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  • RiDE review: Kriega US-30

    09 December 2015 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Kriega US-30

    Plenty of capacity and easy enough to load – but you’re loading into a big, floppy bag. Good size for a few days away but it’s a bag to stuff things in rather than place them carefully – so don’t pack...

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  • Product Review: Falco Axis 2 boots (£129.99)

    08 December 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Falco Axis 2 boots (£129.99)

    What’s good about the Falco Axis 2 boots? For the money these have proved to be a really good pair of boots. I’ve got solid calf muscles and struggle to get boots to fit round these, but as these are...

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  • Product Review: Kushitani Zylon jeans (£115)

    30 November 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Kushitani Zylon jeans (£115)

    What’s good about the Kushitani Zylon jeans? I rode more than 2000 miles in five days in these jeans, to Spain and back, and not once did they feel uncomfortable. The jeans are made to order with the...

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  • Product Review: Kriega R35 rucksack (£145)

    27 November 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Kriega R35 rucksack (£145)

    What’s good about the Kriega R35 rucksack? The quality of the bag is great - the zips and fasteners are all very substantial and after 12 months of regular use it’s showing no signs of wear and tear.

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  • Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

    23 November 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

    What’s good about the Shark Explore-R? The Explore-R is brilliantly versatile. The helmet can be worn in one of four ways - visor only, visor and peak, goggles only or goggles and peak. It’s designed...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus

    20 November 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus £299.99 (gloss white) Tester Tim Thompson Time tested Six months What's good? A good fit is the single most important consideration when buying a new helmet, and the HJC RPHA 10+ is the best-fitting helmet I've worn. Furthermore, after 30 years of wearing Arais, Shoeis, Sharks and other posh lids, it's also the most comfortable - especially with my increasingly...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves

    17 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves

    Product Review: Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves £169.99 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Four years/44,000 miles What’s good? These are my gloves of choice regardless of weather. They offer the same...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7V

    13 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai RX-7V

    Product Review: Arai RX-7V £599 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three months/3000 miles What’s good? It’s a long time since Arai released a range-topping RX-7, and the new ‘V’ iteration has made...

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  • Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres

    12 November 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres

    Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres £215 Tester Tony Hoare For which bikes? Adventure bikes 600cc+ Sizes available Front: 110/80R19 59V, 120/70R19 60V, 120/70ZR19 60W, 120/90-17 64S, 130/80-17 65S,...

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  • Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1

    10 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1

    Product Review: Cruz Tools Econokit M1 £54.21 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Five years What’s good? Whenever I’m travelling somewhere remote or I’m just away on the bike for a few days, this...

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  • Product Review: Held Titan gloves

    09 November 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Held Titan gloves

    Product Review: Held Titan gloves (now Evo, £249.99) Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: Five years/6500 miles What’s good? These are the gloves that refuse to die. The Held Titans (now superseded...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock

    03 November 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock

    Product Review: Oxford Trip Wire lock £39.99 Tester: Michael Neeves  Time used: Three months/5000 miles What’s good? This lock is perfect for keeping your bike secured when you’re out and about...

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  • Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

    30 October 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

    Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket £229.99 Tester: Tony Hoare  Time tested: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? The concept of the Leonard jacket responds to the trend for bike clothing...

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  • Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    29 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet £359.99 Tested by Liam Marsden  Time tested Five months/650 miles  What’s good? I’m not a fan of flip-front helmets or flip-down sun visors in general,...

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  • Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

    26 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

    Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots £149.99 Tested by James Archibald Time used One month/2300 miles  What’s good? The TCX S-Speed boots have a reassuring and well-built feel. At £149.99, they...

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  • Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

    22 October 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

    Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104, £48.95 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Five months/10,000 miles  What’s good? Coming from a large, waterproof, sack-type rucksack I was worried...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

    15 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

    Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4 (£44.99) Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: Six months/350 miles What’s good? This illuminated brace can either be strapped to the rider or to a rucksack with...

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