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Accessories and Products / Re: Bit of a deal on Knox handroid gloves.
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 01:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Regarding cheap helmets, there are two problems here, super cheap bargains have been shown in the press recently to have the same protection levels as Humpty Dumpty, secondly if you buy an "end of line" helmet, whilst they are perfectly safe, they could have been on a shelf for 2-3 years, so their safe life span is greatly reduced, buying two half price helmets that have a life of 2 years each, isn't such a bargain when you could have bought one full price one that's good for 5 years.

As shown in this post
https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,25012.0.html
 the helmet I got for a bargain price was far from what you term "a cheap helmet" , I could have brought a modular helmet much the same as the Shoei neotec for far less; as to shelf sitting,  it's what they do in shops. if you read the Helmet post you'll see I enquired about the build date which to me is of more important than the "new date" a shop may say.once again I'll say, it's your money, pay top dollar for everything if you wish, I doubt you'll ever get stun but by the same token you'll spend far more, on the other hand; do due diligence and take a risk on deals and check it out you may save yourself a fair amount, I've over 40 yrs riding bikes and have been through the "cheap & cheerful" kit when younger, up to top brand stuff, though several real world tests of it's varying protection ( in fact just recently) added to that 12yrs as a frontline paramedic, I consider myself well informed in so far as what works or doesn't.

Cheers Mark.
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Sister-in-law used to work for UK Trading Standards, this sort of thing was rife back in the day, the problem is that if they don't come with the correct CE marking then you're (literally) chancing your arm on quality.

Some may think that a glove's a glove, but in my line of work they would be considered PPE and have certainly saved my skin (sic) on more than one occasion, I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear sub-standard gloves, same as not wanting to wear safety boots with cardboard, instead of steel toecaps  :015:

Regarding cheap helmets, there are two problems here, super cheap bargains have been shown in the press recently to have the same protection levels as Humpty Dumpty, secondly if you buy an "end of line" helmet, whilst they are perfectly safe, they could have been on a shelf for 2-3 years, so their safe life span is greatly reduced, buying two half price helmets that have a life of 2 years each, isn't such a bargain when you could have bought one full price one that's good for 5 years.
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Accessories and Products / Re: Bit of a deal on Knox handroid gloves.
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 11:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rictus [+]
I will point out they show the MK3 version and not the newest MK4, but that's no problem for me.

Cheers Mark.

Oh I agree to an extent, however I've benefited previously from other startups and offers like this, they are designed to primarily generate traffic which in marketing terms means they can sell products far below RRP as the lost is seen as "marketting or building a brand/site",  I would imagine as the site isn't just bike kit the deals are what they could get their hands on and a "when it's gone, it's gone" deal, whether that be fake or real, we'll find out.
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Accessories and Products / Re: Bit of a deal on Knox handroid gloves.
« Last post by Admin on Today at 11:45 AM »
Did some digging on the company that owns that website and it's based in China. They also advertise goods on Amazon/Alibaba etc.

Lets see what the gloves are like when they arrive, me thinks they could be a copy though.... as the MKIV gloves don't appear to be a discontinued range as far as I can see. Sorry to be pessimistic but can't see how they can sell a geniune Knox glove for $29.99   :016:
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Accessories and Products / Re: Bit of a deal on Knox handroid gloves.
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 09:50 AM »
FYI since ordering the add has come up on my facebook feed, it would seem these are a limited supply of 100 pairs, so definitely a promotional thing, anyway awaiting there arrival and I'll get back to you.
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*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
Like you know any real hitmen.
Leave him alone Stewie….he's been poorly. :182:
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Accessories and Products / Re: Oxford cover L or XL ??
« Last post by Shandy on Today at 08:11 AM »
Well here it is...

A bit of a delay with ordering, I had a problem using my gift voucher over the weekend and had to wait until Monday to speak to their customer service. Nevertheless service was excellent as always from SBS, I ordered a couple of things and they arrived yesterday.
I've just got home from a night shift and this is the result from first use.






A picture of the bag it comes in just so others know exactly what there looking for if buying one. The bag is a neat touch, I've kept it for now but it'll inevitably end up in the bin soon, you can never get them back in there!

This is the L with top box and I'd say it's plenty big enough and fits perfectly.
I reckon you could get away with the M if you wanted a bit of a snug fit but the XL would definitely be too big!

Hope this helps and here's the link too, on sale at the moment.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/101233
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New Members / Re: New member - London
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 05:21 AM »
unfortunately I'm  a few weeks away from getting back on the road, so unless we have an Indian summer; I'll be just doing local riding as weather permits for the rest of the year, However come the spring I'm up for most excuses to go for a ride or even the odd over night/ weekend away.

heers Mark.
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Accessories and Products / Re: Bit of a deal on Knox handroid gloves.
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 05:15 AM »
I'm presuming you all big boys now, I put it up there, what you do with it is your call. I recently got a new Shoei helmet for half price, did I presume it was safe or did I check it out when it arrived? you pays your money and takes your choice, if they are "as described" (and I've access to a full priced version), then all is good, if not then it was a £20 gamble, I will point out they show the MK3 version and not the newest MK4, but that's no problem for me.

Cheers Mark.
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*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
Definitely a case of better safe that sorry.

If they are fakes then it will be hard to type an email to PayPal asking for your money back if your hands are smashed up with no skin left.

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