DIRTBIKE PRODUCT TEST: Head: MUC-OFF BIKE CLEANER

To be quite honest we’re always washing scoots, so we mow through cleaning sprays like tear-offs in a slime race. Because of this we use the path of least resistance and purchase Home Depot cleaners simply based on their price. When three bottles of Muc-Off showed up they got tossed into the ‘another gimmick that’ll bleed the wallet’ category. Our tune changed drastically with one trigger pull on the Muc-Off spray bottle.

Muc-Off (we love the name!) comes to us through Niks Industries by way of the British based parent company.  Muc-Off offers a family of cleaning products that range from the Bike Cleaner, Gear freshener, chain cleaners, various cleaning tools, brushes and goggle prep kits. The Muc-Off bike cleaner contains no nasty acids, CFC’s or solvents so it’s safe to use on all parts of your bike (including plastics, aluminum, anodizing, rubber, suspension seals, disc brake pads, leather, carbon fiber, composites and decals etc) and it won’t harm you or the environment. 

 Here’s our test data. The bike was roached from a hard of long-loop off-road testing. Grunge, goo, mud, brush whipped slashes and slimy clay painted our machine. Normally we’d point it to the quarter car wash and lose a hefty dose of 25-cent pieces to cut through the mess. Instead we hosed the machine off, and then sprayed the bike liberally with Muc-Off. We let it sit for a bit, scrubbed a few of the more offensive zones and then hosed it off. She sparkled. The plastic, the engine, the concentrated black ooze around the countershaft all came away looking tidy. Muc-Off isn’t cheap at $11.99 a bottle, but we used one bottle on five filthy machines that would have normally sucked a minimum of 15 bucks at the quarter car wash. We’re now Muc-ed up good and love the stuff. Our next order will be for a 5-liter bottle (sells for $36.99), get some its worth the price of admission.
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