RinseKit bike washer review$90.00

Get your wheels squeaky clean

BikeRadar score3.5/5

I’ll admit to being baffled by the claims on the RinseKit packaging that said no pumping or batteries were required to make it work. That head-scratching turned to cynical disbelief when I followed the instructions to detach the shower head and fill the tank via its shower hose and an outside tap. But then I pulled the trigger, and was pleasantly surprised…

You can even fill it with warm water for a post-ride shower

While it’s definitely no jet wash, the stored tap pressure is enough for at least a forceful minute of washing and then another minute or two of increasingly gentle rinsing before it dribbles to a halt.

That’s enough to clean a single bike or get the worst off two if you’re really quick.

You can even fill it with warm water for a post-ride shower, and car-powered heater elements, a refill and repressurising pump kit will be available soon too.

It’s really well made, simple to use and can hold pressure for ages too. The cost isn’t far off that of motorised units that hold a lot more water, though.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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