The anatomy of a mountain bike

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A mountain bicycle contains many parts, which will be covered below :

One. Bottom bracket - This attaches the crankset to the body of a bike.

Two. Brake cable - This is the wire that connects the brake lever to the brake mechanism.

Three. Brake lever - The lever on the handlebar to turn on the brakes. The left side is the front brake and the right side is the rear brake.

Four. Chain - The circular set of links that transfer power from the chain ring to the parts.

Five. Chain ring - The toothed rings that fasten to the crank to hold the chain.

Six. Crank - The lever that extends from the bottom bracket to the pedal, transferring the power to the chain rings.

Seven. Derailleur - The mechanism for moving the chain from one gear to another.

Eight. Down tube - The section of frame that extends downward from the stem to the bottom bracket.

Nine. Front shock - The shock absorber on the front fork.

Ten. Handlebar - The horizontal bar attached to the stem with handgrips on the end.

Eleven. Headset - The mechanism in front of the frame that connects the front fork to the stem and handlebars.

Twelve. Hub - The center part of the wheel the spokes are attached to.

Thirteen. Idler crane - The bottom crane of the rear derailleur that provides spring strain to keep the chain tight.

Fourteen. Nipple - A threaded receptacle that holds the end of the spoke to the edge.

Fifteen. Pedal - The platform to pedal on ; attaches to the crank.

Sixteen. Rear shock - The shock absorber for the rear tire on twin suspension type bikes.

Seventeen. Edge - The metal ring that holds the spokes on the inside and the tire to the outside.

Eighteen. Saddle - The seat.

Nineteen. Seat post - Offers support for the seat.

Twenty. Skewer - The metal rod that goes thru the center, attaching the wheel to the dropouts of the frame.

Twenty-one. Shaft - The free revolving spindle the crank arms stick to ; also part of the bottom bracket.

Twenty-two. Spokes - The thick wires that join the heart to the rim.

Twenty-three. Stem - A piece that attaches the handlebar to the steering tube.

Twenty-four. Wheel heart - the middle of the wheel the spokes are attached to.