Best Chain Cleaners in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 17, 2020
Chain cleaners will become a ~10-quid difference between smooth shifting and the drivetrain wearing out before you can do anything about it. The best chain cleaners take about 5 minutes and, when used every 2 weeks, can extend the chain's lifespan at least a few years. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

Using the double-sided brush, you can clean virtually every part, from sprockets and pedals to gears and brakes. The quick detach button lets you easily attach and remove the main unit. The bristles on the brushes are long-lasting. 

CONS

The internal brush gears are not smooth. 

OUR VERDICT

SKYSPER Bike Cleaning Kit Tool will fit road bikes, MTBs, commuters, and small motorcycles alike. The 3D brush design, surrounding the gears with more than 100 bristles, will be able to remove the toughest dirt and sand buildups. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Bicycle chain cleaner, double-sided chain brush, curved brush, small brush 

Recommended For

Gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and other components of bicycle

Materials

Plastic, nylon

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The crowbars will let you pry the tyres when they start leaking, abort, or get punctured. The kit includes 2 latex gloves pairs. The small and the curved brush will enable cleaning the spaces between the gears. 
CONS

The opening mechanism is a bit tight initially.

OUR VERDICT

XCOZU Chain Cleaner Bike Tool Kit works with all chain types, both single-speed and multi-speed. The main cleaning tool will provide deep cleaning, thus ensuring that the drivetrain is not wearing out before its time.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Bicycle chain cleaner, curved brush, small brush, 2 crowbars, 2 pairs of latex gloves 

Recommended For

Gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and other components of bicycle

Materials

Plastic, nylon

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The brushes come equipped with hanging holes, so you can store them on peg boards, keeping the brushes easily accessible and within reach. Even the small brush adopts a nice long handle, enabling comfortable cleaning. 

CONS

The bristles on the brushes do not last. 

OUR VERDICT

BeiLan Bike Kit Wash Tool will be able to ensure long-term smooth shifting. Besides trekking bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bikes, this cleaning kit will also accommodate electric bikes, fat bikes, and fixies. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Bicycle chain cleaner, curved brush, small brush 

Recommended For

Gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and other components of bicycle

Materials

Plastic, nylon

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The water reservoir measures 1.5 ounces capacity-wise. Its construction is leakproof. The two-step leaning process removes metal particles, reaches deep between sprockets, removes stubborn grime, and cleans the freewheel cogs and chainrings. 

CONS

The plastic is pretty shoddy. 

OUR VERDICT

Yizhet Bike Cleaning Kit will take five minutes tops. When these five minutes pass, the 3D cleaning tool that employs 6 brushes and over 100 bristles will transform the dirtiest, most hopeless bikes, cleaning the chain spotless. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Bicycle chain cleaner, curved brush, small brush

Recommended For

Gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and other components of bicycle

Materials

Plastic, nylon

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Made from high-strength yet flexible nylon, the bristles that are used here will not be shedding within the first few years. The locking clips will prevent the cleaning tool from skidding and the ergonomic handle will provide a comfortable but also firm grip. 

CONS

The model's a little clunky. 

OUR VERDICT

VABNEER Chain Cleaning Kit is a simple, hassle-free kit that will let even complete newbies maintain different bikes without facing noticeable challenges. Use the kit every 2 weeks and the bike will serve you for years without hiccups. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Bicycle chain cleaner, curved brush, small brush

Recommended For

Gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and other components of bicycle

Materials

Plastic, nylon

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

SKYSPER Chain Cleaner

Employing 100+ Bristles

The SKYSPER Bike Cleaning Kit Tool is packing three bristles so that you can clean the chain's all sides. Using the long, double-sided brush, you can also clean sprockets, pedals, gears, brakes, and wheels. Cleaning away dirt with this brush, you don't have to worry about damaging the chain. Of course, the standard small brush and curved brush can also do that, at least to some extent, but they're more suitable for cleaning the chain. The internal brush gears are not smooth on the main unit, that's one issue we have with this kit that we cannot quite overlook.

But we also cannot overlook the premium ABS construction that makes the tools constituting this kit more durable than most plastic and metal chain cleaners. More interesting though is the main unit's 3D brush design that surrounds the brush gears with 100+ bristles, making the unit more efficient. There's also the quick detach button on this unit, fitting MTBs, road bikes, even motorcycles.

Bottom line, with this cleaning kit, you'll leave the entire bike spotless, removing dirt and grease from the chain, drivetrain, and every other part that we have mentioned above. Both the main cleaning tool and the long brush put a considerable distance between this kit and its direct competition.

Review of SKYSPER Chain Cleaner Bike Cleaning Kit Tool

 

XCOZU Chain Cleaner

Complementary Crowbars and Latex Gloves

The XCOZU Chain Cleaner Bike Tool Kit is the most comprehensive bicycle cleaning kit that 10 quid can buy you. Besides the main unit that you'll be cleaning the chain with, you're shipped two latex gloves pairs, two crowbars, a curved brush, and a small brush. Using the crowbars, you'll be able to easily pry the tyre when it is leaking, abort, or punctured somewhere down the road. And, thanks to the latex gloves that come with this kit, you'll be able to do that without getting your hands dirty.

