Muc-Off drivetrain cleaner is a fast-acting grime shifter useful for cleaning more than just your drivetrain. It's pourable, biodegradable and recyclable but all that comes at a price.
It's a stage 1 product in Muc-Off's three step 'clean – protect – lube' programme. It comes in a 500ml bottle for twelve of your fine English pounds putting it at the premium end of premium chain cleaners – a full 25% more per volume than Finish Line's offering at RRP.
Green oil eco rider maintenance kit contains the brand's ensemble (bar two) of cleaning/lubricating goodies in a single, ice cream sized tub. Performance easily matches its environmental credentials, competing handsomely on price and prowess with the more traditional petrochemical types. Pedants will point out the bucket is made from polypropylene-plastic which most councils cannot recycle but ours will be reincarnated as a handy storage bucket.
The Pedros brand is known for its environmentally sound credentials, and this bike wash is true to the ethos. You can spray it on your bike, wash it off, and the resulting effluent running down the drain won’t harm Planet Earth.
To test it, I used Green Fizz on my training bike after a couple of long rides, including an audax on some narrow Cotswold lanes, so it was spattered in a good mix of dust, mud and cow poo. For the purposes of the test, I left the bike in the garage for a few days to let these delightful ingredients set nicely.