Do any servicing or maintenance on your bicycle, and unless you don a pair of nitrile gloves first, you'll end up with hands covered in oil and grime. Muc-Off's Nano Grit Hand Cleaner suspends tiny grit in a paraben-free formula that effortlessly cleans hands.
To use it doesn't feel quite as aggressive as Swarfega, but does work at least as well. Muc-Off have included conditioners to look after your skin, and it leaves a not unpleasant scent on your hands after washing. They haven't used any nasty chemicals to produce it, so people with sensitive skin should be just fine.
The large tub lasts for ages, you only need a small scoop for well oiled hands. The vivid pink nicely echoes the company's trademark colour, and the smell emanating from the opened tube isn't at all offensive or overly strong.
The 500ml tub is good value for money. I've been using it frequently for the past few weeks and my hands still feel, well the same as they did before. Only now it's far easier to scrub the oil and dirt off my hands after I've been tinkering with the bike in the garage. It's far easier than trying to scrub hands clean with a brush and bar of soap.
Effective hand cleaner for the home mechanic.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Muc-Off Nano Grit Hand Cleaner
Size tested: 500ml
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The ultra fine, Muc-Off Nano Grit Hand Cleaner removes ingrained oil, grease and grime in no time! With natural, nano sized grit that scrubs away the aftermath of even the most intense tune-up session, the Nano Grit Hand Cleaner is a must have for any bike lover. But the latest lifesaver from Muc-Off doesn't just get rid of grime. It's also anti-bacterial so your hands are even cleaner than they look.
Nano Grit Hand Cleaner is packed with integral conditioners that leave hands super soft and silky smooth, and as usual, the guys at our R&D centre have steered clear of any nasty, crazy chemicals to make sure this stuff is safe to use and is also Paraben free. Basically, the days of scrubbing down with scalding hot water and old flannels after getting greasy in the workshop are over. Now a tub of Muc-Off Nano Grit Hand Cleaner is all you need!
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Nano sized grit.
Contains conditioners to keep your skin in good condition.
Powerful formula to remove grime and oil.
It's going to last simply ages as you don't need much each time you clean your hands.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Even with really stubborn dirt and oil on my hands, the cleaner made light work of removing it.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Good on sensitive skin.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
A squirty applicator would make it less messy to apply.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 31 Height: 180 Weight: 67
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.