Indoor riding can produce a significant amount of sweat. The StagesBike is coated to best protect it against sweat, however, over time sweat can still cause damage to the bike. To prevent long-term damage, we recommend regular light cleaning and occasional deep cleaning. Here are some tips on how to best clean your bike: 

  • Wipe down the frame, handlebars, stem, and other parts where sweat may accumulate with a soft cloth using water and a mild cleaner after every ride. Do not use harsh cleaning products such as those containing ammonium chloride, which can cause damage to the bike. 
  • Sweat can accumulate under the rubber brake hoods where it cannot easily dry. Carefully lift the rubber brake hoods back and wipe under them on a weekly basis (depending on ride frequency).
  • Check our detailed maintenance guide for in-depth recommendations.