A CLEAN BIKE IS A HAPPY BIKE
Since most of a bicycle’s parts are exposed it is not recommended to use a pressure washer or even a hose for cleaning. A mild degreaser and a cloth are all you really need. Here are 5 great reasons for keeping your bike clean.
Loose, worn, or damaged parts can easily be identified while cleaning the bike.
A bicycle is a very close system and very susceptible to entropy, meaning one bad part will take out the next part.
Lubrication is extremely important to proper maintenance. However, excess grease, oil, and spray lubes mixed with trail dirt and road grime can build up in crucial areas. This will lead to poor shifting and braking.
THE WORLD AROUND YOUR BIKE
The last thing you need is your bike getting your clothes, your car, or your hands dirty. Or worse, getting somebody else’s clothes, car or hands dirty.
Let's face facts: a clean bike is a cool bike!