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REVIEW: Purple Harry's Bike Cleaner & Degreaser Recommended

by Oliver Van Dongen

Price £7.99
Size 1 Litre
Colour N/A
Overall this is a good product. Let's not forget that it does two jobs in one, so it also represents very good value for money.

Purple Harry proudly claim that their Cleaner and Degreaser is simple, effective and inexpensive, and if that is what you're looking for then you won't be disappointed. 

The product is fine if you're after a 'one-stop shop' solution to cope with the varying weather conditions that the UK throws up. Given that winter is coming, I waited for a day when the elements were really against me in order to give it a test on some stubborn dirt and grease. (Needless to say both the bike and I got fairly filthy). 

PH1

The first thing that I noticed about this product is the ease of its application. It's a water based, non-aerosol solution, meaning you simply point and spray at the areas you want to clean, and leave it to soak in for a few minutes. Pretty simple really. 

The mild alkaline formulation meant that a light application and wipe made fairly easy work of the mud that had built up on the underside of the frame from a three-hour ride in the wet. 

PH2

Whilst a light spray on the frame is more that effective, be prepared for a much more thorough application on the drivetrain components. Some particularly stubborn areas of muck deep inside the cassette required a couple of reapplications in order to dislodge, However, Purple Harry also manufacture a unique 'bike floss' designed to get at the hard to reach areas, which they recommend is used in conjunction with this product. Nevertheless, the Cleaner & Degreaser did a decent job of removing the muck and grime in its own right. 

PH3

Overall this is a good product. It may be more a little expensive than its rivals, however, it comes in a larger bottle and the fact that it does not contain aerosols or solvents means that it is a very safe and natural product to use on your bike. Let's not forget as well that it does two jobs in one, so it also represents very good value for money.

Where to buy: http://www.purpleharry.co.uk/products/cleaner-and-degreaser





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