Shift XC Jacket Review

Textile bike clothing has become highly advanced in terms of abrasion resistance, weather protection and cooling properties in the past 10 or so years. Though most of it’s constructed from polyester, it’s not the same poly that made up that mondo-collared button-down shirt you grooved with at the Pineapple Hut in 1979. Textiles abound; some

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Motorcycle Downshifting Techniques

One of the hallmarks of proficient motorcyclists is the smoothness withwhich they apply the controls. Downshifting and braking are two of the skills that require the most finesse. Get ham-fisted with either, and you will display (and anyone riding with you will see) the telltale bobbing of an unsettled chassis – or worse, crash. This

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