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Staying Alive may be a great Bee-Gees song, but it's also one of my favourite pastimes. Along with riding motorbikes. So something which combines those two things must be fabulous. Abd it is. Absolutely bloomin' fantastic. BikeSafeis a brilliant concept that's been running a while now, and we tried the Surrey version. We're fans of one piece oversuits here. Especially fully featured ones with armour and everything that you can slip over your normal clothes and minimise the palaver associated with riding to and from work (for instance). The Spada Stelvio is such a suit, but at a budget price. Is it a budget suit though? read on... Remember when BMWs were sensible? No, if I'm completely honest I don't think I do either. But I do remember when they didn't make bleeding-edge, razor sharp litre class sportsbikes.
The BMW S1000RR is proof, should any be needed, that they certainly do so now...
Airbags on motorbikes aren't new. Airbag suits aren't new either. I'm not even sure that airvests are new. But. Airvests that are sensibly priced and as brilliantly usable as the Helite Turtle possibly are new. Have a read and see what you think...

 

 

 

Innovative products come in all shapes and sizes, as I've suggested in the past. And sometimes we get an idea across our desks that is so obvious we can't understand why it hasn't been done before. Of course, Self cancelling indicators have been done before. Just not as well as this little box from STS...

Sometimes it's easy to forget that, while us old lags have been steadily acquiring biking wisdom over the years some readers may not have the dubious beneft of our advancing ages. So here, with the aid of the nice people at Bikesure, are some little pearls of biking knowledge which may come in handy.

Sometimes a product comes along that is neither original nor especially cheap, and yet it still manages to make you believe it's the best thing ever. These Kushitani GPR-6 gloves fall into that category. They are simply the best gloves I have ever worn.

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Wheel bearings get a spectacularly hard time, and they occasionally fail. Recent experience told us that there's not that much information available about how to replace them yourself, so we figured this was an opportunity to change that...

When Arai replace their top of the range helmet with a significant (though subtle) redesign it's definitely an event worthy of comment. So we actually bought one, and used it and examined it and then, for your reading pleasure and education, wrote about it. It's called the RX7-V and it's worth looking at...

And just when we thought that there couldn't be anything else new...Acebikes proved us wrong by also sending this - Brakefix. It's a stupidly simple idea that, now that I have one in my sticky little paw, I wonder how I ever got by without it. And why I hadn't thought of inventing it myself...

 

 

 

Wiz sliders have been around for, it seems, as long as sliders have been popular. And they keep getting better while at the same time managing not to really change at all. That's a neat trick. Of course, the reason they dont really change is simple - there is absolutely no reason why they should...

Scrubbers Leathers should be a name with which you are familiar. If you're not, and you ride a bike in the UK, read this and have a think about getting familiar with them. We sent the editors foul and foetid textile suit off to get clean, and it came back in extraordinary shape...

Knox make some very good, highly regarded kit that is used by professionals and normal folk alike across biking disciplines. Their Track Vest is one example of that - I don't know how many pro riders use it, but I do know that it's pretty good...

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