Back in September I drove to Friedrichshafen in Germany to visit the Eurobike 2019. The Eurobike is the world’s leading bike exhibition and as every year you can find some new companies and bike tech to discover.
This year I talked to many very interesting old and new companys, one of them is called Antidot.
Antidot bike care is a new brand, the technology behind their products is inspired by their “mother” company Bremer & Leguil. They have the knowledge from more than 50 years of developing products for big industrial use. I teamed up with them to review and test the new products.
Antidot sent me a bike cleaner, chain cleaner and chain oil. Those three products come in a simple but functional packaging. The biggest feature to talk about is biodegradability. You can use them outdoors without damaging the environment.
The Bike Cleaner is doing a great job to help you clean your bike. You can spray the solution on your wet bike and let it soak in for a few minutes. Afterwards you take some water and a brush to wash off all the dirt and grind. Easy!
Personally I think the solution could build some more visible foam. To cover the entire bike with dissolvent I had to use a larger amount than expected. For modern mountainbikers who want to clean their bike and protect the environment this can be a good choice.
The Chaincleaner is packed in a typical spray can. You spray it onto your chain or cassette and use a brush to brush off all the old grease and grind. Like the Bike Cleaner it worked out fine. Using this cleaner will definitely help you to get your gears look like new again.
It worked great on my mountainbike but I thought that this challenge wasn’t big enough. My everyday old-school commuter was pretty dirty and the drivetrain looks horrible. I used a decent amount of chaincleaner and a old toothbrush to get it look flashy again. Great Job.
The Chain Oil still needs to show its potential. I used it on both, the mtb and my commuter. Handling was good due to the little drop outlet. (I always prefer a bottle like this in comparison to a spray can. Spray cans tend to be imprecise and you can determine you brake rotors super quick by accident.)
The following weeks will show how the chain oil will handle German fall, wet conditions and a lot of dirt. More on that later.