Water-based active degreaser for fast, effective removal of oil, grease and road gunk from drivetrain and derailleurs (and other areas of the bike).
Increased friction and the feeling of a crisp gear change utterly ruined by a chainset covered in oil, mud, and grease? Struggling to remove bonded contamination on the frame using normal bike cleaning spray? Reach for the Limon Velo. It’s a water based degreaser designed to penetrate and remove all that grime.
(We have two degreasers available in our range; Gumchained Remedy and Limon Velo)
Instructions: Spray Limon Velo liberally over your cassette and derailleurs [or other parts of the bike], and allow to dwell for 2-3 minutes. Work the product in with a brush to aid cleaning. Rinse thoroughly and completely with a low pressure water spray. Repeat the process if drivetrain [or frame] is particularly dirty.
Within our product range we have two degreasers. Seemingly, they perform the same task (getting rid of oil and grease), but they do it in a different way for different reasons.
Limon Velo is a water based degreaser; purposefully more viscous (thicker) than similar on the market, it is designed to sit and dwell on your drivetrain. Spray liberally over derailleurs, jockey wheel and cassette and leave it for a few minutes. That bit's important. Limon Velo emulsifies the grease deposits, and it's during this dwell time that it breaks down the gunk.
Once you've allowed it to dwell, scrub with a brush or cellulose sponge. You can see from the video below - after a scrub, because of the emulsification, you can simply rinse with water to reveal a now-clean surface.
Gumchained Remedy, our chain cleaning specific degreaser, is solvent based. It's a lot thinner than Limon Velo, and other degreasers on the market, to penetrate inside the chain to the links. It breaks down the grease and oil on impact, so can be used in a chain cleaning device (such as Sprocket Rocket), a chain cleaning sponge (like Cell Foam - as seen in the video below) or even something as simple as a wipe (KWIPES).
Once you've used Gumchained Remedy, be sure to rinse to remove any trace of solvent. Alternatively, leave for a short while (30mins) to allow trace solvents to flash away.
As you can see; though both remove grease and oil, they do it in unique ways. The perfect combination for cleaning your whole drivetrain (chain, derailleurs, jockey wheel, cassette) is both Limon Velo and Gumchained Remedy. Used in conjunction with one another, you'll find it quick and easy to keep on top of your drivetrain cleaning.