SILCA Gear Wipes are two-sided, disposable towels designed to remove dirt, grease oils, and sweat from your cycling gear. Each wipe contains a textured scrubbing side for removal of heavy dirt or grime and a soft polishing side for finish cleaning which leaves behind a spotless shine. The wipes use cosmetic-grade cleaning agents which are safe for use on hands and skin but contain no lotions or moisturizers which can leave behind streaks or slimy residues.
SILCA gear wipes were initially developed by Brandon Hirokawa, the creator of the Hirobel frame clamp and pro-mechanic in cycling and triathlon. The wipes are originally formulated to clean dirt, grease, oil, sweat, and even drink mix residue from frames and components. However, it was quickly realized that the unique, fast-evaporating, non-solvent-based cleaning agent could make dirty white bar tape white again with no slimy residue, and also clean running shoes and dirty hands after a day in the workshop. This amazing cleaner has been mated with the top-end Kimberly Clark dual-surface substrate for maximum cleaning power. Each towel has a scrubbing side for heavy dirt and grease as well as a polishing side for delicate surfaces and finishes cleaning/polishing. Few practices can lead to improved longevity, smoother running, and increased efficiency of your equipment the way that cleaning it can. This is why ProTour mechanics clean every bicycle after every ride. They say that a clean bicycle is a happy bicycle, but do not let this hide the fact that a clean bicycle will run quiet, smooth, be more efficient, and will last longer than a dirty one.