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If you’ve ever ridden your bike more than once, you’ll quickly see how dirt and grime can build up on your chain and gears. Having dirt on your bike can wear out your chain and gears prematurely. If you keep your ride clean, you’ll be able to prolong your components from wearing out. Muc-Off is big into being active. They are obsessed with making the most innovative products for caring for your bike. It all started back in 1991 with Rex and Marilyn Trimnell who, after designing and manufacturing the world’s first twin crown bike fork, Rex created a perfectly pink spray to clean his kit. After this, it wasn’t long before word got around and Muc-Off was born.
Muc-Off has a three-step program to help you keep the muck off your bike. Those steps include: clean, protect, and lube. Step one is pretty straightforward and involves getting the dirt and grime off your ride. Muc-Off bike cleaners help break down dirt, oil, and grime and are safe to use on metal, plastic, and rubber. Some of their cleaners, like their classic pink bike cleaner, are biodegradable, free from acids, CFC’s and solvents. The Muc-Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner uses a state-of-the-art nano tech formula that cuts through grime quickly. While cleaners are a large part of cleaning, brushes also play an important role when it comes to getting into tight spaces and dislodging stubborn dirt. There are many different brushes that are designed to either clean in between the sprockets on the front or rear, or to clean tires.
The second step involves protecting your bike. After you’ve finished cleaning your ride and getting it all nice and sparkly, it’s time to do some maintenance like making sure your brake fluid in your hydraulic brakes is still fresh, adding grease to bearings, or making sure the sealant in your tubeless tires hasn’t dried up. For riders who have bikes with a matte paint finish, there is the Matt Finish Detailer which makes fingerprints and glossy marks a thing of the past. The Bike Protect spray will preserve and freshen your bike with water dispersing action and also inhibits corrosion.
Step three is all about the lube. Keeping your chain and other components properly lubricated will keep your components running longer. The Muc-Off Nanotube Chain Lube keeps friction to an absolute bare minimum over a long period. Bio Wet Lube is great for wet or muddy conditions and the Bio Dry Lube is excellent in dry weather conditions. Both are biodegradable, so it’s safe for you and your bike.
So whether you’re looking for a cleaner that is safe for surfaces like carbon fiber, disc brake rotor covers, a detailer to protect your delicate finish, or lube for your road bike, then Muc-Off products and Jenson USA have got you covered. If you have any questions about bicycle cleaning and maintenance, then talk to one of our expert Gear Advisors. Don’t worry, we don’t like cleaning our bikes either but we know we must to keep them working properly. You can email, chat, or call them at 888-880-3811.