I have lots of Park products. This product is similar to products at Bog Box stores. I like its performance. However, after only using it a few times the handle totally broke off and cannot be used. The cleansing unit works fine but i have to now hold it manually. as to the cleaning fluid It is ok. Frankly. I also use Dawn dishwashing liquid and it cuts the dirt and grease for a fraction of the cost.
I had been a little skeptical that the device would provide a thorough cleaning but the first use blew away my doubts. The chain was squeaky clean. Only drawback was that a dozen or so bristles from the internal brushes broke off and lodged in the chain. Easily removed but Im a bit concerned about durability. The cleaning solvent worked fine with no offensive odor. The small brush was handy for cleaning the freewheel and derailleur elements.
Overal the cleaner does it's job, but has following flaws compared to Finish Line
- requires more detergent because of a different design
- uses two small clips to hold the top component in place, which requires twice the number of moves to open and close, finish line only has one, and it's sturdy enough
- in general feels like it requires more time to clean a chain with it (that's very subjective personal opinion)
The device is easy to set up and use despite the unclear instructions. Example the instructions say to put the rear chainring in the smallest setting. They really mean Shift the front derailleur to the smallest ring. If you dont, expect to see the chain jump off.
It does a good job of cleaning