Bike Cleaning Mistakes That Ruin Your Bike!

Published on April 4th 2022


A clean bike is a happy bike, but sometimes cleaning things can actually cause more harm than good! Using the wrong sort of cleaning products for example can destroy your paint, or spraying silicone shine spray on your brakes is going to end up in faulty brakes and a costly repair bill to follow! In this video, Doddy runs you through some of the common cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them, helping you treat your bike to a proper deep clean that won't cause any damage! ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Intro 0:23 - Damaged bike paint 1:34 - Bicycle lube mistakes 2:33 - MTB brake contamination 5:03 - Bicycle washing tips Useful Links: Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Join us at the Global Bike Festival! πŸ‘‰ Check out the GMBN Shop πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ How clean do you keep your bike? 🧽 πŸ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή MORE cleaning mistakes πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 Kinshasa - Peerless Dust till Dawn - Dusty Decks #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking #BicycleMaintenance #BikeCleaning #Muc-Off The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Dainese Protection: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: e*thirteen: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Wahoo: Komoot: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -