CLEANING YOUR BIKE
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: