Camchain and tensioner seen up close in a cutaway bike engine


Bike Gear Reviews

A collection of reviews about bike gear, from jackets and pants to polishes and pads...

TCX X-5 Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots Review Bogger's boots would only be "temporarily" waterproof - that is until he spent his pennies on something containing "Gore-Tex". Are his teeny tootsies toasty and dry now or is he left with moist socks?
Bums On Seats Upt'North and Er'Indoors are seeking a little luxury for their delicate behinds. Admittedly some money changed hands butt (HA!) not too much. Are the results worthwhile?
Airhawk 2 Seat Pad Review Mark espouses the solution to derriere numbness on a long motorcycle trip. Trapped wind, is, apparently, that which eases his suffering. It's a funny old world.
Viking Cycle Asger Motorcycle Jacket Review Ren's been asked to review Viking Cycle's Asger Jacket. Well it'd be rude not to. But at this price point can he expect much?
Puig Screen For Kawasaki Z250SL Review Sharon has been suffering from wind. Hopefully Puig has a screen that can help. But will it be pretty as well as purposeful?
Oxford Heated Grips Brief Review Pocketpete doesn't suffer from frozen fingers on a frigid morning. In fact his fingers are on fire!
Kawasaki Z300 MRA Double Bubble Screen Review Looking for a little stylish protection Keith has fitted MRA's "Double Bubble" screen. Has it done what he wants it to do?
Givi Handguards (HP1121) Review Pocketpete is doing battle with handguards in the interest of preparing for winter. He's struggling with the instructions and bar end weights before he can try them.
Route One Olivia Ladies Kevlar Jeans Review Sharon gets herself all comfortable on two wheels with a pair of motorcycling jeans. Are the Route One's any good for her though?
Quechua Clic Hiking Lamp Review Pocketpete purchased an illuminating toy to play with on his camping trip. Has he seen the light?
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Reader's Comments

Phil said :-
What about doing a review on cheap gear from Aldis and Lidi....instead of all that over priced stuff...
01/01/2000 00:00:00 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
It's a fair point Phil!

I myself have Aldi's "Crane" gloves, 2 pairs, have owned an Crane jacket and I have 2 pairs of Crane boots, but they're in reserve for when the ones I have wear out.

I shall review some of the gear soon.
01/01/2000 00:00:00 UTC
Peet said :-
There always seems to be too much luggage, it seems these guys got a solution for the problem.
01/01/2000 00:00:00 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Peet. Yip, you can colour me impressed! That would not be legal here in the UK. Firstly and frustratingly for myself the motorcycle MUST be over 125cc. Grrrr! There are other rules on size and weight too which any can read in the link.

I have very very seriously considered a trailer. I have even considered fitting a big-bore kit to the 125 to make it over 125cc and therefore making it legal. Trouble it that would confuse the insurance companies too.

I do rather like the attachment system. The idea of fitting a strong metal plate alongside the rear wheel spindle is very sensible and simple to make and fit. It's something I could knock up myself too, though mine would be rather more Heath Robinson than slick professional.
01/01/2000 00:00:00 UTC
Steven Brown said :-
Hi Phil
Aldi or lidl gear is fine if you are on a budget
I have used aldi base layers with success but whilst they are better than a cotton tee shirt the more expensive merino wool base layers are more breathable and worth the extra if funds allow
21/09/2016 05:47:43 UTC

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