Dirtwash G-strings and Bike Cleaner Spray (Scott Swalling)
Over the last month or so my pitch manager (other half) and I have had plenty of opportunity to test the Bike Cleaner and G-Strings. The weather has been appalling and the mud sticky, and with a conversion to gears for a few recent races, the G-String's have been keeping the cassettes nice and clean. They replace a stiff brush which often covers me in the grease and mud as it flicks of in all directions or a cloth folded over and pulled through the cassette (much like the G-Strings) but unlike them you inevitably leave half of the cloth behind. The G-Strings make cleaning the rear cassette's much easier and much cleaner and are dead simple to use. Why has no-one thought of this before? Brilliant idea!
As for the Bike Cleaner, I have once again performed some side-by-side tests between this and another leading product which I still have a lot left of. I used both on mud covered MTBikes and my road bike. Whilst the overall results are pretty good, the Bike Cleaner required quite a few applications to remove the heavier grease around the cassette, chain rings, chain and frame as opposed to the other brand. This occurrence on the MTBikes lead me to test on the road bike. Once again with the more stubborn grease and road grime a few applications were required to remove them. This obviously leads to pretty rapid use of the Bike Cleaner and the process of cleaning the bikes is extended a bit.
All-in-all, the G-Strings are absolutely fantastic and I will be getting some more when these are used up. The Bike Cleaner requires some improvement to displace my current one, but does a pretty good job.