Whatever you ride and wherever you ride it, a clean bike not only looks great, it performs better too. We’re not going to lie, cleaning your bike is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it – and it’s going to be you. The good news is, with our top five cycle cleaning accessories, you’ll get great results in less time. Using specialist products not only makes cleaning quicker, they will seal and protect your bike’s finish and keep it running smoother for longer.
At Halfords, we advise that you give your bike a superficial wash after every ride, and get stuck in with a proper clean every month or so. As well as removing muck and grime, you can check that all the crucial parts are moving freely. Once you’ve finished washing your bike, don’t forget to add the essential lubricants that will keep things running smoothly.
Elbow grease at the ready? Here are five essential cycle cleaning accessories that will keep your bike looking great and in top condition.
Muc-Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner
Soap and water might work for your dishes, but to cut through the grease and grime that builds up on your bike, you need a dedicated cleaner. The Muc Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner uses state-of-the-art science to break down dirt, oil and other objects to leave your bike looking clean and mean. Muc-Off doesn’t use any nasty chemicals and acids in its products, so you can be confident that it will keep the paintwork on your bike pristine. It’s also safe to use on frames, wheels, and drive-chain components too.
Muc-Off 5x Cleaning Brush Set
When cleaning your bike, you need to ensure that you reach every nook, cranny, spoke and sprocket – which is why you need a specialist set of brushes. The Muc-Off 5x Cleaning Brush Set contains five different brushes that will make cleaning a breeze. In the pack, you’ll find everything you need to remove dirt and grime from your frame, wheels, chain, derailleurs and front and rear mechs. Built by the bike experts at Muc-Off, the great-value set includes everything you need to scrub your bike clean.
Muc-Off Bike Spray
Washing your bike introduces moisture, which over time can lead to corrosion with your metal parts. To keep things running smoother for longer, a bike spray like Muc-off Bike Spray or Muc-Off MO-94 Bike Spray can displace any water. These technical sprays effectively drive out liquid and leave a protective layer that seals your components, making it more difficult for dirt and grime to adhere to them. Bike sprays high in PTFE are particularly effective at keeping your drive-chain and braking components clean and clear of dirt and debris, but they can also be used on frames, plastic parts like mudguards and pedals to keep them clean. If you use a bike spray, be sure to keep it away from brake pads and rims, because it can affect the operation of your brakes, making stopping more difficult.
Muc-Off Wet Lube Bike Lubricant
Bike lubricants give your ride’s running gear the protection it needs to run smoothly, making gear shifts seamless and making squeaks a thing of the past. The hardwearing Muc-Off Wet Lube Bike Lubricant excels in wet, muddy riding conditions – which makes it the perfect chain lube for the everyday cyclist in the UK. Ideal for mountain bikers, road riders and cyclocross riders, it’s made from 100% biodegradable vegetable oil, meaning no environmental nasties! Your chain, pedals and the planet will thank you.
Muc-Off All You Need Kit
If you’re searching for an all-in-one bike cleaning solution, then look no further than the Muc-Off All You Need Kit. Packed into the kit you’ll find Muc-Off’s nano-tech cleaner, a concentrated bike cleaner, protect spray, all-weather lube and a couple of sponges and protective cloths. If you’re starting out, want a simple solution or are looking for the perfect present for that bike-mad friend or family member, you can’t go wrong. At just £25, it contains almost everything you need to get your bike clean and running correctly.