MTB Mechanic: How to Remove and Clean the Chain

  • By Lennard Zinn
  • Published Sep. 15, 2011
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT

With all the dirt and grime your chain receives from your fast and daring riding style, you must take care of and clean the chain regularly.’s Lennard Zinn explains how to clean the chain to make it last as long as possible.


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Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn

Our longtime technical writer joined VeloNews in 1987. He is also a framebuilder, a former U.S. National Team rider, and author of many bicycle books, including Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, as well as Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes and Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College. Readers can send brief technical questions to Ask LZ.

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