How to Clean, Protect and Lube your bike ready for Cyclocross season // Muc-Off

How to Clean, Protect and Lube your bike ready for Cyclocross season // Muc-Off

Hey guys, Hollie here from Muc-Off. The Cyclocross season is just kicking off,
and Cyclocross is arguably the muddiest sport out there, so we’re going to show you today
how to clean, protect and lube your CX steed to keep it running as sweet as a nut. Here we have the Canyon Inflite CF SL 8.0. A similar frame is ridden by Cyclocross superstars
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Mathieu Van Der Poel. So the quickest and easiest way to blast off the mud,
on a bike as caked in mud as this one, is to use our Pressure Washer. This Pressure Washer is specific to bikes,
so it’s safe to use on those bearings. So now with the Muc-Off Nano Cleaner, we leave
it to soak in for a couple of minutes, 2 to 5 minutes. Nano Cleaner, unlike most other
cleaners on the market, attacks the dirt, and breaks it into nano-sized molecules, so
what that means is it’s safe on all bike surfaces, carbon fibre, metal, but it gets rid of the
dirt really effectively and efficiently. So now we’re going to use the drivetrain cleaner.
This product was originally developed with Team Sky, now Ineos, who were looking for
something that was safe to use, quick acting and biodegradable. So this is what we came up with. As soon as you spray it on, you can start
to see it almost immediately eating the dirt away. So here we have a couple of brushes for the drivetrain. This one here is our claw brush
which is just great for getting into those nitty gritty areas that are hard to reach. And then we have the detailer brush which
is just great for general use on the cassette. So now we’ve given the Nano Cleaner a few
minutes to do its thing, we’re going to use a brush to agitate the dirt. As you saw earlier this bike was absolutely
caked in mud, so we really need to give it a good scrub before rinsing it. So now we’ve agitated the dirt with our brush Next step is we’re going to rinse it off with
the Pressure Washer and we should see a gleaming, sparkling bike. Ta-da! How clean does that look now? You can actually see what the bike looks like. So, we’re not finished, we’ve still got two
steps left – protect and lube. Before we move onto the next step, we’re going
to just wipe the bike down and make sure it’s totally dry. The next step is Protect. And it’s the one
that most people forget about. But it’s arguably one of the most important, especially if you
want your bike to look good and function well for longer. So we’re going to use silicon shine, why?
Well in particularly muddy cyclocross courses one of the biggest problems you have is mud
sticking to the frame, and what that does is not only adds weight to the frame, but
it also clogs up the front forks, the chain stay, the seat stay and affects the drivetrain
performance. So Silicon Shine, because of the silicon-based
properties in the ingredients, reduces the amount of mud sticking to the frame. Now
although it’s safe on almost every surface, we don’t want to get it on our disc brakes,
because it could become contaminated. What we’re going to do, is put the Disc Brake
Covers on to protect them. Final stage. Lube. What we’re going to do is use the Hydrodynamic
Lube. This was another product like the Drivetrain Cleaner, which was originally developed for
Team Sky, now Ineos. They wanted something that was versatile and durable
in wet and dry conditions, which makes it perfect for Cyclocross. And there we have it. We’ve cleaned it, we’ve
protected it, and we’ve lubed it. And we have a clean, mean,
race-ready Cyclocross machine. Happy riding!

4 Replies to “How to Clean, Protect and Lube your bike ready for Cyclocross season // Muc-Off”

  1. Rubbing a brush over all that mud is just going to scratch it to hell and back. The first to do is to hose off all the mud and dirt and then clean the bike with a car shampoo etc. This is just one big marketing gimmick.

  2. I think they've got it a bit wrong. Ideally you'd just hose off the worst of the dirt first then put the cleaner on and rinse that, then contact wash it last. Just as someone would wash a car to stop putting scratches in the paint. The muc off chain cleaner is mega stuff, strips back your chain, cassette and mech etc like new.

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