Parts & accessories (July 2017)

  • Silvertech bike cover review

    23 July 2017 by Andy Calton

    Silvertech bike cover review

    Editor Andy Calton has spent three months using the £34.99 Silvertech bike cover and has so far been surprised by how well it's holding up. What’s good? This was a bit of an emergency purchase as my...

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  • KTM X-Country backpack review

    20 July 2017 by Adam Child

    KTM X-Country backpack review

    Senior Road Tester Adam Child has been using this KTM backpack for the past five months, and has this to say about orange bag. What’s good? Putting a solar panel on a backpack is a stroke of genius;...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    10 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    A super-concentrated shampoo that is great on paintwork and surprisingly good on brake dust, too. Only average on chain lube, but also designed not to affect previous wax finishes. Great for those who...

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  • RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    09 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    This is a professional, concentrated shampoo that is designed not to affect any previous wax coatings already on the bike. Still, it’s great on paintwork leaving a nice sheen and is nice to use.

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  • RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    08 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    This concentrated shampoo feels very lubricating on application and gives a beautiful, high-gloss finish to painted surfaces, especially after using a drying cloth. It doesn’t dry too quickly, either.

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  • RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    07 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    This was easy to apply to wet or dry surfaces and didn’t run too badly, despite not being a gel. It returned better-than-expected results on both brake dust and chain lube tests and gave a nice sheen...

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  • Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    07 July 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    I tested this Nippy Norman phone holder (for my iPhone 7 Plus) over three months across 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?  As I have no sense of direction, I need my phone to...

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  • RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    05 July 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    This gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, but neither bottles we had fanned: just spot sprayed, hampering coverage. It worked really well, didn’t dry out and dealt brilliantly with brake dust and...

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