25/02/2014 | 2 comments
With enough water capacity to clean two bikes, the Brand X X-90 pressure washer gets the mud off your bike in the middle of nowhere. Perfect then for the British summer!
If ‘pressure washer’ conjures up images of filling station car washers that blast the grease out of your bearings, fear not. The pump hidden inside the Brand X X-90 pressure washer’s 13-litre container is nowhere near that powerful.
It is powerful enough to dislodge bulk mud off your bike after a ride, though, and it’s a big help for the soap-and-scrubbing stage after.
Best of all, you can take it anywhere with you. Lob the Brand X X-90 pressure washer in the back of the car and head off to the trails. Ride, then plug it into your car’s 12V power point (previously known as a cigarette lighter) and rinse the crud off your bike before it dries into place.
There’s enough water in here that it will clean two bikes, and you could probably stretch that to three if they weren’t too filthy.
And that’s it, really. You’ll want to be a bit careful with the combination of 12V DC and water, but at least the power cable goes in above the water outlet.
The power cable is a good length, so while it’s slightly annoying that you can’t use it away from the car, it’s not a big issue in practice. The lack of the big lead-acid battery you find in walkabout pressure washers does mean it’s fairly easy to carry when empty, though obviously 13 litres of water isn’t light. Bend from the knees!
An effective portable bike washer. It’s slightly inconvenient that it has to be tethered to the car, but that does mean you get more capacity.
Easy to use
Tethered to car
More information: Brand X X-90 pressure washer
What Brand X says about the X-90 pressure washer
- Material – Tough durable moulded plastic
- Weight – Approximately 6.05kg (13.3lbs) empty
- Water pressure – 90 PSI
- Water flow – 2 litres a minute
- Water capacity – 13 litres
- Cable length – 3.96m
- Hose length – 3.96m
- Power source – 12volt vehicle power outlet
- Colour – Orange