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  • Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    03 July 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor, £7.86 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months (16 times) What’s good? This is such a great little tool that I now wonder why I spent so many years without one. The...

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  • Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    30 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    Osram Spylux LED night light, £9.99 Tester Tony Hoare Time tested 18 months What’s good? My garage has no power, so early mornings and late nights can mean fumbling around with a key to try and find...

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  • Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    29 June 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    Garmin zumo350LM, £349.99 (superseded by zumo340LM – £299.99 & 360LM – £379.99) Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three years, 11,754miles and counting… What’s good? I’ve used quite a few...

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  • Product Review: Held Phantom II gloves

    26 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Held Phantom II gloves

    Held Phantom II gloves, £199.99 Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: Two years/2000 miles What’s good? I’m more than confident in the protective abilities of these Phantom II gloves, which are made...

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  • Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    24 June 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    Laser crankcase separator £45 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Back when my race bike had bog-standard cast crankcases I wasn’t averse to giving them an bit of...

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  • Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    23 June 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    Speedycom thumb brake, £424.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Three months What’s good? Lots of top racers are using their back brake now more than ever. They’re controlling wheelies with it and...

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  • Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

    22 June 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

    Spada Staffy Wax Jacket, £159.95 Tested by Simon Brown Time tested 600 miles/one month What’s good? Ride a bike like my Ducati Scrambler long-term test bike and you want your kit to veer towards the...

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  • Product Review: Richa X Pro gloves

    17 June 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Richa X Pro gloves

    Richa X Pro gloves £130 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/7000 miles What’s good? For me, getting a good fit with gloves is always tricky. These are almost perfect, and the kind of thing you...

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  • Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    13 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    Macna Savage textile jacket, £169.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Two years/5000 miles What’s good? It’s become more popular over the past few years to wear bike kit that doesn’t look as though...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    12 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    AGV GT Veloce helmet, £329.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three months/1300 miles What’s good? The GT Veloce was already a very good helmet for riders of naked bikes, but it wasn’t so good for...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    14 May 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag, £79.99 Time tested: One 1000-mile riding tour What's good? Unlike some tankbags I have had in the past, the shaping of this one means it sits well on the tank and the...

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  • Product Review: Knox Orsa gloves

    12 May 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Knox Orsa gloves

    Knox Orsa gloves, £79.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: one year, 12,000 miles What’s good? These are my go-to gloves when it gets a bit warmer. They’re lightweight, breathable, peppered with...

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  • Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    11 May 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    Dremel 8050-Micro cordless, £105.97 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 11 months What’s good? Everyone’s toolbox contains certain tools we just can’t do without  - the ones that become extensions...

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  • Product Review: Held Talin GTX gloves

    07 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Held Talin GTX gloves

    Held Talin GTX gloves, £154.99 Tester: Adam Child Time tested: One year/10,000 miles What’s good? These are without doubt the best winter gloves I’ve tried in nearly 20 years of biking. I’ve ridden...

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  • Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    06 May 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    Givi XS301 Xstream tail pack £84 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: Three years/15,000 miles What’s good? Everything. This beautifully thought out, I’ve attached this semi-rigid tail pack securely to a...

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  • Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

    05 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Aerostich R3 Light suit

    Aerostich R3 Light suit, $1147 (around £770) plus shipping and import duties (est £350) Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? The Roadcrafter is a waterproof textile...

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  • Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    24 April 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    Autokicker roller rucksack £50 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/2500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly made, abrasion resistant, 25-litre roll bag/rucksack with waist and shoulder straps that...

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  • Product Review: Held Arctic winter gloves

    23 April 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Held Arctic winter gloves

    Held Arctic winter gloves £124.99 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Five years/24000 miles What’s good? They’re good looking, well-tailored and well-fitting gloves that have lasted very well and feel...

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  • Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    AGV Corsa helmet, from £499.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Eight months, 1500 miles What’s good? The biggest plus point of this lid is good news for all of us whose heads are on the cusp between...

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