Coated in Embro?
Try: Paper Shower
These 9x12-inch wipe pairs--one wet, one dry—remove embrocation from hands (use wet first, then dry). Postride, use a dry one to de-grit, then wet to wipe off embro.
Tester says: "Convenient combo."
$7.50 for 6 pairs
Covered in Mud?
Try: VeloShine Bike Wipes
These beefy 11x8-inch no-alcohol cloths handle big jobs without damaging finishes or irritating skin. Resealable packs fit neatly into a glove box.
Tester says: "Dimpled texture picks up a bunch of dirt."
$9 for 18
Hot and Tired?
Try: Cool Off Towelettes Herbal extracts, including aloe vera and arnica, make these individually wrapped 6x6-inch cloths refreshing on steamy days. Package fits into a jersey pocket.
Tester says: "Will wake you up."
$5 for 12
Try: Action Wipes
Eucalyptus, tea tree, and ylang-ylang oils give these 9x10-inch cloths a powerful scent, while an all-natural preservative combats bacteria. A double-sealed pack keeps wipes wet.
Tester says: "Gets the stink off."
$24 for 30
Try: Nathan Power Shower
These lemony 8x8-inch towelettes will freshen you up for the morning status meeting. A resealable, wallet-sized pouch fits easily into your work or messenger bag.
Tester says: "Smells heavenly."
$4 for 10
Try: Grease Monkey Wipes Heavy Duty Cleaning Wipes
These citrus-based 8x7-inch towelettes cut through caked-on crud and grease, even bar-tape gunk.
Tester says: "Cleans almost anything on my bike."
$5 for 30
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