Parts & accessories

  • Product Review: Oxford Warm Dry top and bottom

    28 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford Warm Dry top and bottom

    Oxford Warm Dry top (£29.99) and bottoms (£29.99) Time tested: 3600 miles/three months What’s good? It’s sometimes difficult to tell whether base layers – especially ones designed to keep you warm –...

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  • Product Review: sDoc100 Colour Refresher

    28 May 2014 by Tony Hoare

    sDoc100 Colour Refresher, £12.99 Time tested: Four months What’s good? When black plastics and metal parts have faded in the light, this spray gives them back some of their original lustre, like a posh and superior version of Back to Black. In recent weeks I’ve been working on a 1993 Yamaha XJ600 Diversion, 2009 Suzuki Gladius and 2011 Triumph Street Triple R and all have benefited from a coating...

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  • Product Review: sDoc100 Colour Refresher

    28 May 2014 by Tony Hoare

    sDoc100 Colour Refresher, £12.99 Time tested: Four months What’s good? When black plastics and metal parts have faded in the light, this spray gives them back some of their original lustre, like a posh and superior version of Back to Black. In recent weeks I’ve been working on a 1993 Yamaha XJ600 Diversion, 2009 Suzuki Gladius and 2011 Triumph Street Triple R and all have benefited from a coating...

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  • Product Review: Ultimate Hearing Soundear headphones

    28 May 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Ultimate Hearing Soundear headphones, £170 Time tested: 350 miles What’s good? Made from the same mould as my custom earplugs (without needing a new fitting session) these have been exceptionally nice to have for some of the motorway riding I’ve been doing recently. With the custom silicone shapes fitting right inside my ear, I can hear barely any background noise, even on a noisy bike at motorway...

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  • Product Review: Kriega R30 Rucksack

    07 May 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Kriega R30 Rucksack

    Kriega R30 Rucksack, £139 Time tested/miles: Four years/ 45,000 miles (approx.) What’s good? I love this rucksack. It’s a constant companion and has seen me through four years of use in all weathers,...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Aqua 30-litre roll bag

    30 April 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Oxford Aqua 30-litre roll bag

    Oxford Aqua 30-litre roll bag £50 Time tested: Four foreign trips What’s good? Roll bags are the simplest form of soft luggage, and for me that’s important. I care little for compartments and don’t...

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  • Product Review: EDZ Merino wool socks

    30 April 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: EDZ Merino wool socks

    EDZ Merino wool socks, £19.99 Time tested: 6000 miles/ 5 months What’s good? Cold feet on a long ride will have you wincing and curling your toes in no time. It’s always worth spending a few extra...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lithium Battery Hot Vest

    23 April 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Oxford Lithium Battery Hot Vest

    Oxford Lithium Battery Hot Vest, £149.99 Time tested: 3000 miles / 12 months What’s good? This is the only item of heated clothing I’ve ever owned, so my frame ofreference isn’t as strong as it could...

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  • Product Review: Holroyd Race-Tech tyre warmers

    16 April 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Holroyd Race-Tech tyre warmers

    Holroyd Race-Tech tyre warmers, £99 Time tested: Two years What’s good? Holroyd tyre warmers are certainly robust. Tyre warmers can really get put through it in the heat of a race weekend – torn off...

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  • Product Review: Facom J.161 3/8in ratchet

    16 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Facom J.161 3/8in ratchet

    Facom J.161 3/8in ratchet, £37.37 Time tested: Four years What’s good? The smooth operation of this dinky 3/8in Facom ratchet is a delight, and the fact it has 72 teeth in the ratchet means it will...

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  • Product Review: Forcefield Tornado+ shirt

    09 April 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Forcefield Tornado+ shirt

    Forcefield Tornado+ shirt, £50 Time tested: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? This windproof and thermal layer has been a brilliant addition to my winter riding kit this winter and hugely...

