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  • Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    18 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    Best thing about it: They’re worn by multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres so their pedigree is undoubted. These are not a full-on MX boot, but make a brilliant road boot for the GS man...

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  • Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

    18 March 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

    Best thing about it: If you crash wearing a Sparx helmet, they will replace it free of charge. If you supply them with a Police report and tell them how you thought their lid faired, you get...

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  • Glove review: Spidi Penta

    18 March 2009 by Michael Guy

    Glove review: Spidi Penta

    Best thing about it: I was wearing these gloves when I high sided Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki WSB bike. During the 100mph crash I put my hands out to break the fall and rolled for about 30 metres on...

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  • Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    18 March 2009 by Ped Baker

    Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    Best thing about it: Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. 15 litres capacity is enough to fit a change of clothes and shoes for a daily commute or alternatively all the phone, sat nav, chargers,...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

    18 March 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

    Best thing about it: It’s good to find a jacket that’s not just a scaled down version of the blokes but has been tailored to fit the female form. I’ve worn this in all weathers most recently I've been...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

    11 March 2009 by Simon Brown

    Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

    Best thing about it: The comfort is hard to beat. The Raid II was comfortable right from the off and pretty quiet too, although earplugs are still a must. But what really drew me to this particular...

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  • Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    11 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    Best thing about it: If I was forced to only have one pair of bike boots, it would be these. They’re lightweight, waterproof and give plenty of feel, but an 80mph slide and tumble failed to damage the...

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  • Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

    10 March 2009 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

    Best thing about it: Its chunky leather and Kevlar panels saved my skin in an accident. The zipper on the left cuff was ground off and the arm sustained scuffs, but despite going down quite hard on my...

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  • S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    06 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    I’ve spent the last year washing my bikes (and, very occasionally, my Seat Alhambra) with this fairly expensive, yet devastatingly effective cleaning gel. It comes in 100ml (£1.50), 1-litre (£15), and...

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  • MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of the products you can browse and compare prices on, broken down into gifts for her and...

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  • Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for him available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Kriega and...

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  • Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for her available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Shoei and Draggin...

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  • Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    04 February 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    The Honda CBR600RR C-ABS is the first supersport bike to be fitted with anti-lock brakes. In this weeks’ MCN, on sale now, we’ll show you how it compares to its rivals on the track. We’ll warn you...

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  • The top 30 motorcycle helmets in the MCN Shop

    28 January 2009

    We know you don't have time to go around to all the dealers and shops to find your perfect lid. So we've grouped together our top 30 selling helmets all on one page so you can pick the one that is right for you. AGV Longway AGV S4 AGV Airtech Arai RX7 Corsair Caberg Trip Laser LZ6 Takachi TK-30 AGV Ti-Tech Evolution Shoei Raid 2 Vemar TA12K Vega AGV Stealth ...

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  • What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    16 January 2009 by James Keen

    What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    The MCN Shop now stocks over 55,000 products from 15 major online retailers including GetGeared, M&P, Grand Prix Legends and the winners of the MCN motorcycle clothing & accessory retailer of...

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  • Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

    22 December 2008 by MCN

    Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

    Whatever aspect of biking you're into, the MCN Shop lets you compare products from different retailers in one place, making sure you get a good deal on your new bike kit. Browse for other...

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  • Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    15 December 2008 by James Keen

    Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

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  • Winter entertainment for bikers

    11 December 2008 by James Keen

    Winter entertainment for bikers

    Is the bike tucked up for winter? Or are you riding less and less as the weather gets colder and nights get shorter? Here's a few ideas to keep you busy over winter and deal with the...

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  • The top 5 winter gloves

    27 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 winter gloves

    If you're going to be riding through this winter then one of your top priorities should be making sure you have good quality all-weather gloves. Your hands are stuck out in the wind and have a...

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  • The top 5 battery chargers

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 battery chargers

    The fact is that in winter most of us will use the bike less. When the weather's bad weekend riding is less appealing and over the Christmas break there's usually too much going on to get out on the...

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  • The top 5 winter thermals

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 winter thermals

    Believe it or not, properly designed and fitted thin thermal under layers will do a much better job of keeping you warm than a bulky jumper or hoodie. Here's a run down of some of the top...

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  • How to stop your visor misting this winter

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    How to stop your visor misting this winter

    Good visibility is crucial to staying safe when riding this winter and a big barrier to that is the age old problem of visor misting. As temperatures drop the likelihood of this problem occuring is...

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  • The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    20 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    Here's a run down of the top 5 outdoor bike covers as tested by MCN's sister title RiDE magazine. It may be a simple bit of kit, but they found there's a huge difference between the best on the...

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  • The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

    05 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

    Winter is coming and nobody likes wet socks. But have no fear, luckily MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted a test to determine the top 5 all-weather boots to help keep you...

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  • The top 5 biking backpacks

    31 October 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 biking backpacks

    MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted an in-depth test in order to find out which are the best backpacks for motorcyclists. Here's their list of the top 5 backpacks available today. Click...

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