Part Names & Abbreviations For Beginners

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Part Names & Abbreviations For Beginners
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Posted: Jun 23, 2011 at 13:36 Quote
Feel free to make a list of the lingo etc. on your next post and I'll add it to the 1st post and put your name in the credits.Salute

Posted: Jun 23, 2011 at 14:19 Quote
Air - The Space between the tires and the ground.
Babyheads - Roundish rocks usually found on DH courses
Bail - To abandon your bike at anytime while doing a trick
Beartrap - When your foot slips off your pedal and slams into your shin
Bomb - To ride with recklessness and disregard to safety
Brain Bucket - A helmet
Bunny Hop - To lift both wheels at the same time
Dab - Too put your foot down to catch your balence
Death Cookies - See Babyheads
Dialed - Can refer to the set up of your bike or used to describe tricks
Endo - Too Balance on your front tire
Epic - A ride that must last for at least six hours and include at least three mechanicals
Faceplant - Hitting the ground face first
Front Wheelie - See endo
Gnarl - Usually used to describe a section of trail
Gnarly - Usually used to describe a crash or bail
Gravity Check - A crash or fall
Hard Tail - A bike with no rear suspension
Jump - Consists of a take off and a landing
Lid - See brain bucket
Line - A desired path
Nose Manual - See endo
Nose Wheelie - See endo

heres a few, ill add more later Razz

Posted: Jun 23, 2011 at 14:23 Quote
Thanks for the input, I'll add it a soon as you've finished but there's no rush!

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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 at 8:53 Quote
I lol'd at babyheads, hadn't heard that one before.

re. Nose wheelie/manual....might want to define that "manual" is without using brakes. (Though this may be a colloquial definition)

Posted: Aug 28, 2011 at 4:36 Quote
Kin can you add that if buying an mtb as opposed to a road bike you would as a rule buy a smaller frame.

Posted: Aug 28, 2011 at 6:18 Quote
[Quote="newworlddisorder"]
Beartrap - When your foot slips off your pedal and slams into your shin

we call them pedal bites! beartrap is a good one though

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Posted: Aug 29, 2011 at 0:25 Quote
[Quote="chuckthedot"]
newworlddisorder wrote:
Beartrap - When your foot slips off your pedal and slams into your shin

we call them pedal bites! beartrap is a good one though

Bear-traps are (were) a type of pedal Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://hutchbmx.com/store/images/medium/candyTh_MED.jpg

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Posted: Aug 30, 2011 at 1:44 Quote
chuckthedot wrote:
F**K THAT SH!T

haha, yeah they were a recipe for streaky-bacon shins Eek

Posted: Aug 30, 2011 at 15:47 Quote
steel shin pads required Helmet

Posted: Sep 7, 2011 at 5:18 Quote
SOB those arnt pedals those are pedals of shin destruction!

Posted: Oct 12, 2011 at 17:53 Quote
This is looking to be my first piece of reference material for my newbie self. Thanks so much to 'kinetic-uk' and everyone else who contributed to this fabulous bit of info!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2011 at 4:16 Quote
marquis wrote:
Is this stickied ?

Yeah, not sure it's in the right category though...it's in "Begginers" I was searching in "Tech Lounge" - kinda fits with both really.


 
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