Dirty bikes need
like a pro
A ;clean bike is a happy bike. True, you don’t have to break out the detailing kit every time you get a mountain bike a little dusty. After
all, it is a mountain bike. It should be allowed to revel
in the elements and find itself covered in mud like a
preschooler left to his own devices on the playground on
a rainy day. We certainly have fun riding in the elements
from time to time; however, we’ve found that neglecting
proper cleaning leads to premature wear on parts, paint
Maxima has been producing cleaning solutions for
motorcycles, cars and bikes for many years. They’ve
developed and formulated oils, lubricants and cleaners
for world-class racers in many disciplines—from
Supercross to NASCAR to mountain biking. Maxima’s
cleaning kit is our go-to choice when it comes to cleaning
our test fleet. This is the process we use to get it done.
Our cleaning kit includes a mix of Maxima’s products, as well as a few
of our own additions.
Our test bike this month received a healthy dose of mud thanks to a rainstorm
that hit our SoCal trails mid-ride. It’s in desperate need of a bath. Riding a bike
in this condition after a tough and muddy ride can be torture on a bike’s finish.