RowErgs, SkiErgs, and BikeErgs
Mix a dilution of ¼ cup of standard household bleach per gallon of water to clean indoor equipment. (Note: Too much bleach can corrode electronics.) Wipe off excess or, if possible, with a damp (water) paper towel. Do not spray electronics directly. Air dry. Clean before and after every row, ski or ride. Clean handles, grips, handlebars, and other surfaces you touch.
If cleaning with a disinfectant or household cleaner, please follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Wipe the monorail with a cloth or non-abrasive scouring pad after use. You can use soap and water or any glass cleaner. Do not use mineral acids, bleach, or coarse abrasives on the monorail.
Regularly clean all grips with a diluted bleach solution: 1 cup bleach per 5 gallons of water (125 ml bleach per 10 L water).
For oar grips that have been neglected and require mold removal use: 1 cup bleach per 1 gallon of water (250 ml bleach per 4 L water)
Rubber Grips and Wood Handles
Scrub the grips with a nylon brush (the type used for cleaning vegetables or fingernails) and the dilute solution of bleach and water. Do not soak. Rinse well with fresh water.
Microfiber Suede Grips
Gently scrub the grips with a soft-bristled nylon brush and the diluted solution of bleach and water (approximately 10 parts water to 1 part bleach). Scrubbing aggressively will damage the grip surface finish. Do not soak grips in either solution. Rinse the grips well with fresh water.