By Lars Hundley
I first discovered this product at a booth at the final Interbike show in 2018. There was a guy from Tub O’ Towels demonstrating the product, and his demonstration to me was that he made mark on my hand with a Sharpie permanent marker. He waited a little bit to make sure the mark was dry, and then he handed me a towel. I was surprised to see the mark come right off. Better yet, the towel did not stink like chemicals or burn my skin. It was more like a baby wipe, except with a rougher surface so that you could scrub with it. The size is about the same as a square of paper towel.
The point of the demonstration wasn’t to sell it as a skin cleaner though. The towels do a great job of cleaning your actual bike. I keep a tub of them in the room where I store my bike and use them after a ride if I’ve splashed up some road grime onto my bike. It’s a quick and easy way to keep my bike clean.
I also keep an individually wrapped towel in my bike bag, in case I have to work on my drivetrain (or someone else’s) during a ride and end up with grease all over my hands. If you’ve ever gotten your hands filthy on a ride and unsuccessfully tried to wipe them off in the grass, you probably understand how useful one of those wipes would be. My wife was even able to get spray paint off her hands when she tried it, which meant she didn’t have to use something strong like kerosene.
Other than trying them out once in a booth, I’ve never actually been in contact with anyone at Tub O Towels. I buy them at full retail just like everyone else. They’re cheap and incredibly effective. I recommend them.
Kevin Moran says
I’ll try them next….much less expensive than the Hirobel Gear Wipes, 110ct Canister that I purchased in early 2020 which do a great job cleaning my bikes.
I bought some at Harbor Freight a few months ago when I was doing a complete restoration on a terribly neglected bike that was absolutely loaded with oily filth. It did a good job removing the vast majority of buildup and it was nice not having the chemical smell in my workshop and on my hands.
Gregory Przybyl says
Do you know do they compare to using baby wipes? I buy the travel pack size on carry them on my bike.