Video: Muc-Off Launches Bike Specific Pressure Washer

May 10, 2019
by Muc-Off  

PRESS RELEASE: Muc Off

With the help of world class athletes from around the world, the team at Muc-Off are stoked to announce the launch of the world’s first pressure washer designed purely for use on bicycles and motorcycles.


The concept of the Muc-Off Pressure Washer was developed for a unit design from the ground up, specifically for two-wheel bike fanatics. Three specific lances have been tooled and designed to ensure the pressure washer won't damage those all-important bearings and surfaces.

The premium 1200W carbon brush motor gives a max flow rate of 6.5L/Min and a max pressure of 100 bar, and is all housed in a tough, impact resistant, modified copolymer outer casing to cope with life on the move.

Each part of the gun and lance is coated in a soft touch matt black finish, not only for user comfort but to lower the chance of damage if the nozzle knocks accidently against a bike. A high-pressure hose with metal contact points for durability is also included.

Muc-Off Pressure Washer, £79.99

As part of the standalone kit, all three lances below are included:

1. One for bicycles. Lower pressure for use on light to medium dirt on your bicycle.

2. One for motorcycles. Higher pressure for use on light to medium dirt on your motorcycle.

3. One bespoke, adjustable pressure lance. Adjustable higher pressure for heavy grime on your tyres and anything else that you care about that needs cleaning with a bit more pressure.

A specific low-pressure snow foam lance (available separately) has also been designed that won’t damage any delicate parts but transforms a bottle of Muc-Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner into thick, snow foam for the ultimate and efficient deep clean.

Pressure Washer Snow Foam Lance, £14.99


Also available is the custom dry bag carry case, designed to easily store the pressure washer and keeping all available peripherals within easy reach.

Muc-Off Pressure Washer Bag, £19.99

Pressure washer bundles including both the bag and snow foam lance are also available.

Muc-Off Pressure Washer + Bag, £89.99
Muc-Off Pressure Washer + Bag + Snow Foam Lance + 1L Bike Wash, £99.99

Find out more at muc-off.com


141 Comments

  • + 101
 Lol just use a garden hose
  • + 74
 No, no, we need to spend $100 on a specific low-pressure version of something whose whole purpose was to increase the pressure of a garden hose.
  • + 7
 @bishopsmike: haha yeah every how to article on bike washing, “don’t use a pressure washer on your bike.”

So muc off makes a low pressure pressure washer so you can pressure wash you bike. Whats next, articles saying a low pressure preussure washer is the ideal way to wash your bike.
  • - 20
flag oldtech (May 10, 2019 at 5:18) (Below Threshold)
 @mkotowski1: stink bike would never lie if it's on stink bike it has to be true and it has to be good and you must go buy it
  • + 44
 @mkotowski1: Pick a washing method and be a d*ck about it.
  • + 7
 @mkotowski1: It's a bit like chain degreasing; manufacturers say "don't do it ever, it will spoil your chain". Finish Line, Muck off etc. say: degrease and regrease after every ride, if your chain fails you were not doing it often enough.
  • + 31
 I tried using my garden hose but the police gave me a ticket and told me to put my pants back on.
  • + 32
 I thought this was an April Fool's Joke.

did we all forget how to put our thumb over the tip of a garden hose?
  • - 5
flag cod51 (May 10, 2019 at 6:17) (Below Threshold)
 @mkotowski1 I wish that was an option where I live. This is a great option for those of us who live in apartment/condo complexes without such amenities. Now if only it were available in the US...
  • + 18
 @cod51: so where are you going to hook up a pressure washer if you don’t have a hose?
  • - 1
 @mkotowski1: I figured it'd have it's own water, supply, but apparently not lol
  • + 6
 I try and avoid using any type of water on my bikes (water + aluminum = corrosion and creaking), and normally take the time and hand wash with rags and pipe brushes.

