Winter is the most important time of the year to clean your bike. The roads and usually covered in debris from the fields and the rain seems to lay on the surface longer, as temperatures make it harder for the roads to dry. Add to this, the salt that is laid down to melt the ice, and you’ve got a recipe for dirty bikes and clogged up drivetrains.
It’s always best to clean your bike as soon as you’ve finished the ride. This way, the dirt hasn’t set hard and it won’t yet have started to damage any components on the drivetrain. Yes, debris and dirt from the road can shorten the life of your chain and cause issues with the rear derailleur too, leaving you needing replacements. Bolts on the bottle cages and elsewhere, such as the around the headset, will also show signs of deterioration, and your pristine bike will simply look unloved.
Thankfully, we’ve got some great cleaning products in store and online, and they make super gift ideas for cyclists. From cleaning brush sets, chain cleaners, to a multitude of oils and bike shampoos, there’s something for everyone!
Leading brand, Muc-Off produce a range of cleaning brushes of all shapes and sizes, to ensure that whatever bike you’ve got, there’s a brush to reach every part. Best of all, these brushes start at only £5.99, so that you can buy just the right brushes for your own needs.
Their ‘Two Prong Brush’ is ideal for reaching hard-to-shift dirt on spokes, discs, shocks, cranks, linkages and pedals, and other hard-working areas that tend to pick up dirt. Its unique design features an impact resistant, dual density handle for maximum grip in wet conditions and durable nylon bristles. The twin brush heads can even be altered and repositioned to reach even the tightest areas! It’s an ideal brush for cleaning all bikes, and will last you a long time.
Take a look at the wide variety of other brushes available here on our website, by clicking the link below, and add to your own bike maintenance kit for winter riding.
We stock this awesome bike cleaning fluid in either a 5-litre container or a larger 25 litre container, once in meaning that whatever your need or budget, you can get the very best cycle cleaning fluid to look after your own dream machine this winter. Along with the Muc-Off brushes, your bike will be kept in tip-top condition, meaning that you’ll be riding the miles with bigger smiles and your drivetrain will keep running smoothly too.
Using their Muc-Off state-of-the-art Nano Tech formula, Muc-Off cycle cleaning fluid cuts through grime quicker than you can say “OMG!” regardless of the weather or riding conditions. This classic pink Bike Cleaner has incredible cleaning power because it contains revolutionary Nano Technology that breaks down dirt and grime on microscopic levels, while also caring for your bike’s delicate finish. Best of all, it’s also:
Get in the pink this winter, with Muc-Off Cycle Cleaner and keep your bike running smoothly on the winter roads.
The most important part of your winter cleaning regime should always be the bike chain. If that’s not working properly, then you simply won’t be going anywhere; and all those metal links need looking after and ensuring that there’s no dirt and debris and road salt, that might cause issues or even cause some rust to show. Once you’ve finished every ride, take a piece of cloth and wipe the chain and then use this great chain cleaner from Muc-Off, to get into the chain links and remove all the dirt and particles.
It’s a simple and easy to use device, that simply fastens around the chain, and as you turn the cranks, the brushes work their magic to get into every part of the chain. Included in the kit is a 75ml measure of Muc-Off Drivetrain Cleaner. This revolutionary little liquid can be either sprayed over the drivetrain or poured directly into the top reservoir of the machine, which is then released by a control button. This ensures the application of the cleaner is quick and easy to control. The X-3 machine and Drivetrain Cleaner partner up to attack the worst of grease and grime from every possible angle to deliver the ultimate, deep clean on even the dirtiest bike chains.
The abrasive cleaning teeth and rotating brush wheels which have 120 contact points cover all areas of the individual chain link for a deep and thorough clean. Finally, the excess dirty fluid drops into a second lower reservoir so it’s kept away from the clean chain. Show your bike some extra love with the Muc-Off Chain Cleaner, ensuring that your rides stay smoother for longer and servicing intervals are also extended.
Muc-Off produce one of the widest range of oils and lubes in the cycle industry, to make sure that whatever the weather or riding conditions, they’ve got the ideal lube for you. Take a look at our Chevin Cycles maintenance page at the range we sell, or pop into the store and ask our expert team for advice. We’ll always make sure that you get the right lube for your own bike and riding. Best of all, they’re all reasonably priced and make excellent Christmas stocking fillers for the cyclists in the family.
Here’s just a few examples of the wide range of Muc-Off lubes that we sell at Chevin Cycles:
As well as these basic cleaning products, being a world leading cleaning brand, Muc-Off also produce a range of products to look after those special parts of your bike. Here’s a few ideas to help you stay smooth on the roads and trails this winter, with some great ideas for Christmas gifts for the cyclists in the family:
Christmas is always a difficult time to know what gifts to get your friends and family. Good things always come in small packages, and the range of cleaning and maintenance products from Muc-Off make ideal gifts and stocking fillers for all cyclists. From the various cleaning kits, priced for all budgets, to the wide range of products from this world leading brand, we’re sure that you’ll find the right gift idea at Chevin Cycles this Christmas – and, it’ll also help to keep you riding through winter, with your bike in pristine condition by the time that spring returns.