Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,


Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com


Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

Hein Gericke To Open New Store Near Oxford :-)

November 30, 2010

I got this info in my email update today Smile

Apparently they have just signed the lease on new premises on the Eynsham roundabout on the A40 here.  The postcode for the new shop is OX29 4EN.


According to the email they are looking at opening in early December sometime and more details are to follow.

If you want to sign up for the email updates click here

Frozen Hands – How About Heated Gloves?

January 9, 2010

When it started getting a tad chilly outside my other half bought me some heated grips for my bike to keep my hands warmer over the winter.. I’m now officially in love with whoever invented them 😉

I totally love my heated grips 🙂

Apart from heated grips though you can also get heated gloves, as well as a full range of heated clothing.. I had a timely email from M&P Direct the other day telling me about it all 🙂

First off, heated gloves, here are a few details about them.  Just click on the photos to be taken to M&P Directs website for further information.

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

NEW! The new line of 12 V Hybrid Products utilize Gerbings Hybrid Heating System™. This system allows you the option of powering from your vehicles 12 V electrical system, or from Gerbings 12 volt lithium-ion battery pack with its built-in microprocessor temp controller.
  • Made with premium, supple, drum-dyed leather
  • Soft tricot fleece lining with 100g of Thinsulate® lining
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Internal Aquatex waterproof/breathable membrane
  • Includes vehicle battery harness and Y-harness
  • They retail at about the £150 mark, but when you consider you could pay that amount for a decent pair of bike gloves anyway, it’s not too bad and you get the added bonus of warm hands 🙂

    They also do these,

    Gerbing T5 Gloves

    Gerbing T5 Heated Gloves

    The T5 gloves from Gerbing’s were first introduced last year in Europe but now are available in the USA. Designed for the rider who rides out of necessity and not just for recreation. The T5 gloves were made for the type of rider who demands performance in a wide variety of riding conditions. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the T5 gloves from Gerbing’s deliver exceptional performance.
  • Gerbings heated gloves are made with high quality full-analine leather for an exceptionally light, strong and flexible glove
  • The glove heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand
  • Gauntlet style glove
  • Adjustable wrist fastener
  • Hypora® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Thinsulate® insulation for great warmth and dexterity
  • Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Lifetime warranty on the Microwire™ heating elements
  • Other heated kit M&P Direct sells includes

    Heated Inner Soles for your boots – I do hate getting cold feet!!

    Heated Jacket Liners – For a toasty body

    Heated Trouser Liners – For warm legs

    What I need now is for someone to invent some kind of device which projects a bubble of warmth round me and my bike, which will also melt the ice and snow, so that I can go out and ride!!

    Specials At CycleGear.Com – Shoei Helmets,Suits, Jackets, Helmets & Gloves!

    April 10, 2009

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    I thought I would have a wander through Cycle Gears website today and see what sort of offers they have on at the moment.. I found quite a few 🙂

    See all the motorcycle items on sale at www.cyclegear.com - up to 75% off!

    So thought I would post a selection for you to peruse! Please take a look at their website as this is only a tiny selection of the deals on offer 🙂

    It might be an idea for those who are not aware of the SHARP Helmet Safety Rating Scheme to read the post about it, so you know what I am referring to when looking at the helmets on offer.

    As always, just click on the images to be taken to Cycle Gears website 🙂

    Jackets & Suits

    First here is the Frank Thomas XTi One Piece suit  🙂


    This item is part of a package deal!
    Buy the Frank Thomas XTi Leather One-Piece Motorcycle Suit with the XTi Leather Motorcycle Gloves and the Frank Thomas SP Sport Tech Boots – all for $599.99.

    Available in Black/Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Green/Black and White/Black.
    All Frank Thomas leather suits, jackets, and pants are meticulously designed and crafted using high-quality, full-leather construction. They strive to provide you with safe, practical, and stylish motorcycle gear.

    The XTI race suit boasts improved armor, upgraded detailing, and a fresh look.

    Features and Benefits

    • Premium-quality, 1.2-1.4mm full-grain matte leather
    • Flexible stretch panels for a precurved race fit
    • 100% antibacterial mesh lining
    • Multiple-stitching throughout with triple- and quad-stitching on all major seams for maximum tear and abrasion resistance
    • Thermo-set carbon-leather and titanium shoulder pieces
    • Perforated-leather panels for optimum rider comfort
    • CE-approved, form-fitting Arma-Flex armor at shoulders, elbows, and knees
    • Hip pockets for optional armor (sold separately)
    • Accommodates additional back protection (sold separately)
    • Woven carbon-composite materials
    • Aerodynamic race hump with airflow channels
    • Stylish, replaceable knee sliders
    • Heavy-duty, genuine YKK zippers

    Next is the Alpinestars Rhoma Drystar Textile Jacket 🙂

    This is currently on offer at $119.99

    Distinct, stylish and packed with safety features, Alpinestars’ Rhoma Drystar offers high quality protection with simple yet distinctive style, making it the comfortable and smart choice for all occasions.

    alpinestars-rhoma-drystar-jacketAvailable in Black/Black, Black/Blue and Black Red

    Features and Benefits

    • Water-resistant 600-denier fabric.
    • CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders.
    • 100% waterproof and breathable.
    • Drystar membrane.
    • Zip operated ventilation.
    • Removable thermal liner.
    • 3D embroidered logos.
    • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather


    First up the KBC VR-2R Reaper full face helmet – On offer at just $99.99

    This has a UK SHARP safety rating of 2*


    With a high-performance design ready for street and track alike, the flagship KBC VR-2R is a true racer’s helmet.