If I do hose it down, will use the leaf blower to blow it dry, and dry out all the cracks/components.
  • + 3
 That $40 bottle of wash won’t last very long when it’s hooked up to it....
  • + 5
 @in2falling: the leaf blower is a brilliant idea... I'll try that today
  • + 1
 doood come one
  • + 2
 Do they sell 20-mile garden hose extensions so I can wash off my bike before putting it back in the car after a muddy ride?
  • + 5
 @igxqrrl: Try a 3L or 5L garden water sprayer with manual pump. Available from Ebay for around £10. Just bought one - great for keeping the kids entertained in the garden too.
  • + 1
 Actually no, really don't. It's ok to give it a quick hose off if you've got fresh mud on your bike, but in general keep the hose away from your bike. It will wash out the grease in your headset, hubs, and bearing pivots and you'll be left having to overhaul everything.
  • + 3
 @bishopsmike: Im not sure how a 1450psi pressure washer is considered 'low pressure'. Pretty much any pressure washer you buy comes with a low pressure tip or adapter. This is purely marketing bs to try and get bikers to buy into an idea that has always been shunned by most (ie pressure washing bikes).
  • + 5
 @cod51: get a 2 gallon plastic weed sprayer, works great!
  • + 1
 @mkotowski1: In that case, there are only two options really Wink
  • + 0
 @brncr6: not a bad Idea to take camping or something!
  • + 2
 @in2falling: yeah man! As little water as possible. Keeps bike and bearings running smoothly
  • + 1
 @brncr6: brilliant man, thanks! Ordered one up
  • + 1
 @in2falling: I like to be blown dry too.
  • + 1
 @Boardlife69:
Thank you ladies and gentlemen. Don't forget to tip your waitress, and please....try the veal
  • + 2
 what a joke. If anything, I bet that thing runs at too high pressure, which is gonna get junk in your bearings. My old tyme hose works great. Give it a light shower, then hit the problem spots when their soft, avoiding all spinny bits where i can.
  • + 1
 @bishopsmike: the fact that this is only $100 is astounding. I def figured this would $500 minimum. But yes, my hose works fine too.
  • - 1
 @in2falling: aluminium doesn’t corrode just so you know Smile
  • + 45
 So basically a karscher K2 in fancy pink with some attachments?
  • + 2
 Remember the portable Kaercher from a few years ago... that was catering to the bike crowd.
  • + 2
 @drbelleville: Yeah, it was crap unless you carried extra water or rode near a water source.
  • + 8
 Looks like a Kärcher.
  • - 2
 Looks like a I fone , marketing BS!
  • + 6
 @Boardlife69: Yeah like I said but with betterer spellins.
  • + 4
 @Boardlife69: Hopefully a better quality Karcher. They've engineered those cheaper ones to self destruct after X amount of running hours.
  • + 1
 @fatduke: I think Aqua2Go has one that has batteries and a filter to use surface water (from the lake or whatever is nearby).
  • + 2
 @vinay: worx tools do something similar.
  • + 1
 That makes it rather good value if that's the case.
  • + 24
 Wash your bike? I’m confused. Surely it will just get dirty again?
  • + 49
 Do you wipe your a*se?
  • + 5
 @DarrellW:
No man. Let the dingle Berry’s jingle!
  • + 17
 I can literally clean my bike in less than 2 minutes to a good "enough standard" with just a soft brush and a bucket of warm soapy water.


I don't ever clean my bike past "good enough"...
  • + 2
 What you said. Exactly right. And get bucket with a lid if you need to clean your bike before it goes back in the car.
  • + 13
 From my point of view they missed the topic. I don't need a specific bike cleaner where you still need electricity and a water hose. At a home where I have a water hose I just can use this and don't need to spend 100 euros. But when you are at the trailhead and need to transport your bike in your car or have to store your bike in your flat you need a portable bike washer.
  • + 1
 www.amazon.de/ZIPPER-Akku-Hochdruckreiniger-Reiniger-ZI-HDR40V-AKKU/dp/B075QM3CKC/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=zipper+hochdruckreiniger&qid=1557510060&s=gateway&sprefix=zipper+hochdr&sr=8-2


Way to go! Using that thing for quite a while now, perfect solution for trailside cleaning, or when the washing station in the bikepark is way to crowded after a muddy day. You don’t even have to spend extra 15 bucks for a extra lance that takes cleaner, it’s included ????
  • + 14
 good lovely morning at Muc Off www.kaercher.com/int/home-garden/mobile-cleaning/oc-3-bike-box-16800030.html

