Parts & accessories

  • 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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  • Product Review: Oxford Maximiser 3800

    11 February 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Oxford Maximiser 3800

    Oxford Maximiser 3800, £64.99 Time tested: Three years What’s good? If you, like me, have more than one bike in your garage, then keeping on top of battery maintenance can be a sporadic and fraught...

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  • Product Review: TomTom Rider

    11 February 2014 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: TomTom Rider

    TomTom Rider: £349.99 Time tested: 6500 miles/9 months What’s good? It’s pretty simple to fit so within 30 minutes I was sitting on my bike, TomTom Rider mounted neatly on the handlebars, powered from...

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  • Product Review: Cold Killers Hot Hood

    11 February 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Cold Killers Hot Hood

    Cold Killers Hot Hood: £16.99 Time used: Three months. What’s good? For years I’ve wrapped myself up from neck to two in warm riding kit to stave off the worst of really cold temperatures on long...

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  • Product Review: Cold Killers Sport Top

    28 January 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Cold Killers Sport Top

    Cold Killers Sport Top: £54.99 Time used: Five months What’s good? Winter’s fully embedded now and I’ve been wearing this top as part of my ‘layering-up’ routine, under my Gore-Tex kit and...

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  • Product Review: FastPack Tail Bag

    14 January 2014 by Adam Child

    Product Review: FastPack Tail Bag

    FastPack Tail Bag, $69.99 (approx. £58.35 including import tax and shipping) Time tested: 8000 miles/ 8 months What’s good? Some of the best ideas are the simplest ones. This tail pack simply fits...

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  • Product Review: Clymer Honda CBR600F manual

    14 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Clymer Honda CBR600F manual

    Clymer Honda CBR600F manual, £23.45 Time tested: Two years What’s good? I have seen many experienced and professional mechanics at work in my MCN working life. I am nothing like these people. For me...

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  • Product Review: Ammo Nitro Power bike cleaner

    07 January 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Ammo Nitro Power bike cleaner

    Ammo Nitro Power bike cleaner, £5.99 Time tested: One month, three cleans What’s good? It’s a spray-on, scrub and rinse off bike cleaner that leaves a satisfying sheen on a bike once it’s done, and...

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  • Product Review: Austin Vince, Mondo Sahara

    30 December 2013 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Austin Vince, Mondo Sahara

    Austin Vince, Mondo Sahara, £18.50 Time tested: 1h 31min What’s good? From the moment the soundtrack kicks in – a mix of spaghetti western and Arctic Monkeys at their most whimsical – this filmic...

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  • Product Review: SDoc100 Chain Cleaner

    19 December 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: SDoc100 Chain Cleaner

    SDoc100 Chain Cleaner, from £10 Time tested: one application What’s good? I recently gave my bike a ‘big clean’ in readiness for winter proofing and needed to give the chain a going over. I’ve used...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Tyre Gauge Pro

    19 December 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Oxford Tyre Gauge Pro

    Oxford Tyre Gauge Pro, £19.99 Tested for: Two years What’s good? Investing in a decent tyre pressure gauge has encouraged me to save money in two ways – firstly, it’s made sure I don’t lose the thing...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Tyre Gauge Pro

    18 December 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Oxford Tyre Gauge Pro, £19.99 Tested for: Two years What’s good? Investing in a decent tyre pressure gauge has encouraged me to save money in two ways – firstly, it’s made sure I don’t lose the thing (better to invest £20 in one decent gauge than waste it on a succession of cheap, nasty ones). Secondly it’s encouraged me to use it more frequently, and every tyre manufacturer’s number one tip for...

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  • Product Review: Telferizer sat-nav mount

    18 December 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Telferizer sat-nav mount

    Telferizer sat-nav mount Time tested: 2000 miles/ four months What’s good? The flexibility of being able to mount a sat-nav in seconds, and remove it again in just as short a time, means I can choose...

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  • Product Review: ABBA Superbike Stand

    02 December 2013 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: ABBA Superbike Stand

    ABBA Superbike Stand, £91.95 (stand) + £18.50 (fitting kit) Time tested: Four years What’s good? The first time I saw an ABBA stand in use was a real surprise. Not only was the action of lifting the...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Boss Alarm disc lock

    02 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Product Review: Oxford Boss Alarm disc lock

    Oxford Boss Alarm disc lock, £74.99 Time tested: Five months What’s good?  Bright, chunky and clearly marked as alarmed, this ticks all the boxes as a visible deterrent for thieves, and with its...

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  • Product Review: Clarke Mechanic’s chair

    02 December 2013 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Clarke Mechanic’s chair

    Clarke Mechanic’s chair, £26.99 Time used: 2013 racing season What’s good? This has got to be one of the best racing accessories I own – so much so that when I asked someone to pack it in a van for a...

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