what do you use to clean mtb after use?

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what do you use to clean mtb after use?

Post  madhatter on 2011-05-07, 13:11

I was just wanting to ask what you all use to clean bikes after use? and how you prep them for the next mtb ride out? i`ve seen a lot of cleaners out there but not sure on the best to clean bike. if you had to list item`s what would they be? cleaners and tools to clean?


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Re: what do you use to clean mtb after use?

Post  Gilly on 2011-05-07, 16:15

hi Dave,

you are going to have so many replies to this question ...

However, a bit of dilute car wash brings mine up a treat , and dont forget to oil the chain and bits as needed.

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Post  speedy_daz on 2011-05-10, 04:32

I think the best thing to clean a bike is for someone else todo Laughing just mever seems to happen like that
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Post  Jase on 2011-05-11, 05:15

Here is my procedure that I carry out after every mtb ride:

Remove chain and place in large jam jar filled with white spirit, give it a quick shake
Spray bike with muc off/fenwicks bike cleaner and leave for a few mins
Clean bike with sponge and bucket of water with cheap car shampoo in
Hose off bike (low pressure)
Dry bike using chamy (sp) or similar
Spray cables etc with GT85
Apply some wet lube (Finishline normally) to moving parts, jockey wheels, pedals etc
Spray disc rotors with disc brake cleaner
Rinse chain under tap and spray with GT85
A bit later once dry put chain back on bike and lube ready for next ride (White Lightening Epic or Finishline Dry).

Sounds like a lot but takes 15-20 mins and doing this helps eliminate mechanicals out on the trail.
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Post  madhatter on 2011-05-11, 11:05

many thanks jase sounds good to me Very Happy
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