Then, take your water hose and spray down the bike completely. Use low pressure to do this (high pressure can damage seals and other delicate components). This initial step will remove all loose dirt on your bike and loosen up dried mud.
Hosing is also the only thing your bicycle tires need. After thoroughly spraying them with water, they’ll be fine.
STEP 2: SPRAYING AND BRUSHING
After your bike has gotten its first soaking, get the all-purpose cleaner and spray it down thoroughly. This cheap product cuts through grease, dirt and mud, and even the lubricant you put on your chain before. It’s great to remove everything from your bike.
Once it’s sprayed down, take your soft bristle brush or sponge and wipe your entire bike down. Don’t rub too hard, though. By now, all dirt and mud should come off easily. Try to get everywhere, even the hidden corners and narrowest crannies.
When you’re done with that, grab your water hose and spray down your bike again. Steps one and two take care of your bike’s frame, which should be spotless by now.
STEP 3: CLEANING THE CHAIN, GEARS AND SUSPENSION
Next up is one of the most important parts of your mountain bike: the drivetrain, which includes all parts that let you pedal the bike, from gear and derailleurs to cranks and chain rings. It’s important to clean the gear sets thoroughly because this part of your bike accumulates lots of grease, grime and dirt.