Bike Cleaning 101

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One of the easiest and most effective ways of enhancing the performance of your bike and prolonging its life on the road or trail is a regular, thorough cleaning. Failing to do so can result in poor shifting, a rusty chain, mud caked cassettes, and a whole host of other issues.

But it’s a little more difficult than simply pulling out the garden and hose and giving the old steed a good spray. Whether it’s making sure that your chain is thoroughly degreased and subsequently re-lubricated or simply dropping the back wheel in order to achieve complete cleanliness of your entire drivetrain, there’s a little bit of technical know-how involved in a successful bike cleaning.

Luckily, the good folks are Park Tool are here to help. As a matter of fact, I recently stumbled upon loads of great video content on bike maintenance on the Park Tool website that I would highly recommend checking out. But before you do that, check out this short video on bike cleaning and never let your ride become a mud receptacle again.

A Few Essential Tools for a Basic Bike Cleaning




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