All additions welcome...
We've put together this beginner's tri glossary to help you out if you're dabbling your toe in triathlon, but would love you to get involved in helping us expand the list.
Maybe there are still terms you want explained, or maybe you're able to help us out with adding definitions of your own - either way please pop your thoughts on this thread and we'll get updating the list in due course.
Thanks for your help.
Cassette: the multiple sprockets of different sizes attached to your back wheel. the smallest one makes you go fastest for a given cadence, the largest one makes you slowest for a given cadence. The idea is to maintain a constant cadence over different terrain, changing up and down the cassetee as required.
Chainrings: the two or three large sprockets attached to your cranks. The bigger/est one makes you faster/est for a given cadence. The idea is to maintain constant cadence over different terrain, changing up and down the chainrings as required
Front derailleur: a device for moving the chain between chainrings
Rear derailleur: a device for moving the chain between the sprockets of your cassette.
Chain: the oily bit that connects the chainrings to the cassette.
Bucker - the antithesis of sandbagger
Gaylord - general curry house based insult
RW, if you're going to put a glossary on the front page of the website then I think you should try to get it 100% correct.
Cassette - I'm not sure you can describe a cassette as a "gear selection system". It's part of the gear system but I think you could have come up with a better description.
Clip-in pedals - Do you mean "clipless pedals"?
Derailleur - This is simply the device that allows you to change gear. It's not "a system a variable ratio gears".
I noticed and I'm a totally muppet when it comes to bikes!
Stopped reading at about k as it didn't seem to be a good use of time.....
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