Small Portable washer for cleaning bike?

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  • why has nobody done this yet? or have they and im just blind?

    i know you can get mobiwasher (i have one) or dirtworker etc, but they are bloody great huge things with minimum 15litres tank

    why has nobody made a nice portable one which will hold say 5 litres making it much easier to stick in ye car etc?

    id buy one, i like the mobi washer at home, but the size of it takes upto much space in my car and 15litres is way more than needed for 1 bike clean down

    is there anything out there like this? a small power washer for a different sport etc?


    How small do you want? I find the Mobi v-15 perfect to put in the boot of my car (an estate, so loads of space anyway). Any smaller and I’m not sure it’d hold enough water to give a couple of bikes a good clean down after a muddy ride.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob

    My Brand-X pressure washer takes up about as much space as a bag of shopping. Hardly massive.

    thats just it – i dont have an estate and what with wheels, clothes etc etc etc there just isnt space, i dont need 15 litres to wash one bike, i need a max of 3-5 to hose the thick off….my mobi washer 15 is pretty big and heft and thats with just minimal water in…

    is there a garden type one you can get, a pump type one or something similar that may have enough pressure in it?


    I have used one – its fine. You need to use a brush as well but it works – wet= bike down, brush it to loosen dirt, rinse off and its clean.

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac

    Is it something like this you want?

    don’t know how they will compare size wise but i guess they will be a little smaller


    As TJ says, the garden spraying things work great. Rinse, wash and brush, rinse again. One of the smaller 8 litre ones worked great for two bikes for me for years. It doesn;t get them perfectly clean but good enough to load back into the car without messing it up.


    Yep, bought a £30 garden weed sprayer thing a couple of years ago. Works on a hand pump.

    Take it with me when going on a day out the will likely be muddy and no other washing option. Brilliant for getting the worst off / sorting a bike for day 2 of a weekend.

    One of the best buys of recent years.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo

    I use a Nomad which is similar to a mobi washer I think.

    Doesn’t seem too big for me – will fit behind a seat in back of the car and isn’t that big in the boot.

    It’s got a decent battery life and a decent adjustable spray. 5l wouldn’t be enough for me I don’t think and I wouldn’t see the point in buying another smaller one.


    Good review of washers in What Mountain Bike this be honest the v17 mobi washer never got a good review which I have to agree with,it leaks, battery stopped charging and connections have all been replaced after snapping and Ive only had it just over a year :(, Nomad came out on top but at a price £199 😯


    They have, about £10…

    Five litres is enough to rinse down three bikes.

    EDIT: you can squeeze 6L in the tank. Try one, you’ll be surprised. I rinse off Swinley detritus without any problems

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    I’ve got a 5 ltr Hozelock pump up jobby too, works pretty well for a pennies outlay

    thats just it – i dont have an estate…

    There’s your problem. Buy an estate.


    I’ve had a cheap garden pressure pump for a while and it’s ok-ish, but its a bit pain in the butt after a 5 hour ride in the cold and mud, and it won’t shift stubborn mud, my bike is now muddy in the garage whilst I contemplate buying a decent pressure washer.


    I’ve got a 5ltr Hozelock pump that I tried to use. It wasn’t able to shift sticky mud but worked well on loose stuff. Personally it wasn’t up to the job, as I wanted the sticky stuff gone..

    MobiWasher is only £70 on Wiggle, just bought one today!

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