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!