The main unit here fits most chains, including single-speed as well as multi-speed. But the opening mechanism here is a bit tight initially, a small inconvenience but a noticeable one nonetheless. Also noticeable are the bristles inside the unit, ensuring deep cleaning and preventing the drivetrain from wearing out prematurely.

Made from nylon, these bristles are soft yet fairly sturdy, so they should last quite a while before some start falling out. What should also last quite some time are the bristles on the curved and small brushes that will let you clean the space between the gears.

In other words, the XCOZU Chain Cleaner Bike Tool Kit will make sure that even the least experienced bike enthusiasts can keep the bike clean without trying especially hard.

Review of XCOZU Chain Cleaner Bike Tool Kit

 

BeiLan Chain Cleaner

Make sure the Chain and the Drivetrain Last

When you don't clean the chain regularly, the drivetrain starts shifting poorly and wearing out before its time comes. Using the BeiLan Bike Kit Wash Tool, you can keep the chain clean without paying professionals or wasting hours on maintenance. Picking out the dirt stuck inside the wheels with the main unit and using the chain brush afterward, you can keep the entire chain clean.

All you have to do initially is open the case, place it over the chain, close the case, fill it with the cleaning solution that you believe to be the most effective one, hold the handle, and rotate the pedals so that the tool can start cleaning the chain. The chain cleaner will accommodate folding bikes, MTBs, commuters, road bikes, you name them.

As always, in addition to the cleaner, the company sends you a curved brush and a small brush, using which you can pick out the dirt from between the gears. When you start nitpicking, you might notice that the bristles on these brushes are not as durable as they could have been but, when you're paying less than 10 quid, this is not especially surprising.

In closing, the BeiLan Bike Kit Wash Tool will let you maintain the chain and the drivetrain without considerable time and effort investments.

Review of BeiLan Chain Cleaner Bike Kit Wash Tool

 

Yizhet Chain Cleaner

Removing even Metal Particles

The Yizhet Bike Cleaning Kit does not really bring anything new to the table and there's nothing wrong with it. Using the same transparent blue plastic that most chain cleaners are made from, the main unit lets you clean the chain and watch the gears going at it while you're rotating the pedals. The plastic that's used here is somewhat shoddy though, not the worst, most fragile representative but also not the sturdiest that you can buy today.

But the same cannot be said about almost countless (120+) bristles inside the 3D cleaning contraption, rotating the brushes and cleaning most chains with ease. Plus, equipped with an enlarged tank and, with its two-step cleaning approach, the tool can even remove sizable metal particles from the chain.

What's more, employing six brushes, this model cleans the chain from all sides, reaching deep between sprockets and removing the most stubborn grime, cleaning not just the gears on the chain but also the freewheel cogs and the chainrings. And when the main cleaning tool is not enough, you can use the two brushes that come with it, removing the tiniest debris from the gears in the most inaccessible spaces.

In short, the Yizhet Bike Cleaning Kit, when used before it is too late, will be able to save even the most hopeless chains and drivetrains.

Review of Yizhet Chain Cleaner Bike Bicycle Kit

 

VABNEER Chain Cleaning

Stronger than You'd Expect

The VABNEER Chain Cleaning Kit is pretty much everything that these chain cleaners and kits that come with them are. Some find the main tool a little clunky but the difference is negligible. Plus, clunky as it is, the model also adopts strong locking clips, so you can rotate the pedals as fast as you can without worrying that the tool will detach, while the ergonomic handle will give you a firm yet comfortable grip.

Furthermore, the bristles on the brushes inside the 3D cleaning mechanism and the complementary brushes are made from high-quality nylon, so they will not start shedding anytime soon and should remain flexible for quite a while. The plastic used here is also more durable and less fragile than you would expect, so you can clean the bike without worrying that the main cleaning tool will fall apart midway.

Using this kit, you can clean the entire bike, including gears, chains, sprockets, brakes, pedals, and more. While the main cleaning tool covers the chain and the adjacent drivetrain, the brushes that come with this tool will let you get in-between the sprockets, clean the chainrings, and more. Use this kit once every two weeks and you'll be able to ride the bike without worrying about the chain for years to come.

Review of VABNEER Chain Cleaning Cycling Bike Brush

 

What Is a Chain Cleaner?

As important as the pedals, sprockets, and brakes are, when the chain's not feeling right, the bike is donezo. When the chain is affected, the entire drivetrain suffers, making shifting less smooth and the entire ride less pleasant, and this is the best-case scenario we're describing here. No, the chain requires attention and frequent maintenance, hence these chain cleaners.

Using these cleaners, you can upkeep the chain without wasting hours scrubbing individual gears. They're affordable cleaning tools that usually cost somewhere around 10 quid and, besides the main cleaning tool, also come with free brushes that you target the small spaces between the gears, reach deep between the bike's sprockets, remove stubborn grime from the brakes and the pedals, and more.

With the 3D cleaning approach that usually employs six brushes and cleans the gears from all sides, these chain cleaners get the job done in 5, 10 minutes tops. To add more, they work with most chains, including single-speed bikes, multi-speed bikes, folding bikes, commuters, cruisers, MTBs, hybrids, BMXs, road bikes, fat bikes, even electric bikes.

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Publish Date: 2020-08-17 15:10:02