Scott Swalling

Scott Swalling

Age:

39

Location:

Guildford, Surrey

How long have you been cycling for?

Since I was about 10, I started BMX racing then and have always had a bike in a spare room or garage. When I got into mountain biking years ago, it became a passion/obsession. I now have a small fleet, from a 29er to a CX bike, and considering the roots of where it all started again, a BMX.

What’s your top bike maintenance tip?

Keep those drive trains clean and lubed people. Even on my singles, I find it just simply improves life of the drive train.

What are your favourite Weldtite products?

Teflon grease and TF2 Dry lube. Also interested in your Pure range of products, but have yet to try any.

Where are your favourite locations to ride?

Not a location as such, but more the terrain. Flowing and technical single track with painful climbs thrown in. Although The Surrey Hills fits this bill quite well.

What bike do you ride at the moment?

SIR9 Niner, a Kinesis FiveT and KR810 and a Voodoo Wanga.

How often do you carry out bike maintenance?

Several times a week as bike usage and weather dictates.

What do you love about cycling?

The freedom and peace of mind I get from cycling and the people I have met along the trail.

Product Reviews:

TF2 Plus Dry Lubricant with Teflon® (125ml)

The Teflon based dry lube is excellent at shedding water from those sudden and unexpected showers when out on the road or MTBike, this reduces the chances of grit and dust sticking to the drive train. This made it a better choice for the MTBike, whilst I used the wax road bike right up until the weather finally turned wet. Both products are great and will compliment your toolbox well.

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TF2 Ultimate Aerosol Spray with Teflon® (400ml)

How well does it work? Every bit as good (extremely good) as it's bottled little brother, which I also use religiously on my chains when maintenance speed is not critical. It repels water well, penetrates well and does not attract a lot of foreign bodies to the lubed surface, if any. I can't recommend TF2 products enough, I have used them for a while and I have never been let down.

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Cyclo Tyre Removal & Fitting Tool

A few weeks back I received the latest review products from Weldtite, the Cyclo Tools Tyre remover and fitter and some Red Devil patches. The latter I was hoping not to have to use for a while. How wrong was I?

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Dirtwash Bike Cleaner (25ltr)

Over the last month or so my pitch manager (other half) and I have had plenty of opportunity to test the Bike Cleaner and G-Strings. The weather has been appalling and the mud sticky, and with a conversion to gears for a few recent races, the G-String's have been keeping the cassettes nice and clean.

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