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Specialized Defroster Boots

A decent pair of winter boots is long overdue from the (other) Big S. In all other fields, they rival both Shimano and Sidi in popularity and (for me at least) usually exceed both in ergonomics and fit. It’s good to see that they’ve done their homework and not just come out with a slightly less vented racing shoe or DH boot

June 9th, 09 4 6,548 Categories: Clothing

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Royal Racing SP24/7 jersey

I must confess to being an unwilling tester for this garment. I’ve never worn tops like these before. Mainly because I think they usually look ‘goalkeeper’ naff. It was only when I ran out of other jerseys during a week’s riding in Italy that I reluctantly pulled the SP24/7 Jersey on.

June 4th, 09 6 3,987 Categories: Clothing

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Howies Vail Merino Wool T-shirt

Some things are obviously good value for money. Some things need a little more contemplation before their value becomes clear. The Howies Vail T is a ‘normal’ T-shirt made from thin merino wool. Merino is well known for being able to absorb moisture without feeling wet, and for shrugging off smells. It also feels comfortable next to the skin, unlike scratchy wool jumpers of old.

June 2nd, 09 6 5,630 Categories: Clothing

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Shimano M300 shoes

These are Shimano’s top of the range, none-higher, all-singing and quite a bit of dancing, race shoes.

May 18th, 09 5 4,646 Categories: Clothing

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Lizard Skinz Blizzard Gloves

Lizard Skinz Blizzard Gloves Price: £28.00 From: www.2pure.co.uk A winter glove with neoprene trimmings over the knuckles and round the cuff but despite the neoprene this glove is water resistant rather than waterproof. The lining is thick and instantly warm and the Velcro cuff strap tightens up easily and tightly to keep the wind out. […]

February 19th, 09 0 2,418 Categories: Clothing

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Sealskinz Technical Mountain Biking Glove

Sealskinz Technical Mountain Biking Glove Price: £37.50 From: Sealskinz 01553 817990 www.sealskinz.com These winter gloves are the highest spec mountain biking glove in the Sealskinz range, they are waterproof, breathable and have specific gel padding on the palm to help absorb the shock from mountain biking. First thoughts about these gloves are the fact that […]

February 17th, 09 4 4,471 Categories: Clothing

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Group Test: Waterproof Jackets

A dozen UK-esque waterproof jackets tested.

February 16th, 09 3 17,642 Categories: Clothing

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Group Test: Boots

We’ve rounded up an even ten boots – from rugged summer numbers to depth of winter monsters and given them a thrashing.

February 16th, 09 3 9,024 Categories: Clothing

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