Who We Are
Born from a wealth of experience in car care products, with many awards to our name, we wanted to combine our passion of cycling with our knowledge and expertise in automotive detailing. Crankalicious was created.
We seek to create the best, most technically-proficient products possible, using the best quality ingredients we can find. We try to present them in the most convenient, ecologically-sound packaging. And they're handmade in small batches, in a small Essex town, not far from Stansted airport in the UK.
As keen cyclists, you will often find us trying to climb a mountain, riding a sportive or tackling challenges we're never entirely sure we may finish. But we enjoy the journey...
It's this knowledge of cycling, in all its forms, that brought us the desire to create a range of products that we'd be proud to share with fellow cyclists.
In 2006, Dom decided to make some car wax on his stove at home. In 2007, Dodo Juice was being sold online and the range eventually grew from five products to over three hundred, picking up a few awards along the way (from HSBC Start Up Stars, Auto Express and Detailing World to name but a few). In 2015, he realised that many of his friends on social media were seriously into cycling, and he had a thought. Maybe the same kind of handmade products could be developed for cyclists? Enlisting the help of uber-cyclist Tony, Crankalicious was the result. Today, Dom tries to keep up with Tony on the uphill sections (usually on the way to pretty country pubs) clipped into his carbon Wilier - and looks passable (just) in lycra.
After a long career in IT project management for a large multinational, Tony left to combine his love for cars and detailing with his obsession for cycling. Always undertaking challenges he probably shouldn't (London to Paris in 24 hours, the Yorkshire stages of the Tour de France - to name just a couple), he enjoys making Dom suffer up climbs. He also enjoys the constant battle of keeping his bikes gloriously clean whilst riding them in the wide and varied conditions known as 'British weather'.