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  • Held waterproof overboots review (£29.99)

    09 September 2016 by Tim Thompson

    Held waterproof overboots review (£29.99)

    What’s good about the Held waterproof overboots? It’s summer, so you’re wearing summer boots – vented ones, I’d guess, perhaps a tad racy and certainly without a waterproof membrane. Then it rains and...

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  • Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots review (£270)

    08 September 2016 by Andy Downes

    Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots review (£270)

    What’s good about the Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots? These waterproof boots saw me through a cold and very wet winter of riding with no issues at all. They were comfortable immediately and even in...

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  • Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack review (£39.99)

    06 September 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack review (£39.99)

    What’s good about the Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack? It’s bright, retina-burningly bright, but that means it stands out well against my black riding gear. The size of the bag is great, it’s only 12 litres...

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  • Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots review (£259.99)

    05 September 2016 by Richard Newland

    Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots review (£259.99)

    What’s good about the Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots? I’ve worn Alpinestars Supertech R boots ever since the Italian firm released them, and despite trying several other brands and boots down the years,...

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  • Top 10 open-face lids for under £300

    29 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top 10 open-face lids for under £300

    MCN ShopCheck out the selection below, in no particular order...   Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It £159.99 Bell were in right at the beginning of jet helmets and that gives this helmet instant...

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  • Richa TG1 overboot trousers review (£240)

    26 August 2016 by Rupert Paul

    Richa TG1 overboot trousers review (£240)

    What’s good about the Richa TG1 overboot trousers? These are the best off-the-peg leather jeans I have ever seen. You get cooling zips on your thighs, zips to join the jeans to a jacket (all-round or...

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  • Drift Stealth action camera review (£99.99)

    25 August 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Drift Stealth action camera review (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Drift Stealth 2 action camera? It’s small, relatively cheap, easy to use and easy to mount to a bike and the footage is decent enough. The main plus is the ease of use. There are...

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  • RiDE review: AGV Compact

    24 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: AGV Compact

    A great lid at a great price, the Compact shows it’s a polycarbonate helmet only with its hefty weight. It has a decent field of view, and a two-position sun visor operated by a lever on the side. On...

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  • Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    22 August 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    What’s good about the Shoei J-O helmet? It only took a few miles to feel comfortable and when riding on a warm day it’s cool, literally, and I definitely feel the experience of riding. The visor is...

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  • RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    22 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    The super-slick visor opens easily with a secure two-lever pinch system. It’s light and comfortable, with a plush liner, though the chinbar is close fitting. Vision is decent, with a variable-position...

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  • Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £200

    19 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £200

    MCN SHOPFor many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Here are five picks from the MCN Shop. AGV Compact £199.99 The Compact’s shell is made...

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  • Wolf Spirit leather jacket review (£249.99)

    19 August 2016 by Ped Baker

    Wolf Spirit leather jacket review (£249.99)

    What’s good about the Wolf Spirit leather jacket? The Spirit definitely looks the part. The leather has a rich, attractive colour and feels heavyweight and tough, the removable cotton lining is nicely...

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  • Top 5 bluetooth helmet systems

    18 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top 5 bluetooth helmet systems

    MCN SHOPBluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped...

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  • Bullet Clear View visor shine review (£6.60)

    18 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Bullet Clear View visor shine review (£6.60)

    What’s good about the Bullet Clear View visor shine? This visor cleaning kit is a great value product that comprises carnauba wax polish in a spray bottle and also comes with two microfibre cloths;...

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  • RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

    18 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

    Very well made, with decent vents, a plush interior and a glove-friendly flip mechanism. Vision is excellent. The sun visor is a good size and is steplessly adjustable. It’s not a light helmet, most...

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  • Roland Sands Clash jacket review (£540)

    15 August 2016 by Adam Child

    Roland Sands Clash jacket review (£540)

    What’s good about the Roland Sands Clash jacket? This stunning jacket has to be one of the most stylish on the market. Every time I’m pictured wearing it in MCN I get emails asking where it’s from and...

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  • RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

    15 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

    This is super light for a flip-front lid – as light as most top-end full-face sports helmets. It’s made of carbonfibre, with large areas exposed beneath the lacquer to show the weave (including the...

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  • Product Review: Racer Stratos 2 (£139.99)

    09 August 2016 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Racer Stratos 2 (£139.99)

    What’s good about the Racer Stratos 2 gloves? Racer have thought everything through to come up with a pair of gloves that do the job without looking flash or being packed with extraneous features.

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  • Product Review: Acerbis bike stand £74.99

    08 August 2016 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Acerbis bike stand £74.99

    What’s good about the Acerbis bike stand? Occasionally you stumble across a tool you hope might prove reasonably useful over time but instead becomes an instant, integral and indispensable part of...

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  • Product Review: Aldi Leather Jacket (£99.99)

    29 July 2016 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Aldi Leather Jacket (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Aldi Leather Jacket? Well-designed considering the price tag, this jacket has good Velcro-type cuffs and zips, a double popper on the neck and soft padding round the collar. This...

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