Veloshine Wipes | Review

Does your bike or you ever get dirty after a ride? Veloshine wipes have you covered or I should say cleaned with their bike wipes. Veloshine sent over a sample to bring light to the fact that after a ride, whether you want a clean bike, a visit to the local burrito joint, or head out to an event, you and your bike want to be clean.

When I am in a hurry, as we typically all are, I neglect my bikes a little. Sure I put some chain oil on and occasionally pivot points but I don’t have time to clean it all of road grime, oil or sweat every time I go out or comeback. As well, I have long used baby wipes after rides for myself, which typically are small and leave a powdery residue. So for the most part, we are both succumbed to neglect. Veloshine changes that.

First to say, Veloshine Wipes are not a degreaser, so do not expect them to clean your drivetrain. For everything else, they are your new best friend. They work very well to clean your bike parts of most residues left from a great ride. If you do hit some tar and it lands on your bike, Goof-Off or a similar product will remove it and wipe it clean with the Veloshine wipe. The wipes are large at 8.5″ by 11″, so one sheet will easily clean your entire bike. Another nice thing about the wipes that they are 100% biodegradable so they won’t be caught in a landfill for the rest of eternity. The cleaner that is used in the wipes is as well safe for Steel, Aluminum and Carbon-Fiber bicycles. I found the wipes to clean well and not cause any discoloration or fading to any of my bikes. One obvious recommendation for mountain  bikes, if it was a super muddy ride, hose of your bike first prior to using the wipes.

You would think that being a bike cleaning wipe, we could just stop there, that is not the case. Veloshine Wipes are non-allergenic and are safe to clean you face and body. I really found this handy after a destination ride or just coming home and not having time to jump in the shower. The wipes clean away the sweat/salt and muck super well and don’t leave any powedery residue or perfume smell. I was really impressed with the Veloshine wipes. You can either purchase as a single item at $8.99 with 18 extra-large wipes or purchase in bulk, 24 packages of the 18 wipes, for $180, that is saving you $1.49 a package. The only qualm I have on the wipes is the price, you could buy a large package of baby wipes from a warehouse store for far less, but would have to use multiple wipes. If the price were to come down a bit, this would be great and would seal the deal. Next time you finish your ride, try a Veloshine bike wipe and look good.

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  1. #1 by Sera on January 10, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Weird. At work one of the projects we’re currently shooting/editing is a promo for Armor All / STP’s range of wipes, and today I looked at my filthy bike (next to my desk) and suggested that Armor All should make bike wipes. Apparently someone beat them to it…

  2. #2 by Michael on January 10, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    For me the price is really the kicker. Its 50 cents, a wash. I don’t know what the current exchange rate is but…well just buy the baby wipes.

  3. #3 by Adriana on January 11, 2012 - 6:43 am

    I use VeloShine, I am love them. Used to use baby wipes until came across VeloShine, but there is ABSOLUTELY no comparison. Baby wipes tear apart easily, they are meant for delicate skin, leave a film, and you have to use a bunch to clean your bike. With VeloShine wipes you only need at most 2 and probably 3 for a really dirty bike. They are large, extra thick, durable, and leave no film. It is the best thing ever for keeping your bikes sparkling clean all the time. No need for water, and you can even use them as body wipes, after a ride to wipes your face, neck, etc., and still use the same wipes on the bike if you wanted. You can’t do that with baby wipes. It is also a GREEN product!

    • #4 by Smith on April 11, 2012 - 5:32 am

      Adriana do you work for veloshine? Sounds like you do… just saying

  4. #5 by Michael on January 11, 2012 - 7:51 am

    I should say, I’ve never actually used VeloShine wipes. I trust that they work well and are better than baby wipes (having been designed for bike cleaning). For me it’s a matter of value. I’m ok with imperfect quick cleans with baby wipes or a damp rag and spending the time to do a full scrub down with soapy water, rags, brushes, etc, when needed. As I told Kurt when I first read the review, they sound great, but I don’t think I’d ever spend money on them.

    Of course, I’ve got two kids and no shortage of baby wipes.

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