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Cleaning Products

Being a rider in the UK means you have to be prepared for at least 8 maybe 9 months of the year to be riding in mud, this in turn means dirty bikes… very dirty bikes! So cleaning bikes can almost take up as much time as riding the things.

The biking industry is always moving forwards and so is the technology for cleaning bikes, we are far away from the days of a bucket of hot water and washing up liquid (not that there is anything wrong with this method it served me well for years!)  go into most bike shops nowadays and there is a choice of bike specific cleaning products…. Fantastic for us the everyday biker who wants to keep their steed looking and running sweet.

For years and years the option we had was the pink one MucOff this has been the go to bike cleaner (for me anyway) however in recent years there are more and more coming out and now the big man himself Steve Peat has thrown his hand into the bike cleaning/maintenance ring and what Peaty doesn’t know about MTB’ing isn’t worth knowing right?

So in the pack I receive for my testing is the following:

1 x 1 litre of loam foam
1 x 1 litre of concentrate loam foam (makes 5 litres when diluted)
1 x 1 litre of degreaser
1 x aerosol of disc brake cleaner
1 x aerosol of solvent degreaser
1 x 120ml of all weather chain lube
2 x car air freshers

I’m not sure if this is a pack that you can buy from the shop or if these are all bought individually but it is a great selection of cleaning products and perfect timing as I have 2 dirty bikes to sort out.

So in the pack I receive for my testing is the following:

1 x 1 litre of loam foam
1 x 1 litre of concentrate loam foam (makes 5 litres when diluted)
1 x 1 litre of degreaser
1 x aerosol of disc brake cleaner
1 x aerosol of solvent degreaser
1 x 120ml of all weather chain lube
2 x car air freshers

I’m not sure if this is a pack that you can buy from the shop or if these are all bought individually but it is a great selection of cleaning products and perfect timing as I have 2 dirty bikes to sort out.

I read the info on the bottles and cans and the thing that jumps out is the biodegradable info, awesome it is environmentally friendly too (nice one Peaty) it is the standard procedure to apply the loam foam “Wet bike, spray in foam and then leave for 3-5 mins then rinse and repeat as needed”… the one thing the loam foam has is a small flap on the front of the nozzle that you can open and close to create a squirt of “foam” or have a more pure unfoamed (not sure that’s a word) stream of the cleaner.

I get the 2 bikes out to clean and they were ridden on Sunday and it is now Tuesday so the bikes hate me for leaving them to stand with mud now dried on like cement!…. rinse and apply the foam and clean away, it works very well and smells nice too. The degreaser gets the chain all nice and clean with little effort, to be fair the bikes were not the standard winter muddy dirty so they were not mega mega muddy and after cleaning both bikes I notice I have used 2/3 of the 1 litre bottle, I’m not sure if this was just me going crazy with the foam and maybe overusing it so next time I will try and moderate my spraying.

Bikes all clean and dried off and yep they are gleaming, the Loam Foam has certainly done the job, now to lube the chain pretty standard as chain lube goes I have used a wax based lube for about the last 100 years so this is a little different but it applies nicely and not much spillage.

All in all a very good product I think that I will be using the loam foam again, bikes very clean and the product is environmentally friendly so that’s a massive win in my book, now to go and get the bikes dirty again!

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Review written by: Ian C – #TotalMTB 
Instagram: @IanCran76