MTBR Glossary

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  • 04-19-2012
    clauritzen
    Nice
  • 04-20-2012
    NErider
    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.
  • 04-20-2012
    lostandfound
    Thanks for the help. vocabulary is a good tool, but short hand words are even better.
  • 04-22-2012
    lanetxgp1
    So many terms, so little time. :) Good thread.
  • 04-26-2012
    puls4521
    Great post! Really helps for getting to know the sport!
  • 04-28-2012
    mchurcher1
    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???
  • 04-28-2012
    David C
    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.
  • 04-29-2012
    mchurcher1
    Thanks....that clears that up rather well!
  • 04-29-2012
    Unknown 3rrors
    Great info!Thank you
  • 04-29-2012
    David C
    You're welcome :)
  • 04-29-2012
    kustmace
    Great thread
  • 04-30-2012
    MudKatt
    Repped, Thank you for the info
  • 04-30-2012
    6string718
    So many acronyms!!!
  • 05-03-2012
    Cornfield
    This thread is OTT! (Over The Top)
  • 05-15-2012
    Bonecracker
    I want to thank all of you for bring me up to speed very quicky! Very helpful :)
  • 05-17-2012
    grizzlypaugh
    very good info answerd my questions :thumbsup:
  • 05-18-2012
    samguan
    nice post
  • 05-21-2012
    SavagePudDin
    Thank you for the Clarification :D
  • 05-22-2012
    watchman323
    Nice
  • 05-23-2012
    iamspartacus
    This is truly a very big help for Newbies. Thanks for compiling!!!!
  • 05-23-2012
    Dan K. Farmer
    helpful stuff, was a little confused by the abbreviations. Thanks for the sticky
  • 05-27-2012
    Cocktail
    That's a lot of terms :)
  • 05-27-2012
    RoJo71
    Thanks dude now I can understand these stinking posts!!
  • 05-29-2012
    oned
    lots of term to remember, but thanks now i can understand more posts
  • 05-31-2012
    irollaround
    Thanks for the list.
  • 05-31-2012
    TheHarp
    Helpful...thanks.
  • 06-04-2012
    DanZo337
    Sweet, the guide to MTB geekyness.
  • 06-04-2012
    LewisWallace
    Nice read
  • 06-05-2012
    erikrichter
    Awesome collection! Thanks!
  • 06-05-2012
    astronautrob
    Taught me a few things, thanks!
  • 06-09-2012
    ScaryFatKidGT
    Sweet
  • 06-11-2012
    GrizzlyBear
    this was helpfulk.
  • 06-12-2012
    mundane
    another helpful thread!
  • 06-12-2012
    MarsMan89
    Definately some good info for someone just getting into mountain biking...Thanks!
  • 06-13-2012
    KungPow
    This'll help a bunch, thanks.
  • 06-14-2012
    KungPow
    Can anyone tell me what Mtnx means? I saw it while reading about mountain bikes.
  • 06-14-2012
    dirtyokie
    mountain cross maybe?
  • 06-15-2012
    Captain Bucktooth
    This is awesome. It'll help facilitate my utter noobiness to the whole activity.

    Thanks!
  • 06-18-2012
    Racerx8000
    Good Guide, thanks.
  • 06-19-2012
    desert-rat
    Great write up. Good stuff to know.
  • 06-21-2012
    Big_Och
    This will def help me get started here, no idea what most of these abbreviations meant lol!
  • 06-21-2012
    Liberis
    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.
  • 06-24-2012
    Edirty6
    +1 few of these i didnt know
  • 06-24-2012
    MtnHound
    Nice list. BTW, WTH does PSA mean?
  • 06-24-2012
    David C
    Quote:

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

    Thanks.

    My guess goes to Public Service Announcement.
  • 06-25-2012
    mark1165
    Hello
  • 06-25-2012
    David C
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mark1165 View Post
    Hello

    Hi. Welcome aboard my friend.
  • 06-25-2012
    bs250r
    Very helpful thanks
  • 06-26-2012
    cadiburns
    Thanks. Helpful.
  • 06-27-2012
    Ahil
    sweet