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  • Product Review: Laser Fuel Transfer Hose

    09 April 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Laser Fuel Transfer Hose

    Laser Fuel Transfer Hose, £15 Time tested: Six months What’s good? Anyone who has ever tried to siphon fuel by sucking on a length of hose (do your own jokes) will know that it leaves a rather...

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  • Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    01 April 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    Overboard large phone case, £13.29 Time tested: Two months, 4700 miles What’s good? I’ve been using Overboard products for around five years and they don’t disappoint. Rucksacks, map cases, dry...

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  • Product Review: EDZ Innershell shirt

    01 April 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: EDZ Innershell shirt

    EDZ Innershell shirt, £50 Time tested: Three years/3000 miles What’s good? This super-thin inner liner goes with me almost everywhere I ride. Thanks to its tiny dimensions when rolled up, and minimal...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Aquatex bike cover

    01 April 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Oxford Aquatex bike cover

    Oxford Aquatex bike cover, £25   Time tested: Eight years at least What’s good? I use this outdoor cover when my own 1998 Honda CBR600F-W is stored in my garage during the times when I have use...

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  • Product Review: Keis heated jacket and gloves

    25 March 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Keis heated jacket and gloves

    Keis heated jacket and gloves, £169.99 and £149.99 Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? I hate bulky gear in winter. That annoying, sweaty, claustrophobic feeling after 20 minutes of...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Chill-Out Socks

    18 March 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Oxford Chill-Out Socks

    Oxford Chill-Out Socks, £16.99 Time tested: Two years / 5000 miles What’s good? They work. Keeping feet warm can be a real struggle in the depths of winter, and while a busy route will keep the blood...

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  • Product Review: Submariner rollneck sweater

    11 March 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Submariner rollneck sweater

    Submariner rollneck sweater, £89.99 Time tested: five months, 4000 miles What’s good? This woolly jumper has been my saviour through the cold winter months. It’s based on sweaters supplied as standard...

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  • Book review: Road Racers by Stephen Davison

    04 March 2014 by Adam Child

    Book review: Road Racers by Stephen Davison

    Road Racers by Stephen Davison, £17.99 Tester: Adam Child Time tested: 140 pages What’s good? Stephen is regarded as one of the best road race photographers in the business and this book highlights...

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  • Product review: Harris paddock stand

    04 March 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Harris paddock stand

    Harris New Generation rear paddock stand, £63 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Two years What’s good? Sometimes, when a product just works, you don’t give it a second thought and this Harris...

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  • Product review: Oxford Hot Hands

    25 February 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford Hot Hands

    Oxford Hot Hands £64.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 250 miles/ 1 month What’s good? As I didn’t want a permanent fixture on the bike the Hot Hand overgrips seemed an ideal solution, as they are...

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  • Product review: Motovudu2

    25 February 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Motovudu2

    Motovudu 2, Dark art of Performance, £19.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: All 93 pages in two sittings What’s good? Ex-500cc GP and WSB star Simon Crafar’s first book dealt with all the riding...

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  • Product review: EDZ extra-warm neckwarmer

    25 February 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product review: EDZ extra-warm neckwarmer

    EDZ extra warm fleece neck warmer, £10 Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Five years What’s good? This is my default neck warmer when the temperature really drops; anything below about 5C and this EDZ...

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  • Product Review: Louis Neon Rucksack

    18 February 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Louis Neon Rucksack, £39.95 Time tested: 500 miles/4 months What’s good: OK so a neon yellow rucksack isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but as I’ve always been more of a substance-over-style kind of girl I was more than happy to put this to the test. The larger sections are plenty big enough to carry my gym kit, lunch and other daily essentials on my commute to work. The front pocket sufficient in size...

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  • Product Review: Bagster Metro rucksack

    18 February 2014 by Phil West

    Product Review: Bagster Metro rucksack

    Bagster Metro rucksack, £84.99 Miles covered/time: 500miles/4months What's good? I’m notoriously difficult to please when it comes to rucksacks. Wrong shape, wrong size, zips in the wrong place, those...

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