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This is a review of Runaway Bike Foam Bike Wash. I was provided with a free sample for evaluation.
I've got 3 bikes, 2 of them are road bikes, the other a mountain bike. I'm not completely anal about cleaning my bikes but I do like to keep them somewhat clean. The Mountain Bike is the one that really gets dirty quick and my bike is White so it shows the dirt quickly.
I was intrigued to try this foam bike wash when given the opportunity. After using it a few times, I'm not really all that impressed with it. As a "foam" bike cleaner, I guess I was expecting to see some substantial foam. What I really got was a every so slightly foam that certainly did not adhere to the bike but merely ran off just like you'd expect soapy water to run off.
As a bike wash, it was OK. I mean, I squirted it on, let it sit, then used a microfiber cloth to rub the grime off. I followed that up with a clear water rinse. Did the foam bike wash cause all the dirt to foam right off my bike? No, I still had to use the cloth to rub the dirty areas.
So I have to ask... why not just use a bucket of hot, sudsy water?
This doesn't solve any problems for me and doesn't work as well as getting some car wash and putting that in a bucket with hot water.
I'm lukewarm on this.