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

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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.


Tester Time tested What’s good? What’s not? Con­tact Miche­lin Ana­kee 3­tor­cy­cle­ Twisty Ride iphone Mount­ing Kit £640 Richa Sav­age Gloves £99 Danny Kent X-lite X802RR hel­met £400 Red Wing Great Es­cape Boots £249

Con­tact Qual­ity Tester Time tested What’s good? What’s not? Value Con­tact Qual­ity Tester Time tested What’s good? What’s not? Value Con­tact Qual­ity Value

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