Once on and left alone for a couple of minutes, the degreaser seemed to do the job, especially when given a little extra encouragement with an old sponge. With its price and environmental credentials, it makes a good addition to any bike cleaning kit.
Generous dose needed
Finding an environmentally friendly bike-cleaning product is always music to my ears.
A clear liquid with a pleasant smell of citronella, I initially wondered if it was up to the job.
Dispensing the degreaser via a small 250ml trigger spray bottle, it was easy to apply.
Its low viscosity did mean that it ran off the chain and cassette, which led me to apply a pretty generous dose in order to ensure both were fully covered.
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Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011.
She's specialises on the technical side of all things cycling, including pro peloton team kit having covered multiple seasons of the Spring Classics, and Grand Tours for both print and websites. Prior to joining Cycling Weekly, Hannah was a successful road and track racer, competing in UCI races across the world, and has raced in most of Europe, China, Pakistan and New Zealand.
For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won 24 hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.
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