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    Another good thread, but how about adding types of trail obstacles? Ie; "Ladder" "Skinny"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    No problem.

    If you want, hit me with a PM of everything you would like to add and I will update the list with it, or just post it here... But in the list would be great. Credit to you off course.

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    I don't care about credit! We can credit the world...

    Here's a list of ground descriptions that I've gleaned primarily from tire reviews. Additions are being solicited here:
    Tree root
    Hardpack
    Mud
    Pavement
    Rocky
    Loose (same as sand?)
    Loose on hard
    Rocks on hard

    Seeking suggestions to expand list...

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    wow, nice thread

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    I Know Bontrager uses TLR for TubeLess Ready

    What Does UST stand for?

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    Very useful
    How about glossary addition of rear suspension types? I get VPP, beyond that I have no clue.

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    Thanks for the great list.

    Here's one that had me -- CSU. Crown/Steerer/Upper -- apparently a fork minus the sliding part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisF View Post
    Thanks for the great list.

    Here's one that had me -- CSU. Crown/Steerer/Upper -- apparently a fork minus the sliding part.
    So a fork without the stanchions and lowers ?
    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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    I guess . forkmountainbike dot com/RockShox-Alloy-CSU-assembly-09-SID-32mm-black/25-Off-Or-More/B002SQTVFY/

    I saw the term in an email from Trek regarding the E2 tapered headtube feature.

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    How about the proper terms for some of the man-made obsticles on a trail? Not sure of the proper terms, but for example I am thinking of the "wood plan walls that you can ride like a roller coaster", "The single track fallen trees [the trees you cut in half so you can ride them lenght wise]", "The see-saw board that you can ride you bike along", etc.

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    nice...........

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    Thanks

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    You mentioned Niner in your original list but you left out their wonderful acronyms.
    E.M.D- Eat my dust
    S.I.R- Steel is real
    M.C.R.-Magic Carpet Ride
    W.F.O- Wide F*ckin open
    R.I.P- well I think you know that one

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    Thanks!

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    Btw, here's what doing a "manual" means :

    It's to lift your front wheel off the ground to help get over an obstacle or ride up a curb, hop over a mud hole, etc. It's usually done by pulling the bars up and not like doing a wheelie, where you usually don't have to lift the bars yourself, but to use the rotation of the rear wheel by cranking down the pedals.

    About everyone is using it every time they ride, but now you know how it's called and what it means

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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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    An update on the grammar: during my research( reading books on grammar, usage and pronunciation, for fun) I found out that ending sentences in prepositions in English is perfectly okay; since it is a Germanic language. Thanks to a book by Patricia T. O'Connor entitled "Origins of the Specious". Read it, it is amazing. It also enlightened me to the fact that it is perfectly okay to split an infinitive in English, and the culprits for these bogus rules: Latinists. Apparently they're responsible for more than their fair share of rules that muddy English.
    I wish I could just copy/paste the whole book, it's that good. I now need "Woe is I".

    Also, could we please make a concerted effort to close our parenthetical statements? I can't tell you how often I see one opening then read and never come across a closing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0010 0110 View Post
    I Know Bontrager uses TLR for TubeLess Ready

    What Does UST stand for?

    Universal Standard for Tubeless
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    Great List! Thanks for the Post. Reping you for this.

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    How did SWAG and 650B not make the list ... ?
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

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    Well now they do. Get your definition on Zoke
    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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    Stuff We All Get ... as in T shirts, water bottles, powerbars, hammer gels, magazines etc

    650B ... not too big, not too small .... just right at 27.5
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

    While my guitar gently weeps, my bike sits there mocking me

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    Thank you very much!! I'm new to MTBR and MTB, and this is an extremely useful glossary for all of those abbreviations I was confused about!!

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    very neat

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    wow this is awesome....I've been a bit lost when it came down to all these abbreviations lol.

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    This is perfect, I need to start learning about this anyway, good place to start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    25.4mm is the diameter of the handlebar that can be clamp on the stem. The 2 sizes are 25.4mm or 31.8mm. MTB mainly use 31.8mm, as it is stronger, but both are used all across the bike industry.
    Would like to point out that there's a 3rd size, 26.0... 25.4 and 26 are both common for threaded quill stems; 31.8 is really rare to find in a threaded stem, almost all 31.8 are threadless (not all, Origin8 makes one, some custom-made ones out there, too, but, are rare).


    + + + +

    I think it'd be helpful to have a section explaining the different kinds of rear suspension....

    I'm a bit old-school, before even a front shock fork was common, and had gotten away from bikes for awhile... don't know much about all of the linkages, why some rear shocks are oriented one way versus another, etc.

    -L

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    bikes, so complicated. post count pad so I can post a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Btw, here's what doing a "manual" means :

    It's to lift your front wheel off the ground to help get over an obstacle or ride up a curb, hop over a mud hole, etc. It's usually done by pulling the bars up and not like doing a wheelie, where you usually don't have to lift the bars yourself, but to use the rotation of the rear wheel by cranking down the pedals.
    Manual and Wheelie

    Manual is when you get the front off the ground just by shifting your weight. No pedaling. Just pulling on the bar isn't really enough. Shifting the whole body is more like it.

    Wheelie: getting the front of the ground by pedaling. Shifting your weight helps there too.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    just a simple noobie to the forum, but just wanted to make a clarification. 1/2" cranks arent predominantly used for BMX and 9/16" for MTB, 1/2" cranks are the size of 1 piece cranks and 9/16" are the size of 3 piece cranks. all 3 piece cranks used in BMX are 9/16".

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    Really just getting into this sport. Had a Magna MTB about 16 years ago, was great at the time when I was just out of college, but definitely looking for a better quality bike...and DANG I have a lot to learn. All this lingo. Great reference.

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    I'm a noob. tnx 4 the info.

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    Thanks for the info. It's like a whole new language at times. Guess it will just take a while as a newbie to acclimate to the lingo.

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    '29er' - one who rides a 29er (of course) and preaches how much more awesomer it is to kiddie wheels...Posts; grip, saddle and pedal Q's in the 29er forum.

    (Other riders who ride; Both, 26, tandem, unicycle, bmx, road, etc. need not apply)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I was riding with my friend for the first time and liked it very much. I'm decided to purchase a bike. I'm not that familiar with mountain bike prices. Found used 2003 Specialized Epic Comp for $899 with these specs:

    Frame: Large Specialized Epic Comp Full Suspension Mountain Bike
    Fork: Fox Float 100 RL fork
    Rear Shock: Float R shock
    Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
    Deore LX front derailleur
    SRAM X-9 rear derailleur
    9.0 gripshift shifters
    Upgraded DT Swiss 420 SL rims (26") / Specialized hubs/tires
    RaceFace bars/stem/cranks
    WTB saddle
    NO PEDALS

    Is that overpriced, normal price, or good deal?

    Thanks.

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    Now i can really read the forums!

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    thanks I am a "newb" so thanks

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    Thank you this will come in handy for me im a newbie.

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    There should be an annual test for these

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    good sticky!

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    Is the entry for "Chromolium" in this glossary a joke? There's no such substance...

    Chro-Moly or Chromium-Molybdenum is a type of high carbon steel...

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    There's a lot of stuff in the "Facts" section that aren't really facts, they're subjective preferences. Just my input.

    Quick facts :

