Sometimes it's just easier to get the kit. In the case of the Muc-Off 8-in-1 bicycle cleaning kit, you're going to pay a bit more than if you bought everything individually, but that's generally the gist of it with kits: you're paying for someone else to put it all together. The Muc-Off kit repays the price premium by including everything you need to get the harshest grime off your bike, all wrapped up and ready to go.
If you're like us, you've got a lot of gear. At some point you just get tired of assembling kits to clean and repair twenty different things for twenty different pursuits. In this case, our frustration led to a great solution: the Muc-Off 8-in-1 bike cleaning kit. Everyone knows a good cleaning starts with chemicals, and the 8-in-1 includes a liter bottle of the good stuff, Muc-Off biodegradable bike cleaner. This ubiquitous pink bottle is what you see at bike cleaning stations everywhere, because it just works. After application you can use the mechanical aids, in this case a sponge and four different brushes for soft to hard cleaning, including a claw for the hard to reach and truly stubborn parts that always seem to pop up.
Once you've cleaned it all, it's back to the spray for a protectant and you're good to go. The whole kit is packaged in a convenient bin that doubles as a wash tub. About the only you might want to add is a degreaser, but you can get by without it. The kit works for any style of bike, and it's not just us gear-swamped people who like it; if you know someone just getting started, the Muc-Off 8-in-1 kit takes the guesswork out of assembling the necessary cleaning supplies, and will kick-start good cleaning habits that will make maintenance easier and extend the life of all components. Not to mention keeping performance tip-top while looking good, at least at the start of the event.