Hey everybody, for today’s video I’m gonna be reviewing the Muc Off Ultimate Bike Cleaning Kit. Sending your bike to your bike mechanic can be a way better idea but cleaning your bike can become a quick and simple task if you understand what to do and what to get. so let’s go and see what we get with the Ultimate Bike Cleaning Kit. Okay so let’s see what we’ve got in the top part you’re gonna find a compartment in here so if you look here you’re gonna be able to sort any kind of small items that might be useful whenever you’re gonna clean your bike. You also get a sticker. Let’s see what we’ve got on the front part so if we open these two in here you’re gonna notice that right off you’re gonna get a rag, so it feels super robust and durable, this is good if you’re gonna clean your frame and the bike chain. The claw brush, this is basically for those smalls corner, anything that might out of your reach you can actually reach with this Claw Brush. You also get a super huge brush, Stuff Washing Brush so this is actually for the fork, for the frame, all those things that you wanna give it a significant and very dedicated clean or brush. What’s it called this thing in here? The Two Prong Brush, this is good if you wanna lock in your chain ring so it’s got here like a section that just splits and you just clamp your chain and you just clean it with this. This right here is the Detailing Brush this is good for the hub, the sprockets, the tight areas like the suspension mounts, or fork crowns. You’ve got the usual, the Drivetrain Clean, so this is good to actually spray all over your drivetrain so that could go all over from your chainring, your cranks, all the way to the back to your mech and all of the parts that come along with it. We’ve got a Wet Lube, so this is a basically a lubricant from Muc Off, this is good for long distances and repels waters and inhibits corrosion so it looks a high quality lube. You also get the Bike Protect. This is basically something that you put as a layer when you finish cleaning your bike so once you’re done cleaning your bike, you’ve got all of the mud out you’ve got all of the water dry and any kind soap out of your way you can finish with a layer that protects your bike from any kind of intervention let’s say the sun or just to keep it as clean as possible. so it’s always good to give it a nice finish after your clean your bike. You also get a good amount of Bike Cleaner so this is basically the formula that you can actually use to clean the actual frame of the bike so basically you spray it all over the… frame and you start cleaning. This is basically a dedicated soap for cleaning your bike. And you also get a Microcell Sponge, this is basically the sponge that you use to actually scrub your frame, so it says here that it expands once you open this thing the cover so let’s see if I can open it. So if I tear this thing out… So it’s been a while since I let the sponge out of the cover I’m just gonna let it sit in here and see how fast does it expand I’ll just give it some time and you guys will get to see when it’s actually fully expanded. So far it’s been around 10 – 15 minutes and this is the current status of the sponge being expanded so I think it’s already good to be used. So I’m gonna go out, basically do the “On The Field” test and go out and clean my bike. My bike has been accumulating dirt for over 2 weeks. It’s been sitting in my garage waiting for this cleaning kit. You maybe wondering why I’ve left my bike take so much dirt when it’s a common practice for mountain bikers to at least clean it as soon as possible. I live in Panama, specifically in a province where we I’m basically deprived from any kind of bike shop. I have to do a one hour drive to the city and head to the closest shop once I get there. Unfortunately the bike shop has gone out of business leaving me with no other option but to drive even further. This has become more time consuming as well as more money consuming. This has lead to me taking more responsibility for my bike, I’ve taken as a 2018 resolution to not only be able to start learning to maintain my bike but allow myself a monthly visit to the bike shop to refine any mistakes I may have made. Consider this as my personal journey towards being a mechanic for the basic tasks. I’d like to learn by myself the basic maintenance tasks nd then leave the most complex ones for the experts as well as get back at them for feedback. This is a learning curve that’s also leading me to hold myself accountable for my upcoming bike a Trek Remedy 8 27.5. Not only being able to save up on certain maintenance tasks will give me more leverage on my own behalf when I get it, but it’d also give me a better insight of what I’d be getting and how to maneuver it not only on the trails but also how to keep it in great conditions. I’ve been cleaning with Muc Off since day one. don’t have any preferences on the brand, it’s just the first brand I’ve tried and it has given me a satisfactory experience. Although I try to stay as open minded with other brands I’m honestly happy with what I use. Muc Off seems like a more solid brand in my opinion. I started with the basics, it’s formula, drivetrain cleaner and its dedicated chain scrubber but that one in my opinion is not that sturdy. After a solid 10 uses the constant rattling of the chain tends to break its parts. Now I’m only cleaning my chain with the two prong brush and its degreaser. I’m planning on moving to Park Tool’s high end chain scrubber. Other brands I’ve used are WD-40. Some say that this isn’t the right brand but they do offer a dedicated bike degreaser and lube. I’ve been using these and they seem to work just perfect at least for me. My cleaning process is very simple. What I do is that I soak the whole bike and then let it be sprayed with the cleaning formula and then I let it dry for five minutes. I come back again and then I apply a detailed brush with the claws and al the brushes for a more thorough cleaning process. I come back again and add a second layer of water, spray it with more of the cleaning formula and let it dry again, this time focusing on the drivetrain part with the drivetrain cleaner so I clean the chainrings, the chain, the rear mech and the cassette in general. Then I come back again and I add more water and more cleaning formula for that last layer. Just to add the cherry on top I have the new Bike Protect so that gives me a better shine on the bike as well as the tires. In fact, I use the Armor All Tire Shine to use it on my tires it’s not only used on my car, but it works just as well on my bike So that’s basically my process, the only thing that makes a difference is that if you use the actual good products you get a better finish. So that’s the way that I clean my bike if you guys have any suggestions or any other products you’d like me to test out drop it in the comments in the comments below. If you like my content please consider subscribing to my channel. So I’ll see you guys on the next one.