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postheadericon A look at some of the mountain bike parts available

A Look at Some of the Mountain Bike Parts Available

One may have never thought about the parts that are required to make a mountain bike while riding it. But sometimes it becomes important to know the parts. You never know where they will help you. Some of the mountain bike parts are:

The Bottom bracket which is an attachment of the crank set to body of the bike. It can be replaced or adjusted.

The Brake cable: it is a cable that is used to attach the brake lever to the mechanism.

Brake lever: It is a handlebar lever used for activation of the brakes. The brake on th left side is for the front and the one on the right is the rear brake.

The bike consists of a chain circular set of links which transfers the power from the chain ring to moving parts of the wheel.

Chain ring: these are toothed rings which are attached to the crank that holds the chain and are important mountain bike parts.

Crank Lever: it extends from the bottom bracket to the pedal of the bike and transfers the power to the chain rings and is one of the mountain bike parts.

Derailleur Mechanism is required for moving the chain from one part to another.

The down tube Section of frame extends downward from the stem to the bottom of the bracket.

Dropout cut slots are provided at the bottom of front fork. They are designed to allow the axle of the wheel.

Front Shock absorbers are provided on the front fork.

Handlebar: a horizontal bar is fixed to the stems which have hand grips at its end and the brake levers and shifters are attached to it.

Headset Mechanism is in the front of frame which connects the front fork to the stem and also the handlebars.

The spokes are attached to the Hub Center section of the wheel.

The end of the spoke in the rim is held by a nipple threaded receptacle.

Rear Shock absorbers are provided on the rear tire in most of the dual-suspension bikes which is another of the important mountain bike parts.

Rim: it is a metal ring with a U-shaped cross section which connects the spokes to the tire which is on the outside.

A Saddle Seat is the part one should not sit on when riding steep downhill.

A Seat post supports the post for the saddle. It is mounted into the seat tube with a mechanism for changing its height.

Skewer Metal rod: it goes all the way through the core or the hub.

The crank arms are attached to a spindle freely rotating axle. It is a part of the bottom bracket.

There are thick wires which join the hub to the rim. The tension in it is adjusted by means of a nipple available on the rim side.

Tire: they are on the outer part of the rim. They make contact with the road while riding and also provide a grip.

The Top tube is present in the top bar of the bicycle frame.

The spikes are attaches to the wheel hub Center of the wheel.

The steering tube is attached to the handlebar by means of a stem piece.

postheadericon In kite surfing, expect to be blown away

In Kite Surfing, Expect to Be Blown Away

Kite surfing definitely appears to be all the rage at the moment. It’s popularity is growing day by day, and it is fast becoming one of the most popular water sports in many parts of the world. It is also without doubt one of the most exciting and exhilarating sports to take up.

So what exactly is it?

Kite surfing is an extreme water sport that combines the three disciplines of surfing, wakeboarding and power kite flying all in one. A kite surfer stands on a small surfboard and is pulled through the water by a large power kite. The rider steers the kite holding the horizontal bar attached to the kite.

The power of the wind catching the kite can propel you through the water at impressive speeds. This power also enables you to jump clear of the water at amazing heights, allowing you perform all manner of loops, spins and other tricks.

This sport may look complicated to a beginner, yet it’s not as difficult to get to grips with as you might think. The best way to start is to take a few kite surfing lessons to learn the basics and familiarize yourself with the equipment.

Another important reason to seek expert tuition at the outset is to make sure you fully understand the safety procedures involved. Safety measures are being improved all the time, yet like any extreme sport, it still carries an element of risk. One of the main risks in kite surfing is a sudden strong gust of wind hoisting you in to the air and throwing you in to other people and objects around you.

However, if you get some proper training, and accept a certain degree of risk (which is of course what makes extreme sports exciting), you’ll find that kite surfing provides the sort of enormous thrills that few other sports can hope to match.