SEVEN DAY CYCLIST
CYCLING, BUT NOT USUALLY RACING
LATEST UPDATE: MAY 30th
PURE ECO BIKE WASH
Pure Eco bike wash is one in a range of planet friendly products designed to keep bikes looking and running sweet. Clear packaging and contents are brand management at its best but exact ingredients are shrouded in mystery. We can confirm it doesn’t contain acids, solvents or other potentially harmful compounds, so safe to use pretty much anywhere.
Park bikes outside in a spot sheltered from strong sunlight or gusty winds - even traces will agitate the eyes and store carefully too (oral ingestion means as trip to A&E) flick the nozzle, shake and fire in short blasts over the entire bike.
Visually the least virile on test, it’s tempting to saturate the bike but so long as you’ve factored a minute, maybe two’s standing time, generic road and trail spatter vanishes with the first slosh of a heavily sodden car sponge.
Ingrained petrochemical gunk along the chainstays and bottom bracket shell required a minute or two extra with some old school elbow grease. Talking of which, it doesn’t profess to be a degreaser but when interrogated with a stiff brush, I was surprised by how quickly it dismissed a beard of spent wet lube and embedded contaminant lurking around my touring lorry’s inner rings.
A quick rinse and. enamels, 2 pack, clear coat, plated and polished finishes literally gleamed-free of annoying streaks/blemishes. PH neutral ingredients mean it’s perfectly safe on plastics, leather and of course carbon composites. That said; nourish leather accessories with some Proofide/similar hide dressing to prevent them drying/cracking over time.
Performance doesn’t compare with citrus types when tackling icky sticky stains familiar to anyone using child/pet trailers with any regularity, although bright work and hard plastics come up a treat.
Economy is better than we’d expected some ten bikes and two trailers hence and we’ve not experienced any skin irritation either. At the end of the day, we have another capable bike shampoo that might lack the outright oomph of some but is very safe and 200ml concentrates mean you can replenish, or indeed brew a more virile blend to suit.
Verdict 3.5 out of 5: capable, yet kind wash for day to day grime
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016
BUILDER OF STEEL CYCLE FRAMES
Ryton On Dunsmore
Coventry CV8 3FH