If you notice some wear on your chain, or if it’s making some unusual noises, it might be time to properly clean it. Cleaning the chain on your e-bike is a key part of reducing wear, improving performance and showing your e-bike some love! A dirty chain increases friction levels and makes it harder to pedal properly. If you want to go for the “quick and dirty” process, lubing and wiping could be enough. But the best and most comprehensive way to clean it, is to remove it first. You can then thoroughly scrub the chain to remove oil and dirt, rinse it with water, and then air dry it. If you can’t remove your chain from the e-bike you can still brush it or you can use a specific chain-cleaning device.