PS: it has it´s own tank, you don´t need any hose, fill it home, put in car..done
  • + 5
 Yeah but do you hear the nice music when you wash with it?
  • + 3
 @MrJimLahey: and smell the berries!
  • + 2
 World's first? haha nice catch.
Muc off with the marketing b.s. Muc off.
  • + 1
 I recommend one. Using it for over 2 years, no issues. Money well spent Smile
  • + 1
 Oh and I reccomend this one www.kaercher.com/int/home-garden/mobile-cleaning/oc-3-adventure-box-16800020.html
You can get water from whatever source you want, like river Smile
  • + 9
 I am using this pack as my spinal protection with the washer inside. The tank is full of water and used for hydration and or washing during the ride. I wired up my e-bike battery to run it with minor modification. I added a second tank for lubricant. If I feel like all the dirt is slowing me down, switch to pressure mode from hydration mode, wash bike while still on the move. after wash switch to lube tank to lube drivetrain. no need to wash the bike at the end of the ride it is always clean. If you follow my lead be careful not to put lubricant on the brake rotors or use the lubricant tank when in hydration mode. Muc-off feel free to PM me if you want the plans.
  • + 8
 No,
needs a 12V so it can be used from the car or van or a chargeable battery as well as a on board water tank.
When you come off the trail and are about to put your bike on/in your car/van, Ideally you would like to put it away clean.
However I rarely end a ride/trail next to a plug socket and external Tap/Faucet...Do you??
  • + 5
 I own a bike rack, so, yes. I just use a normal hose and spray nozzle, a bucket with some car wash soap and a tired old kitchen sponge before it completely falls apart. Works great, and the same bottle of car wash soap has lasted over 2 years...
  • + 12
 Can I use it on a bike that is not a 29er?
  • + 11
 No
  • + 2
 It’s not 29er specific so you need to take the wheels off ... which means its not a bike. So you can’t use this bike specific washer on it.
  • + 11
 Is there a lance specific to wash the butthurt out of the taints of PB posters?
  • + 1
 HA! absolutely!
  • + 2
 I need a bespoke lance for my ebike Wink
  • + 8
 @DDoc: that's what the motorcycle lance is for
  • + 1
 The washer has insufficient pressure for this purpose, regardless of the lance.
  • + 10
 What is wrong with a normal garden hose?
  • + 18
 They don't make money off that do they?
  • + 6
 If you watch the Park Tool video on how to wash a bike , they recommend barely using any water pressure at all for risk of getting water into bearings and other tight areas. This thing looks like it has enough pressure to strip paint.
  • + 10
 I would pressure wash my balls with that thing.
  • + 13
 @dobermon: use vaccum cleaner, unforgettable memories
  • + 1
 Park Tool has a chain cleaner too and recommends using degreaser in it. They give good advice at times but they like to sell stuff too.

It probably depends on where you live and ride, but I don't use water (or degreaser) to clean my bike. I let it dry and then use a brush to wipe everything off. For the chain, I do a quick wipe, then relube, then wipe again as the the oil dissolves the dirt. Basically I use the oil to clean my chain.

I think you only need to fully clean your bike occasionally or whenever you enter a different ecosystem. So whenever you travel into New Zealand or before you're doing a heli-drop in the high alpine. Make sure you have enough excess oil or grease in the fork lowers (so do your regular fork leg service and dirt won't enter unless you forcefully clean the stanchions and wipers from the outside.
  • + 3
 No doubt they going overboard on the marketing shtick. Using the word bespoke to describe the adjustable nozzle just makes me cringe. Doesn't matter what the pressure, just spraying always leaves a film of dust and using chemicals to eliminate the dust is wasteful and unnecessary imo. No getting around the after wash wipe down, garden hose and a towel, 5 min. done. next
  • + 1
 Or the fact that it has impact resistance casing. Because my one complaint about my regular pressure washer is it cant handle impacts. I need a pressure washer I can throw out of the back of my truck strait on the ground.
  • + 3
 Being both a dirt bike and bicycle owner, cleaning both is two completely different methods. No pressure washer needed for my bike, or desired. Plenty of choices for electric washers out there. I think the only thing that makes this "specific" is the ability to attach Muc off's soap bottle. A good gallon sprayer with a good bio cleaner does just as well.
  • + 2
 i use one of these 10-15 no battery needed holds 5lt works fine. leave it in the car of van at races. you can accesorize with a brush or even washing up liquid. www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000Y8OS9W/ref=twister_B06XPQD8BB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  • + 6
 Needs to be worn as a Storm Troopers back pack.
  • + 1
 I bought an 8l hand pumped one on eBay for about £12, the pressure is safely low and once pumped it keeps enough pressure to clean a proper dirty bike. When I know its going to bad, I even take it with me in the van for a pre-rinse when I come off the trails.
  • + 3
 CORRECTION " second" in the world axiom gear been there before. IN 2006 actually

