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Mountain Bike Anatomy

Mountain Bike Anatomy


By: Mountain Bike Tips


A mountain bike is the one thing you need before you go mountain biking. A mountain bike contains many parts, which will be covered below:


1.  Bottom bracket - This attaches the crankset to the body of a bike.


2.  Brake cable - This is the cable that connects the brake lever to the brake mechanism.


3.  Brake lever - The lever on the handlebar to activate the brakes. The left side is the front brake and the right side is the rear brake.


4.  Chain - The circular set of links that transfer power from the chain ring to the cogs.


5.  Chain ring - The toothed rings that attach to the crank to hold the chain.


6.  Crank - The lever that extends from the bottom bracket to the pedal, transferring the power to the chain rings.


7.  Derailleur - The mechanism for moving the chain from one cog to another.


8.  Down tube - The section of frame that extends downward from the stem to the bottom bracket.


9.  Front shock - The shock absorber on the front fork.


10.  Handlebar - The horizontal bar attached to the stem with handgrips on the end.


11.  Headset - The mechanism in front of the frame that connects the front fork to the stem and handlebars.


12.  Hub - The center part of the wheel that the spokes are attached to.


13.  Idler pulley - The bottom pulley of the rear derailleur that provides spring tension to keep the chain tight.


14.  Nipple - A threaded receptacle that holds the end of the spoke to the rim.


15.  Pedal - The platform to pedal on; attaches to the crank.


16.  Rear shock - The shock absorber for the rear tire on dual suspension type bikes.


17.  Rim - The metal ring that holds the spokes on the inside and the tire to the outside.


18.  Saddle - The seat.


19.  Seat post - Offers support for the seat.


20.  Skewer - The metal rod that goes through the hub, attaching the wheel to the dropouts of the frame.


21.  Spindle - The free rotating axle that the crank arms attach to; also a part of the bottom bracket.


22.  Spokes - The thick wires that join the hub to the rim.


23.  Stem - A piece that attaches the handlebar to the steering tube.


24.  Wheel hub - The center of the wheel that the spokes are attached to.


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