We loved Abbey Bike Tools’ Team Issued Wash Buddy in our review last year: It’s compatible with both regular and thru axles, it rolled on a really nice custom skewer from Paul Component, and the thick DuPont Delrin pulley has since proved its worth wash after wash. Yet at $75 a pop, the limited-edition Wash Buddy definitely gave some pauses.
For those that have been holding out, Abbey Bike Tools has just introduced the standard Wash Buddy. While the core design remains the same, the new version features a house-made skewer and is now $55 ($20 cheaper than the previous iteration). The new Wash Buddy is available online now.