Reviews / Cleaning Products
The RinseKit, as its name suggests is for rinsing your kit, however, it's far more than just a device to wash the mud and dirt off your bike at the end of a ride. This brilliant, pressurised washer requires no pumping and no batteries; it doesn't even need an electrical supply. Just fill the box up with the attached tap adjusters, and you'll get 2 gallons of pressurised water to do whatever you wish with! The RinseKit uses the eonTM pressure system, which is not magic but actually some smart science that feels like magic. There is a hose attachment that has no less than seven different settings ranging from hard jet to a soft mist. The build quality is exceedingly sturdy, and you get everything you need out of the box ready to go.
Simple instructions and easy to use fittings can be found in the top of the box, and there is also a convenient carry handle for transporting it around.
The RinseKit is brilliant, initially, we assumed it must be powered by magic, in the past, we have used mini pressure washers that plug into your car battery to rinse bikes off at the trail head after a ride. They were always somewhat lacklustre, and you felt like you were dealing with a dribble rather than a jet. The RinseKit is a far more powerful and portable affair, requiring no power, you can take it anywhere you care to carry it.
Also, it is capable of firing out far more pressure at a consistent level than we ever managed to achieve from our electrical options we had tried previously. It's perfect for giving your bike a proper wash at the end of a ride, even better for a quick shower if you go for the hot water adapter option! If you spend a lot of time living in your van on the weekends when you visit a place to ride, or even if you just like to keep things fastidiously clean, the RinseKit is for you. Of course, it has some great applications for mountain biking, but you can also use it just about anywhere you need a pressure jet of water, or a shower. The possibilities are endless.
What is remarkable is the RinseKit's ability to hold pressure, we filled it up took it on a couple of trips, left it in the van and a few weeks later it was still pumping out water at a very respectable rate! It's earned its place as a permanent feature in our van, perfect for those winter sessions when a quick clean in the car park means you can leave the mud where you found it. It's also ideal for a shower before a trip to the pub after your ride!
For more information visit RinseKit.
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.
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