As more and more people discover (or re-discover) a love for mountain biking, we’re going back to basics to help new riders make the most of their mountain biking experience. In this series of five #newbikeday videos, MTB presenter and Shimano Supported Rider Anna Glowinski chats to Chris Gibbs (H+I Adventures lead guide and SHIMANO trained mechanic) to answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about bike maintenance on the internet from new mountain bikers.

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As important as the ‘M-check’ before your ride, is cleaning your mountain bike post-ride. Whether you live in sunny Spain like Anna, or wet and muddy Scotland like Chris, it’s important to clean your bike down after each ride to keep all the components running well, free of mud or dust, to prolong the life span of your mountain bike.

Chris talks Anna through the key aspects of bike cleaning and explains why this is so important. As Anna concludes, bike maintenance is about developing good habits, which will ultimately mean your bike and all of its components have a longer and happier life!

The next part of the process is how to service your bike regularly, and this is what Chris and Anna will be discussing in episode three of our #newbikeday video series.

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