If you want to keep your bike running smoothly you will need to clean and lubricate it regularly, paying particular attention to the moving parts of the transmission, where buildup of dirt and gunk will accelerate rates of wear and leave on the hook for new parts.
A dry or dirty chain will wear a lot faster than a clean, well-lubricated one, and will also wear your cassette and chainrings at a quicker rate and can result in poor shifting performance.
Good-quality lubricants can be pricey, but regular use of a reliable lube will work out much cheaper in the long run than having to replace your chain, cassette and rings long before their life should be up. Meanwhile specially formulated degreasers and bike cleaners are designed to shift old, dirty lube from the transmission and to keep the rest of the bike looking pristine.
Here’s how to return your mountain bike to box-fresh condition:
Here’s how to get your road bike looking showroom fresh:
Our top recommended cleaning and lubing products from Muc-Off:
Park Tool Home Mechanic Repair Stand PCS10
The Park Tool Home Mechanic Repair Stand PCS10 has been upgraded to make sure you can take it down and use it faster and easier than before. The PCS-10 works well with many recumbents and bikes with odd shaped tubing.
Perfect for the home mechanic who loves tinkering with their beloved bicycle.
X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep Stand & Workshop Mat
Complete your own bicycle workshop with this X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep Stand & Workshop Mat. The Prep Stand holds your bike securely in place while the Workshop Mat ensures your floor stays clean and free of contaminants.
Keep your beloved bicycle in tip-top shape with this Home Mechanic Prep Stand.
Muc-Off Bike Cleaner Concentrate
Muc-Off Bike Cleaner Concentrate has arrived! That’s right; the Muc-Off relentless R&D team have made the already brilliant Nano Tech Bike Cleaner that much better by creating a concentrate refill pouch! It’s the same award winning cleaner, just in concentrate form!
Morgan Blue Chain Cleaner & Pump Applicator
Regular application prevents the deterioration of the chain and the drivetrain components. This ensures higher performance, smoother shifts and longer drivetrain life
The chain doesn’t creak, even with heavy use
LifeLine Essential Bike and Chain Cleaning Kit
A well cleaned bike not only looks good, it ensures that your components work effectively and safely and prolongs their lifespan. The Essential Bike and Chain Cleaning Kit from LifeLine contains bike specific brushes to help you get right into those hard to reach areas of your bike. This kit also comes with a very effective chain cleaning device that when used along with your preferred degreaser, will get your chain looking and performing like new again.
Muc-Off 3 x Brush Set
Muc-Off 3 piece bicycle specific brush set designed to clean your frame and all components whilst caring for your bike’s delicate finish.
Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic Lube
C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube raises the bar when it comes to providing the ultimate lubrication. It provides total corrosion protection and unparalleled performance in dry, dusty and damp conditions.
Finish Line Cross Country Wet Lube
An “extreme” lube; super durable high viscosity synthetic oils, special polymers, anti-wear additives, friction modifiers, and more, all combine to make this Finish Line’s strongest, longest lasting, most water resistant lubricant.
Mobi V-15 Portable Bike Pressure Washer
Extremely portable and versatile, the Mobi V-15 Portable Bike Pressure Washer has a 15 litre capacity so you can tackle the job at hand.
Mobi V-17 Portable Bike Pressure Washer
The Mobi V-17 Portable Bike Pressure Washer is a fully portable pressure washer that is ideal for taking with you to bike races or simply packing with you for a touring holiday or a trip to a caravan.
X-Tools Bike Tool Kit
X-Tools’ Bike Tool Kit contains everything that the home mechanic will need for minor repairs and custom builds. This bike tool kit can be thrown into the boot and taken to race days or cycling holidays.
Lezyne Port A Shop Tool Kit
Small enough to take while traveling, functional enough to use in the garage, this Port a Shop toolkit from Lezyne features a convenient carrying case to keep all tools organized and secure.