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We review the eco-friendly EcoRider Deluxe bike cleaning kit from Green Oil.

Green Oil EcoRider Deluxe Set
£34.99
www.green-oil.net

Everything you need to make your bike sparkle

Green Oil was started by a young entrepreneur called Simon Nash, who began making environmentally friendly bike oil in his garden shed while a student at Southampton University. The company is now a market leader in bike lubes and they’ve undergone a rebranding of late. The new look includes random coloured bottles made from recycled plastics and cleaning sprays that come with recycled Coke bottle lids.

It’s not just the packaging that’s green either: the lubes and sprays are all non-toxic so you won’t be breathing in fumes next time you maintain your treasured cycle.

We tested the Deluxe Set, which contains almost everything you’ll need to clean your bike: a sponge, brush, lube, grease and degreaser. There’s even a packet of seeds so that you can use the tub afterwards to grow plants. Our muck-covered bikes were soon sparkling and running smoothly, and the lube didn’t attract dirt like some others we’ve tried, but we still couldn’t help thinking that, at £35, there were cheaper ways to achieve this effect.

Verdict
A large tub of eco-friendly bike lubes and sprays that are effective but expensive.

Performance 5/5
Value 3/5
Overall 4/5

This review was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine. Save time and money by having every issue delivered to your door or digital device by subscribing to the print edition or buying digitally through Zinio or Apple Newsstand.

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