www.pinkbike.com/news/Axiom-Dirtworker.html
  • + 1
 Pretty good advertising. I don’t know about being bike specific, though. A quick search online showed a couple of sub-1400psi (sub-100 bar) power washers.

www.walmart.com/ip/Sun-Joe-SPX200E-Electric-Pressure-Washer-1350-PSI-1-45-GPM-10-0-Amp/457681767?athcpid=457681767&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVUB&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=331ce3fe-a44-16aa3039958543&athena=true

Also, the Muc-Off bike cleaner is so effective already that I never needed any more pressure than that of my garden hose.
  • + 1
 Wait -- I just noticed this thing doesn't have a battery or water storage.. How does this help me at the trailhead?

I bring something like this:
www.amazon.com/Clean-PCRWASHBAT29-portable-spray-washer/dp/B016MNOTI2

on muddy days. It's not super powerful, but it doesn't need to be. It holds enough water for a couple bikes. It has a built-in battery or can run off 12V. Mine was a lot less than that one, $75 or so if I recall correctly.
  • + 1
 This would be like buying a Shimano chain instead of a KMC chain. If you're going to buy a pressure washer by one with a CAT pump and save your money on this junk. Buy quality tools off of brand name Quality Tool manufacturers not some rebranded garbage. Looks like the electric pressure washer off the TV infomercials they couldn't sell so they change the color of the plastic to Pink.
  • + 1
 Although it looks like a nice piece of quality kit if you live next to the trail(s), it lacks a 12V power connector and reservoir for use elsewhere. Also, it is definitely not the first pressure washer for bikes (although they might play with the definition of 'high pressy' to support the claim).
  • + 1
 What's wrong with a bucket of soapy water, a brush and a garden hose?

A soft brush won't damage the paint but will loosen mud and dirt, the garden hose will rinse the soap and mud off without getting past seals.

A pressure washer doesn't do a good job without using a brush or something to lift the surface dirt anyway, there's always a cloudy film it leaves behind.
  • + 1
 That's a rebranded Amazon special. I'm sure they have their own QC that's better and whatnot, but you can snag this on Amazon cheap. Like this

www.amazon.com/Greenworks-1500-Pressure-Washer-GPW1501/dp/B00PSQ4X2W/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3I58KNAQ7947I&keywords=electric+pressure+washer&qid=1557717115&s=gateway&sprefix=electric+pressure%2Caps%2C428&sr=8-7
  • + 5
 $100! I’ll take 3 of them!
  • + 1
 If you want an alternative that is the same PSI rating, uses less water, and is cheaper, this one is available at your local Home Depot...

www.homedepot.com/p/Sun-Joe-Pressure-Joe-1-450-psi-1-45-GPM-11-5-Amp-Electric-Pressure-Washer-SPX1000/204202846

I wonder if the lances are interchangeable?
  • + 1
 Looking forward to the upgraded version that has a slightly higher pressure setting of this low pressure pressure washer. And the ensuing slightly lower pressure higher pressure low pressure washer. And the one after that that has smartphone Bluetooth integration.
  • + 5
 I'll be waiting for the enduro-specific version
  • + 1
 I seldom wash my bike, just clean it and take care on moving parts, such as fork, chain and bearings, damper...oh wonder, my bikes last quiet long, I need this thing! it must be Enduro
  • + 1
 "bike specific"......

- we did it boys !

*they're now allowed to charge +79.99 over the exact same cheaply made power-washer, except this one has muc-off stickers everywhere and comes with.... a BAG !
  • + 1
 I just use a garden sprayer. Fill it up before I leave the house. Give the bike a rinse and wipedown after the ride.

www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-2-Gal-Sprayer-1502HDXA/307766539
  • + 3
 Garden hose & spray bottle with dish soap/water works mint! Every time. Every. Time.

