What is a 1 x drivetrain and why should you do it?
A 1x drivetrain can be 1x9, 1x10 or 1x11. The number in front of the `x` is the number of your front cogs attached to your cranks, in this case 1 meaning that you only have 1 chainring attached to your cranks. The number after the `x` is the number of cogs on your rear wheel, the latest tech is at 11 cogs, for example 1x10 is a system that consits of one chainring and 10 cogs on your cassette.
Cleaning your bicycle can be harder than cleaning your car as bicycles have a lot more hard to reach places and are full of exposed cogs, chain and spokes. For cars you just use a sponge, hose and a bucket and you are set. I have been using the bucket and sponge for a long time, while this can get the job done, it can be time consuming if you are pedantic about the job done, wanting every available space cleaned!
If you are an avid cyclist you are going to end up with a lot of lube, for your bike that is. Here we are with another chain lube review. This time it is the Squirt, a dry lube from South Africa. The lube is wax based and 100% biodegradable, sounds very good but lets see how well it works.