Steve Peat and Guy Martin have both launched new bike cleaners late last year. How do they compare to the established brands and do they get the job done?
Words: Sean White Images: Ieuan Williams
As always this winter has brought with it some filthy riding conditions. Whether it’s trail centre spray or mud from off-piste tracks your bike certainly suffers in these conditions. Most four-season riders will be on top of maintenance and suitably equipped but many are just pointing a hose at their bike and hoping for the best. If that’s you then maybe now is the right time for a deep clean with the spring just around the corner?
‘A bucket of soapy water will certainly do a reasonable job but having the right cleaner for modern bikes will safeguard the finish of components and get the task done quicker’
We’ve been trying out two new cleaners that have been developed, tested and manufactured here in the UK. Steve Peat and Guy Martin have both done their fair share of riding, racing and indeed the cleaning that goes hand in hand with all year round riding on our often filthy trails. Steve’s Loam Foam and Guy’s Proper Cleaner arrive into a marketplace that’s packed with options including the benchmark favourites. They are up against some stiff competition, so what do they offer?