Fenwicks Fast Blast Degreaser  £9.99

8/10

Easily applied, good value drive-train cleaner, capable of clearing out the most severe of road gunk

Weight 459g   Contact  www.zyro.co.uk

by themartincox   April 25, 2014  

Fenwicks Fast Blast Degreaser

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Simply spray-on and rinse off: Fenwicks Fast Blast Degreaser is an easily applied and super efficient drivetrain cleaner.

Coming in a handy aerosol, Fast Blast gets to work straight away at dislodging the nastiest bits of road gunk off your drivetrain - just spray, wait 30 seconds, rinse and repeat until clean.

Road grime starts to dissolve immediately, and with a bit of agitation from an old tooth-brush chain-rings, mechs and chains are brought back to shiny life again. I, uh, deliberately, let my drive-train get extra manky to see how the spray coped, and it took two applications to get it looking smart again - about par for the course.

As with any spray it's easy to get carried away with applying it, but with restraint it's an effective and good value cleaner - just make sure you've got something underneath to catch the crud.

Verdict

Easily applied, good value drive-train cleaner, capable of clearing out the most severe of road gunk.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Fenwicks Fast Blast Degreaser

Size tested: 500ml (200ml also sent £5.99)

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?

Aimed at cyclists who are ride-rich but time poor, Fenwick's Fast Blast Degreaser is an ideal way to quickly and effectively clean your drive-train components, leaving it running smoother with the minimum of fuss. Fenwicks say it's "a real quick and easy way to remove the gunk build up on your cassette, it's solvent based so will act instantly at removing dirt and grime. The high powered aerosol will help blast away the dirt from the chain, cassette, mechs and chain rings. Can be sprayed directly on to the chain, cassette, mechs and chain rings. Wash off with water to leave a clean contaminant-free drive train. This product is not for use on any others parts of your bike."

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Solvent-based, and aerosol delivered.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

It's an aerosol can so little can go wrong, a straw would be handy though for fine details.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

It's got one job, and it does it effectively.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

As with anything, the more you use the quicker it runs out, and it's easy to get carried away with the spray. Little and often will go a long way though.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Leave a cloth underneath the drivetrain because it's going to rain filthy fluid after just one spray. Leaves a nice and shiny drivetrain with a minimum of fuss.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It does what it says on the tin.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 176cm  Weight:

I usually ride: Raleigh SP Race, Hoffman BMX  My best bike is: Raleigh SP Race

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, Adventure-packing, crossing-countries

 

4 user comments

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Doesn't come with flashy pink packaging though Big Grin

posted by spence129 [21 posts]
25th April 2014 - 15:47

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if you look for it on amazon its......104 quid Crying Nerd

posted by viveLaPants [93 posts]
26th April 2014 - 0:49

19 Likes

Is it safe to use with a carbon frame?

posted by muddydwarf [12 posts]
26th April 2014 - 11:42

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I suspect the advice to "just make sure you've got something underneath to catch the crud" wll often be ignored, with the "crud" ultimately being washed into domestic drains or the run-off from any number of sportive car parks.

Personally, I use a chain cleaning device, a paintbrush and recycled rags, tip the solvent-free cleaning fluid from the chain cleaning device onto the used rag, dispose in the dustbin, which then is ultimately burnt in an energy generating plant at our local recycling centre.

We mustn't damage the environment, just to save a few minutes cleaning time.

"Hey..... Let's be visible out there."

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posted by Neil753 [451 posts]
26th April 2014 - 13:04

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