MTBR Glossary

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  • 02-19-2012
    fvfvfv
    Thanks
  • 02-21-2012
    argin
    thanks
  • 02-21-2012
    Aenima427
    This answered a lot of questions :D Thanks!
  • 02-22-2012
    XC-Trail-Man24
    Great info OP-answers all my questions!
  • 02-22-2012
    mastana
    im a newbie and this is helpful.thanks.great forum
  • 02-24-2012
    brcassidy
    helpful info, thanks
  • 02-26-2012
    BHK Okie
    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 ?
    Thanks
    BHK Okie
  • 02-26-2012
    mhmtbike
    Very Helpful. Thanks for the info.
  • 03-01-2012
    Cazper37
    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!
  • 03-03-2012
    rhysjenz
    This thing is unbelievably helpful :)
  • 03-03-2012
    bsfswisher
    Thank you
  • 03-04-2012
    TRaGiK
    Thanks!
  • 03-05-2012
    thatonedude
    I feel alittle less dumb now thanks!!
  • 03-05-2012
    Airborne_r6
    How does Trail fit into the whole DH, FR, AM, XC scheme of riding?
  • 03-05-2012
    David C
    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.
  • 03-05-2012
    zebrahum
    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 ?
    Thanks
    BHK Okie

    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.
  • 03-06-2012
    raider32assassin
    nice glossary
  • 03-07-2012
    Koin
    Awesome post. Will make my time searching the forums much more comprehensible. Thanks!
  • 03-07-2012
    mgdeftones
    Thanks for helping a noob out!
  • 03-08-2012
    wjh
    I was afraid to ask
  • 03-10-2012
    HotJoint
    Total awesome! Thanx!
  • 03-12-2012
    Griffins
    Thanks for the info. Been wondering what BB was for a week or so (<--- newb)
  • 03-16-2012
    JTF2
    Thanks for the info. Very useful
  • 03-18-2012
    floresjc
    Great info for us noobies.
  • 03-20-2012
    jsunv
    Thanks! some terms I didn't know before. Will have to re-read again