After a hard 50 miles in the high desert of Prescott, AZ at the Whiskey 50, I used ProGold products to restore my bike back to it’s top performing condition for my next race at The 12 hours of Mesa Verde.
-First, I used the ProGold Foaming Citrus Degreaser to clean the the drivetrain.
-Second, I used the Degreaser + Wash to wash the entire bike, removing hours worth of dirt and grim.
-Third, I used the ProGold Pen Lube to lubricate the Jockey pulleys, threads and pivots on the Skewers, and Pedals.
-Fourth I used ProGold Extreme Chain Lube on the chain, one of the most important component on a Singlespeed.
-And last but not least, I applied the ProGold Bike Shine to the frame, fork, handlebars, and wheels to give it that showroom floor look again.
When you are living out of hotels, vans, and suitcases it’s not always easy to be prepared when it’s time to clean or maintain your bike. Even if you don’t travel with your bike, no one wants to spend lots of time scrubbing their bike. I certainly do not want to. The ease and effectiveness of ProGold products (many of which come in travel/individual packaging) ensures that cleaning my bike on the road is not a daunting task.
One of my favorite products is the BIKE SHINE bike polish. It makes the flat black of our Wilier bikes look great. Black collects dirt, dust, drink mix, and whatever you encounter on the road. Not only does the polish make your bike shine like new, it also helps keep it that way. Repelling dirt, dust, and water by forming a protective layer on the surface of your frame, to keep it cleaner for longer. When applying the polish it is important to keep it away from your brakes and braking surfaces. I apply the polish to a rag, other soft cloth, or paper towel and then wipe down the frame with the polished rag. It takes less than 60 seconds!
Clean bikes work better and last longer. But more importantly they LOOK COOLER! ProGold has all the products you need to simplify your cleaning process. Don’t spend a lot of time cleaning your bike, just spend the that time choosing the right stuff to do the job quickly and correctly.
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The ProGold product line has proved itself time and time again over the last 2 years. Two major events reinforced my belief in ProGold; This years’ Cyclocross Masters World Championships and the Hilly Billy Roubaix in Morgantown WV.
I had the opportunity to spend a week in Louisville and stand in the pits in the mud and rain for the Masters CX World Champs with the Pathfinder of WV race team. Day one of CX worlds consisted of getting settled in and making sure that the race rigs were tuned, cleaned, and ready to race. Expecting rain and mud for the day two’s seeding heat I made sure to use ProGold Xtreme on both bikes. After the muddy seeding heats I used ProGold Carbon Frame Bike Wash, Pro Towels, and Degreaser to restore both SuperX’s to out-of-the-box looks. Pro Towels even helped clean out the hotel tub after being used as a makeshift bike wash. I was thinking that the Masters finals would be a rinse and repeat of the seeding heats, which was far from true. After finding out that the power washers were frozen and we would be limited to buckets and cleaners only I was handed a can of Blast Off Degreaser. Yet again ProGold saved the day. Throughout the 4 races I was in the pits Blast Off was never out of sight. I was able to completely clear the frozen drivetrains every half lap. Xtreme kept the chain running smooth and unfrozen, and Blast Off was able to remove any mud frozen to the derailleurs and rings. Throughout all the heats and main events we didn’t have a single drivetrain malfunction thanks to ProGold Products.
Not that Xtreme Lube needed to be proven again, but the 76 miles of gravel roads, mud, creek crossings, and paved roads of the Hilly Billy Roubaix proved to be brutal for bikes and the racers (myself more than most). Knowing that the conditions were going to vary from dusty, to mud, to flat out being under water I decided to prep my F29 with Xtreme Lube after a wipe down with Pro Towels. Within the first 5 miles of the race a bottle-cage-deep mud puddle brought me to a crawl. After continuing on and using a bottle to spray off what I could while riding I was a bit worried how my bike was going to hold up for the next 67 miles. 8 Hours later, crossing the finish line my drivetrain was as quiet and smooth as it was rolling off the start line. I was demolished but ProGold kept my rig running smooth all day.
Every time I pack for a race the same bin gets loaded up. ProGold, Xtreme, Bike Wash, Degreaser, Pro Towels, Blast Off, and a luber pin or 2. I have yet to find a need for anything more or less in my time working in a shop, wrenching for a collegiate team, local team, and racing. This is one brand I still by for life.