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4. Basic bike components

 

Shifting:

  • front and rear derailleur, gear shifters
  • today 3x9 gear system is most common, as well as 3x8 and 3x7 for lower price tag bikes

 

Drive train:

  • cranks with chain rings (front), the chain, sprocket cluster (rear), bottom bracket, pedals
  • pedals are usually "automatic" - so called SPD pedals (SPD = Shimano Pedaling Dynamics)

 

Brakes:

  • brake levers, braking mechanism, pads
  • breaking force can be applied to the rim (i.e. V-brakes or any older bicycle brakes) or to a special disc mounted to the hub of the wheel (disc brakes)
  • the levers and brake can be connected by a wire or oil (hydraulics)
  • V-brakes are most common these days as the wire type and disc brakes as the oil type

 

 

 

1. Bicycle types

2. Mountain bike types

3. Frame material

4. Components

5. Front suspension #1

6. Front suspension #2

7. BIKE + FS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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