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Pedro's Bike Lust polish

8
£14.99

VERDICT:

8
10
Easy way to keep your bike looking like new; looks pricey but it's a year's worth of protection
Weight: 
500g

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Like a shiny bike but can't be bothered to polish it? Bike Lust from Pedro's is a simple way to get a showroom finish without too much elbow grease; a couple of sprays and you're done.

Bike Lust is a silicone formula which dries quickly upon application to leave a coating that keeps dirt and water from sticking to the frame. Dirty water literally beads off as it hits the frame and any mud that does attach is cleaned off easily next time you wash the bike.

Applying it is easy using the pump. You spray it on and rub in with a clean cloth before buffing into a shine with a dry towel. It'll work on any component and all materials from metals to carbon fibre and even cleaning tyre rubber.

The overall finish isn't quite as impressive or as long lasting as using a proper polish or wax but it does give the paintwork a very impressive shine and a smooth feel when you rub your hand over it.

The bike doesn't have to be spotless either before you apply it as the Bike Lust does offer a degree of cleaning on light marks of oil and dirt. It's biodegradable too.

On the whole the Bike Lust is a great product that makes your bike easier to clean after use. The fact it only takes five minutes to polish the complete bike means it's a no brainer to reapply after each wash.

It gives the frame and components a decent level of protection against the elements, perfect for this time of year and protects the paint against UV damage once we get to the summer months.

Priced at £15.00 for 500ml it's something I'd happily buy to keep in the shed. Being easy to apply means there is no wastage. It takes about 10ml to cover an entire bike so it's going to last for ages.

Verdict

Easy way to keep your bike looking like new; looks pricey but it's a year's worth of protection

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Pedro's Bike Lust

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Bike Lust is a silicone based product intended as an after cleaning product to prevent your bikes paintwork and components from UV rays and contaminants. It provides a decent shine to all parts.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

*Silicone based

*Biodegradable formula cleans, polishes, and protects in one step

*Safe on plastic, carbon, rubber and metal

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

Easy to use and provides a good shine.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Lasts a decent time but not a swell as a good polish or wax.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Being able to do about 50 cleans I reckon it's acceptable in terms of value.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

I think it's great in leaving a bike looking brand new.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The ease of application.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Its a thin liquid so you've got to be quick with the cloth.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

A brilliant alternative to polishing the frame and so easy to use. Not overly expensive either as you'll manage many frames before running out.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: Kinesis T2  My best bike is: Kinesis Aithien

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

 

With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!

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