Professional Strength Citrus Degreaser
- Proprietary viscous formula visibly coats parts for less waste and scrubbing
- Professional grade high concentration formulation
- Biodegradable, water soluble formula easily rinses away
Do you just LOVE degreasing your chain and drivetrain? We didn't think so. However, degreasing your chain and drivetrain is an important part of maintaining your bicycle to ensure good shifting, efficient pedaling, and long life out of your investment. Unfortunately, as you know, it can be a unpleasant, time consuming activity, full of nasty chemicals and wasted degreaser. To solve this problem, Pedro's developed a better solution. Pro J is a professional grade biodegradable degreaser that cuts through the toughest grease, grime, road tar, and dirt with ease. Pro J's proprietary high viscosity, citrus-based formulation visibly coats drivetrain parts and stays where you need it most. The concentrated power requires less scrubbing and wastes less degreaser and the water soluble formula quickly rinses away with water leaving a spotless drivetrain. We think you'll love it!
Our favorite way to use Pro J is to apply it to the entire drivetrain while it is still dry. Pour the Pro J onto the bristles of a small brush like the Pedro's Toothbrush and then use the brush and a light scrubbing action to coat all the parts. The opaque color tells you exactly where the degreaser has been applied and the high viscosity keeps it there. Sit back a relax for a few minutes while your friends scrub away at their bikes. In 15 minutes or so, rinse off your parts uncovering beautiful, gleaming, clean aluminum and steel.
A clean bike is a happy bike! Keeping your bike clean is an essential part of bicycle maintenance ensuring better performance, increased safety, easier repairs, increased life of all parts of the bike, and more fun on your next ride! Check out our Bike Wash Guide: Complete Cleaning and Bike Wash Guide: Quick Wash & Lube to learn the proper techniques and make your bike look and run like new.
Read on to learn more about these two important types of cleaners.
Bike Wash: Used for general purpose cleaning of the entire bike. Bike wash is designed to remove dirt, dust, mud, road salt, and other general grime. However, bike wash will not remove oils or grease (see degreaser). This makes bike wash safe to use anywhere on the bike without risk of accidentally washing away important grease. Using bike wash frequently will make each cleaning easier and your bike looking like new. Pedro’s bike wash is called Green Fizz. Bike Wash can also be used to clean drivetrain parts, but as mentioned above, will not be effective as a degreaser to remove oils. That said, if you don’t plan to use a degreaser, bike wash will be better than nothing.
Degreaser: Used for heavy-duty cleaning of drivetrain parts (gears and chain). Degreasers are designed to be very powerful allowing them to remove grease, oils, and tough grime. Many degreasers achieve their cleaning power with solvents. Many different types of solvent ingredients are used from naturally derived citrus solvents to other common solvents such as mineral spirits. Because of the solvents, most degreasers are considering hazardous and require care to make sure they are used only on metal parts and not plastic, paint, or rubber. Pedro’s had always used as little solvent as possible in its degreasers. Our Oranj Peelz degreaser was developed more than 20 years ago and contains less than 30% solvent content; far less than our competitors even today. Oranj Peelz’s secret sauce is actually in its non-solvent ingredients and we’ve recently used this knowledge to develop our first fully solvent-free degreasers: Degreaser 13 and Pig Juice. We’re proud to say, they are the best degreasers we’ve ever used, and can be safely used on any material. That said, because of their cleaning power, they can still potentially remove grease and oil that you might want to keep, so care should be used when applying to your bike.
Oranj Peelz and Pro J are designed for drivetrains specifically. However, they can be used on other portions of the bike for stubborn grease and grime, but need to be rinsed well with water within 5-10 minutes of application to prevent damage. Pedro’s recently introduced two new solvent-free degreasers, Degreaser 13 and Pig Juice, which can safely be used on any material or finish and are better choice of degreasers for use on non-drivetrain parts. Green Fizz bike wash is also a great option for risk-free cleaning on any material. If Pro J or Oranj Peelz or Pro J comes into contact with non-drivetrain parts unintentionally, rinse well with water as soon as possible.
- Always shake well before use.
- Apply to chain, cassette, and chainrings using a brush and light scrubbing motion and let sit for 5-15 minutes.
- Though not generally necessary, very dirty parts may require additional scrubbing with brush.
- Rinse well with water using low to medium pressure. Let fully dry before applying lubricant.