A good clean also improves your bike’s performance. The final step in the mountain bike cleaning process (see below) is lubricating your chain and gears. This is an essential aspect of bicycle maintenance.
THINGS YOU NEED TO CLEAN YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE
You can pick up pretty much everything you need to clean a mountain bike at your local hardware store or chain stores like Walmart. According to Mpora.com, you’ll need a hose or a bucket of water, a clean cloth, a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner, a hard bristle brush, a sponge or soft bristle brush, and some bicycle lubricant. Note that the bicycle lubricant is the only thing that’s not widely available in the big chain stores. You might have to visit your local bike shop for that.
A bicycle stand is great to keep your bike standing upright while cleaning. If you don’t have one, that’s fine. You can simply lean your bike against a tree or wall instead.