How Often Should You Wash Your Mountain Bike

How Often Should You Wash Your Mountain Bike

August 30, 2018

How Often Should You Wash Your Mountain Bike

Keeping your mountain bike clean is the number one thing you can do to keep it running well. We recommend using our Bike Bundle to wash your mountain bike once a month. The more often you wash your bike, the less build up of dirt you will have, and the easier it will be to wash your bike.



What You Need To Know


What’s The Big Deal? Well, we ask a lot of our mountain bikes. Your 25lbs steed is light and strong, it soaks up bumps, shifts exactly when we ask it to, and gets us out of sticky situations all the time. It has a really tough life! Dirt creates friction, and friction will wear your bike out. A clean bike will have less mechanical friction, and will continue to serve you for a long time. Here are three more reasons why washing your mountain bike is also beneficial.

1) Mud will weigh your bike down. It may not look like much, but you can easily acquire 1-2 pounds of mud on your bike from a dirty ride. Once the mud dries, it’s even harder to wash off and can sometimes stain soft aluminum surfaces.

2) A dirty mountain bike looks really bad. You don’t have to be the guy who always shows up with a dirty bike, just a simple wash once a month can help fix that.

3) A clean bike helps with a post wash safety inspection. Check for damage to the frame, damage to the wheels, leaking seals, cuts to your tires, damage to your cables, and wear to your brake lines. Safety is key and a clean bike makes those problems visible.

We recommend washing your bike with our Bike Bundle, it is specially formulated to help preserve the life, look, and value of your mountain bike. For more cleaning tips and products to make your mountain bike wash easier, visit slickproductsusa.com.

If you have questions or need help placing an order please contact our customer service at info@slickproductsusa.com