    SRAM and Shimano REAR shifter and derailleur are mainly not compatible together.
    Do not remove factory lube from a new chain, just wipe off excess with a rag when getting dirty. Is this a fact? I know some chain manufacturers recommend this, but I haven't seen more life out of my chains when I leave factory grease in. Maintenance is far more important throughout the life of the drivetrain.
    You cannot fit a wheel that is bigger or smaller then the frame was designed for is using v-brake or canti, as the brake post will not match the rim. Use disc brake, coast-lock, drum brake or no brake. This is not true. Many different canti brakes are adjustable, like Paul Moto BMX.
    Brake cable housing is bigger then shifter cable housing. same for cables. Not always. Some derailleur housing comes in 5mm (Jagwire is one manufacturer that makes this size)
    You can use a FSA crank with a Shimano chain and a SRAM cassette, it doesn't matter as long as everything is designed for the same setup, such as 7 speed, 8 speed, etc.You can often use 7/8/9 speed stuff interchangeably, except for using a 7/8 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette (as it will rub adjacent gears)
    Do not use grease to lube the cables and housing... teflon based lube is the best and good quality housing and cable are often pre-lubed. Most cables/housing shouldn't be lubed at all. They are coated in teflon from the factory, and lube doesn't help except to attract dirt
    Use the right tools for the job. Bike and hammer rarely work well together. I use a hammer all the time, especially when things like BBs are seized into the frame. A good mechanic always has a hammer handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    There's a lot of stuff in the "Facts" section that aren't really facts, they're subjective preferences. Just my input.
    Quick facts :

    SRAM and Shimano REAR shifter and derailleur are mainly not compatible together. Yeah, forgot to add that word.
    Do not remove factory lube from a new chain, just wipe off excess with a rag when getting dirty. Is this a fact? I know some chain manufacturers recommend this, but I haven't seen more life out of my chains when I leave factory grease in. Maintenance is far more important throughout the life of the drivetrain. Yes it is a fact. You won't see more life out of your chain if you don't degrease it, but you'll have to do far more lubing/cleaning of your chain to keep it as good for it's entire life of service. And of course... maintenance is always there.
    You cannot fit a wheel that is bigger or smaller then the frame was designed for is using v-brake or canti, as the brake post will not match the rim. Use disc brake, coast-lock, drum brake or no brake. This is not true. Many different canti brakes are adjustable, like Paul Moto BMX. Who's using canti's nowadays ?
    Brake cable housing is bigger then shifter cable housing. same for cables. Not always. Some derailleur housing comes in 5mm (Jagwire is one manufacturer that makes this size) Don't confuse the newbies. They'll find out if they ever need to
    You can use a FSA crank with a Shimano chain and a SRAM cassette, it doesn't matter as long as everything is designed for the same setup, such as 7 speed, 8 speed, etc.You can often use 7/8/9 speed stuff interchangeably, except for using a 7/8 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette (as it will rub adjacent gears) It's like the only exception...
    Do not use grease to lube the cables and housing... teflon based lube is the best and good quality housing and cable are often pre-lubed. Most cables/housing shouldn't be lubed at all. They are coated in teflon from the factory, and lube doesn't help except to attract dirt Did I said to lube the cables that are already lubed/teflon coated from the factory
    Use the right tools for the job. Bike and hammer rarely work well together. I use a hammer all the time, especially when things like BBs are seized into the frame. A good mechanic always has a hammer handy. A good mechanic should already know all those facts

    That's my thoughts
    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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    Nice!! Tks!

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    good stuff

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    Reviewing this thread has proved entertaining especially after seeing all the terminology that's popped-up since I last left a rather thoughtless reply....

    Maybe I'll be able to redeem myself by adding -

    "yard-sale": an illustrative term for a particularly bad crash
    "safety-meeting": um, yeah, either you know or don't

    A lot of people refer to a bike's 'rear-shock'; just call it a shock! The front is referred to as a fork and everyone on this forum assumes it's equipped with suspension unless the word "ridgid" enters the discussion.

    It's called a shock-pump, not a frame-pump.

    It bugs me when people say 'disc' instead of 'rotor'.

    OT: Cool, I just used two palindromes in <100 words!

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    Funny about the "rear" shock, because there's actually a few motorcycle forks that used a shock (like some BMW design ones) and some people here comes from a moto background

    And as the rear "shock", there was some early suspension prototypes where a fork similar to a front suspension fork was used as the seat stay of the swing arm.
    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. Very helpful

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    What does huckable mean? Flick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwoodturner View Post
    What does huckable mean? Flick?
    This is an example of "huckable" :

    Plus how to perform a backflip.

    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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