    Engineered for aerodynamic airflow and stability at high speeds, the KBC VR-2R platform features reduced shell dimensions and overall size. The eye aperture, strap positions, and shell ergonomics have been fine tuned to increase peripheral vision, improve head maneuverability, reduce neck strain, and dampen wind noise.

    Features and Benefits

    • Lightweight, sturdy TriComp shell is constructed with advanced Vacuum Lamination System
    • Dual-Intake Ventilation System (DIVS) provides efficient airflow draw, circulation, venting, and control for ultimate comfort
    • Tool-free, anti-fog Quick-Release Visor Plus (QRV+) is optically correct and scratch-resistant
    • Faceshield seals securely when closed to the helmets RIB system
    • Removable, washable Ultralux liner in genuine Savoire Suede with customizable padding system
    • Secure retention system with double D-ring chinstrap
    • Certifications: DOT; Snell

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    Next up is the the Arashi Turbo on offer at $49.99.

    Now I know that some people look down on cheaper helmets like these, as they feel that there is no way they are going to be as good as something which costs $500.  But here in the UK we have the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating scheme which puts helmets through a series of tests and rates them according to their performance.  These tests rate how well the helmets perform over and above the minimum safety levels and these scored 3* out of a possible 5*, which for a cheaper helmet really isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider that a lot of the more expensive helmets are not scoring as high.


    Arashi combines superb design, outstanding features, and world-class quality in each and every helmet. Engineered and crafted to provide all-day comfort and protection.

    Features and Benefits

    • High-Impact Polycarbonate (HIP) outer shell is strong and lightweight
    • Computer-Aided Design profile for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimal high-speed buffeting
    • Simple and easy shield-removal system Adjustable multi-venting system allows optimal airflow through internal EPS shell channels
    • Padded comfort liner is fully removable for easy washing
    • Textured microfiber liner covering is comfortable against skin, wicks moisture, and dries quickly
    • Classic, and proven, double D-ring retention system
    • Certifications: Meets or exceeds DOT, European ECE 22-05, and Gold ACU
    • Weight: 3.3 lbs. / 1478 grams

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    The next helmet is the Shark S650 Frame on offer at $99, saving you $120 on the list price of $229!

    This helmet scored 4* in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests


    The Shark S650, one of the helmets in the Shark Performance collection, is an indisputable success.

    Thanks to numerous technical qualities – fluid lines, ease of use, comfort, safety – it has converted a lot of bikers.

    Features and Benefits

    • Injected thermoplastic-resin shell
    • Multi-element internal polystyrene shock-absorber with differentiated densities
    • Air-circulation channels in inner shell for improved ventilation
    • Anti-scratch 2.2mm faceshield
    • Patented SlideLock quick-release shield system
    • Multi-point air intake with Venturi-deflector ventilation
    • Microfiber-fabric interior
    • Secure, double D-ring chinstrap
    • External anti-UV lacquer finish
    • Weight: 3.09 lbs. (+/- 0.11 lbs.) / 1400 g (+/- 50 g)
    • Certifications: DOT; ECE 2205

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    Lastly in the helmet selection is the Shoei RF1000 range.

    These are currently on offer starting at $349.99 depending on the style you choose. This model has yet to be tested for a Sharp rating.

    RF-1000 Solid starting at just $349.99

    RF-1000 Diabolic 2 priced at $427.99

    RF-1000 Artifact, Badge 2, Caster, Cutless, Diabolic 1, Diabolic 3, Diabolic Zero, Flutter, Gobert, Joust, Pincotte 3, Sever, Strike, Voyager are all priced at starting at $449.99


    One of the most technologically advanced helmets for street riders – and clearly one of the best-looking helmets on the market. Shoei’s innovation and cutting-edge design makes the RF-1000 a premium motorcycle helmet.

    Aerodynamically superior, the RF-1000 full-face helmet delivers high-speed performance and ventilation that is wind-tunnel proven. A perfect fit is achieved through removable, adjustable cheekpads and a 3D comfort-liner system that won’t shift during high-speed riding.

    The legendary Shoei fit is developed from 3 shell sizes and 4 sizes of EPS liners. The RF-1000’s shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) multifiber technology, which embeds ultrastrong organic fibers into fiberglass. The result is a lightweight yet strong outer shell that is better able to absorb and disperse the force of an impact.

