Prolonging the life of your bike with a bit of bike hygiene

It’s amazing how many bike problems can be avoided by simply keeping your bike clean and tidy. For one, the more you give you bike a thorough going over, the more you will get to know the particular details of your bike and the more in tune you will be if you are to notice a slight anomaly.

By getting to a small issue promptly, such as a part being slightly loose or bent, can avoid the issue becoming a big deal and a big expense to fix down the track.

If you ride regularly, we recommend cleaning your bike at least once a fortnight. Obviously if you are mountain biking on muddy or dusty tracks every week you may need to clean it more often.

The best way to clean the bike is to get a bit of Handy Andy or any light detergent into warm water and use a cloth to scrub it down.

You’ll need to re-lube the chain after washing.

We also recommend bringing it in to our qualified bike mechanics bi annually to give it a proper detail. We’ll go over the bike with a fine tooth comb and make sure everything is in working order.