Know in this online age, it is so easy to order online in every part of the world, but if you don’t know the right name of the part that you need how to explain and of order it?
Whatever as Mountain Bike Freak the minimum expect from us is that we know about what we talk and that we use the right Mountain Bike vocabulary, and that’s it!
That we are not alone to have lake on technical mountain bike vocabulary knowledge, can not be a reason to do nothing about it!
All above has trigger me to make a easy look up glossary table, what we for the start have construct in our office and after publication we will ask our visitors will help to correct and expand.
If all user of our glossary are commit to help to make better our glossary, we are sure that we will all benefit of that, it will become a real winner, winner situation.
And how our visitors user must act is explain in the following 2 points:
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Mountain Bicycle Spares – Intro of our GLOSSARY!
Mountain Bicycle Spares, after above generalities we want to introduce our Mountain Bicycle Glossary as we like to use for the start!
We have lookup on internet to find out what the average number of Spares are in a today’s Mountain Bike but we haven’t found it!
What we have found is the number of spares of a 1980 “Raleigh” Road Bicycle done by a Canadian photographer Todd McLellan!
And the result of his Spares counting was: Eight hundred and ninety-three (893)!
Note that we talking here of Spares not of Unique Spares !
What means that all of the screws and nuts to keep the whole bike together are also inclusive as you can see on picture!
The photographer Todd McLellan is some specialized in showing everyday objects reduce to there
The showing everyday objects reduced to their constituent spares, and beside this Bicycle some of his creations are:
- bedside clock radio
- fire extinguisher
And further a lot of other familiar thinks that you can discover in his book of the images “Things Come Apart,” who is published by Thames & Hudson and will be available soon.
If you want to learn more you goes here!
Mountain Bicycle GLOSSARY – Start of it!
As you will see we have done a great effort to make the look-up very easy!
Beside in the right column you have our content navigation, and you see three second level commands lines that contain the whole alphabet as follow:
- 1- Line 1 – from (A…) till (H…) = 8
- 2- Line 2 – from (I…) till (Q…) = 9
- 3- Line 3 – from (R…) till (Z…) = 9
If you have a word that is probably related with a Mountain Bikes that you don’t understand, you determinate the first letter and goes to the right column to “click” on that letter.
That “click” will bring you to all of the words that already in that sub list of activated letter, and the only thing that you must do is look-up if your word is in that list!
If your word is in that list, you will be able to read the definition of that word and that is it, and we hope you are satisfied and see you the next time!!
If your word is NOT in that list, means your word don’t exist yet in our Glossary, you goes here and following our instruction!
Before we start our Glossary we like to present you a modern Mountain Bike year 2018, with the names on all the basic different mean parts, so that you get a idea of where the part you are looking for some spares is situated on your Mountain Bike!
And there is more!
A quick calculation learn us that first we have here on a modern Mountain Bike some +25 different parts, and this parts consist all of 10 till 30 spares average, means average 20 spares what will give us a total of 500 spares, calculate on the way of our photographer Todd McLellan has done!
Remember that Mister Todd has 893 spares for his “Raleigh” 1980-s Road Bike, and we for this modern Mountain Bike 2018 have just 500 spares!
Following us is this discrepancy of +-300 spares justified, and we will explain here after!
- When we go back there where not so much components to make a bike!
- Mean at that time thy need more spares to assemble a Bike!
- On today to manufacturer the components you need less spares!
All that above means that on today we needs average of some 500 unique spares to make a bike!
As for the components as your can see we gave 25 components as listed here after:
- Bar grips & handle bar
- Brake levers Gear shifters & Fork Lock out
- Chain rings/front sprocket (cogs)
- Crank arm
- Dick Brake
- Front derailleur (mech)
- The front disc Brake rotor
- Front hub
- Handlebar stem
- The rear disc Brake rotor
- Rear shock
- The rear Sprocket (cogs)
- Rear suspension pivot
- A rear derailleur (mech.)
- Seat post
- Suspension fork front chock
If you want to learn some about the History of the Mountain Bike read our post “Mountain Bicycle History – Short Version Reviewed (2018)”
– Overview all words starting with ‘A” in our Database!
