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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...

Racer make pretty good gloves, and we've reviewed quite a few. The Sicuro is their latest offering, and is even on sale through Amazon. Does this mean that our favourite Austrian protective clothing manufacturer has sold out on us? Read on to see...

It's summer and we occasionally get sunshine here in the UK. Sunglasses under helmets don't look cool, and tinted visors are always a risk if the weather turns or it gets dark. But that nice Mr Arai has come up with a solution with his Pro Shield...

Earplugs are one of those things that you really only regret not using when you're slightly deaf. Or have a permanent ringing in your ears. They're not sexy or exciting but this set, from Ultimate Hearing are probably the most usable, valuable cheap bits of bike kit you'll use...

 

 

 

TFL and Motorcycle Safety Plans may not exactly reach out and grab your squashy bits, but there's a new plan out there, it's not all nonsense and, like it or not, it willaffect you. So you may as well have a read and see what you think...

Alpinestars kit has always been good but a bit on the pricey side. Well these new race gloves, though not exactly bargain basement, manage to tick all the boxes while at the same time being at least vaguely affordable. They look really good, too...

Siima may just be one of the most interesting companies of whom you've never heard. They're based in Cyprus and they make good, sensible, sturdy motorcycle jackets...which they sell very cheaply indeed. Have a read and see what you think.

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Suspension is sometimes looked at as someting of a dark art. It isn't, but you can muck your bike up as quick as you like by meddling with what you don't understand. So before you fiddle for summer, take another read of this so you know what you're doing...

Alpinestars make some seriously good race gear and some very comfortable and usable regular riding apparel. Great word that. Anyway, their SMX1.1 boots definitely fall into the latter category. And despite all our preconceptions, they deliver pretty well on other important stuff too...

SBK Donington gave me an opportunity to get Laura, our interviewer and race reporter, to do something different. "Go interview someone less usual - find a sponsor or something" I said. The result was definitely not what I expected...

 

 

 

HJC are relatively recent players in the helmet scene, at least here in the UK. The American company are known for quality kit at a slightly lower than usual price, but their RPHA10+ Carbon helmet raises the bar on all sorts of levels. What am I talking about? read on and find out...

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...

As summer approaches your thoughts may well be turning toward riding slightly further afield. And if you want to carrey more than a spare pair of pants and a credit card, and you still want your bike to handle properly, then Ventura might just have the solution with their Bike-Pack system...

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