How long have you been cycling for?
For ages. Actively MTB’ing and commuting daily throughout the year for five years - totalling about 6000 km/year. Out of which about half is commuting and half XC/Enduro.
What’s your top bike maintenance tip?
This is easy - being a winter biking enthusiast I have developed a lot of tricks related to cold conditions. Biking in minus 30 Celsius tends to jam transmission, because snow gets into the derailleurs and cranks and finally freezes into one big chunk. When the bike is clean and warm, a thorough cleaning with TF2 to the derailleurs and lower parts of the frame (around bottom bracket) and the problem is solved. If cables tend to freeze, moisten a thick wool yarn with TF2+ Dry lube and pull it through the cable housing. The best working lubricant in low temperatures!
What are your favourite Weldtite products?
TF2, TF2 Wet lube, TF2+ Dry lube, TF2 Teflon Grease. Also, I never leave home without a Weldtite Glueless Patch Kit in my pocket.
Where are your favourite locations to ride?
A trail from our back yard in Kangasala goes to a nearby ridge with all the trails you can imagine, enough downhill’s to test the characteristics of a bike and plenty of technical sections to test the characteristics of a rider.
What bike do you ride at the moment?
I currently ride a Haibike Heet RC and a Sandman Gobi fatbike.
How often do you carry out bike maintenance?
My own bikes weekly. I also collect money for local school by maintaining bikes, which means about 2-5 maintenances per week during spring and autumn.
What do you love about cycling?
Great way to keep fit without wasting a lot of time. I don't have to go to the gym after work, so a lot of time is saved - time I can spend with my family (or fixing someone’s bike...)
I own two competing products, and this is by far better!Read full review →
For my enduro rig I have been using TF2 Performance all year long, but now I think I will start using the TF2 Plus Dry when the forest gets drier. A rather awesome product!Read full review →
The tools are magnificent!Read full review →
First of all, I'm not a big fan of these chain cleaning devices. I've have had two earlier, one was cheap and one was more expensive, but neither of them worked well enough.Read full review →
When the tyre removal tool arrived, I was stunned! This tyre lever is so sturdy it could be categorised as a weapon in some countries!Read full review →
Compared to other cleaners I have used during the years, Dirtwash has one advantage: it is completely washed away with water. Some others tend to leave a gray finish on the surface.Read full review →
First contact: TF2 performance applied to the chain and derailleurs. Snowy, -7°C degrees. in the morning. The bottle is perfect! Thin and long nozzle is a huge improvement to the old style bottle. Easy to use with derailleurs with limited space around them.Read full review →