THE RIVAL WIN
Price £125 Tested on a bigger trail bike, but absolutely superb – a five-star tyre. Rapid wear The rear is almost down to the wear marks at the bottom of the grooves
A good if unremarkable tyre for middleweight trail bikes. Coped well across French Alps
Could do with slightly better wear resistance. Avoid tackling wet mud on trails Not only do we have a fullywaterproof Twisty Ride iphone Mounting Kit to give away but there’s an iphone 6S to go with it! These gloves offer both crash protection and waterproofing. They have friction resisting sliders on the palms plus tough Pittards leather on the heel of the palm. They are available in sizes XS-3XL and we have a pair in size large to give away. X-lite have made 200 of their X802RR race helmets in the colours worn by the Brit after he claimed the Moto3 world title. The X802RR is the same top-spec composite-fibre lid as used for the regular Kent rep and we have a signed one up for grabs. Made with a reverse suede leather upper and triple stitching round the cork soul these sturdy boots look great. They come in light brown in sizes 7-11 and we have a pair of size 7s up for grabs.
Spada Staffy wax jacket £159.95
Simon Brown 11 months/5500 miles
Spot on if you are riding a Scrambler, XSR, Bonneville or similar. What you are getting is something that can fool the casual observer into thinking you are sporting a Belstaff, but for a fraction of the price. It’s stood up to the test of time too; I have been using it for just under a year now and there are no real signs of wear.
There are vents but the material itself isn’t breathable. Filtering through heavy traffic during a ride through central London on my Scrambler last autumn I soon became uncomfortably warm and the lining felt clammy. Also, the belt buckle feels a bit on the cheap side of value.