Bike Parts Glossary

A basic knowledge of bike parts help you get what you want fast, get the repairs complete and get on the road.

Below is an alphabetical list of bike parts glossary with basic explanations. This is a must know list especially if you want to build your own reliable bike.

  • Bottom bracket
  • Brake cables/hoses
  • Brake levers
  • Brakes
  • * Disc brakes
  • * V-brakes
  • * Cantilever brakes
  • * Road brakes
  • Cassette
  • Chain
  • Chainrings
  • Crankset
  • Derailleurs
  • Fork
  • Frame
  • Grips
  • Handlebar
  • * Mountain bike handlebars
  • * The tube of a road handlebar
  • * Triathalon (or aero) handlebars
  • Handlebar tape
  • Headset
  • Hubs
  • Pedals
  • Rims
  • * Clincher:
  • * Sew-up or tubular:
  • * Disc
  • Saddle
  • Seat clamp
  • Seatpost
  • Shifter cables
  • Shifters
  • Skewers
  • Spider
  • Spindle
  • Spokes
  • Stem
  • Tires
  • * Road bike tires
  • * Mountain bike tires
  • * Hybrid/commuter tires
  • Tubes

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