Motorex Helmet Care  £8.99

7/10

Spray it on, wipe it off and you've got yourself a clean bike helmet - simple

Weight 183g   Contact  www.raleigh.co.uk

by Mat Brett   January 11, 2013  

Motorex Helmet Care Active Foam

The Motorex Active Foam works well to get your bike helmet clean and smelling fresh.

Okay, no schoolboy jokes about helmet care, please. This stuff really works. Judging by the picture on the front, it is aimed primarily at motorcyclists, but it works equally well with cycling helmets.

What you do is spray the stuff and it immediately foams up. It looks like hair mousse, if you're the sort of metrosexual individual who knows about such things. You leave it to work its magic for a couple of minutes then wipe it off with a dry cloth. Easy-peasy.

The foam lifts off dirt and grime and it's antibacterial, meaning that if you leave the padding a bit sweaty, you won't come back a few days later to find new life forms breeding on it. That can be a problem if you store your bike kit somewhere damp, like a garage, for example.

Why would you not just take the pads out and sling them in the washing machine? Well, you can do that as well, but you can't clean the helmet straps and the shell itself that way. You can wash those in the sink, of course, but this is a whole lot easier.

I've used the foam on bike shoes too. The manufacturers don't list this as an application but you just can't stop me sometimes when the cleaning bug takes hold. I'm never happy about taking a scrubbing brush to expensive footwear; this does the job well, leaving them looking and smelling a whole lot fresher.

You'll get dozens of uses out of this 200ml can.

Verdict

Spray it on, wipe it off and you've got yourself a clean bike helmet - simple.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Motorex Helmet Care

Size tested: 200ml

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?

Motorex say, "Cleaning and care foam for helmet interior padding and helmet. Cleans, deodorizes and protects. Removes contaminants quickly and effectively. Refreshes colors. Also used for removable padding. Leaves a pleasant, fresh scent."

Yup, that just about sums it up.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

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

It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It's antibacterial, which is especially useful if you leave your bike helmet somewhere that can be damp, like a shed or garage.

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: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 41  Height: 190cm  Weight: 75kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding,

 

5 user comments

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I was just about managing to refrain from the helmet care jokes until I saw the shape of that, shall we say, end protector.

Nerd

posted by Matt_S [182 posts]
12th January 2013 - 13:11

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I think I may have strayed onto the Viz website by accident...

posted by gazza_d [208 posts]
12th January 2013 - 16:43

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What's wrong with just jumping in the shower still wearing your helmet? Jolly useful if you happen to slip on the soap Big Grin

Sam

posted by zagatosam [28 posts]
12th January 2013 - 18:51

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zagatosam wrote:
What's wrong with just jumping in the shower still wearing your helmet? Jolly useful if you happen to slip on the soap Big Grin

Other way round my friend, I use the "foaming shower gel sensation" from Rituals to clean the pads. Apply, let foam, a bit of hand wash:

http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2011/08/cleaning-helmet-inside.html

Currently I'm on Fujiyama Mandarin&Mint Smile

posted by Dr. Ko [109 posts]
12th January 2013 - 20:51

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Cheap supermarket own-brand domestic wet wipes work fine on my helmet. Non-bleach obviously, unless you rinse thoroughly afterwards. Non-scented are best, unless you want to smell of lavender and patchouli at your next club ride.

BTW, you missed a trick by not putting a couple of coiled inner tubes next to the canister before taking that photograph.

posted by ubercurmudgeon [168 posts]
13th January 2013 - 22:31

34 Likes

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