How to clean your bike? Use this!

Some people don’t mind riding a dirty bike, as long as they can get from A to B. It is important to know that a dirty bike is not only unappealing to the eye, the dirt can also be detrimental to the life of the bike and its components. In this article we will tell you more about it. For example, we explain how you can best clean your bicycle, which items are the best to use and how you can keep your bicycle clean. In this blog we answer the following questions:

Why clean a bicycle?

If you want to look good, you naturally want a shiny bike! However, this is only an afterthought, you should mainly clean your bike to extend the life of the bike. Dirt that remains for a long time can damage the bicycle, for example because it can lead to rust and corrosion. When this has occurred, the quality of the bicycle quickly deteriorates. Prevention is better than cure. Removing rust is often more expensive than regularly cleaning your bike. You have to sand the bike, lubricate it with a rust remover and repaint it. A big job!

One more tip! Give your bike some extra attention in the winter months, especially when it is slippery outside or has been slippery due to sleet and snow. There is a good chance that your bike will come into contact with road salt on those days. Salt is extremely harmful to the parts of your bicycle. So it can’t hurt to clean your bike a little more often in the winter months.

How do I clean a bicycle?

You need the following materials and products to thoroughly clean your bicycle.

  • Sponge or brush;
  • Dry microfiber cloth;
  • A good bike cleaner;
  • Bucket with lukewarm water or a garden hose.

Step 1
First spray the bicycle with water and remove the coarse dirt with a brush. The more dirt you get off this way, the less bike cleaner you need!

Step 2
Apply the bike cleaner to all parts of the bicycle, except the chain, brake pads, brake discs and wheel hubs. The grease in these places is important for the bicycle, it prevents wear. It is best to use a special chain cleaner for the chain. Let the bike cleaner sit for 5 to 10 minutes, so that the agent can work well.

Step 3
Then use a brush to clean the bike thoroughly. By using a brush you get the most out of your bike cleaner. Then rinse the bike with a garden hose or bucket of water.

Step 4
Then dry the bicycle thoroughly with a microfibre cloth. You can also use a regular dry cloth, but the best result is achieved with a microfibre cloth.

Step 5
Finally, we recommend applying a protective layer to the bicycle after cleaning. You can do this with a bike protector. Simply spray on the frame and then just rub it in with a clean microfiber cloth. This ensures that dirt adheres less easily to the bicycle and it also ensures a shiny result!

How do I clean my electric bicycle?

Cleaning an electric bicycle requires a little more attention, which is also very logical given the electric parts. You don’t want them to come into contact with water. You can use the same materials and products to clean your electric bicycle.
Sponge or brush;
Damp cloth;
Dry microfiber cloth;
A good bike cleaner;
Bucket with lukewarm water or a garden hose.

Step 1
Remove the battery, clean it with a damp cloth. This prevents water from leaking into the battery. Do not reinsert the battery until you have cleaned and dried the entire bicycle.

Step 2
Then spray the electric bicycle clean with water and remove the coarse dirt with a brush. The more dirt you get off this way, the less bike cleaner you need!

Step 3
Apply the bike cleaner to all parts of the bicycle, except the chain, brake pads, brake discs and wheel hubs. The grease in these places is important for the bicycle, it prevents wear. It is best to use a special chain cleaner for the chain. Let the bike cleaner sit for 5 to 10 minutes, so that the agent can work well.

Step 4
Then use a brush to clean the bike thoroughly. By using a brush you get the most out of your bike cleaner. Then rinse the electric bicycle with a garden hose or bucket of water.

Step 5
Then dry the bicycle thoroughly with a microfibre cloth. You can also use a regular dry cloth, but the best result is achieved with a microfibre cloth.

Step 6
Now that the electric bicycle is completely dry, you can replace the battery.

Step 7
Finally, we recommend applying a protective layer to the bicycle after cleaning. You can do this with a bike protector. Simply spray on the frame and then just rub it in with a clean microfiber cloth. This ensures that dirt adheres less easily to the bicycle and it also ensures a shiny result!

How to make a bicycle shine?

When your bike is clean again, you naturally want it to stay clean. Of course you cannot prevent the bicycle from coming into contact with dirt. However, you can make it a lot easier on yourself. After cleaning, spray the bike with a bike protector, such as the Bike Protector from Velorest. This is a protector that applies a 100% vegetable nano-coating to your bicycle. This coating is dirt and water repellent and makes your bike shine again!


Velorest Bike Protector is suitable for all types of bicycles, such as city bikes, mountain bikes and racing bikes. It is a very handy tool for someone who often cycles off-road with his mountain bike, after cycling you can easily remove the coarse dirt with a brush.By using Velorest Bike Protector you contribute to a good and healthy environment. The product is plant-based and biodegradable, and it is also 100% free of microplastics. You can even recycle the packaging.

Which cleaning agent for bicycle?

We recommend the Velorest Bike Cleaner to clean your bike. Velorest Bike Cleaner is a powerful bike cleaner that can remove the most stubborn dirt. It is suitable for removing mud, sand, grass, salt and oil. In addition, you no longer suffer from bad odors, for example it eliminates the odors of mold and mildew. The advantage of Velorest Bike Cleaner is that it does not affect parts, you can safely use it on metal, plastic, plastic, rubber, carbon, paint and bearings. Thanks to the excellent spray head you can apply it easily and evenly over the entire bike.


We hope that with this blog we have provided you with sufficient tools to be able to properly maintain your bicycle from now on. As a bonus, we have already put together a bundle for you with the products that appeared in this blog. With the Velorest Bike Care bundle you keep your bike in top condition!

Do you want a total package for maintaining your bicycle? Then the Velorest Total Bundle is the best option!

 €21,90

 €18,95 Incl. VAT

Clean your bike with the Velorest Bike Cleaner and protect with the Velorest Bike Protector.

 €50,75

 €44,95 Incl. VAT

This Total Bundle from Velorest consists of 5 top products; Bike Cleaner, Chain Cleaner, Bike Protector, Chain Wax and Chain Lube Wet.