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Bike Bliss: WD-40 Maintenance Made Easy

WD-40, developed in 1953, is a versatile lubricant, rust-preventer, and water displacer. Its name stands for "Water Displacement, 40th formula." Used in aerospace, it's now a household staple for lubricating, loosening rusted parts, and more.

Its formula, a secret blend of oils and solvents, comes in various forms for different applications. WD-40's effectiveness and versatility make it a go-to solution for maintenance worldwide.


WD-40 Specialist® Bike Chain Lube is an all-conditions lubricant that protects bicycle chains in dry, wet, or varying conditions. The fast and easy-to-use aerosol spray helps prevent squeaks and extends the life of the chain.

Its special formula does not contain wax, which leaves a sticky residue that can build up inside chain links and the drivetrain. Contains corrosion-inhibitors for optimal chain protection. 

  • Set your bike on a bike stand so the back wheel can spin freely during WD-40 Specialist Bike Chain Lube application. Shake well before spraying WD-40 Specialist Bike Chain Lube. Use the attached straw for a strong stream. 

  • Spray the WD-40 Specialist Bike Chain Lube directly onto the chain, just above the cassette. Turn the crank counter-clockwise (back pedal) while spraying to fully lubricate the chain. 

  • After spraying, wait a few minutes to let the WD-40 Specialist Bike Chain Lube penetrate before wiping the excess from your chain. Enjoy your ride, knowing you’ve optimized and protected your drivetrain. 


WD-40 Specialist® Bike Degreaser foaming action clings to chain, cogs and gears to deeply penetrate and remove stubborn grease and grime from all moving parts. Experience the difference of a fast-acting professional-grade formula that removes dirt, mud & grime.

Great for frames, pedals, wheels, carbon fiber, aluminum, chrome, plastic & rubber. Safe for bike finishes and components when used as directed.

  • WD-40 Specialist Bike Degreaser can lengthen the life of your bike and the efficiency of your ride. Use to get grime out of intricate components like chains, derailleurs, cassette sprockets and more. 

  • To clean your bike’s drivetrain, set your bike on a bike stand so the back wheel can spin freely as you apply WD-40 SP Specialist Bike Degreaser. Put an old towel or rag under the chain to catch spills. 

  • From 5 to 10 inches away, spray directly on the chain where it meets the rear cassette. Turn the crank counter-clockwise (backpedal) while spraying so you cover the entire chain. 

  • Let the foaming degreaser sit for 1-2 minutes. You should be able to see grease and grime begin to drip off the chain. For extra-dirty chains, use a scrub brush while again turning the crank counter-clockwise. 

  • Rinse off thoroughly (optional, if you have access to water) then wipe down with a rag or towel.  

  • Bike customers also report using WD-40 Specialist Bike Degreaser around the garage as an all-purpose degreaser for cleaning garage opener-chains, removing oil spots on floors, and more. 


WD-40 Specialist® Bike Cleaner is a biodegradable foaming wash that is easy-to-use and safe on all parts and surfaces. Experience the difference of a professional-grade formula that is powerful enough to help remove embedded grease and grime to prevent component wear, damage and surface scratching.

Safe for use on all bike surfaces including carbon fiber, titanium, chrome, steel, aluminum, rubber and plastics. 

  • Keep your ride sparkling clean with WD-40 Specialist Bike Cleaner, designed to be the only cleaner you need for all your bike’s surfaces, from carbon fiber to rubber to chrome. 

  • After your next ride, rinse off your bike with a hose to knock off any loose mud or debris.

  • Spray the entire bike with WD-40 Specialist Bike Cleaner using the nozzle wide spray option. Switch to the narrow stream to target hard-to-reach areas or extra build-up.

  • Let the foam settle on the bike for a few minutes to penetrate dirt and grease.

  • Use a sponge or brush or to scrub clean any extra-grimey areas.  

  • Rinse off the cleaner and polish dry with a cloth or towel. 

  • Bike customers report using WD-40 Specialist Bike Cleaner as an all-purpose cleaner in the garage and around the house. Use on deck furniture, grill hoods, and anything with multi-surfaces you want cleaned up quickly. 


WD-40 Specialist® Automotive Brake & Parts Cleaner is a rapid and safe removal of Brake Fluid, Grease, Oil and other contaminants from Brake Linings, Pads and Drums. It is non-staining, leaves no residue and is non-corrosive. Also helps to stop disc brake squeal and eliminate clutch slippage

  • Removes oil, grease, dirt and brake fluid

  • Cleans without disassembling the unit

  • Safe to use on brake linings, pads and drums

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