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Bicycle suspension

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Bicycle suspension is the system, or systems, used to suspend the rider and bicycle in order to insulate them from the roughness of the terrain. [1]

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Öhlins or Öhlins Racing AB, is a Swedish company that develops suspension systems for the automotive, motorcycle, mountain bike and motorsport industries.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics

Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics is the science of the motion of bicycles and motorcycles and their components, due to the forces acting on them.

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Bicycle chain

A bicycle chain is a roller chain that transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, thus propelling it.

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Bicycle fork

A bicycle fork is the part of a bicycle that holds the front wheel.

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Bicycle frame

A bicycle frame is the main component of a bicycle, onto which wheels and other components are fitted.

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Bicycle saddle

A bicycle saddle, often called a seat, is one of three contact points on an upright bicycle, the others being the pedals and the handlebars.

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Bicycle tire

A bicycle tire is a tire that fits on the wheel of a bicycle, unicycle, tricycle, quadracycle, bicycle trailer, or trailer bike.

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BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

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Bottom bracket

The bottom bracket on a bicycle connects the crankset (chainset) to the bicycle and allows the crankset to rotate freely.

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Brompton Bicycle

Brompton Bicycle is a British manufacturer of folding bicycles based in Greenford, London.

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Cannondale Bicycle Corporation

The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles.

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Control arm

In automotive suspension, a control arm, also known as an A-arm, is a hinged suspension link between the chassis and the suspension upright or hub that carries the wheel.

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The crankset (in the US) or chainset (in the UK), is the component of a bicycle drivetrain that converts the reciprocating motion of the rider's legs into rotational motion used to drive the chain or belt, which in turn drives the rear wheel.

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Cross-country cycling

Cross-country (XC) cycling is a discipline of mountain biking.

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Cube Bikes

CUBE is a German bicycle manufacturer that produces many types of bike, but is best known for its mountain bikes.

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Cycles Devinci

Cycles Devinci is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer established in Chicoutimi, Quebec in 1987.

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Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.

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A dashpot is a mechanical device, a damper which resists motion via viscous friction.

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Diamondback Bicycles

Diamondback Bicycles is a major bicycle brand that is based in Kent, Washington.

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Downhill bike

A downhill bike (also known as a downhill mountain bike) is a full suspension bicycle designed for downhill cycling on particularly steep, rocky trails.

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Downhill mountain biking

Downhill mountain biking (DH) is a genre of mountain biking practiced on steep, rough terrain that often features jumps, drops, rock gardens and other obstacles.

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Eccentric (mechanism)

In mechanical engineering, an eccentric is a circular disk (eccentric sheave) solidly fixed to a rotating axle with its centre offset from that of the axle (hence the word "eccentric", out of the centre).

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Enduro (mountain biking)

Enduro in its most basic definition is a type of mountain bike racing where the downhills are timed, and the uphills are not.

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Folding bicycle

A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage.

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Four-bar linkage

A four-bar linkage, also called a four-bar, is the simplest movable closed chain linkage.

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Fox Racing Shox

Fox Racing Shox is a brand used by Fox Factory to sell off-road racing suspension components.

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Freeride is a discipline of mountain biking closely related to downhill biking and dirt jumping focused on tricks, style, and technical trail features.

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Gaiter (vehicle)

On a vehicle, a gaiter or boot refers to a protective flexible sleeve covering a moving part, intended to keep the part clean.

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Giant Bicycles

Giant Manufacturing Co.

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Glossary of cycling

This is a glossary of terms and jargon used in cycling, mountain biking, and cycle sport.

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GT Bicycles

GT Bicycles designs and manufactures road, mountain, and bmx bicycles.

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Hooke's law

Hooke's law is a principle of physics that states that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance scales linearly with respect to that distance.

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Hybrid bicycle

Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes.

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Ibis (bicycle company)

Ibis Bicycles is a mountain bike manufacturer located in northern California.

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Independent Fabrication

Independent Fabrication (IF) is a bicycle company located in Newmarket, New Hampshire, USA.

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Instant centre of rotation

The instant center of rotation, also called instantaneous velocity center, or also instantaneous center or instant center, is the point fixed to a body undergoing planar movement that has zero velocity at a particular instant of time.

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Jamis Bicycles

Jamis Bicycles is an American distributor of bicycles, designed in the USA and built in China and Taiwan.

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KHS Bicycles

KHS Bicycles is a bicycle manufacturer founded in 1974 with main operations in the United States and Taiwan.

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Klein Bikes

Klein Bikes was a bicycle company founded by Gary Klein that pioneered the use of large diameter aluminium alloy tubes for greater stiffness and lower weight.

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Kona Bicycle Company

Kona Bikes is a bicycle company based in the Pacific Northwest.

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Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States.

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Lapierre Bikes

Lapierre is a bicycle manufacturing company based in Dijon, France.

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A lever is a simple machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum.

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List of bicycle parts

For other cycling related terms (besides parts) see Glossary of cycling.

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MacPherson strut

The MacPherson strut is a type of automotive suspension system that uses the top of a telescopic damper as the upper steering pivot.

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Magura GmbH

Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co.

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Manitou, akin to the Iroquois orenda, is the spiritual and fundamental life force among Algonquian groups in the Native American mythology.

