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Verdict: 
A decent soap that clears away the grime but can leave your hands a little on the dry side
Weight: 
100g
Contact: 
www.raleigh.co.uk
Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap
8 10

Zeosoft have got it right with their heavy duty hand soap. It cleans without being too abrasive and it smells nice.

There's nothing worse than when you've finished cleaning or mending your bike to find there's more grime on you than your steed.

You could use gloves but they're not for everyone. Hailing from New Zealand, Zeosoft make a range of products based on zeolite volcanic minerals. These unusual porous rocks actively suck up and trap the toxins and odours from the skin. This makes them very effective cleaners but without the possible irritant effects of some cleaners.

The heavy duty hand soap differs from Zeosoft's paste in that there are no silica minerals in the soap, producing a much smoother feel. The soap is smooth but can be lathered quickly into a decent layer of cleaning suds, complete with a citrus smell. Once you've scrubbed off the muck you need to rinse your hands thoroughly as the soap does linger.

The results aren't bad. Your hands are left clean and smell fresh. The only downside, as with any soap, is they leave your hands feeling quite dry. If you have sensitive skin this may not be the right hand-cleaner for you.

Verdict

A decent soap that clears away the grime but can leave your hands a little on the dry side

road.cc test report

Make and model: Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap

Size tested: 1 Bar

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?

It is effective and leaves your hands clean and smelling fresh. The texture of the soap with the minerals embedded within it might not appeal to all.

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

To remove embedded grime, oil or any other bike related fluids.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Given the composition of the soap you would expect to see results and it delivers.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Despite many uses it has hardly diminished.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Worth the price if you prefer not to use gloves and not limited to cleaning up after just your bike related tasks.

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

Anyone who gets their hands dirty.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The effectiveness but without being harsh.

Did you enjoy using the product? It did its job.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

It does what it says on the packet.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 45  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

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: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT

 

11 comments

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ashfanman [130 posts] 3 years ago
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Helmet polish and now £4 soap? They really do think us cyclists will buy anything.

Anyway, got to go - lunch is ready. Now where's my Park Tools pizza cutter...

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wellcoordinated [206 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm only using 3/10 soap at the moment; this could be my next upgrade. The trouble is, how to get it past the misses  24

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wellcoordinated [206 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm only using 3/10 soap at the moment; this could be my next upgrade. The trouble is, how to get it past the misses  24

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Nick T [1086 posts] 3 years ago
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100g? What's it made of, rock?

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horizontal dropout [296 posts] 3 years ago
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Nah, used coffee grounds and ecover washing up liquid beats everything!

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bikebot [2119 posts] 3 years ago
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ashfanman wrote:

Helmet polish and now £4 soap? They really do think us cyclists will buy anything.

Anyway, got to go - lunch is ready. Now where's my Park Tools pizza cutter...

Park Tools now recommend the use of a guillotine cutter for pizza. It's new in the 2014 range, you need to upgrade.

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Simon E [3073 posts] 3 years ago
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horizontal dropout wrote:

Nah, used coffee grounds and ecover washing up liquid beats everything!

Same here, though I don't have coffee to hand so use a little granulated sugar with mine. It works just as well as the dedicated hand cleaners I tried and doesn't dry your skin.

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andyp [1498 posts] 3 years ago
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Fairy up and salt FTW.

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jacknorell [969 posts] 3 years ago
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Fast Orange of Swarfega Orange hand cleaners are amazing, big 3.8L pump dispensers for £30 or so in your professionals' tool shop  1

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matthewn5 [1058 posts] 3 years ago
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I bought 5kg of pure liquid Castile soap off Ebay, organic too, added a few drops of lemon essential oil, mixed in an old pump pack. Best hand cleaner ever, so good the wife uses it up all the time.

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Scrufftie [106 posts] 3 years ago
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I wear gloves to keep the grease off (also helps to prevent irritating, minor injuries) and have a Campag corkscrew, what does that make me?