Muc-Off X-3 Dirty Chain Machine review

Cleaning your drivetrain can be a chore, but Muc-Off aim to make it more bearable with this innovative chain cleaner.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Muc-Off X-3 may be a little expensive, but you get what you pay for, and this is an excellent chain cleaner that will leave your drivetrain in perfect working order in just a couple of minutes.

Reasons to buy
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    Innovative design

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    Leaves chain sparkling

Reasons to avoid
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    A little pricey

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They may not be the sexiest piece of cycling kit, but a good chain cleaner is essential to keep your prize steed in good working order and, more importantly, looking nice and shiny. The Muc-Off X-3 Dirty Chain Machine is an innovative offering that should make the job of keeping your drivetrain spick and span that little bit easier.


The 75ml bottle of drivetrain cleaner does a good job but won't last long

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.