We all clean our bikes (well, most of us), but are we doing it often enough and doing it right? If you’re on gravel or trails, you may need to wash it after every ride. However if you’re riding on the road, you should clean your bike after every 20-25 hours of riding.
You should also have the right “tools”. Here is a list:
Toilet bowl brush
Biodegradable degreaser such as Simple Green
Bicycle chain cleaner
Spray lube such as GT85
I’m not going to describe the whole process. You can watch the video below. However here are some key things to avoid:
Don’t turn your bike upside down. You can get water in your headset.
You don’t want to force water into your bearings. So don’t force water into your headset, crankset, or hubs.
Quote of the week: If it’s not raining, it’s not training.