I rested my bike atop an open garbage bin and made sure the pedals could rotate freely, and then sprayed Finish Line Speed onto the chain,cranks, and cassette,etc. The spray is strong (the smell is strong and similar to acetone so I won't be using this inside). The gunk really just came right off and made the drivetrain bright and shiny. I don't think I am going to get but two cleanings per can so it is a little expensive, but I think you would have a hard time finding an easier cleaner to use.
I have used this 3 times since purchase, I have been very pleased with the results.
3 points of advice:
1) the spray comes out very fast, you want to be standing back a bit.
2) put some old rags / new paper down as grease will start to drip off very quickly
3) use in a well ventilated space, there is a strong smell that you will want to dissipate.
Overall, impressive performance - especially in hard to reach areas.
It works very well. It gets all the grease and grime off of my cassette and chain quickly and easily. I was shocked the first time I used this stuff at how well it work. No scrubbing or brushing required. The grease and grime just runs right off after spraying the chain or cassette with this.
Do I wish there was something a bit more environmentally friendly than a single or dual use (depending upon how much one uses) can of spray degreaser? Well, yeah! Maybe they could make it in a larger can. Maybe 36 or 48 oz.
This stuff is magic for blowing our grease and grime from places a brush won't reach. However, if you're like me, you'll go a little crazy with it and before you know it, the can's empty. If used sparingly on a few places on the bike, you can stretch it out over 5 or more washes.
Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser works great and I'm glad it tried it (ordered it on a wim to put my order $ over the amount to allow free shipping), but it's an expensive way to clean bike gears. I'll continue to use my old fashion scrub brush and degreasing dish liquid for regular upkeep and save this for special occasions where the gunk is really embedded.
I'm new to cycling, do not have much of an experience, but I fell like the degreaser did the job great. A bit messy process, mainly thanks to the powerful spray. Lasted 6-7 cleanings on several bikes, I hoped for a maybe a bit more. Expensive, so I'm not sure how soon I'm gonna buy it again (unless I win that $50 gift card BTD.com is offering ,) )
takes dirt and grease immediately off the chain, frame, rims.
Does not penetrate as when I soak a chain in diesel fuel but otherwise the surface of the chain
is virtually spotless.
Super easy way to clean off really gunked up rear clusters. For the lazy at cleaning your cluster and chain like me, this product is super fast and easy to use. My advice would be to lay a paper towel or something under it if you use it in a garage, or better yet, use it over gravel so it won't stain up your garage floor with the oily muck that will drip off your bike.
This does an excellent job of cleaning, especially the chain rings, cassette, and derailleur wheels. Its spray blasts away all the gunk and grime from these parts. They'll look as good as new after cleaning.
It's the equivalent of a power washer. As mentioned, the spray blasts away the gunk and grime. The problem is that it takes a good part of a can to clean the rings, cassette and derailleur wheels. At least one-half can and sometimes more, up to a full can. It depends on how dirty you've allowed things to become.
So, while I highly praise the cleaning ability, it is a bit expensive. You could probably save money by using a brush and another cleaner. While it is a bit expensive, I'll continue to use it because of its ability and convenience. Because it is expensive to do a cleaning, I give it 4 stars for value but 5 stars overall because of how well it cleans.
Its expensive - but no other aerosol gets the job done as well. I use it for the toughest caked on grease - and it can dissolve away anything. Also can help unfreeze mildly stuck bolts.
For those times when you don't want to spend all day polishing your cogs, you get out the ol' yellow can and blast away. Cleans up the chain and cassette lickety split. Nice and shiny afterwards. Awesome stuff. I just wish there were a few more usages in each can. I probably get about 6 good bike clean ups out of each can.