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  • Product Review: Gaerne GP1 boots (£249.99)

    25 April 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Gaerne GP1 boots (£249.99)

    What’s good about the Gaerne GP1 boots? These are some of the comfiest boots I’ve worn straight out of the box. They’re not too stiff and required little bedding in. Despite the fact they’re race...

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  • Product Review: LS2 Arrow R (£219.99)

    22 April 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: LS2 Arrow R (£219.99)

    What’s good about the LS2 Arrow R helmet? I threw this helmet straight in at the deep end with a 2500-mile trip over five days and, after it exerted a little pressure early on in the ride, it bedded...

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  • RiDE review: Oxford Montreal jacket

    12 April 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Oxford Montreal jacket

    This updated version of one of Oxford’s most popular items is brimming with neat details. It has a baggier and shorter feel than the Weise, and a better ventilation system, plus a simple popper to...

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  • RiDE review: ARMR Kumaji jacket

    11 April 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: ARMR Kumaji jacket

    Visually low-key (and not just because the one we’re testing is black), this is a jacket you really shouldn’t overlook. Whichever way you look at it, it’s an excellent piece of kit. They’ve not held...

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  • RiDE review: Weise Nevada ST jacket

    08 April 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Weise Nevada ST jacket

    An enduring favourite from Bristol-based Weise, the Nevada ST really shows what’s possible for less than £150. It feels good, works well and looks smart. The outer layer uses a Ripstop fabric that’s...

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  • Product Review: XCP Rust Blocker (£14)

    05 April 2016 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: XCP Rust Blocker (£14)

    What’s good about XCP Rust Blocker? I’m a huge fan of ACF50 anti-corrosion spray which I have used for many years to keep winter damage away from my bikes so I was asked to test this XCP Rust Blocker...

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  • Top leather jackets under £250

    04 April 2016 by MCN News

    Top leather jackets under £250

    The best leather jackets available at MCNshop.com for under £250.   Oxford RP-5, £199.99 Full-grain cowhide jacket with hidden stitching to maintain integrity in a spill and overlays in key...

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  • Product Review: Tucano Urbano Agos (£99.99)

    04 April 2016 by Ped Baker

    Product Review: Tucano Urbano Agos (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Tucano Urbano Agos jacket? It’s cheap(ish), showerproof and looks like a casual jacket you could comfortably wear down the pub. And what’s not? It looks cheap, is only...

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  • Top knee sliders under £30

    30 March 2016 by MCN News

    Top knee sliders under £30

    These are the best value knee sliders currently available at mcnshop.com.   Oxford Rok Drop Sparkie, £26.99 If you’re self-conscious about your knee-down activities, these aren’t the...

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  • Product Review: Sidi Roarr boots (£199.99)

    29 March 2016 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Sidi Roarr boots (£199.99)

    What’s good about the Sidi Roarr? A good halfway house between a full-on track boot and a road boot, the Roarr are beautifully made and boast features like replaceable toesliders, slide vents, and...

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  • Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

    24 March 2016 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

    What’s good about the Arai CT Ram? I got the Arai CT Ram to replace my old and tired SZ Ram lll. The CT Ram has moved on from the SZ in every way - visually it is very different with the enlarged...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Copper denim jeans (£169.99)

    17 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    What’s good about the Alpinestars Copper denim jeans? Unlike many of the protective jeans I have tried over the years, these remain comfortable over long distances and in high temperatures they don’t make me too hot. Plus, when I was wiped out by an idiot driver on a roundabout last summer, despite flying over a car bonnet and rolling down the road, I remained scrape-free and the jeans were...

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  • Product Review: Keela Belay Pro (£79.95)

    15 March 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Keela Belay Pro (£79.95)

    What’s good about the Keela Belay Pro? After moaning about my cold commutes I received two emails from readers, who both suggested the same thermal jacket from Keela as they’re used by mountain rescue...

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  • Product Review: Kriega US-30 Drypack (£99.99)

    10 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Kriega US-30 Drypack (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Kriega US-30 Drypack? I have plenty of experience of Kriega’s US-20 tailpack but I needed something a little larger for a longer trip so the 30-litre US-30 was perfect. I could...

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  • Rev’it Royale H2O boots

    07 March 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Rev’it Royale H2O boots

    What’s good about the Rev’IT Royale H2O? Apparently these are motorcycle boots! But they don’t look like them; they’re super-stylish, very well made, lightweight and sophisticated – unlike most casual...

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  • Product Review: AGV AGVisor (£149.99)

    29 February 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV AGVisor (£149.99)

    What’s good about the AGV AGVisor? It’s as if the future arrived early last summer, bringing a high-tech dark visor that I can switch from dark to clear at the touch of a button, responding almost...

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