Secrets for keeping sweat off the drive train?


#1

I put a towel on the top tube sometimes. But still, the crank and front derailleur especially get covered with salt. Then I feel like I should hose down my bike way more often than I do, especially after a hard TR session.

Any secrets out there? Any pics from people who have solved this?

Thanks!


#2

More cooling! You can only do so much though depending on the humidity in your area. If you’re doing workouts at 80-100% you’re not going to get as much evaporative cooling.

I find that most people don’t have enough wind power from their vans.


#3

A powerful fan (or two) and you may not drip any sweat at all.

I have one Lasko max performance fan placed right in front of my front wheel, blowing over my handlebars at head and torso. Sweat evaporates right away. I don’t need a mat or towel.


#4

I find a cycling cap or terry cloth headband will soak up a lot of sweat from my head or redirect it away from dripping on my bike. Cap on backwards is especially good at this. Combine that with a sweat net, a fan, and a towel afross the handlebar for good measure and usually my frame is safe.


#5

I have A bike “thong” goes over your set and attached to your handle bars and wings out over your top tube. Should cover everything.

But I second more cooking as well

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#6

It’s been said in the thread a couple times already, but get a better fan! Seriously, ever since I got that lasko pro performance fan I barely sweat at all on the trainer.


#7

I’ll second the ideas above…a fan definitely cuts down on the amount that you sweat, but I also use an Elite bike thong, plus a towel over the handle bars.