CLEAN­ING YOUR BIKE

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - WARM-UP TRI TIP -

Triath­letes aren’t ex­actly renowned for their bike-care savvy. Keep­ing your bike clean, though, can make a huge dif­fer­ence in per­for­mance – all that gunk that builds up in your chain and the pul­ley’s in your de­railleur slows you down and saps valu­able energy.

Clean­ing your bike doesn’t have to be a huge or­deal, ei­ther. While you should get your bike in for a full tune-up at least once a year, tak­ing 15 min­utes ev­ery now and again to clean things up can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Here’s a quick and easy primer:

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