Parts & accessories

  • 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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  • 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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