Top cleaning tips
- Travel with a water bottle. As silly as this sounds half the water in your bottle on a morning or evening commute will probably go down the sink when you get inside Using the excess water will help to wash away road salt and a large portion of the dirt you’ve accumulated. Over your ride just don’t forget to wipe away as much of the water as you can with a rag and spray some water dispersing spray on your drive such as GT 85 or WD 40.
- If you’re cleaning your drivetrain on your driveway or on a solid concrete area around the garden it’s a good idea to wet the surface you’ll be working on. This will help prevent any oil or grime from staining the area you’re working on.
- If you’re giving your bike a full clean remember that solutions need time to do their job. This is the most popular mistake we see when people clean their bike. You need to wet your bike first then apply cleaning spray liberally. The bottle will usually specify the amount of time it needs but if in doubt we recommend you leave it for around 5 minutes before rinsing.
- Save time by having all the kit, using a chain-cleaning device will dramatically reduce the amount of time you have to have to spend on this fiddly component. It’s a good idea to reserve certain brushes from your cleaning kit just for this purpose.