Tested By: Justin
Miles Used: A couple washes
Before balking at the fact the bottle says “car wash,” let’s be clear that this green goodness is also excellent on streetbikes. While I usually use spray cleaners for bathing my bikes, when there’s simply too much dirt for a spray cleaner, good ol’ soap and water is the best solution. But grabbing Grandma’s dish soap isn’t the best idea . Those products are often harsh enough to cut the needed wax along with the unneeded dirt.
Instead, I’ve tried many different solutions and recently found that the Eagle One EnviroShine works extremely well. It suds up nicely and whisks away most dirt with one swipe of a soapy cloth. The greasy underbelly and rear wheel needed a few additional swipes along with a little elbow grease to come clean, but that’s to be expected.
We don’t claim to be Eco Superheroes, but it’s nice to know that we’re not killing the environment with the EnviroShine since it claims to use eco-friendly ingredients.
While most riders never consider the soaps they use to clean their steeds, I’ve found in recent years that it makes all the difference in the world since some cleaners don’t do much while others are too harsh for the finishes. As for the EnviroShine, it works well and is affordably priced at $5.99–but as with any washing solution, after the bath, be sure to apply a coat of wax to the painted surfaces so they remain protected for years to come.