In honor of our partner’s Dynamic‘s season bundle giveaway, we asked Moreno Hofland to share his best tips on how to properly clean your bike. Hofland comes from a cycling-obsessed family, and it’s pretty obvious since he takes expert care of his equipment to ensure his Cannondale is in top shape whenever he ventures out. And just because it’s the offseason doesn’t mean the Dutch pro has skipped a beat in giving his bike a deep wash when it needs it.
1. Grab an old t-shirt
First, start off by taking an old t-shirt to rub off any old oil on the chain.
Put some degreaser on the chain/cassette and derailleur.
3. Clean with soap and water
Take an old dishwasher brush and clean the cassette chain and the chain rings. Once you do this, you can take a bucket with clean soap and water to start cleaning the rest of the bike. Once you’re finished, wash down the bike with a garden hose.
4. Get a clean towel
Take a clean towel and dry your steer saddle and the rest of the bike.
5. Let it dry overnight
Set it in the garage or somewhere to keep it dry. The next morning and when the chain is dry, put on some new chain lube. Now you are ready to go!
Thanks Moreno! Now to enter Dynamic’s giveway and get all the tools you need to clean your bike, simply follow them on Instagram and reply to our post in the comments! Read their full terms and conditions here.