When it comes to cleaning your bike, after a muddy slog on the trails, a soggy commute or general maintenance, there are many cleaning products, including brushes available that offer much.
Many people resort to high-pressure washers but these can lead to water damage of bearings and seals if particular care is not taken. A standard hose with a selection of sponges and brushes will also see your bike nice and clean but brushes and sponges quickly hold dirt and will, in time, become ineffective. What’s needed is a rotating brush with a constant flow of low-pressure water, or better still a piece of kit where the water pressure powers a rotating brush. And here it is...the Cyclone Power Brush Cleaner. It attaches directly to your standard hose creating steady jets of water that power a built-in turbine which, in turn, rotates the brushes with steady torque. Water pressure alone creates the rotation with no additional power required. The speed of the head rotation varies depending on your water pressure, but the torque is reasonably substantial, giving you the ability to apply a little pressure to remove the more stubborn grime. And because the brush rotates at a relatively low speed, water remains directed where you want it and not where you don’t (nobody wants to be covered in jets of cold water).
The Cyclone Power Brush Cleaner comes with two brushes, a stiff bristled brush is supplied for stubborn cleaning - where scratching is not likely to matter or be noticed (chain stays and cassettes for example). A softer brush is also provided for more delicate surfaces (forks and frame for example). Having said that it’s always best to try a small area first to ensure your paintwork remains unscathed. Because the brush constantly rotates, any dirt that is collected is quickly discarded enabling a more efficient clean. If you wish you can apply your favourite bike cleaning solution (or detergent) directly to the brush or to your bike for a more effective clean. The two brush heads are easily swapped and the water power is easily controlled by a simple thumb on/off switch.
As a bike retailer, we have seen the damage caused to bearings, seals, hubs etc by high-pressure washers. The Cyclone Power Brush Cleaner eliminates the risk of such damage and is a great piece of kit for a thorough bike clean - frame, forks, and wheels.
Once your bike is suitably back to showroom condition, you’re free to turn your Cyclone Power Brush Cleaner loose on all those other cleaning jobs you’ve been putting off: