Here we provide some advice to helps you to maintain or take care of your mountain bike (MTB). We share with you some advance suggestions to keep your bike's right conditions. You should follow these 10 steps after riding your bike. The infographic helps you to understand the best.
10 Steps On How To Maintain A Mountain Bike with (Infographic)
1. Remove accessories on the top of the handlebar
In handlebars have bells, GPS, lights, racks, etc. You should remove all components first. If your cycle running with V brakes, please free the wires from the brakes. Now you can clean this cable & brakes. After cleaning you should put it back.
2. Turn the bike upside-down
Protecting your bikes grips or saddle put it on a used sheet at the ground. Now you hold a frame firmly with your hand. One handhold your bike tube at front & another hand holds your bike structure below of saddle(seat). Next, drive up the bike and turn it over.
3. Remove the wheels
Remove the lever of the front wheel axle & lift the wheel out. Remove your bike rear wheel. While you raise the wheel, shift the rear cassette housing out of the derailleur components.
4. Clean the drive system
Applying the brush with some foamy water, start washing from the rear derailleur, running the brush & rub into all the removing elements.
Turn the levers to drive the chain around and, hold a wet foamy cloth around the chain on the rear derailleur, give it a great wash-down.
Apply the brush with lots of water to wash the chainring. After wash, the chainring, hold it with dry clothes.
5. Wash the underside
Wash the front forks with foamy water. Now wipe them with dry & clean clothes. With the same style, wash the middle and back of the frame.
6. Wash and remount the wheels
With wet clothes cleaning the rims of front wheels. Now wash down the spokes & axle of the bike. You should use a degreaser to wash your disc brakes. If you have a disk brake.
7. Check the wheels
Spin per wheel, make sure it spins smoothly, and you can see that it's straight. As the wheel spin, press your fingers on the rims, to observing dents.
8. Check the drive system
Checking both pedals, spin them. Be careful to notice them, they rotate freely & there is no noise coming from the bearings.
9. Check the brakes
Testing your brakes standing in front of your bike. Hold the handlebars. Apply the front brake. The front-wheel shouldn't move. If it does, your brake needs to adjust correctly.
10. Lubricate the drive system
Apply some lube (oil) over both wheels, gear system. Spin the chain & pedals. Spray the teeth of the cassette inside of the chainring beside the cranks. Lube outside of the chainrings in the same way.
Mountain bike is a luxurious bike for a rider. The everyday rider rides their bike much harder. Bikes some parts can be loose or damage for tough riding. So rider should service their bike. But servicing is much more expensive. So, they should maintain their MTB correctly. So they need some suggestions for keeping a mountain bike fit. So we discussed 10 steps on how to maintain a mountain bike. If you follow these 10 steps properly after every riding. You can keep your bikes at tip-top condition.
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