Simple Green was out of stock, so I bought this instead. It doesn't foam up like Simple Green, but it still does the trick. After riding a bunch of gravel in wet conditions, I needed two applications to get things clean. The smell is fine, and I'm very happy that it's biodegradeable.
I've used other brands and by far Muc-off makes cleaning my chain and drivetrain even easier. Living in the NW and riding thru winter our gear takes a beating, keeping my bike and drive train clean makes wintertime riding way more fun. Added bonus it smells nice too !!
Living in the Pacific NW with several months of rain each winter, my drive train gets plenty dirty on a weekly basis, Muc-Off Drivetrain cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning even the most dirty drivetrain (cassette, chain, and chain wheels) to make it look like new! It sparkles ... well maybe not really, but it's really clean. Works just as well in the summer too. Just follow the simple directions, spray on and let sit for a few minutes, then scrub with soapy water (I use a brush, just to reach down in the cassette and between chain links), you don't need to scrub much or hard ... the dirt and gunk will just fall away. Rinse and dry and ready for lube! Couldn't be easier or more effective!
I've tried many drive train cleaning methods, but this really works without having to scrub for hours with a toothbrush to get that clean new component look. Works quickly and efficiently, doesn't smell bad and is environmentally friendly. I ride primarily on paved roads and occasional gravel sections, and generally about 600 mi. month, so I clean my drive train completely at least once a week. Defiantly worth a try if your looking for a good drive train cleaner.
For the longest time I thought my gear cluster was black metal. Muc-Off proved otherwise. Cut thru the grime and grease only to discover the cluster was gun metal color. Cleaning did not require much effort. Read the instructions, I didn't the first time, used the product with no gloves. It seem to suck the oils off my hands. I now wear single use nitrile mechanic gloves with no issues or dried out hands. I put on about 5,700 miles a yr on my bike.
This degreaser works fine though my last cleaning I had to clean twice to get it squeaky clean - may have rushed the job. Decent odor, no residue on concrete after. Issue is the spray bottle - it is terrible and sticks constantly. I respect the Muc-Off brand but the company needs to upgrade its spray bottle for this. Very aggravating when your are cleaning and have to operate the spray bottle with two hands.
Ive used everything from orange chain cleaner, finishline can spray (works well just expensive), simple green bike cleaner (good value and a good job cleaning) and this product.
What I like about this product is that, like simple green it is eco friendly. This product is easier to buy as the simple green version isnt widely available. I do think the muc off spray takes off the grease better with fewer applications. I would recommend!!
So even if it's biodegradable and natural, any easy cleaning cleanser is likely very strong and potentially harmful. I was surprised at how strong the handling instructions were.
The cleaner has a bit of thickness and it adheres to the drive train properly. This helps in effective dirt and grime removal. I've used a few different types of cleaner but this is by far the best.