Generic definition, the rod to attach a wheel to a bicycle and that further supports the bearings that make rotate the wheel. Sometimes used to describe suspension components as like a swing arm pivot axle!
– Overview all words starting with ‘B” in our Database!
Normally that are extensions on the end of straight handlebar that allow to get multiple hand positions.
Bar plugs also end caps:
That are plugs for the both ends of handlebars!
A cargo carrier.
Are a device to facilitate the rotation that by reducing the friction!
Is an audible device to warning other cyclists and pedestrians!
Is a alternative to chain-drive.
Bicycle brake cable:
Please see Cable!
Is a holder for a water bottle!
Is the bearing system that the pedals (+ cranks) rotate around! It’s contains a spindle to which the crank-set is attached and also the Pedals.
There is a bearing surface on the spindle, and on each of the cups that thread into the frame.
The “bottom bracket” may be overhaul-able means an “adjustable bottom bracket” or not overhaul-able means an “cartridge bottom bracket”.
Note further that the “bottom bracket” fits inside the “bottom bracket shell” which is a part of our bicycle frame.
Is the devise use to slow down or stop a bike!
There are four types of brakes:
- Rim brakes is operate by brake levers mount on the handlebar!
- Disc brakes is operate by brake levers mount on the handlebar!
- Band brake is an alternative to Rim brakes, can only be install on rear wheel!
- Coaster brakes is operate by pedaling backward, only be install on rear wheel!
Is a lever to activate the bike brake!
Brake shifter, in colloquially Brifter:
Is a shifter and brake lever control!
Are special fittings protruding from the bike frame that to provide good attachment that for cable housings and tire pumps and similar accessories.
– Overview all words starting with ‘C” in our Database!
Is a fitting below the bottom bracket, which will guides a piece of bare inner cable around a corner!
Is a metal cable enclosed in part by a metal and or plastic housing what is used to connect a control brakes or shifting lever, that to the device what it’s activates!
Is a type of bearing who is not user-serviceable, so must be replace as a unit name “Cartridge Bearing”
Is a group stack sprockets on the rear wheel of a bicycle that with a rear derailleur
Is a system about interlinking rollers, pins and plates that transmits power from front sprocket(s) to the rear sprocket(s)!
Gear case cover for the chain either totally encasing or incomplete.
Either way it is design to keep your clothing from fouling in the chain.
Sometimes also named Skirt guard or Bash guard!
Is placed on the front gear(s) and attach to a crank!
Is a pair of extra tubes on a bicycle frame that goes from the bottom bracket to the rear fork ends!
Is a device to help and maintain proper chain tension!
Is a device to help in setting the proper tension of the chain!
Is a bicycle Cogset, either a freewheel or in cassette form!
Is the set of rear sprockets that is attaches to the hub on the rear wheel!
Is holding bearings in place, pressed against the cup!
Is the pin for attaching cotter cranks!
Is to connect tubing together!
Crank set or chain set:
Is compose out of cranks and at least one chain ring!
Is to receives the ball bearings which must roll along its inner surface, which are integrated in most conventional hubs and is pressed into older bottom bracket shells.
See also Cone here above!
Is an computer accessory that displays and measures instantaneous all distance and speed information. Also physical information of the rider is provide such as different hart information!
– Overview all words starting with ‘D” in our Database!
Is a part on the rear dropout that make possible to attach the derailleur!
Is an combination of levers, normal cable actuated, that moves the chain between sprockets on a cassette or chain ring unit!
Is the tube on that bicycle frame that goes from the head tube till the bottom bracket!
Is the bicycle rear fork end what makes the rear wheel to be remove without first to derailing the chain!
The term dropout is often incorrectly use by refer to any fork end because not all fork ends are dropouts!
Is any plastic cap serving to keep dirt and contamination out of your Bicycle!
Common to cover crank bolts, often plastic!
Is a bicycle lighting component, also known as a generator!
– Overview all words starting with ‘E” in our Database!
There are 2 meanings for:
- Is a fixing point on fork, frame or dropout of fenders, racks, etc.!
- Is also the hole through which the spoke nipple passes through the rim!
Electronic Gear-Shifting System:
It is not simply a type of shifter or a type of derailleur, it is a complete system with switches instead of levers, wires instead of Bowden cables, and with motor-driven derailleur that must work together.
– Overview all words starting with ‘F” in our Database!
Is a full or partial covering for a bicycle to reduce the aerodynamic drag and or to protect the rider from the elements!
Fender or mudguard:
Is the curved pieces in metal or plastic above the tires. Thy catch the road-spray thrown up by the tires and redirect them, that to keep the rider to remain relatively dry. May come in pairs!
Is the metal and or plastic sleeve that is used to terminate the end of a cable housing!
Is the mechanical component what integrates the bicycle’s frame with front wheel and handlebars, make steering by virtue of its steer tube!
Is the paired slots on the fork or frame at which the axle of the wheel is attached.
See also Dropout!
The mechanical body of the bicycle, the frame provides points of attachment for the various components that make up the bicycle.
The term is various construed, and refer to the base section, always including the bottom bracket, on the base frame, fork, and suspension components such as a shock absorbers!
Is the a ratcheting assembly onto which a cog or cassette is mounted that allows the bicycle to coast without the pedals turning!
Is the ratcheting assembly that incorporates one or more cogs and allows the bicycle to coast without the pedals turning!
– Overview all words starting with ‘G” in our Database!
Is the plates that are ad to the outsides of the frame tubes that to strengthen joints.
These accessories are more commonly seen on BMX and mountain bikes
– Overview all words starting with ‘H” in our Database!
Is the part of frame or the attachment to the frame, where the derailleur is attach!
See also Derailleur hanger
Is a lever that is fixed, by use of an supplementary stem, to the steer tube from the fork.
what makes steering possible and provides the point of attachment of controls and accessories
Look up Bar plugs
Is a tape wound around dropped handlebars that to provide grip and padding.
Constructed out of cloth or cork and sometimes out of foam rubber!
Is the manufacturer’s brand logo fixed in front on the head tube!
Is the mean tube of the bicycle frame what contains the headset!
Are about the bearings form interface between frame fork steer tube!
Is the rubber brake lever covering on bikes with drop style handle bars
Is the core of the wheel, contains bearings and for traditional wheel, has the drilled flanges to attachment all of spokes!
Is a generator built inside one of the hubs that for powering the lights or other electric accessories.
Is a gearbox mounted at inside the hub, It is common to have 3-speed and 5, 7 are also available. Some constructors like Rohloff make till 14-speed hub!
All is operated with one and maximum two cables
– Overview all words starting with ‘I” in our Database!
Is a turn on action signal!
Is a bladder that contains air to inflate a tire. This inner tube is equipped with a valve for inflation and deflation.
– Overview all words starting with ‘J” in our Database!
That are the one of two little sprockets of the rear derailleur to guide the chain!
Overview of all words starting with ‘K” in our Database!
Is a handy attachment used to assist a bicycle to stand alone.
Normally mounted on the frame near the bottom bracket or near the rear dropouts!
– Overview all words starting with ‘L” in our Database!
Also called a “lawyer tab“:
Is a retention device on the dropouts of the front fork, that must prevent inadvertent loss of front wheel in case if it’s not properly secured!
Is a special nut design to not loosen die to whatever vibration!
Is a ring normal in metal that of varying design following the needs that serves to retain some component in place.
Is a special metal connector used to align any frame components where they join each other.
Is a accessory equipment design to carry tools or cargo!
– Overview all words starting with ‘M” in our Database!
This is a bicycle chain accessory that allows convenient reconnection or removal of an running bicycle chain without the need for a special chain tool!
– Overview all words starting with ‘N” in our Database!
Is a a specialized nut that attaches a spoke to a wheel rim. Further more In some systems it provides the attachment to the h
– Overview all words starting with ‘O” in our Database!
Not yet words starting with O Available !
– Overview all words starting with ‘P” in our Database!
Is a cloth zippered storage-bags, that is mount on sides of the luggage racks.
Pannier is a French word for basket!
Is the mechanical interface that works between the foot and arm crank.
There exist two basic types of pedal:
- Pedal what secures foot plus with mechanical clamp or cage.
