Bike Component Terminology – Beginner's Guide

Bike Component Terminology – Beginner's Guide

This video is targeted to cyclist new to the sport or for anyone who needs a tutorial on the names of bike components.

27 Comments

  1. lawor8 on July 27, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Clint new to the channel. Can you do part 2 and explain how certain parts have been evolved and why ? For example you began to to about the different types of chain rings one or two. But now they have stiffer and changeable cranks. Why ? You could do the same for seat posts forks etc



  2. Eric Blades on July 27, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Very informative, thanks for sharing



  3. Rafael hernandez on July 27, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Before this video I knew like 10% of the terms but This was very helpful



  4. Ashish Amatya on July 27, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    i am trying to go clipless. and i found lot of types. which 1 wud be ideal for xc trail riding



  5. Ashish Amatya on July 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    i am trying to go clipless. and i found lot of types. which 1 wud be ideal for xc trail riding



  6. Austin Zimmerman on July 27, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Awsome vid



  7. Nikolaj Andersen on July 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks very informative. I would love to have a bike poster with the components names on.



  8. J L on July 27, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    on bike stand, why some hold via top tube and some via seatpost?



  9. Raop Macaludos on July 27, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    i’m a newbie and beginning to feel like a pro just watching the video. thank you clint.



  10. Kiran Rajappan on July 27, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Even though i knew most of these things, i learnt some new terms. Good video!



  11. Magnus Sand Andersen on July 27, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the thorough video, Clint. I am quite new to cycling and couldn’t navigate in all the bike component terminologi before watching your video. Very cool stuff!



  12. virkelie2 on July 27, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for another informative video!

    Just a question about thru-axles: other than thru-axles having to be removed in order for the wheel to come off, is the only other difference thru-axles are thicker?

    If that is so, is there a reason why haven’t they made thicker axles of the "old" variety, that would just drop down and wouldn’t need to be removed in order to remove the wheel?



  13. Hollie Smith on July 27, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    you can cut a sterer tube down…. so it can be adjusted how ever once its cut you done



  14. Zesty on July 27, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Why is your bike so dirty?? You really need to wash it, especially your drivechain! 🙂



  15. Skyler Wagstaff on July 27, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    new to bikes and this video is the best ive seen. very good information



  16. Sophia Chen on July 27, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    There’s a difference obviously between a cassette and a freewheel. That’s a whole video.
    You know, it’d be great if you did a vid of yourself disassembling a mtn bike while discussing the relevant parts. & tools used. Then slowly show yourself reassembling the bike while again discussing the parts and tools involved at each step. That would make you AMAZING in terms of content.

    Then it’d be a video resource that’d be consulted repeatedly by would be mechanics. Many more views. 🙂



  17. Theo Dounis on July 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Great video Clint



  18. SHWELL11 on July 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Just checking in. New Subscriber from Central FL.. Using my MTB to get my health together after a long battle over the years.. I make youtube vids in a different subject matter, but I appreciate videos where the presenter gives out useful information such as this channel. @Clint Gibbs, please keep up the great work..



  19. bitumen83 on July 28, 2019 at 12:01 am

    @ Clint Gibbs hey mate, is there any chance that you explain rear suspension travel in some video… im realy confused about 1 thing about rear sus., if we talk about front sus. travel you can see that 100-or more mm of travel on it. But if we look at rear sus it looks like lot less travel and yet it has same amount of travel as front…so what is happening there, where those mm disappear. I hope i wasnt sound too confused or weird 🙂

    Thanks in advance.



  20. Sharpbevel on July 28, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Clint, that was a very informative video. I learned a lot and the presentation was very professional. Thank you.



  21. Heinz Ketchup on July 28, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Just wanted to correct what you said about travel: Travel is how much each wheel moves due to suspension. Most rear shocks do not (For example) move 200mm, but the back wheel can. Still love your videos!



  22. Marcos Santos on July 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Thank you very much for your videos.



  23. Nikola Ristovic on July 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Awesome video. Thanks!



  24. Joe Guerra on July 28, 2019 at 12:11 am

    how do you like the rocket rons?



  25. Bill R. on July 28, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I’ve been wondering how to properly measure the handlebar stem. Do you measure from the bolts to the tip of the stem or something different? Thanks for your time and videos. Always informative.



  26. G_ Skul on July 28, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Great vid as usual. When are getting your new Trance replacement? Can you do a video on ride position and bike setup for both XC and Trail. Topics might include stand over height, seat height/angle, stem length, bar width and suspension setup. I never feel confident in the way my bike is configured and I’m trying to achieve an optimum setup. Seems like a science in itself.



  27. pamela scoles on July 28, 2019 at 12:20 am

    hey clint can you do some trail riding and make it into a video