Crankalicious Enduro Frame Sealant Review

Crankalicious Enduro Frame Sealant Review

 

Crankalicious Enduro Frame Sealant Review

 

Simon Tuck

 

We had two products to test from UK company Crankalicious. Enduro Frame Sealant is a fruity smelling nano-spray that is wiped on and then buffed up leaving a protective coating on your bike frame.

 

As I mentioned in my preview for these products, Crankalicious comes from the same guys that make Dodo Juice. Even if you’ve never heard of it, I have, and my expectations were high going into this review. Team Wiggins recently announced Crankalicious as Official Bike Cleaning Partner.

 

Crankalicious Enduro
Enduro Frame Sealant comes in 100ml or 500ml, both with spray nozzles.

 

Apart from its ease of application, the other main difference between this and the wax that Crankalicious sent us is that the Enduro Frame Sealant will need reapplying more regularly. Crankalicious recommend applying it every time you wash your bike. It really is as easy as washing your bike to get rid of the grit. Once it’s mostly dry you just spray the Enduro Frame Sealant onto a soft, dry cloth and wipe onto your frame. You finish off by giving it a bit of a buff up.

 

Crankalicious Enduro
Enduro Frame Sealant also makes your frame shine, but will need a firm hand in stubborn spots.

 

In practice I found that in spots I had to use a bit more effort to get a decent finish. I’m wondering if this is partly due to a build-up of furniture polish, which I’ve always used on my bikes. First, I tried the Frame Sealant on my Winter bike, a Specialized Allez with slightly age-cracked paintwork where it’s often left outside. I also used it on my Summer bike, a Giant TCR which rarely sees rain and is kept very clean. Most noticeably on the Allez it gave the paintwork a nice shine. The sealant has a very pleasant smell and I sometimes catch a slight whiff of it when I’m out riding.

 

Crankalicious Enduro
After a ride a quick wipe down and spray is more effective than it was without the Enduro Frame Sealant.

 

In use it makes the water bead up and run off as you’d expect. On one ride we were led down a dirt track and through the cow fields at Wimpole Hall. My bike was noticeably cleaner lined up next to other bikes in the café at the end. I’m not sure if that was partly because my mates don’t clean their bikes very often though. Once home, a quick hose down got rid of nearly all the dirt. The Frame Sealant ‘lubricates’ the frame so dirt isn’t as likely to stick, and it pretty much works. just be careful not to get it on your brakes or tyres.

 

Crankalicious Enduro
Crankalicious recommend spraying Enduro Frame Sealant on a microfibre cloth and then wiping it onto the frame.

 

If you do clean your bike regularly, the Enduro Frame Sealant does a slightly better job than polish. It’s just as easy to apply and isn’t much more expensive. It even smells better than polish, in my opinion. If you want something with a bit more protection and don’t mind taking more time to apply it, then consider the Crankalicious Crisp Frame Wax. The great thing about the Crankalicious website is that they have a load of tutorial videos to help you get the best out of the products.

 

Crankalicious Website

 

Crankalicious: How to clean your bike

 

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