Review | Bosch Fontus Portable Bike Washer

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Want to clean your bike away from power or water sources? Then maybe this portable Bosch Fontus Washer will be of interest.

The Bosch Fontus Washer has a maximum pressure of 15bar, so Bosch says it’s not a high pressure washer, but has enough oomph to remove mud without destroying bottom brackets, headsets etc. Powered by a 18V Li-Ion battery with a 15L water on board water tank, it offers the option of cleaning your bike away from power or water sources. There are three power settings and four spray patterns available, with a removable cleaning brush.

Bosch Fontus Bike Washer
Not ruining any bearings

It’s a fairly portable set up. With a retractable handle, you can tow it along on the plastic wheels without having to bend uncomfortably. It’s not super easy to drag along – it’s not like towing a fancy suitcase through an airport – but it certainly does the job. There’s a storage area for your brush attachment, though I suspect only the most committed neat freaks will do anything other that wrap the hose round the handle after use.

Simple but functional
Realistic tidying in action.

If you’ve already got a bunch of other Bosch garden equipment, you can share this battery with other items in the home and garden range. But be sure to check you’ve not left in in the angle grinder when you head to the trail head…

Bosch Fontus Washer Features

  • Four spray patterns
  • Adjustable water pressure
  • 15 litre tank
  • 15 bar maximum pressure
  • 4 metre hose

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Review Info

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (2)

    We just carry a hand pump water sprayer in the van, might take a bit more work but gets most mud off at end of trail and cost £10.

    “The rest of this review is available to Premier members only.” All visible to me and I’m not a premier member!

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