Cycling Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Are you a cycling champ?

Have you been into cycling for awhile? Take this quiz to see how well you do and how much cycling lingo you know about!

 Jul 30, 2020

1 of 18Pick One:

A sudden attempt to pull ahead from a rider or group of riders is called what?
Attack
Mounting
Instep

2 of 18Pick One:

What is "aero" short for?
Aerodynamics
Aerostepping
Aerodipping

3 of 18Pick One:

Hit the _______ on your bike to slow down or stop!
Bonks
Brakes
Cadences

4 of 18Pick One:

If your riding a century, how far are you riding?
A 10-mile ride or race
A 100-mile ride or race
A 50-mile ride or race

5 of 18Pick One:

What is the loop of roller links that transfers power from the pedals to the rear wheel to propel the bike forward called?
Chortle
Chain
Trackbelt

6 of 18Pick One:

Which of these is a cool bike trick?
Wasta
Wover
Wheelie

7 of 18Pick One:

True or false: A road race against the clock is a time trial.
True
False

8 of 18Pick One:

What is the pocket of air behind a cyclist or vehicle that breaks the wind resistance called?
Slipstream
Slapstream
Spewstream

9 of 18Pick One:

What is a clincher?
Riders, usually in a race, who crank away to try to catch a lead rider
The grease mark some new cyclists get on their legs
A standard tire design that has a hooked, U-shaped rim and open tire

10 of 18Pick One:

Sit down on the _______ of your bike to ride!
Schrader
Sector
Saddle

11 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the steerer tube is a tubeless tire.
False
True

12 of 18Pick One:

What is it called when you transition from one gear to another?
Shifting
Shapping
Shooting

13 of 18Pick One:

What is a Clydesdale?
A bicycle sprocket or gear
A type of pedal that locks into the cleat of special cycling shoes
A male athlete over 220 pounds

14 of 18Pick One:

When it comes to cycling, what does PSI stand for?
Pounds Per Square Inch
Proper Standing Ions
Pull Saddle In

15 of 18Pick One:

What is a pannier?
Brake chains
A large group of cyclists
A basket, bag, box, or container attached to your bicycle to carry cargo

16 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Pedaling hard in the big gears is called hammering.
False
True

17 of 18Pick One:

When it comes to cycling, what does LSD stand for?
Long Steady Distance.
Length Stride Destination
Looping Street Driving

18 of 18Pick One:

Bike _______ come in all different shapes and sizes for different riders.
Frames
Flats
Forks
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