Another day, another niche product from Muc-Off you may or may not need... this time it's a range of cleaning products specifically to use on your indoor training set-up, with a cleaner for your actual trainer and your bike available.
They've brought the launch forward to coincide with prime ‘turbo-training season' in the western hemisphere, with both the Muc-Off Sweat Protect and Antibacterial Equipment Cleaner ergonomically designed to keep your indoor training equipment germ-free and protected from sweat damage, that can corrode metal parts and your bike's frame over time.
The Sweat Protect is for use on your bike, with anti-corrosion additives and inhibitors that drive out moisture, leaving an anti-corrosive layer on your bike’s frame, metal parts, bolt heads, plastics and paintwork. There's an integral UV tracer dye to ensure you apply it accurately, and Muc-Off recommend using a backlight to make sure you get it into every nook and cranny.
The Antibacterial Equipment Cleaner is an all-purpose, antibacterial cleaner that works on all indoor trainers, gym equipment and bikes. Muc-Off claim it kills 99.9% of germs, and it's a waterless spray that's suitable for aluminium, stainless steel, plastic and vinyl. To apply, just spray and wipe over your trainer and/or bike.
The sweat protect is £9.99 for a 300m can, and the 500ml Equipment Cleaner is also £9.99. Head over to Muc-Off's website if you want to buy some.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.