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    This answered a lot of questions Thanks!

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    Great info OP-answers all my questions!

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    im a newbie and this is helpful.thanks.great forum

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    helpful info, thanks

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    Help - Need Info

    What do the numbers on part mean ? I have a 3x9 and a 2x9 . I need a derailleur on one and a shifter on the other . Whats the difference in an XTR 771 , 971 , 972 etc. ? Can someone explain ?
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    Very Helpful. Thanks for the info.

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    Thank you, I am pretty new here and could figure out all the short terms except SS. Now I know its Single Speed and I'm tempted to join the few and the weird!

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    This thing is unbelievably helpful

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    Thank you

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    I feel alittle less dumb now thanks!!

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    How does Trail fit into the whole DH, FR, AM, XC scheme of riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne_r6 View Post
    How does Trail fit into the whole DH, FR, AM, XC scheme of riding?
    I'd say between XC and AM. To me, a trail bike is more a "fun machine" then a super light XC racing bike or all deck-out AM killer. I guess it depends on how and where you ride.

    To me, it's like a smooth transition between XC/AM as FR is to AM/DH. Thought both are completely different anyways.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHK Okie View Post
    What do the numbers on part mean ? I have a 3x9 and a 2x9 . I need a derailleur on one and a shifter on the other . Whats the difference in an XTR 771 , 971 , 972 etc. ? Can someone explain ?
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    3x9 means three chainrings up front on the cranks and nine gears on the cassette in the rear.
    2x9 means two chainrings and nine gears on the cassette.

    Both require shifters and derailleurs. Shifters are on the handlebars and are how you select gears. Derailleurs are in the back and react to your moving the shifters by moving the chain.

    The numbers on Shimano parts are basically just consumer part numbers and allow you to identify which model year and level your stuff is. You can usually assume that the higher numbers are newer. In order to find out what each part number means to how it will work with your bike, you'll have to open up google and do some searching on their specs.
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    nice glossary

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    Awesome post. Will make my time searching the forums much more comprehensible. Thanks!

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    Thanks for helping a noob out!

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    I was afraid to ask

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    Total awesome! Thanx!
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    Thanks for the info. Been wondering what BB was for a week or so (<--- newb)

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    Thanks for the info. Very useful

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    Great info for us noobies.

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    Thanks! some terms I didn't know before. Will have to re-read again

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    very helpful, thanks

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    Whoa

    Thats a long glossary! Great to have handy!

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    very informative!

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    eMpTy BeeR

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    You just made my day!!!

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    Sweet. Now I'll be able to have a reference sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobboyle View Post
    I was going downhill on my specialized stumpjumer 29er and I heard a lound crack and no rear brake. I was very lucky.
    Turned out that the disc attachment screws sheared Mikes Bikes were surprised. Even broke some of the screw holes on the (hub)
    I brought it in to Mike's bikes and they said they would call the co. Wait and see. Freaky I live in a hilly area and I need a dependable brake/ Don't we all!!

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    I have learned a lot today by lurking around and reading this forum. Thanks so much !

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    Quote Originally Posted by donedealin View Post
    I have learned a lot today by lurking around and reading this forum. Thanks so much !
    Me, too.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    glossary has come in handy for the bike terms. im half tempted to print it out so i dont have to keep referencing it when i run across an abbreviation in a thread.

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    thanks!

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    letters make sense now.
    thanks!

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    Great idea for us newbies thanks!

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    nice write-up

    great info for us noobs

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    Great info. Thanks!

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    nice list, i was a little lost reading a lot of the posts

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    Thank you! Zip ties is my favorite tip

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    Awesome. Thanks!

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    Nice.

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    very helpful list!

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    Nice list!

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    Thanks, I needed that!

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    Nice

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    Thanks for the list. I was getting tired of having to google an acronym every time I read one that I didn't know. I'm slowly gettin it.

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    Thanks for the help. vocabulary is a good tool, but short hand words are even better.

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    So many terms, so little time. Good thread.

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    Great post! Really helps for getting to know the sport!

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    I am very much a rookie so....

    "travel" "single speed" confuse me. What is "travel" .....see it as 120 or 110 or 100....180 etc. what is the significance of the different "travels" ?

    Single speed......I would have thought that a bike with 30 gears would have more than single speed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchurcher1 View Post
    I am very much a rookie so....

    "travel" "single speed" confuse me. What is "travel" .....see it as 120 or 110 or 100....180 etc. what is the significance of the different "travels" ?

    Single speed......I would have thought that a bike with 30 gears would have more than single speed???
    Travel is the amount of frame traveling at maximum compression of the suspension. A 120mm travel bike will usually have a suspension fork of 120mm of available travel and if it's a full suspension frame, the rear wheel can move up to 120mm. But this not mean the rear shock has a 120mm stroke, it can has only 60mm stroke, but the rear suspension design allow for a higher leverage ratio, like a 2:1. So for every 1mm of rear shock movement, your rear wheel move by 2mm.

    Single speed simply means your bike has a single rear sprocket and a single chainring, and not derailleur/shifter. Most singletracks can be ridden easily without ever shifting gears, so by riding around a few times and seeing which gear ratio you're using the most, you can decide if you really needs all your gears of simply put a single cog in the rear that match the one you're using the most often or are the more comfortable with. Same for the front ring.
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Thanks....that clears that up rather well!

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    Great info!Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Great thread

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    Repped, Thank you for the info

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    So many acronyms!!!

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    This thread is OTT! (Over The Top)

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    I want to thank all of you for bring me up to speed very quicky! Very helpful

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    very good info answerd my questions

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    nice post

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    Thank you for the Clarification

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    Nice

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    This is truly a very big help for Newbies. Thanks for compiling!!!!

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    helpful stuff, was a little confused by the abbreviations. Thanks for the sticky

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    That's a lot of terms

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    Thanks dude now I can understand these stinking posts!!

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    lots of term to remember, but thanks now i can understand more posts

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    Thanks for the list.

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    Helpful...thanks.

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    Sweet, the guide to MTB geekyness.

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    Nice read

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    Awesome collection! Thanks!

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    Taught me a few things, thanks!

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    Sweet

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    this was helpfulk.

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    another helpful thread!

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    Definately some good info for someone just getting into mountain biking...Thanks!

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    ... and if we just ...

    This'll help a bunch, thanks.

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    Can anyone tell me what Mtnx means? I saw it while reading about mountain bikes.

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    mountain cross maybe?

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    This is awesome. It'll help facilitate my utter noobiness to the whole activity.

    Thanks!
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    Good Guide, thanks.

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    Great write up. Good stuff to know.

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    This will def help me get started here, no idea what most of these abbreviations meant lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungPow View Post
    Can anyone tell me what Mtnx means? I saw it while reading about mountain bikes.
    According to Wikipedia, it means four-cross (4x) or mountain cross.

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    +1 few of these i didnt know

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    Nice list. BTW, WTH does PSA mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnHound View Post
    Nice list. BTW, WTH does PSA mean?
    Thanks.

    My guess goes to Public Service Announcement.
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1165 View Post
    Hello
    Hi. Welcome aboard my friend.
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Very helpful thanks

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    Thanks. Helpful.

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    sweet

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