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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.

There are occasions when something genuinely new and innovative comes across my desk. Recently that's happened quite regularly, thanks to a Dutch company called Acebikes. The first thing to review is Tyrefix - a new way to strap your bike down. And that's not something I expected to write...

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...

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...

 

 

 

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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.

 

 

 

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...

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...

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