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Duck Smart Earth Mover bike cleaner



Good all-round cleaner for your bike fleet

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Duck's Smart Earth Mover bike cleaner is a very good all-purpose solution for tackling your grimy bike.

Our one-litre bottle came with Duck's 'unique' trigger spray which turned out to be a lot like a lot of other trigger sprays, in that you press the trigger and it squirts the cleaner.

You can adjust the spray too, from a fine mist to a concentrated jet of filth-removing power.

The cleaner itself is very good. It's safe to use on all the surfaces you can expect to find on your bike. Duck claim it's completely biodegradeable, and the bottles are recycled.

The mixture of 10 active ingredients seems to be just the right combination for easing the muck off your ride. Mud, road spray and brake residue are easily tackled, and Earth Mover is also pretty adept at sprucing up your chain, more so than quite a few other similar products I've tried.

There are 'aluminium brighteners' in the mix which will apparently make all your alloy components look good as new. I can't say I noticed the difference over a standard clean and polish, but there's no doubt that Earth Mover is and effective bike cleaner. So much so that I often didn't need to resort to a separate degreaser for the really mucky bits.

Our one-litre bottle is lasting well. If you get through a lot of cleaner you can buy Earth Mover in five-litre and 25-litre flagons.


Good all-round cleaner for your bike fleet.

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Make and model: Duck Smart Earth Mover

Size tested: 1 litre

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?

Earth Mover is a revelation in bike cleaning technology! With its unique blend of softeners, detergents and foaming agents, Earth Mover gives you the ultimate all over foam cleaning experience

Our unique trigger spray gives you the choice of a foam or spray action

Earth Mover cuts through dirt, grime and grease, giving your bike that brand new look every clean

Earth Movers unique foaming technology offers a much longer cleaning contact time, and you can see the dirt, grease and grime breaking down before your eyes. Earth Mover is safe to use on paintwork, carbon fibre, disc brakes, aluminium, rubber and titanium, and is totally environmentally friendly

Rate the product for performance:

Very good at shifting bike gunk, which is all you need it to do really

Rate the product for value:

A lot more expensive than washing-up liquid and elbow grease but comparable to other similar products.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Works very well.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

More expensive than kitchen-cupboard solutions.

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: 102kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium 853

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track


Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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