Cleaning your bike on a regular basis will help keep it running smoothly for longer.
Skipping cleaning rituals can result in dirt and grime accumulating on the drivetrain (chain, cassette and chainrings), and muck can also start to damage the brakes or braking surfaces on rim brakes, as well as making the bike look a bit less loved.
Bike cleaning kit can be as simple as a bucket of warm water, a bottle of bike cleaning spray, and a few rags. However, there are just a couple of items that can help make the job easier, quicker, and more efficient.
Flick through the next few pages for a look at some of the most useful pieces of kit…