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Marzocchi is an Italian manufacturer founded in 1949 by the two brothers Stefano and Guglielmo Marzocchi.

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Mert Lawwill

Mert Lawwill (Born September 25, 1940) is an American professional motorcycle racer, race team owner and mountain bike designer.

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MIT Press

The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States).

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Moots Cycles

Moots Cycles is an American bicycle manufacturer located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Motorcycle fork

A motorcycle fork connects a motorcycle's front wheel and axle to its frame, typically via a triple tree, which consists of an upper triple clamp joined to a lower triple clamp via a steering stem, a shaft that runs through the steering head, creating the steering axis.

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Moulton Bicycle

Moulton is an English bicycle manufacturer based in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire.

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Mountain bike

A mountain bike or mountain bicycle (abbreviated Mtn Bike or MTB) is a bicycle designed for off-road cycling.

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Mountain biking

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes.

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Norco Bicycles

Norco Bicycles is a bicycle manufacturer founded in 1964 and headquartered in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

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Orifice plate

An orifice plate is a device used for measuring flow rate, for reducing pressure or for restricting flow (in the latter two cases it is often called a). Either a volumetric or mass flow rate may be determined, depending on the calculation associated with the orifice plate.

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Outline of cycling

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to cycling: Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.

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Recumbent bicycle

A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position.

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Road bicycle

The term road bicycle is used to describe bicycles built for traveling at speed on paved roads.

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RockShox Inc. is an American company founded by Paul Turner in 1989, that develops and manufactures bicycle suspensions.

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Safety bicycle

A safety bicycle (or simply a safety) is a type of bicycle that became very popular beginning in the late 1880s as an alternative to the penny-farthing ("ordinary") and is now the most common type of bicycle.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz Bicycles is a manufacturer of high end mountain bikes based in Santa Cruz, California.

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Schwinn Bicycle Company

The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded by German-born mechanical engineer Ignaz Schwinn (1860–1945) in Chicago in 1895.

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Scott Sports

Scott Sports SA (formerly Scott USA) is a Swiss producer of bicycles, winter equipment, motorsports gear and sportswear.

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A bicycle seatpost, seatpin, saddlepole, saddle pillar, or saddle pin is a tube that extends upwards from the bicycle frame to the saddle.

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Shock absorber

A shock absorber (in reality, a shock "damper") is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.

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Single-speed bicycle

A single-speed bicycle is a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio.

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Six-bar linkage

A six-bar linkage is a one degree-of-freedom mechanism that is constructed from six links and seven joints.

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Softride was a manufacturer of bicycles located in Bellingham, Washington.

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Specialized Bicycle Components

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., commonly called Specialized, is a United States-based company that designs, manufactures and markets bicycles, bicycle components and related products under the brand name "Specialized".

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Spring (device)

A spring is an elastic object that stores mechanical energy.

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Stem (bicycle part)

The stem is the component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the steerer tube of the bicycle fork.

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SunTour (Maeda) was the most important Japanese manufacturer of bicycle components based in Osaka until 1988, when Sakae Ringyo Company (abbreviated S.R.), a major Japanese maker of aluminum parts, particularly cranks and seat posts, bought what was left of the bankrupt SunTour, and the combined companies are now known as SR-SunTour.

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Suspension (motorcycle)

A motorcycle's suspension serves a dual purpose: contributing to the vehicle's handling and braking, and providing safety and comfort by keeping the vehicle's passengers comfortably isolated from road noise, bumps and vibrations.

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Suspension (vehicle)

Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.

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A swingarm, or "swinging arm" (UK), originally known as a swing fork or pivoted fork, is the main component of the rear suspension of most modern motorcycles and ATVs.

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Traction (engineering)

Traction, or tractive force, is the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface, through the use of dry friction, though the use of shear force of the surface is also commonly used.

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Trek Bicycle Corporation

Trek Bicycle Corporation is a bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Gary Fisher, Bontrager, Diamant Bikes, Villiger Bikes and, until 2008, LeMond Racing Cycles and Klein.

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A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.

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Turner Suspension Bicycles

Turner Suspension Bicycles, Inc is an American bicycle frame manufacturer, based in Murrieta, California, specializing in full suspension mountain bikes.

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Whippet (bicycle)

Whippet was a brand of safety bicycle designed by C. M. Linley and manufactured by Linley and Briggs in London.

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X-Fusion is the name of a solo electronic music project by German musician, producer and DJ, Jan Loamfield known as Jan L..

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Yeti Cycles

Yeti Cycles is an American bicycle manufacturer located in Golden, Colorado.

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Zipp 2001

Zipp 2001 and 3001 were a line of bicycle frames, now discontinued, made by the Zipp company.

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27.5 Mountain bike

27.5 mountain bikes, also called tweeners, are mountain bikes which use a wheel that is approximately 27.5 inches in diameter with a large volume ISO 56-584 (27.5 x 2.25) mountain bike tire installed in a ISO 584 mm rim.

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29er (bicycle)

29ers or two-niners are mountain bikes and hybrid bikes that are built to use 700c or 622 mm ISO (inside rim diameter) wheels, commonly called 29" wheels.

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