Friday, 30 October 2009

Knox Hand Protection – the gloves are off

Knox will unveil its innovative Hand Armour to British riders at this year’s NEC Bike Show. Featuring a host of patented innovations, including exoskeleton protection, SPS and the exclusive BOA lacing system, Knox Hand Armour looks radically different to existing motorcycle gloves and this British technology is set to take glove design to the next level for the future.
Since producing the first back-protector in 1982, Knox has been a leading innovator of impact protection and has continually looked at other areas of the body where they felt they could make a real difference and offer much needed development. Three years ago Knox turned their attention to hand protection, patenting the SPS (scaphoid protection system), which for the first time gave riders effective protection against common scaphoid injuries to the bone connecting the thumb to the wrist. Realising that glove development in the market was limited and could be improved, Knox spent two years developing new systems for the hand, looking not only at protection but also at rider comfort and fit, which are synonymous with the Knox brand.
Other new Hand armour concepts include honeycomb gel impact protection and wrist guard shrouds. Initially four models of Knox Hand Armour will be available; the full track specification HANDROID, sports-rider orientated BIOMECH, classically-styled RECON and waterproof ZERO. These will go on sale in March 2010.
See the range at the NEC Bike Show (27th November – 6th December), Stand 2E30 in Hall 2 or go to and request a log-in code for the new KNOX-LAB website.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Seeley lifts Irish Superbike title

Knox-protected 2009 British Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley added the Irish Superbike title to his list of achievements at the weekend's end-of-season Sunflower Trophy Races in Northern Ireland. The Relentless Suzuki rider, on a run of 12 successive Irish Superbike wins, brought a 45.5 point lead into the final two races at Bishopscourt. In race one, Seeley shadowed his team-mate Ian Lowry across the line to take second place and 20 points to secure the title, before winning race two to end the season the way he knows best - on the top step of the podium, which was a phenomenal achievement for both Relentless Suzuki and Seeley, taking into account that the Carrickfergus man missed 12 races during 2009 due to British Championship commitments. Seeley will now join team-mate Ian Lowry in an end of season holiday race in Perth, Western Australia at the beginning of November: a prize offered as part of the ISB champions' package for 2009.Seeley also claimed an international win at the North West 200 back in May and the Mondello Masters title just last month - increasing his win tally in Relentless Suzuki colours to 27 in 2009.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Pinbike wizard rates Knox

Jumble is a donhill mountain bike racer attempting to compete in the Mega Avalanche in 2010. Knox has supplied him with protective gear and this is what he says;

"Today is a day I will never ever forget! Firstly a massive box containing 520 bars of "Health bars" arrive from Eat natural in support of my project. Then a box full of Body armor arrives at my door from Knox - this box is phenomenal and a real treat! Inside is a wealth of body protection including a Warrior Chest armor, Elbow pads, Leg pads, Knee pads, Stickers galore, Padded shorts and awesome Knox bag. I am actually speechless and amazed at this sponsorship. Full reviews and tests on this kit will be posted soon on pinkbike from this UK based company!"

Read all about it at

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Knox racers end season on a high note

KNOX protected racers have completed the 2009 season in top positions. First Alastair Seeley was crowned 2009 British Superstock Champion on the TAS Relentless Suzuki GSX-R1000. In British Superbikes James Ellison was runner up to Airwaves Yamaha teammate Leon Camier. Meanwhile in the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Cup for 600cc machines Co-ordit Performance rider Sam Lowes (pictured) delivered the goods at the final round by taking all 25 points for the race win to secure the 2009 crown at Oulton Park.
Keep checking the Blog because Knox will be unveiling a significant new product that could revolutionise the way racers protect themselves ......

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Knox SPS wins hands down

More and more glove manufacturers are recognising the benefits of adding Knox SPS to their products - you can even find some winter gloves featuring SPS. The simple sliders protect the scaphoid bone, which links the wrist and thumb, by allowing the leather glove palm to slide down the road in an accident. Here are two recent testimonials from around the world.
"I would like to thank you for making a quality product. I have a pair of Komodo K-FX Gloves (above left) that have been crash tested twice with absolutely no damage to my hands. I had a 50 mph lowside on the street a few months ago & all I received was a slight grinding down of the palm sliders. This past Saturday at Texas World I had a 110 mph highside. I slid over 50 feet. The gloves have a slight rub mark on one palm & the sliders are all ground down pretty good." Michael, customer of Komodo Gear in the USA. Find out more about Komodo gear at
"You guys at KNOX may like this picture of a Lookwell Ultra glove with SPS (above right), exposed to really high speed on-hands-landing'. This guy would have been disabled if it wasn’t for these gloves with SPS……… He did not even have a scratch …….." Jos van Gent, Lookwell Bike Fashion, NL

When buying gloves check whether they feature Knox SPS - patented technology to protect your hands.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Men’s and Women’s Cold Killers Collection - winter 2009/10

Cold Killers have re-engineered their entire collection of Men’s and Women’s windproof base layer clothing for an even better fit. With a well-established reputation for comfort, the changes for winter 2009/10 are subtle, such as lengthening the body and increasing the neck circumference on sports tops, designed to further enhance the snug fit experienced thanks to the use of Softshell fabric with exclusive active stretch.

Johnny Haynes, Chief Riding Coach of the California Superbike School (UK & Europe), highlights the importance of a comfortable base layer; “There is nothing more annoying than an under suit that bunches up!” He notes that; “elasticated cuffs, unobtrusive seams, lightweight materials and a soft lining make Cold Killers very comfortable and non-invasive to wear underneath leathers. I tried the Cold Killers sport top & pants on a bitterly cold day at Brands Hatch and was very impressed indeed.”

The Cold Killers collection is just as important for women as Kirsty Johnson of the EPM Enduro Club commented on a recent off road day in Wales; “We started the day with a layer of Cold Killers as they are perfect for keeping you warm on the long road sections. With the windproof front and breathable back they keep you at just the right temperature while giving you the freedom to move once off road. When the sun appeared cold killers were thin and light enough to be stuffed quickly into a backpack.”

Why it Works
Experts advise that the two most critical factors in staying warm outdoors are insulation, which keeps heat near the body, and keeping moisture away from the skin, to prevent heat loss from conduction.

Cold Killers achieves both thanks to its unique combination of a water resistant windproof membrane with a 3D fleece liner. The membrane prevents cold wind and rain from penetrating the base layer, while the 3D fleece insulates, yet allows air to circulate freely, thus preventing perspiration from building up. This season’s collection features sports tops for men and women, long pants, under gloves, socks, neck tubes and balaclavas.

New Website
For more information about the current range and full UK stockist list, visit the new dedicated Cold Killers website that is designed to give much more specific technical and product information. Alternatively call Cold Killers direct on 01900 825825.