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Verdict: 
Strong degreaser that's easy to direct and biodegradable
Weight: 
343g
Contact: 
www.raleigh.co.uk
Motorex Easy Clean X-Treme Chain Degreaser
8 10

Motorex Easy Clean is a powerful degreaser that works quickly and effectively to cut through the oily dirt that has accumulated on your drivetrain, making the whole process painless and straightforward.

As with most degreasers, you just spray the Easy Clean on to the chain and/or the other components that you're cleaning, leave it a while to do its magic, then clean it off. The can comes with a straw that you can attach to the nozzle to direct the spray exactly where you need it.

I've sometimes worked it in with a brush, depending on how dirty the chain is. Even with the grottiest chain, I've only had to give it a couple of sprays to get the whole thing shiny rather than doing it a bunch of times like you sometimes need to with less powerful degreaser.

Once you've cleaned the chain, you give it another spray and allow it to dry, then re-lube the cleaned parts and you're good to go.

It works really, really well. Plus, Motorex say that Easy Clean is non-corrosive and biodegradable although you should avoid contact with your skin.

Verdict

Strong degreaser that's easy to direct and biodegradable

road.cc test report

Make and model: Motorex Easy Clean X-Treme Chain Degreaser

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?

Motore say, "Biodegradable chain degreaser: highly active cleaner for all drivetrain components, especially effective on oily and greasy dirt. Motorex Easy Clean penetrates even the smallest gaps, dries without leaving a residue and is non-corrosive."

Everyone says that their degreaser is powerful; in this case I'd say it's true. It does make a boring job quick and straightforward.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

It's an aerosol can so there's not a great deal to get right/wrong here, but the straw/hose on the can is handy for getting the spray exactly where you want it.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

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

It works very well indeed.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It works! It's powerful.

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: 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,

 

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.