Lifeline Bottle Cleaning Brush review

We've tested Lifeline's water bottle cleaning brush. Has it left our bottles as clean and sparking - and hygienic - as new?

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

It may not be the most attractive looking cycling accessory, but the Lifeline brush is a cheap way to reach parts of your water bottles which other cleaning methods can’t reach

Reasons to buy
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    Gets at those nooks and crannies in your bottles which are difficult to clean

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    Cheaper than chips

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    Doesn’t leave your bottles tasting of dishwashers

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Reasons to avoid
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    Another thing littering up your kitchen

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Most water bottles seem to have awkward lips and ledges to their designs, which are hard to get to. If you’re like me you probably give your bottles a quick rinse after a ride and leave them to dry. I occasionally put my bottles through the dishwasher, but not all are dishwasher-safe and they tend to develop a dishwasher tablet taste afterwards.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.