money...

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  • Product Review: Held City Bag

    21 July 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held City Bag

    Held City Bag £49.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? Price. For fifty quid you get a sturdy, laptop-carrying satchel that’s waterproof (so far), stable and...

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  • Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

    21 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

    Michelin Power Cup Evo, approx. £260 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Cup Evo is a road compound trackday tyre, produced to rival the Bridgestone RS10, Conti RaceAttack Comp...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    20 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    Schuberth S2 Sport helmet, £459.99 Tester: Andy Downes Tested for: One month, 1200 miles What’s good? This is the latest version of the sports touring Schuberth S2 - now called the S2 Sport - and it...

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  • Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    17 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    Spada Intrepid helmet, £99.95 Tester: Liam Marsden Tested for: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? The visor aperture is nice and large, giving a decent view of my surroundings. The cheekpads are...

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  • Product Review: Stylmartin Red Rock boots

    16 July 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Stylmartin Red Rock boots

    Stylmartin Red Rock boots, £169 Time tested:  One year/7000 miles Tester: Andy Davidson What’s good? I took ownership of these boots just over a year ago and have been happy with them since.

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  • Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    14 July 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    Biketek tyre warmers, £184.99 Tester Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months What’s good? These Bike-it warmers, with robust Velcro closures and pre-curved shape, are designed to fit my 125cc race...

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  • Product Review: Racer High Racer gloves

    13 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Racer High Racer gloves

    Racer High Racer gloves, £99.95 Tester: Tony Hoare Tested for: Two years/3000 miles What’s good? There are plenty of reasons to welcome summer with open arms, and the ability to dig out my Racer...

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