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Winter Free Riding.

NoxyckzNoxyckz Posts: 36
edited October 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
If i were to do some free riding in winter, what kind of maintenance should i have for my bike and what should i be prepared for? I also want to know what kind of tools/equipment would i need to keep my bike in good condition. By the way, would any of you guys recommend biking in winter, or is it that bad?

Bike info : Specialized Big Hit 1 FSR 06' Size : Large The bike is all in stock : Front suspension: Marz drop off. Rear: Fox Vanilla R.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    nothing different. just the same as normal.
    read park tools.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • lost-timelost-time Posts: 549
    Noxyckz wrote:
    By the way, would any of you guys recommend biking in winter, or is it that bad?

    Well, here in the UK winter starts around July and ends in April so we have to ride in winter otherwise we wouldn't get any riding in at all. :lol:

    Lube, ride, clean, lube, ride, clean, lube, ride, clean, lube....(winter? What winter!? :twisted: )
  • jacktheocjacktheoc Posts: 1,556
    exactly what lost-time said but remember to check bolts and nuts more often as they come looser in the wet!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    jacktheoc wrote:
    exactly what lost-time said but remember to check bolts and nuts more often as they come looser in the wet!

    sorry bollocks.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Sir HCSir HC Posts: 20,148
    Clean the bike after every ride, make sure everything is lubed and make sure the bike is put away dry. Cleaning the bike straight after a ride is much easier than having to chisel off baked on mud.
    Intense Socom
    Inbred
  • clarksonclarkson Posts: 1,641
    i dont ride as much in winter; most of the time i tend to get it running really smooth again, but when i do ride, the bike ususally gets cleaned after every ride and lubed up.
    I said hit the brakes not the tree!!

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