- Pedal with no connection to lock the foot on.
This are short metal tubes from about 15 cm or 6 inches long and 5.1 cm or 2 inches fastened to one or both ends of the wheel axles.
All that to enable the rider or extra rider to perform certain tricks or provide a place for extra riders to rest or stand up!
Is a strap made from leather attached on the inside of the bike frame, designed to carrying on easy way the bike on your shoulder!
– Overview all words starting with ‘Q” in our Database!
Consist out of a skewer with a lever on one end.
Flip the lever and it’s loosens and you are able to releasing wheels and or seat posts where it’s implemented!.
– Overview all words starting with ‘R” in our Database!
Is mostly a rack who is attaches behind the seat, that serve to general carrier.
To reflects light that make bicycle more visible when it’s illuminated by headlights of other upcoming vehicles. Mostly required by law.
Removable training wheels:
Come in pair and used for assisting during training. Mostly used by first time bicyclists
Is that part of the wheel where the tire is attached, and is also part of the braking mechanism!
Is the disc component of the disk brake.
Also named “Detangler” who is the device that make possible that handlebars and fork can revolve without tangling the rear cable brake!
– Overview all words starting with ‘S” in our Database!
Various extension levers that interrupt brake levers, normally apply to the brakes to progressively slowdown or stop directly!
Saddle or Seat:
Is where the bicyclist is sitting on!
Is the metal frame work where over saddle covering is stretched
Is to secure the seat post on the top of the seat tube attaches with a clamp.
Is the nearly vertical tube from a bicycle frame, from the seat to the bottom bracket.
Is a little basket hung on the back of the seat fixing by clamps
Is the post where the seat is mounted. As it slider into the frame seat tube, and used to adjust the riders height, what depending how deep the seat tube is inserted in the frame seat tube!
Some frame components construct of small diameter tubes that are going from the top of the seat tube to the rear dropouts!
Is a alternate to chain-drive.
Is to control gear shifting!
As for bicycles with suspensions, a device to limits the suspension rates to help and rebounds that after absorbing the impact!
Side view mirror:
Is a aids to looking at sides that prior to moving or to turning right or left!
Skirt guard or coat guard:
As the word say it him self, is a devise fitt of the rear wheel to overcome that clothes parts and or luggage catching in to the wheel, rim our brakes!
Is the axle where around the pedal is rotating, fixed on one end to screw into the crank arms.
To connects wheel rim to the hub. Normally wire on one end and formed a head on the other end. A regular wheel has 36 spokes!
This is the tube on the top of the fork what is insert in the frame as a axle, what that the bicycle can be steer!
Is a bracket to attach handlebars to steer tube of fork.
Normally secured by a pinch bolts.
– Overview all words starting with ‘T” in our Database!
Common usage, also pneumatic. Tubular tire is glued on the wheel rim. Most tires use “tubes”, but the combination of “tubeless tires” and “rims” are common too!
Is a plastic or metal cage attached on the pedal with a adjustment strap.
The meaning is to secure foot on the pedal and increase control and power from foot more effective to drive chain.
Is a part of the “Frame” that leading from “Seat Tube” to “Steer
– Overview all words starting with ‘U” in our Database!
Not yet words starting with U Available !
On the moment there are no word for our Glossary starting with the letter U!
– Overview all words starting with ‘V” in our Database!
Valve stem or only valve:
The port to adding and releasing air whose in the inner tube. There are two types who are commonly use with name Presta and Schreder, and the third type with name Woods / Dunlop valve, what can still be found in Asia and Europe.
– Overview words starting with ‘W” in our Database!
Every body know it as common usage, and it is traditionally the most commonly spoken.
To attaching wheels quickly
– Overview all words starting with ‘X” in our Database!
Not yet words starting with X Available !
On the moment there are no word for our Glossary starting with the letter X!
– Overview all words starting with ‘Y” in our Database!
Not yet words starting with Y Available !
On the moment there are no word for our Glossary starting with the letter X!
– Overview all words starting with ‘Z” in our Database!
Not yet words starting with Z Available !
On the moment there are no word for our Glossary starting with the letter Z!
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