Make all the things you have to do on a regular basis as efficient as possible. Then every time you do it, you will save time!!!!
I ride my bike about 4 times a week, which is great but then I have to clean the bloody thing. Some bike geeks love this part of the job but not me. I'm a massive fan of Seb Kemp's article 'I hate bikes'. That's how I feel; it's mountain biking I love and the bike is just the vehicle that enables me to enjoy it.
With this in mind I made an exciting discovery - Not all brushes are crap!
Check out this beast!
I think these brushes are not sold as bike cleaning brushes because they may scratch the frame, and a bit car cleaning industry we have been sold brushes that couldn't scratch an itch. I understand this for cars.
We ride mountain bikes! We smash through mud, horse crap, rocks and whatever else, as if we give a damn about the possibility a stiff bristled brush "may" mark our frames (talking for myself of course)!
With this stiffer bristled brush I can now get right in the nitty gritty and actually clean in the gaps. I got it from Halfords for £5.50 along with one of those pointy ones.
And the pointy one
This has been a massive help getting my bike clean and ready for our next session.
Stoked on my new brush,
Coming up is the Hope bike cleaner review. I have been using it and love it but is it an illusion? I'm going to clean my bike with and without alternately and post the pics. By the time you have wet your bike, agitated the dirt then rinsed how much does it actually do?
Lets find out!
I buy all my stuff, I get nowt for free.