Park Tool CM-5.2 Cyclone Chain Cleaner

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Park Tool CM-5.2 Cyclone Chain Cleaner
New design chain scrubber with an extra large reservoir and a series of replaceable rotating brushes to scrub the chains' side plates and rollers.
  • This tool is designed by cyclists, so it works quickly and effectively
  • A side hold handle provides easy use
  • Wicking sponge draws away excess cleaner prior to the chain leaving the system
  • Base-mounted magnet holds metal particles at the bottom of the scrubber
  • Durable Park Tool blue nylon body
Park Tool CM-5.2 Cyclone Chain Cleaner
  • MATERIAL Nylon
  • UPC 763477001931
  • COMPATIBLE All bicycle chains
  • Rating 4

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Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (4)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (8)
  • Keep in the garage (5)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

works good

By FJ

from CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

      cleans well

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Must have

      By Tri sprinter

      from Ohio

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Shoulda Bought Sooner

      Cons

      • Plastic Hope It Lasts

      Best Uses

      • All Bikes

      Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

      Must have when cleaning chain. Why I never bought one sooner I'll never know. So easy, not messy. Put simple green degreaser in the first round, dawn dish det the second, and plain water the third. It came so clean the water wasn't dirty. Lube and go.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great chain cleaner. Efficient. Keeps your hands clean.

      By The Quant

      from Greenwich, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

            Great chain cleaner. It's easy to re-fill and clean. Works fast and your hands stay clean. Used it best with Nashbar Citrus de-greaser.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            The plastic is weak

            By Trent

            from Houston

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Cleans Chain
            • Easy to use
            • Good price

            Cons

            • Plastic Broke Handle
            • Plastic Broke On The Clip

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

            Works good with dish soap. Plastic broke on one of the clps and at the handle. Use carefully, it is fragile.

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            • No

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good concept, flawed delivery

            By Cycling Schue

            from Central MN

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Cleans Well
            • Minimal Drips

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Keep In the Garage
              • Road Bikes

              Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

              Works very well when not broken. Cleans the chain very well, easily installed and removed, secure in place. However, I've had three over last five years and the handle retainer and the side brush wheel inside have both broken on all three. One use on a wider chain like 5- or 6-speed will break the brush wheel. I'm an engineer, so I know Park could fix these and have an excellent cleaner. As it is, I've given up on this one until they change their design and materials.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Makes a chain shine, but...

              By Chaz

              from Metro Detroit, MI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Thoroughly cleans

              Cons

              • Clips come off

              Best Uses

              • Keep In the Garage
              • Mountain Bikes
              • Road Bikes

              Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

              I thought I'd give this a try after using the White Lightning degreaser/brush combo, which is pretty cool itself. Maybe it's the Park degreaser but it gets the chain GLEAMING!! However, the clips that hold the top and bottom together easily come off. After that happened a few times I took off the handle entirely and started holding the top and bottom halves by hand which isn't tough to do by any means. It does a GREAT job on the chain, turn the crank 30 times per the instructions (remember those?). I suppose you can clean the whole assembly out with some hot water and dish soap.

              I also put some of the degreaser in a small bowl and let my cassette soak in that to ease cleanup.

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              • No

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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Love/Hate relationship

              By iTriHarder

              from College Station, Tx

              About Me Collegiate/Pro

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Does what its suppose to

              Cons

              • Poor quality components

              Best Uses

                Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

                This chain tool works really well, however I have a feeling I will be looking into getting one that wont fall into a million pieces as soon as I take it off the chain. The things that keep the clips attached to the tool fell off the first time i used it. Its getting harder to get it onto the chain atm without having some piece (handle, magnet etc) falling off the thing.
                That being said, it cleans really really really well.
                But needs a rework.

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                • No

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                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Works well but cheesy construction

                By RC

                from Omaha

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Fragile

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

                  Just echoing some of the experiences others had. Does what it is suppose to do well, but poor materials means this chain cleaner does not last. The clips that seal it break off almost immediately. The sponge is not available, and the magnet at the bottom (to pull metallic particles out of the cleaning solution, breaks off as well. Park could have a stellar tool if they reinforced the clip hinges, used a screw or rivet instead of a plastic cap for the magnet, and sold replacement parts such as sponges.

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                  • No

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good tool, but not durable.

                  By ErlDPrl

                  from West Covina, CA

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Ends break off
                  • Ends cheaply made

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

                  The plastic ends where the metal clips go in to lock the cleaner on the chain get weak and eventually break off after several (10 or less) uses. This renders the tool useless. Need stronger or thicker joints where the metal clips lock in.

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  sponge problem

                  By Jim

                  from Durango, Colorado

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Can't replace sponge

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Bikes

                    Comments about Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber:

                    Works great but sponge is toast and I can't find replacements.

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