Should You Jet Wash Your Bike?
Should You Jet Wash Your Bike with pressure washers?
I will discuss about a jet wash for mountain bikes, this is the works Hydra shop we’re gonna unbox it. We’re gonna go for a ride and then we’re gonna see how good this thing can clean your bike. This is the gun, these are the 20 volt batteries and charger, these are the instructions, this is the bike cleaner bottle, this is the Lance extension. This is how it locks into the gun the nozzle goes on the end.
This is the weapon battery goes in like, this it’s got some cool green lights a pipe mesh carry bag a big brush a car charger tube for bottle attachment water bucket that’s what you get in the box let’s go ride some bike.
So we just got back from a real muddy ride, I’m just going to go and grab the works how to shop and we’re gonna wash the bike down with it and show you guys what it’s like she like and how easily chefs would. So the good thing about the Hydra shot is that it comes with its own collapsible bucket which holds probably about five to ten litres of water which is probably enough to wash between two maybe three bikes so before, I actually wash the bike I will coat the bike in just by cleaning using this cool adaptor that comes with it this holds by cleaner and it comes out in like a foamy mess so you could be bike in that real real cool or till it’s quite addictive actually what’s the bikes been covered in bike cleaner it’s all foamed up I’ll use a brush just to add to take the dirt a little and then I’ll put the extendable one once on and spray the bike down just got four or five sail on the end so it’s got like no different pressure settings and loves you can see here it clears up 95% of the dirt.
Leaving the bike looking really really clean that was really watery mud what about if we went out and got the bike coated in a real thick layer of mud how would the higher shot handle that so that she just got back from another ride sun’s out but this time the bike he’s literally coated in like a thick claggy mud. It’s not worried stuck the bag well and truly so this time we’re gonna test out the works Hydra shop pressure washer jet wash whatever you want to call it on the thick mud I’m gonna see how it gets on so this time around I actually hose the bike down first and then I covered the bike in by cleaning using the foam attachment again.
I Just tried to use jet wash to clear some of the excess water to start with it’s quite thick and clogging and after that I give it a brush and then use the love’s again and just hose it off the water we did a fine job obviously it used a lot more water it would do if the would be of lot less clog it was more watery. But nevertheless, it still did the job that it was supposed to and clean the bike so that’s my little mini review on the works how you shot jet wash really great little tool actually like. I’ve used Jet Wash that to wash my bike Amanda’s car even the motorhome as well in a couple of batteries and a few buckets of water so it generally is pretty capable but the question is should you you know should you buy one it’s a great little portable jet wash especially if you are like me a mum to say you know you have a camper van you do a bike racing you don’t have that much space or you’re limited to spacious a in your van motorhome campervan whatever this little tool will be great for you because, it takes up next to no room at all with the package that I have it came with a 12-volt car charger.
So you got to charge your batteries when you’re on the move the batteries last affair while as well and being 12-volt I mean you can play wash you can do between about four and six bike washes I think on one battery and it’s got nice little you know it’s got a battery indicator with these green lights on it so you can tell how much battery life you’ve got left that’s a cool thing as well in terms of power yes of course the thing is not going to be as powerful as a 240 volt operated jet wash or a petrol or diesel generator driven jet wash.
But for instance is where you have literally finished arrived if you have a car say or a band and you want to get your bike wash before you put it in the car and your motor home or whatever all your traveling this little jet wash little portable power washer is going to be a great idea of you yes it’s powerful of the shift watery mud and the thick clogging would like we showed before but it’s not that powerful but it’s gonna get into all your bearings and ruin everything on that side from our buyers and there was a lot of riders out there that are concerned about using two powerful jet wash on their bike because the water gets into all the bearings and ruins everything so that’s a really that’s another positive thing about using something like this so for me for us we’re going to be using it when we’re traveling.
Just because it’s a great space saver and you can use pretty much any you know you can use any clean water source that you can find it’s got a handy filter on the end of the tube that you use so essentially you could use like clear mounting water pretty much any clean water source you can get your hands on which makes it really accessible for most people I’ll put the links in the description below and on the screen as well maybe it’s a place where you can go and get one of these portable towel waters for your bikes I think it’s a great little investment for mountain bikers anyone who is even outdoorsy people who just want to spray down their boots or you know spray some it down after they’ve been outside it’s a great little idea.