Winter can be rough on a mountain bike, but if you take steps to prep your bike, you'll keep your bike in tip top shape. Some bikers use an older bike during the winter to prevent water or salt damage to their "good" bikes. How much prep and maintenance your bike needs depends on how and when you ride your bike.
Article Written By Melissa Haveman
Melissa Haveman has been mountain biking, cross country skiing, and hiking all over the Midwest, as well as other parts of the world, for many years. She particularly enjoys writing about hiking with her dogs for various websites and regional publications