In the “The Lab” we present the latest products and put them through their paces for you. Some undergo long-term tests, while we check others out only briefly. This time we reveal how the Muc-Off Bike Cleaner fared.
Riding since the 90’s, even using the most conservative estimates Trev calculates that he has spent over 14 days cumulative time washing bikes, that’s over 300 hours waving brushes and hosepipes in the cold. On nearly every occasion he has reached for the same iconic pink spray bottle, the Muc-Off Bike Cleaner. That’s not to say that Muc-Off hasn’t changed over the years, the latest recipe features ‘nano technology’ inside the cleaner, which we can only imagine is a platoon of tiny molecules armed with picks and shovels, carefully chipping away at the dried on mud.
Imagination aside, after trying almost every product on the market, Trev still thinks that the cleaning power of Muc-Off is the best for stubborn UK mud. Muc-Off have also changed the spray bottles too as the latest bottles give a much foamier application that goes far further. Simply spray on, wait a minute then get busy with the brush, even the most resilient mud falls away. However, Trev’s main reason for favouring Muc-Off is that they now supply a 500 ml concentrated ‘eco refill’ bag, which makes up 2 L in your favourite spray bottle using 89% less packaging. As the oceans rapidly fill with discarded plastic bottles we should all work harder to reduce single-use plastics, Muc-Off gets our vote. It’s also biodegradable, free from acids and solvents and you can go nuts on your discs and rotors without the squealing like pigs.
Muc-Off Bike Cleaner has always been synonymous with a great cleaner, but the improved spray bottle, new formula and environmentally conscious packaging take it to the top of our list.
- New foaming spray bottle
- Eco friendly packaging
- Does not taste nice
- More expensive that soap and water
Test duration: For as long as he can remember
More Info: muc-off.com
This article is from ENDURO issue #031
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