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    Commonly used Abbreviations and Acronyms

    I thought it might be helpful if there was a list of abbreviations and acronyms commonly used on MTBR.
    Here are a few, if you have others please post them and I will add them to the list.

    1X9 - 1 gear up front 9 in rear
    2X9 - 2 gears up front 9 in rear
    29er - Bike with 29" wheels
    4X - 4-cross (type of racing)
    69er - Bike with 29" wheel in front and 26" wheel in rear
    AM - All Mountain
    BB - bottom bracket
    BCD - Bolt circle diameter
    BSO - bike shaped object (unflattering description of the cheap Walmart, Target or Canadian Tire bikes)
    DER - derailleur
    DH - Down Hill
    DJ - Dirt Jump
    DS - Drive side
    ENDO - Going over the bars
    FD - Front der
    FF - Full face (type of helmet)
    FIXIE - Fixed gear bike (one gear, no freehub...the pedals turn when the rear wheel is turning)
    FR - Free Ride or front
    FS - Full Suspension
    GF - Gary Fisher
    HT - Hard Tail
    HUCK - Drop or jump off an obstacle at low speed, usually to flat
    LBS - Local Bike Shop
    MOTO - Motobecane
    NDS - Non drive side
    OTB - Going over the bars
    QR - Quick Release
    RD - Rear der
    RR - Rear
    SS - Single Speed
    TA - Through Axle
    TR - Tubeless ready (tires or rims made to run tubeless using a normal casing...some form of sealant is required)
    UST - Universal system for tubeless (tires or rims made to run without tubes)
    XC - Cross Country
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    GF...Gary Fisher. NOT girlfriend.

    Should be a good thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinBlade
    GF...Gary Fisher. NOT girlfriend.

    Should be a good thread.

    Thanks. I added it to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinBlade
    GF...Gary Fisher. NOT girlfriend.

    I guess GF could be used interchangeably though.... "I was riding my GF the other evening and.....[insert dirty minded action here]"

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    I obviously just joined a few days ago, but when I saw GF for the first time used in a "riding" sense...well, let's just say it took me a few seconds to catch on.

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    Way too many opportunities for misunderstanding to happen with that!

    Mind if I ride your GF?
    Let me give your GF a shot!
    Can I snap a few pics of your GF?
    Is your GF a HT or FS?
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    LBS=Local Bike Shop
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    Are we just doing abbrevations or terminology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewboy74
    Are we just doing abbrevations or terminology?
    I can add terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr
    Thanks, I added a few from that list.

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    I just added a couple more. If anyone has more to add please post.

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    Thanks i noted them

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    How about:

    QR - Quick Release
    TA - Through Axle
    FD - Front der
    RD - Rear der


    Great idea for the list (maybe sticky?). If I think of anything else, I'll post.

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    DS drive side
    NDS non drive side

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    BCD= Bolt circle diameter

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    mountainbike acronyms etc.....

    Quote Originally Posted by davedg
    I thought it might be helpful if there was a list of abbreviations and acronyms commonly used on MTBR.
    Here are a few, if you have others please post them and I will add them to the list.

    yeah, heres a good place to start: http://world.std.com/~Jimf/biking/slang.html Give that a try
    Rule number 2: Stay in the middle of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma145
    yeah, heres a good place to start: http://world.std.com/~Jimf/biking/slang.html Give that a try
    Great link. Thanks.

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