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Muc-off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner 1L £8.50

Tested by Christophe Demoulin, tester for The Bike List

There are dozens of bike cleaning products out there, but more often than not, shops will stock Muc-Off. It's been the go-to brand for years now and recently became a proud sponsor of Team Sky. Their Nano Tech Bike Cleaner comes in a variety of sizes from one-litre spray bottles to 25-litre tubs to decant into smaller spray bottles. And naturally, it becomes better value for money the greater the quantity purchased. You can rest assured that if you have the space and cash for a 25-litre tub at £99, you won't be sorry. That's the cheapest bike cleaner product per litre that we can find, although at smaller quantities of only a litre, it's rather towards the top end of the market.

The instructions for use are clear and simple: 1) Rinse; 2) Spray; 3) leave 3-5mins; 4) scrub if required; 5) rinse. Absolutely without fail, these easy steps have cleaned my bikes immaculately time and time again. The Nano Tech is eco-friendly, and can therefore be used without concern for your surrounding environment. Not only that, but it's also friendly to your entire bike, regardless of where you point it. A good spray around your rims following a quick brush and you'll be braking perfectly again. Although the Nano Tech is an effective product around the entire bike, it is worth mentioning that it is not intended as a degreaser or chain cleaner. Yes, you can use it for both of those purposes, but it won't do as good a job as purpose-made products.

Combined with Muc-Off's Soft Brush this is a a fantastic way to clean your bike.

At a glance

Verdict The Nano Tech Bike Cleaner is one of the most effective general cleaners available, good to your bike and bio-degradable, too.

Muc-off says:

Using our state-of-the-art Nano Tech formula, Muc-Off cuts through grime quicker than you can say "OMG!" regardless of the weather or riding conditions. This classic pink Bike Cleaner has incredible cleaning power because it contains revolutionary Nano Technology that breaks down dirt and grime on microscopic levels, while also caring for your bike's delicate finish. Because we use the finest ingredients and surfactants, our Muc-Off formula is a closely guarded trade secret.

It's the most effective cleaner out there, and it doesn't even need any of those nasty, dangerous acids or chemicals. In fact, our perfectly pink cleaner is biodegradable, free from acids, CFC's and solvents, and it's alkaline based so you can clean away with a guilt-free conscience. It's safe on all surfaces, and it's even disc brake rotor and pad friendly. Muc-Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner is ideal for road bikes, mountain bikes, fixed gear bikes and commuting bikes.


  • Safe on all parts and surfaces including carbon fibre
  • Will not harm seals, cables, brake pads or rotors
  • Effective road bike & mountain bike cleaner
  • Safe on anodised metal
  • Alkaline based and free from CFCs, solvents or acids
  • Nano Tech Formula cleans on a molecular level
  • Biodegradable

Directions for use:

Step 1 - Rinse bike thoroughly before applying Nano Tech Bike Cleaner.

Step 2 - Spray Nano Tech Bike Cleaner onto the entire bike including components and leave for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3 - Agitate any stubborn grime with a brush or sponge.

Step 4 - Rinse entire bike thoroughly with fresh, clean water.