The post-ride scrub is a problem that faces anyone that likes to take their wheels off the beaten path. For some, it’s easy enough to chuck your mud-caked machine into the back of a truck and leave it in the garage to rot in the name of bone idleness. Thankfully, the uber-hip cleaning experts at Muc-Off have come to save the day.
The team has just released its first pressure washer, which is designed with more delicate bicycles and motorbikes in mind, making the most of a variety of individual pressure lances and looking a damn sight cooler than the other washers on the market in the process.
The rowdy pink and black paint job instantly makes it more appealing than its green/yellow/brown rivals and before we even plugged it in to test, it’s obvious Muc-Off aren’t messing around when it comes to shouting about their product. There’s even a neat additional rucksack that keeps everything in place. However, it soon becomes evident that this is not just an exercise in cool graphic design.
“Rest assured, you could eat off your favourite scrambler after a day spent spanking some sodden fire tracks”
As previously mentioned, the Muc-Off washer comes with three separate lances that have been provenance rigorously tested to protect ‘precious bearings and surfaces’. One is labelled ‘bicycle’, another has ‘motorbike’ daubed across it and the final water-spraying weapon is pumped full of so many steroids, it doesn’t require a name. Every inch of the gun and lance is clad in a soft touch matt black finish to avoid any scrapes to the framework, even if you do accidentally knock it.
Don’t think this is just some weedy cop out either, as the unit itself comes equipped with a 1200W carbon brush motor, which kicks out at a max pressure of 100 bar with a flow rate of 6.5 litres per-minute. Rest assured, you could eat off your favourite scrambler after a day spent spanking some sodden fire tracks.
“Every inch of the gun and lance is clad in a soft touch matt black finish to avoid any scrapes to the framework, even if you do accidentally knock it”
We will be giving the Muc-Off washer a through test over the coming months, where it will help us prep bikes for The Malle Mile and cleanse the old downhill bike after a few dusty blasts over the summer. We can already see a market for 12V power inputs and the ability to feed off an external water tank, simply because the Muc-Off washer is so light and portable, it just begs to be packed with the rest of the gear.
Currently, Muc-Off’s debut washer is currently limited to the UK but lets face it, we have to deal with a lot of mud here.
The washer is tipped to be hitting stores worldwide soon for a modest price of £79.99, read more over at the Muc-Off site.