FILES T E C H
Now, go for the second brush in your cleaning kit. This should
only be used for the frame and suspension components. By not
using this brush on your drivetrain, you avoid spreading grease
and grime over your frame and other critical parts.
Use this time to also scrub the derailleurs, pulley wheels and
the areas around them. Be especially careful to not spray too
much from the drivetrain, as the brake pads could become
contaminated if the greasy soap suds land on the disc brake rotor.
Scrub the entire frame, fork and cockpit area.
Scrub behind the crank and in the suspension bearings quickly.
It’s better not to spend too much time here, as you don’t want
to introduce too much degreaser and water to the bearings—just
knock the dirt off.
Scrub the cassette and chain by rotating the rear wheel backward
and using the brush against the cassette. Keep doing this
backward rotation until you’ve scrubbed the whole length of the