Here's how cleaning your bike regularly can save you money in the long run

Bicycle components don't come cheap so we offer some cleaning tips to help improve their longevity

Cleaning your bike regularly can help save you money in the long run
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Cleaning your bike after every ride has always been a good idea. Not only is it essential for even the best bikes to run smoothly on their next journey, regular cleaning also prolongs the life of many of the components, especially the drivetrain.

But with the rise in the cost of living, ensuring the longevity of your bike’s moving parts has never been so important. Add in the continued supply-chain issues that can make finding the right cassette, chain or crankset a little tricky, and there’s more incentive than ever before to give your bike some regular TLC in pursuit of a long life.

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Freelance writer