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Muc-Off BAM! Utility Belt



Keeps a tin of BAM! secure, with the added bonus of being able to carry other stuff
Fits the majority of frame tube shapes
Grips well without marking paintwork
Gets dirty easily

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The BAM! Utility Belt is Muc-Off's solution to attaching a can of its BAM! Repair & Inflate latex foam to your bike. It's a simple design that fits a multitude of frame shapes and tube sizes, plus you can carry other things with it too.

Muc-Off's BAM! Repair & Inflate foam, which I've also tested, comes in a 125ml aerosol; it's a great peace-of-mind solution for certain riders, and to enable you to attach it to your bike Muc-Off has developed this belt to keep everything secure.

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It's simply a Velcro strap with a loop at one end and a rubber mount to sit next to your frame.

That mount has a series of raised dots for grip on your paintwork and the whole thing is pliable enough that the curved recesses can mould to pretty much any tube shape while being firm enough to stop the can of BAM! from whacking against your frame on rough roads or tracks.

I used it mostly on the gravel bike, and with the Velcro strapped tight there was no movement or sliding around on the frame.

The strap has quite a bit of length to it, so if you are wrapping it around a small diameter tube you can use it to carry other things too, like an inner tube and tyre levers for instance.

> Beginner’s guide to carrying stuff on your bike

Price-wise it is just £4.99 (and currently reduced to £2.99) which really isn't bad, all things considered. At rrp it's half the price of the All Mountain Style OS Strap we reviewed over on, although that one is made from TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), which stops it clinging onto dirt like the fabric of the Muc-Off.

Something like the Voile Strap is £8, and that doesn't come with anything to stop stuff rubbing against your frame.

Overall, the Muc-Off belt is designed to work with the BAM! tin and it does that very well while also offering the flexibility to be used as a frame strap for other kit.


Keeps a tin of BAM! secure, with the added bonus of being able to carry other stuff test report

Make and model: Muc-Off BAM! Utility Belt

Size tested: One size

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?

Muc-Off says, "The perfect way to strap your B.A.M! to your bikes frame."

And it is really!

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

From Muc-Off:

350mm Velcro strap length

Rubber frame protector

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

Fitted many tube profiles and held the tin of BAM! securely.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Simple, secure solution to carrying things on your frame.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

It holds on to dirt from wet rides.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

It's cheaper than a lot of other frame straps on the market, like the two I mention in the main review.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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Does a good job of securing a tin of BAM! against your frame and versatile enough to be used with other things.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 41  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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Krazyfrenchkanuck | 4 years ago

I was riding along and then BAM !
It hit me.
I only had one water bottle.

Just another stupid product that shouldn't make the object of a review (or should I say : infomercial).
A solution to a problem that has never existed.

peted76 | 4 years ago

Where have you seen that for £2.99 Stu?

Tass Whitby replied to peted76 | 4 years ago
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Muc-Off has it reduced at the mo - if you follow the 'Contact' link up top, below the verdict. 

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