Take this product and shove it.
  • + 2
 Guy Martin: Releases a bike cleaner that ingeniously ships without water, saving on postage and the planet.

Muc-Off: Hold my beer....
  • + 1
 Hum Ackchually... You're talking about the cleaning product. You'll still have to rince the bike off all the mud. A pressure washer is way more efficient than a garden hose and use a lot less water.
  • + 1
 @carlpresseault: @carlpresseault: pressure washers are also a great way to kill forks/dropper posts/headsets/hubs, and basically anything else with a seal. I have seen an endless number of bikes with problems because folk are indiscriminate in how they use a pressure washers. None of the seals on your bike will keep water out from a pressure washers.

Garden hose and a few brushes are much better for your bike IMHO.
  • + 2
 I squeeze my Unicorn tightly and blast off all the grime with a jet of rainbow coloured spunk.
  • + 1
 Is it April fools again?! More marketing BS from Muc-Off. None of their 'cleaning' stuff is worth the money, especially that pink rubbish!!!
  • + 3
 My wife washes my bike for me
  • + 1
 Muc off have to be one of the industries biggest brands to create bullshit products that have already existed for years but at 3x the price. ????
  • + 1
 Just put yer thumb on the hose.
  • + 1
 If my experience with snow foaming the car is anything to go by I'm willing to bet I can have my bike washed, dried and oiled before they've got a consistent snow foam going
  • + 2
 I have a "Lance" to wash my bike, trouble is he's always too doped up to do it properly!
  • + 1
 "world class athletes" "bike specific", "carbon brushes", "bespoke".
Overboard with the marketing crap much?
  • + 1
 I just keep on riding my steel bike til it rusts & disintegrates to the ground......I’m sooo hipster......
  • + 1
 Genius. You'll probably use a bottle of muc-off that usually lasts a season in one go.
  • + 2
 Sorry, not enduro specific enough!
  • + 1
 Do they have bike-specific water for the bike-specific pressure washer? Take my money, please!
  • + 2
 should at the very least be battery powered so it can be portable
  • + 1
 They clearly got the idea for the video from the gas fight scene in Zoolander: youtu.be/Ap0BZKlG5QY
  • + 1
 Muc-Off doing what they do best - marketing sweety products for the sisters out there.
  • + 1
 ALL the bike shop in the world knowing it will still destroy bearings:

M-O-N-E-Y!
  • + 2
 Just let the bike dry and dirt will crumble off or Muc right the muc off.
  • + 1
 Never remove the PLOD
  • + 1
 You could buy a battery powered portable Worx HydroShot with soap dispenser and have a better product to clean your bikes?
  • + 1
 I wash mine at the car wash. Get to leave the mess in their drain and you can't beat $5.
  • + 1
 Of course you can beat it. I would guess that the water and/or electricity spent at home is less than $1 Wink
  • + 1
 What if the carwash is your home?
  • + 1
 As long as the drivetrain is clean(enough), who gives a damn about the rest.

Keep it mechanically good, but that's it.
  • + 1
 That's a whole lot of over-priced soap getting sprayed right on the ground.
  • + 1
 That's the best part!
  • + 1
 It's even not enduro specific?! WTF? What were they thinking?!
  • + 1
 I won't use anything less than my 420cc 4400psi pressure washer.
  • + 1
 Ghost Busters! Need straps to mount the thing on my back.
  • + 1
 Is that Ed Masters or the Deakinator? I can't tell the difference!
  • + 1
 i would buy it just for the colour!
  • + 2
 Lol. No other words...
  • + 1
 already got one named "Distance"
  • + 1
 Just use a sandblaster, is same thing your putting your $10K bike through!
  • + 1
 This is by far one of the dumbest product ideas I've ever seen.
  • + 1
 I prefer the bottle brush for my bike washing duties.
  • - 1
 Sometimes the bikes get a rinse with the leftover water from washing the car
  • + 1
 Aqua2go.....
  • + 1
 Sounds depressing...
  • + 0
 I use elbow grease to clean.Doesnt cost a thing.STOP being lazy!
  • + 4
 It costs you elbow grease duh..
  • - 1
 @zyoungson: you obviously don't know what elbow grease is...duh
  • + 1
 lol

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