3 Terms You Should Know about Mountainbikes (this year)

3 Terms You Should Know about Mountainbikes (this year)

From Mathew Philip

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Mountainbikes have become popular worldwide especially among the people in the United States of America. People tend to take biking as a part-time thing to do or not to do. But, among the European countries, biking is like a professional to them. However, whether you are a bike rider or not, there are some key terms that you must know.

Nobody knows what the future holds, you might find yourself in the spectrum of biking, and having known some unique terms used, will be a bonus to you. What about the bike riders?

Do you some important terms in the biking realm that you can apply when something happens, or you’ll be that kind of guy who must browse first to get the nitty-gritty of everything? Think twice and let’s learn the technical terms that you ought to keep abreast with.

Have you ever heard of multi-speed Mountainbikes or Single speed bikes? To some it is a unique term, are you struggling to know what the terms are? If this is you, do not freak, you are not alone. In this article, we’ve shed light on all of you by presenting some common terms in this industry that are commonly confusing.

Below are the terms you should know about Mountainbikes and in due time you’ll be an acting pro in biking industries;




The components of the drive train include real derailleur, Chain, Chainrings, cassette, and front derailleur. This system works in conjunction to help you pedal conveniently and gives you room to shift easily between gears.

In short, this is the engine that aids in biking, when one does, cassette is operating, it is back up by the whole system to enhance the swift flow of riding.

Travel refers to the full distance a bike’s suspension can hold when it gets into or hits a bump when biking along the trail.

If you are traveling in high number, it means that there is the increased length for the suspension to move and in that case, the suspension can absorb more impact as you ride. On the other hand, a lower number means less distance, when you use a lower number, it implies you’ll feet the track a little bit more as compared to a high number.

Gears are normally listed as 1 by 11 or 2 by 10, where the first number is the number of chainrings or the crankset, or on the front drivetrain. The second number always denotes the number of cogs on the rear cassette. When the gear is listed as one and two, these combinations also helps to determine how much power is transferred into your pedaling.

When you want to travel stronger rides and on less technical terrain, a lower gearing will be the best fit for you while a higher gearing system lets you switch your biking to be less difficult and offers help when pedaling gets rough.

By familiarizing yourself with basic terms used in biking is a through pass to poke your nose into biking industries. The above term bewildersthe majority of people, for example, travel could have been taken lightly as the word suggest, not knowing the secrecy of it in mountain biking. 

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