    Features and Benefits

    Aerodynamic Shell Design

    • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel and rider testing
    • The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance

    Two-Layer EPS Liner System

    • Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
    • Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
    • Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
    • The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
    • The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust

    Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)

    • High-performance-fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid, and resilient

    Anti-Fog System

    • The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging

    3D Interior Liner

    • Removable interior cheekpads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
    • Chinstrap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement

    Standard Chinstrap Clip

    • Neatly secures chinstrap

    CX-1V Faceshield and Lock System

    • Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System allows tool-free shield removal
    • A wide, 3-dimensionally-curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
    • Scratch-resistant coating
    • 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays


    • Certifications: DOT 218; Snell M2005
    • Weight (approx.): 3.28 lbs. / 1490 grams

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.


    First in my glove selection is the Alpinestars SPS set.  On offer at the moment for just $69.95


    The Alpinestars SPS unites the best features of a sport-riding glove with a short-cuff street style.

    Features and Benefits

    • Full-grain leather construction for abrasion resistance
    • Double-layered leather palm with Kevlar for additional impact protection
    • Clarino and leather palm reinforcements for superior grip
    • Dual carbon-fiber knuckle protectors
    • Extra layer of full-grain leather on the fingers
    • Short-cuffed length with easy, secure Velcro closure

    Next up are the Dainese Hellracer Leather Gloves.

    These are currently reduced from £139.99, down to $109.99

    dainese-hellracer-gloveAvailable in Men’s and Women’s sizes

    The Dainese Hellracer moderates the technical and stylistic language found in the Duel glove, toning down some features to make it more accessible to the racing – but not ultra-racing – user.
    In fact, although the Hellracer has less armoring compared with the Duel, it still maintains a high level of protection.
    By adding streetriding comforts, the Hellracer’s undoubtedly aggressive origins are delicately balanced, making it suitable for road and racetrack alike.

    The Dainese Hellracer: Dedicated to those who want the best of both worlds.

    Features and Benefits

    • Constructed of Kevlar jersey and cattle leather
    • Elasticated inserts on the fingers, wrist, and back of hand for articulation
    • Carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles and select finger joints
    • Soft inserts on fingers, index-finger knuckle, back of hand, and palm
    • Leather palm reinforcement
    • Tightening strap for a perfect fit
    • Adjustable cuff strap

    Lastly in the gloves selection are the Frank Thomas Urban Warrior Gloves

    These are currently on off for £39.99, saving you $10 on the list price


    Features and Benefits

    • Lightweight airflow mesh & leather combination
    • 3D injection rubber moldings
    • Thermo-set airflow ventilation knuckles
    • Ribbed palm for extra grip & comfort

    The following Frank Thomas gloves are also on offer –

    Stealth Aqua Roo – $69.99

    Air Rage – $79.99

    Urban Shadow – $39.99

    XTi Leather – $109.99

    SP Tech Leather Glove – $69.99

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    Leather Jacket, Trousers & Gloves Deal – Just £139.99

    April 6, 2009

    Well, there I was this morning wandering round the interweb looking for some good deals and I came across this..

    I found an amazing deal for just £139.99 for a complete set of leather bike gear! For that you get a leather jacket with CE approved armour, a pair of leather trousers and gloves as well!  Talk about a bargain 🙂

    The normal retail seeling price of the full set of gear is £379.99 but by buying via this link you will save an absolutely masive £240!!! 😀

    Jacket, Trousers & Glove Deal

    If you follow this link or click on any of the images you will be taken straight to the deal page.

    If you are just starting out on your biking life or are looking for either replacement leathers or a second spare set, then you seriously can’t go wrong with this deal!!

    Here are a few more details..

    Leather Jacket



    This superb MAX MPH RED LINE Biker jacket is made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour for the back, elbows & shoulders. With additional rubber padding, to the front & back with foam padding around the kidney area.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of this ultimate bikers jacket.

    Two internal & two external zipped pockets give you plenty of room to store those biker essentials, zipped cuffs with press stud fasteners along with neck & waist Velcro adjustment guarantee your comfort in all conditions.

    The MAX MPH RED LINE jacket has an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather trousers.




    These MAX MPH RED LINE JEANS are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather with stretch panels for comfort & fit. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour, to the knees & hips.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of these ultimate biker jeans.

    These MAX MPH RED LINE jeans have an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather jacket.




    These MAX MPH RED LINE GLOVES are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, Made from Quality Analin Cowhide Leather, with stretch panels for comfort & fit. They give superb feedback & feel while providing maximum protection.

    Carbon Fibre knuckles.

    Available Sizes

    JACKETS CHEST SIZES = 40” 42” 44” 46” 48” 50”

    JEANS WAIST SIZES = 30” 32” 34” 36” 38”


    All you have to do is pick the sizes you want when completing the purchase and add them in the special instructions box during the checkout process.. Simple as that 🙂