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Product review: Motrax Deluxe Bike Cover

Motrax Deluxe Bike Cover, £39.99 (£35.99 on MCN shop)
Time owned:
Three years

What’s good? Plenty of bike covers aren’t up to the job and become threadbare and prone to tears after just months in the rain and sun.

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But this one still seems as tough as ever after protecting my bike through two of the harshest winters I can remember. Puddles form in the creases, which means the welded seams are still keeping out the water.

Covered vents near the mirrors allow moisture to escape from inside – the 23-year-old bike underneath corrodes faster when left in the lock-up at work.

There are holes at the wheels for a chain to pass through, heatproof sections at the exhaust and an under-bike strap so it won’t blow away.

Folds into an attached storage bag. Comes in small, medium and large sizes.

What’s not? The holes for ventilation and a chain were originally protected by plastic rings but these came off after days.

A shame because this is otherwise a very decent product. Later versions have protective fabric around the holes instead.

Rating: 4/5

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