Handy tips to help with your cycling practice.
Looking after your bike doesn’t have to be difficult, and if you clean it regularly it’ll reward you with many more years in the saddle.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CLEAN YOUR BIKE
To look after your bike properly, there are several stages to consider.
First thing’s first, you need to get the grease, mud and dirt that’s bound to build upon your bike’s drivetrain off. If you skip the degreasing stage any other cleaning will be ineffective – you’ll just be moving the much around. Do this at least once a month.
The second stage clean will seal the deal on all the hard work you did degreasing and makes everything shine. Make sure you do this once a month too to keep your bike in tip-top condition, and because it looks good!
Lubricant increases the lifespan of your drivetrain by reducing friction. This isn’t an aesthetic thing, it really does need to be done to make sure your bike moves in the way it should, so do it every two weeks.