Mountain Bike Maintenance and Care

Mountain Bike Maintenance and Care

Ok, so you've found your dream Mongoose mountain bike. After taking it for a few rides, especially some rough ones, the bike is going to see some wear and tear. That's an inevitability in this sport. When that happens, it's important to know how to properly maintain your mountain bike.

Provided here is a comprehensive list of the various bike tools and methods you can use to keep your mountain bike parts and equipment in tip-top shape at all times.

Tools to Keep in the Garage:

  • Flat cone wrench
  • Pump
  • Cable cutter
  • Chain-riveting tool
  • Chain whip
  • Tire levers
  • Headset wrenches
  • Spoke wrench
  • Crank puller
  • Screwdrivers (philips and flat)
  • Pliers

Tools to Bring on the Ride

  • Hand pump
  • Spare tire tub
  • Pocket knife
  • Multi-tool
  • Patches or spare pieces of rubber
  • Chain-riveting tool
  • Allen wrench
  • Puncture kit

Mountain Bike Cleaning

  • Warm water and sponge
  • Liquid soap
  • WD-40 or other degreaser
  • A soft cloth to dry

Regular maintenance and cleaning of your Mongoose mountain bike is a great way to ensure that it stays in the same great condition as when you bought it. The fun part is getting it muddy, but cleaning and repairing it are just as important.