HOW TO CLEAN A MOUNTAIN BIKE: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Having to clean your bike after an exhilarating ride may be kind of a buzzkill, but, as SingleTracks notes, it doesn’t need to take that long. By following the step-by-step guide below, your bike will be spotless and shiny in no time.
It’s good to know that there’s no need to clean your bike every single time you go for a ride. Cleaning it too often does more damage than good. Scrubbing it with a hard bristle brush every week is a sure-fire way to decrease the lifespan of your bike. If your bike is actually dirty, that’s when it needs a bath.
STEP 1: HOSING
Find a good place to wash your bike. Lean it against a wall, put its kickstand down or place it in a bike stand. Just make sure it’s upright and can’t fall over.