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Bicycle & electric bicycle

Of or relating to a two-wheeled mode of transportation that is human or electric powered through a gear and chain system.

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downshift

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to shift to a lower gear, i.e. a larger cog or smaller chainring.

drafting

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riding closely behind another rider to take advantage of the windbreak (slipstream) and use about 20 percent less energy. Also called sitting in or wheelsucking.

turnaround

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the point where the riders reverse direction on an out-and-back time trial course.

tubular

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a lightweight tire that has its tube sewn inside the casing. Also called a sew-up. The tire is glued to the rim.

tops

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the part of a drop handlebar between the stem and the brake levers.

triple

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a crankset on road, hybrid, or mountain bikes that has three chainrings.

unweight

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the act of momentarily lightening the bike through a combination of body movement and position. It's integral to techniques such as wheelies, bunny hops and jumps.

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